Protective hard hat : Iraqi minelayer 'Jumariya'

Accession Number REL31439
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Plastic
Maker Arco Ltd
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1990s-2000s
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013

Yellow plastic hard hat worn by a crew member of the Iraqi minelayer 'Jumariya'. The hat has an adjustable plastic liner, the crown of which is marked in raised letters 'RECOMMENDED HEAD CLEARANCE 13/4"-44.5MM WATER RESISTANT MATERIAL SIZE RANGE 6 1/4-8 50.8 CM -64.1 CM'. The inside of the brim has raised manufacturer's markings including the name 'ARCO'. Marked in black paint on the front of the helmet above the brim are the letters 'P.P.A.'

History / Summary

Hard hat taken from the Iraqi minelaying tug 'Jumariya' (also known as 'Jamahoria'). This tug was intercepted by a boarding party from HMAS Kanimbla, and was found to be towing a barge loaded with 20 Manta and 48 LUGM sea mines.