A member of a boarding party from HMAS Kanimbla climbs from the ship into a Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). The RHIBs were used by the boarding parties to conduct patrols in the Khawr Abd Allah ...
ID numberP04103.354
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeColour - Film original negative 35mm
MakerParker, David Dare
Place madeIraq: Um Qasr
Date made22 April 2003
DescriptionA member of a boarding party from HMAS Kanimbla climbs from the ship into a Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). The RHIBs were used by the boarding parties to conduct patrols in the Khawr Abd Allah (KAA) waterway. During Operation Falconer, HMAS Kanimbla supplied command and control support to the coalition boarding parties clearing the KAA waterway. HMAS Kanimbla also provided valuable support to the Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 (AUSCDT3) through the provision of logistics support and work platform facilities. HMAS Kanimbla operated in the Middle East as part of the Australian Defence Force's commitment to the coalition forces assembled to enforce Iraq's compliance with its international obligations to disarm.
Credit lineAcquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003