Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin. Picture: Kym Smith
Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin. Picture: Kym Smith

Navy sailor dies during maritime patrol

AN Australian Navy sailor has died during a maritime patrol operation.

Defence confirmed the death of the sailor aboard an Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription on Tuesday afternoon.

The sailor was deployed under Operation Resolute which conducts patrols to combat asylum seeker boat arrivals, illegal fishing and piracy in Australian waters and around offshore territories.

Chief of the Defence Force Mark Binskin expressed his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and shipmates of the deceased.

"Defence is liaising with local authorities and the cause of death is not yet known," a Defence spokesman said.

"As such, it is not appropriate to provide further details at this time."

News Corp Australia

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