HMAS Larrakia departed the port of Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo, on September 22, after a two-day stopover.
The Armidale Class Patrol Boat, with Attack 4 embarked, is one week into a six-week South East Asian Deployment.
After the necessary refueling and restoring at Sandakan, the crew took in some of the cultural sights on offer in the city that was made infamous by the WWII death marches undertaken by allied prisoners of war.
“Despite our short time in Sandakan, we managed to squeeze a fair bit in,” said Lieutenant Commander Dave McPherson, Attack Four’s Commanding Officer.
“The tour of the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the visit to the Sandakan Prisoner of War Memorial Gardens were by far the highlights of the visit,” he said.