Pakistani sailor jumps ship during Territory war games

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    A PAKISTANI sailor is believed to have jumped ship into croc-infested waters during war games off the Territory coast. The “man overboard” crisis arose on a navy vessel at anchor in Darwin Harbour about 4.30am yesterday. Superintendent Rob Burgoyne said the man, 23, who was taking part in the Australian Navy’s Exercise Kakadu on Pakistani warship PNS Nasr, disappeared into scrub and “didn’t want to be found”. “We don’t know what he’s wearing but he’s not in navy uniform and is small in stature,” Supt Burgoyne said. Water Police and a HMAS Newcastle helicopter began a sea search and the man’s plastic- wrapped backpack was found floating in the water near Talc Head, on the Cox Peninsula, after he vanished. Supt Burgoyne said the man was suspected to have reached land and was spotted by a local YMCA worker near Talc Head. Humpty Doo cops, seven Territory Response Group members and a dog are among a dozen land searchers. Supt Burgoyne said the dog followed small foot prints about 6km south of Talc Head but the track went cold. Police also found a pair of sandals or thongs believed to have belonged to the man, and are investigating whether residents at Belyuen, about 115km by road from Darwin, have seen anything suspicious. A Customs crew and the navy are scouring the harbour with two choppers in the air. The search area covers Talc Head, Belyuen and Delissaville. A spokeswoman for defence said the Pakistani sailor’s personal details would not be released at this time. Kakadu is the navy’s largest maritime exercise with eight warships from Australia, Japan, the Philippines and Pakistan, 26 aircraft and 1200 people from 25 nations conducting simulated high-end warfare. Pakistani sailor jumps ship during Territory war games | NT News
     
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    and whose gonna pay for the search and rescue bill?!
     
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    Pakistani sailor alleged to have jumped ship in Darwin has been found

    A Pakistani sailor alleged to have jumped ship during multilateral navy exercises in Darwin has been found. The man, 23, went missing from the Pakistan navy ship PNS Nasr at about 4.30am on Sunday and it was initially believed he had fallen overboard while the ship was anchored in Darwin Harbour as part of the biennial Exercise Kakadu. But police said it became apparent he did not want to be found after they discovered his plastic- wrapped backpack floating on the water near the Cox peninsula and he was spotted by a worker there near Talc Head. Police confirmed on Tuesday that the man was found hiding in a shed late on Monday night, and was in good health. He is now in the hands of immigration authorities. Exercise Kakadu, running from 25 August to 12 September, is the navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise. Eight warships and 26 navy and airforce aircraft from the Asia Pacific and Indian ocean region are participating.
    Pakistani sailor alleged to have jumped ship in Darwin has been found | World news | theguardian.com
     
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    Haha no wonder paki wants asylum in oz
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Rats abandoning the sinking ship is a phrase I have heard.

    This gives that phrase a new meaning.

    Hardly patriotic that he has let his country and the Pak Navy down.

    What is happening to Pakistan and Pakistanis?

    Abandoning and deserting ships and then Imi and Qad going hammer and tongs to make democracy a joke in Pakistan.
     
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    We know the sailor jumped into croc. infected waters, but did the 'Jahil' sailor know that he was diving into croc. infected waters?

    I bet he didn't.
     
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    this shows height of desperation in pakis to flee pakistan and take refugee in oz.
     

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