MEDIA RELEASE

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE AUSTRALIA

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9 June 2000

Solomon Islands: HMAS Tobruk Evacuation

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advises that concerned Australians wishing to confirm whether their next of kin are embarked on HMAS Tobruk should ring the following toll-free telephone number:

1300 555 135

DFAT officers are in a position to confirm - to immediate family members only - the names of those appearing on the ship's manifest. Media and general public inquiries will not be fielded on this number.