The crew of HMAS Darwin has a habit of making headlines for breaking records.
The warship seized almost $290million worth of heroin from a smuggling ship off Kenya in April – the largest haul in the history of the Coalition Maritime Force.
Today, in Eden, they’re breaking a record of a different kind.
“They’ve ordered 150 family-sized pizzas from us,” Pizza Holic Eden manager Sylvia Best said.
“We did 120 for HMAS Ballarat last year, so this is the biggest order we’ve ever had.
“We’re throwing in the garlic bread for free.
“It’s a massive help for us; everyone’s struggling a bit at this time of year, so we’re very appreciative.”
It was a bright and early start for the Pizza Holic team, who cooked for around five hours after starting at 6am.
The pizzas will be delivered to Commander Terry Morrison and his crew around 4pm on Thursday, after they finish de-ammunitioning at the navy multipurpose wharf, in preparation for their departure to Sydney on Friday morning.
Keep your eye on the Magnet website for more on HMAS Darwin's stopover at the Port of Eden, including an interview with Commander Morrison.