Malaysian students visit HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Topic(s): HMAS Adelaide (L01), Indo-Pacific Endeavour

School students from the Tuanku Ja'afar Technical Institute are provided a tour by members of HMAS Adelaide at Klang, Malaysia, during a port visit as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)
School students from the Tuanku Ja'afar Technical Institute are provided a tour by members of HMAS Adelaide at Klang, Malaysia, during a port visit as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17.

More than 300 school students were treated to ship tours during HMAS Adelaide’s recent visit to Port Klang, Malaysia.

Taking a break before their final school exams, students from the Tuanku Ja’afar Technical Institute were full of enthusiasm after their two hour road trip to visit the ship.

Visit host Petty Officer Aircrewman Dean Kinna said it was great fun to show students around the ship.

“They are really interested to know more about the Navy and Australia,” he said.

The students were shown around Adelaide’s heavy and light vehicle decks where the ship can stow tonnes of aid and stores when responding to humanitarian aid and disaster relief events.

They walked the 230 metre flight deck which has the capacity to accommodate 12 helicopters and were given a briefing about the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter.

However, they were most impressed with the ship’s capacity to produce up to 6,000 meals and 156,000 litres of fresh drinking water every day.

The ship tours reinforce and demonstrate the strong relationship between Australia and Malaysia.

Adelaide is currently participating in the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment, focussed on security cooperation and collaborative exercises.