Relationships reaffirmed in region

This article has photo gallery Published on Rhiannon Westhorp-Janz (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Location(s): HMAS Penguin

Topic(s): HMAS Penguin, HMAS Watson, HMAS Adelaide (L01)

HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)
HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

The annual Australian and Malaysian Navy to Navy talks were held at Sydney base, HMAS Penguin in August as part of on-going engagement activities with Malaysia.

The Australian delegation, led by Commodore David Greaves, Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command met with the six Royal Malaysian Navy delegates, led by Rear Admiral Khairul Anuar bin Yahya, Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Exercise.

This year, the first official submarine staff talks were also held increasing the breadth of the engagement and depth of the relationship.

Topics discussed included strategic and capability updates, training opportunities and presentations around occupational health and safety and defence environmental management.

Commodore Greaves said that throughout the talks both navies reaffirmed their commitment to the relationship and the region.

“The talks were highly successful and were conducted with open and friendly discussions,” he said.

The visiting delegation toured the Australian Defence Force Dive and Hydrographic Schools at Penguin, and the Bridge Simulator at HMAS Watson.

The day concluded with a tour of amphibious assault ship, HMAS Adelaide.