Topic: Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP)
Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia.
Australia has officially handed over a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.
With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.
Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian Class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS
Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February.
Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia.
Lieutenant Commander Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.
RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg, left, and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa.
The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where Lieutenant Commander Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and Chief Petty Officer Bragg is the Technical Adviser.
Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations.
Australian and New Zealand Navy members who provide advice and support to Pacific island nations operating patrol boats donated by Australia have attended a successful conference.