Topic: Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT
The Royal Australian Navy ships supporting the East Asian Deployment have successfully participated in a number of international engagements since their departure from Fleet Base East in late September, despite Typhoon Hagibis interrupting some of the original planning.
Two ships from the Royal Australian Navy were recently welcomed to Japan with a sake ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.
Families, friends and well-wishers lined the wharf at Fleet Base West recently as HMAS Ballarat returned home from a six-month Pacific deployment.
As part of its embed with the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) is taking part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a bilateral exercise between the Royal Australian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force that occurs on an opportunity basis.
As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.