Royal Australian Navy Ships visit Vietnam

HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have completed a port visit to Vietnam, as part of a three month South East Asia deployment.

During the port visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Anzac, Toowoomba and Success conducted a logistic resupply and local engagement with Vietnam People’s Armed Forces and local government officials.

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, said Anzac, Toowoomba and Success’ deployment provided an opportunity to continue to build a working relationship with Vietnamese counterparts and engagement with Australia’s ASEAN partners.

“I am particularly pleased that we are able to complete this port visit in the 20th year of Australia-Vietnam defence relations,” Vice Admiral Johnston said.

During their deployment to the region, HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success will participate in a series of activities with nations in the region, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

Toowoomba and Success will participate in Exercise Bersama Shield in the coming weeks.

Exercise Bersama Shield aims to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of Five Power Defence Arrangement nations through the conduct of maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment.