First Guardian Class Patrol Boat Commissioned

February 12, 2019 – The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February, with the Chief of the Australian Defence Force and the Ship’s Company of HMAS Wollongong in attendance at the ceremony. It is the first of 21 Guardian class Patrol Boats to be gifted to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, the successor to the original Pacific Patrol Boat Program in which Australia gifted vessels to Pacific Island…

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