RAN Ships Conclude Fiji Visit

November 28, 2019 – The Australian Defence Force (ADF) completed its latest round of regional engagement in the Southwest Pacific with a week-long visit to Fiji. A Joint Task Group of ADF personnel, supported by HMA Ships Adelaide and Larrakia, conducted a series of activities with the Fijian military and communities in Suva, as part of the ADF’s ongoing contribution to the Australian Government’s Pacific Step-up. Commander of Joint Task Force 637, Major General Justin Ellwood said this most recent engagement with Fiji reflected the enduring and multifaceted relationship between…

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USNS Matthew C Perry Arrives in Fiji

October 26, 2019 – The Military Sealift Command’s Lewis and Clark class dry cargo ship USNS Matthew C Perry (T-AKE 9) arrived in Suva Harbor for a scheduled port visit. Oct. 25. The port visit provides the crew an opportunity to enjoy cultural activities and support enduring maritime partnerships with their Fijian hosts. “We’re very happy to be here,” said civilian mariner Capt. Mark A. Perdue, ship’s master for USNS Matthew C Perry. “These visits provide an opportunity to rest, meet with the people of Suva, and experience the rich…

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Vendemiaire Makes Port Call in Fiji

October 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, FS Vendemiaire reached Suva, Fiji, for the last stop of her mission in the zone of responsibility of the armed forces in New Caledonia (FANC). On this occasion, the crew of the frigate welcomed on board His Excellency Major General Jioje Konrote , President of the Republic of Fiji who has taken note with interest of his first embarkation on a French frigate. The latter was able to attend the fitting and channeling maneuver. On the morning of 28…

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FS Vendémiaire PASSEX off Fiji

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, early in the morning, the Alouette III of Vendémiaire took off in the direction of East Timor to participate in a bilateral exercise in the territorial waters of that country. The crew was reinforced by the presence of a tactical controller. Once on land, the latter provided his expertise to Timor-Leste’s security forces to optimize their fisheries control and surveillance procedures in their territorial waters. Meanwhile, the crew of the Alouette III recovered a Timorese air force pilot with…

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USS Shoup Visits Fiji

October 2, 2018 – USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrived in Suva, Oct. 3, as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. “Our crew is excited to be in Fiji and is ready to execute the OMSI mission,” said Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of Shoup. “Partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard is a new experience for us, and it will demonstrate the extensive range of U.S. Navy assets in providing critical support to embarked boarding teams in enforcing fishery laws.” While in Suva, the crew will host…

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INS Sahyadri Visits Suva 13-16 August

To further strengthen strong bilateral relations with Fiji, an Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sahyadri entered Port of Suva this morning on a goodwill visit. The Naval Ship is visiting Republic of Fiji enroute to India after participation in the RIMPAC 2018 at Hawaii. During the visit, the Indian Naval Ship personnel will have professional interaction with their Republic of Fiji counterparts and the Ship will have an Open Day for general public on 14 August 2018. A Medical Camp will be organized in collaboration with Fijian Government where the doctors…

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Combined NZ-Fiji Patrols End on High Note

The combined maritime patrols between New Zealand and Fiji involving HMNZS Hawea have ended on a high note, with about 550 vessels boarded and 110 alleged infringements detected over the past seven months. Fiji authorities said the combined patrols contributed to their country’s maritime security and supported ongoing efforts to upskill Fijian Navy sailors. “They have supported the protection, conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s vast oceans and its fishery resources,” Captain Humphrey Tawake, Fiji’s Chief of Navy, said. About 50 Fijian Navy sailors, 27 Customs Officers and 19 Fishery…

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