FS Bougainville Monitoring Fisheries in Kiribati

During its patrol between Polynesia and Hawaii, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Bougainville twice crossed the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Kiribati. The patrol was part of the Forum fishering agency’s (FFA) permanent fisheries surveillance operation , organized by the Pacific Rim countries and signatories to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) aimed…

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Exchange Strengthens Regional Partnerships

Cook Islands, Fiji and Singapore have become the first three nations to successfully complete the inaugural Sea Training Group – Defence Cooperation Program (STG-DCP) non-reciprocal exchange. The exchange was established in 2018 primarily to support the introduction into service and training of the Guardian-class patrol boats as part of the Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP). Beginning earlier this year, the…

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Austal Australia delivers 11th Guardian-class Patrol Boat

June 18 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eleventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, the RKS Teanoai II, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Government of the Republic of Kiribati at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard. The ceremony…

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USCGC Joseph Gerczak Conducts Fisheries Patrol

January 12, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted a port call in Honolulu after completing the first stage of their expeditionary patrol in the Pacific to curtail illegal fishing and strengthen maritime law enforcement self-sufficiency with Kiribati partners. The crew of the Joseph Gerczak traveled from Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021, from Hawaii to…

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