HMAS Canberra Arrives Home

HMAS Canberra sailed back into Sydney March 29 after completing the Australian Defence Force’s ship-based support to Tonga. Canberra left Tongan waters after a farewell ceremony on March 22 for ADF, Republic of Fiji Military Forces and French Armed Forces in New Caledonia personnel in Nuku’alofa, attended by Tongan Deputy Prime Minister Poasi Tei. ADF personnel deployed on Operation Tonga…

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HMAS Canberra Arrives in Tonga

HMAS Canberra has arrived in Tonga to relieve HMAS Adelaide on Operation Tonga Assist 2022. Canberra was guided into Nuku’alofa by Guardian-class patrol boat VOEA Ngahau Siliva with Adelaide and Supply in company. The harbour entry marked a handover of command between sister ships Adelaide and Canberra as the local ADF Joint Task Group for Operation Tonga Assist 2022, supporting…

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Tonga Receives Second Guardian-class Patrol Boat

November 2, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eighth Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, VOEA Ngahau Siliva, was gifted by the Australian Government to the Kingdom of Tonga during a handover ceremony at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard on Friday 30 October; attended by Her Royal Highness,…

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