First arrivals prepare for successful APEC

November 9, 2018 – Australian Defence Force personnel have begun to arrive in Port Moresby as part of Australian Government support to the Government of Papua New Guinea to deliver the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. A small contingent of personnel flew in on a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster, and the Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide, has taken up position in full view of APEC House, along with patrol boats HMAS Glenelg and HMAS Larrakia. Over the coming weeks personnel will support Papua New Guinea…

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Australian Navy Arrives in Port Moresby for APEC 2018

November 2, 2018 – The Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Adelaide, and Armidale Class Patrol Boats, HMA Ships Larrakia and Glenelg, will start arriving in Port Moresby from this weekend to support Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) security agencies to deliver a safe and secure APEC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said Australia was providing maritime security support as part of a broader package of security support for APEC. “The safety and security of the maritime environment surrounding Port Moresby will be critical during Leaders’ Week.…

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Fiji uses Kakadu exercises to boost joint capability

The Republic of Fiji Navy ship Kikau will use the sea phase of Kakadu 2018 to work alongside regional partners including Australia and Tonga to boost joint capability. This is the first time that the Fijian Navy has participated in the bi-annual Kakadu regional exercise, although it has previously attended as an observer. Commanding Officer Kikau, Lieutenant Commander Joseva Tunidau said that the Kakadu joint activities had direct benefits to the ship’s role at home and for future regional emergency operations. “We will be doing some boarding scenarios side-by-side with…

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