Australien — Navy’s premiere ship deploys to strengthen maritime ties

Inter­na­tion­al mar­itime ties will be strength­ened with Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy frigate HMAS New­cas­tle depart­ing Gar­den Island, Syd­ney today for Japan, Cana­da and the US (Hawaii).

 -
HMAS New­cas­tle
Source: Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy

New­cas­tle set sail for Yoko­su­ka, Japan to exer­cise with the Japan Mar­itime Self Defence Forces in exer­cise Nichi Go Tri­dent, a com­bined mar­itime exer­cise aimed at enhanc­ing the two Navies’ abil­i­ty to work togeth­er dur­ing mar­itime coali­tion operations. 

Fol­low­ing Nichi Go Tri­dent, New­cas­tle will tran­sit to Esquimalt, Cana­da in com­pa­ny with Ships Te Kaha and Endeav­our, to join up to 25 nations from the Indo-Pacif­ic region at the Cana­di­an Navy Cen­ten­ni­al Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Review. 

Com­mand­ing Offi­cer of HMAS New­cas­tle, Com­man­der Justin Jones, says the ship is proud to rep­re­sent the Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy at the Cana­di­an Navy’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Review. 

“The event pro­vides a forum for us to engage with inter­na­tion­al navies and dis­cuss inter­na­tion­al mar­itime secu­ri­ty issues,” Com­man­der Jones said. 

From Cana­da, New­cas­tle will pas­sage to Hawaii with a multi­na­tion­al Task Group led by the air­craft car­ri­er USS Nimitz, before join­ing ships from across the Pacif­ic for Exer­cise RIMPAC 10. 

Ear­li­er this month, New­cas­tle was award­ed the Glouces­ter Cup by the Gov­er­nor-Gen­er­al, Her Excel­len­cy Ms Quentin Bryce AC, which recog­nised the ship as being the fore­most fleet unit in all aspects of oper­a­tions, safe­ty, sea­man­ship, reli­a­bil­i­ty and unit lev­el training. 

New­cas­tle was also pre­sent­ed with the Spa­da Shield, which recog­nis­es the sur­face com­bat­ant fore­most in oper­a­tions, safe­ty, reli­a­bil­i­ty, war­fare and unit lev­el train­ing, and the Aus­tralia Cup for excel­lence in marine engineering. 

Press release:
Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy 

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefenc.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →