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* Australian ships arrive in Sri Lanka for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019
Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 08:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: Four Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Canberra, Success, Newcastle, and Parramatta taking part in the annual multilateral defense cooperation exercise Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday.

HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle arrived at the port of Colombo while HMAS Success and HMAS Parramatta entered the port of Trincomalee. The ships on their arrival were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions.

Australia launched Indo-Pacific Endeavour 19 with the deployment of the four ships from Fremantle in Western Australia on March 11.

The exercise will bring an Australian Defense Force (ADF) Joint Task Force to Sri Lanka and several other South and South East Asian nations with the aim of strengthening the cooperation on maritime affairs in the Indian Ocean.

An Australian Task Force consisted of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel has arrived for this program in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, humanitarian and disaster relief activities, Helicopter exchange operations, Maritime domain awareness activities, Tri Forces Band performance with Australian Defense Force Band and Sports events between Tri Forces personnel of both countries etc. are scheduled to be conducted during the program.

The 230.9m long and 7.9m wide HMAS Canberra which is commanded by Captain Ashley M Papp under the Flag Officer Air Commodore Richard Owen, has a displacement of 27500 tons and a crew of 483 officers and sailors onboard.

HMAS Newcastle commanded by Commander Anita Sellick which has a displacement of 4200 tons and a crew of 205 officers and sailors onboard, is 138.1m long and 7.9m in width.

HMAS Success which is commanded by Captain Darren G. Grogan, is 157.2m in length and 8.4m in width and has a displacement of 17900 tons with a crew of 178 officers and sailors onboard.

HMAS Parramatta commanded by Commander T Van Tienhovan which has a displacement of 3900 tons and a crew of 190 officers and sailors onboard, is 118m long and 6.2m in width.

HMAS Success and HMAS Parramatta are scheduled to set sail from the island on 27th March while HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle are scheduled to depart Sri Lanka on 30th March.

 

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