Royal Australian naval ship HMAS Newcastle arrives in Kochi on four-day visit

Kochi: Royal Australia Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Newcastle arrived in kochi on Tuesday on a four-day visit.

HMAS Newcastle. Wikipedia

HMAS Newcastle. Wikipedia

The Commanding Officer of the Ship MD Sirois accompanied by Captain Sheldon Williams called on Vice Admiral AR Karve AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command(SNC) for interactions on issues of common interest to both navies, a naval press release said.

A friendly volleyball match between teams from SNC and the visiting ship was also played.

During the ships stay, various activities such as guided tour for Indian Naval personnel onboard HMAS Newcastle, conducted tour of some of the training units under SNC at Kochi like the Navigation & Direction, Anti- Submarine Warfare School, Damage Control Training Facility Avinash, for the visiting ships crew have been planned.

On their departure on 7 July, the RAN ship is expected to participate in a passage Exercise with Indian Navy (IN) Ships off Kochi.

Recently, IN Ships Jyoti, Shivalik and Kamorta from Eastern Fleet had also visited Freemantle, Australia from 13-17 June and participated in the second edition of AUSINDEX- 17, a bilateral maritime exercise between the two navies, it said.

Published Date: Jul 04, 2017 19:20 PM | Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 19:23 PM

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