first_img View post tag: Papua New Guinea View post tag: Concludes Authorities View post tag: Paradise View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Exercise Share this article Australian Navy’s HMAS Broome Concludes Exercise PARADISE The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has departed Papua New Guinea after a successful bilateral maritime engagement.Exercise PARADISE coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element (PNGDF- ME).Commanding Officer Broome, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Michael Kerrisk said his crew enjoyed working with their regional counterparts.During PARADISE, we exercised with Pacific Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Seeadler and Landing Craft Heavy HMPNGS Salamaua. The interaction enhanced our seamanship, communication and mariner skills as well as our ability to work with our small boat colleagues.Australia and Papua New Guinea both face challenges protecting our Exclusive Economic Zones. By spending time together at sea, we are able to share tactics, which enhances our ability to work together in maritime surveillance. It also builds trust and respect between our nations.As regional security partners, both nations have a common interest in working closely to ensure a safe, prosperous and peaceful region.Broome has departed Port Moresby and is en-route to Australia.Australia assists the PNGDF through the Defence Cooperation Program to be a capable, sustainable and professional regional security partner. Australia helps develop the PNGDF’s capability to secure its borders, contribute to United Nations and multilateral peacekeeping missions, to maintain stability and cohesion in our region, and cooperate with the Australian Defence Force in areas such as humanitarian and disaster relief.[mappress mapid=”14456″]Press release, Image: Australian Navycenter_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy’s HMAS Broome Concludes Exercise PARADISE View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australian Navy November 17, 2014 View post tag: HMAS Broomelast_img

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