Members of HMAS Toowoomba and PNS Alamgir Swap Duties During Gulf of Oman Drill

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Members of HMAS Toowoomba and PNS Alamgir Swap Duties During Gulf of Oman Drill View post tag: during View post tag: Gulf of Oman Members of HMAS Toowoomba and the Pakistan Navy’s PNS Alamgir swapped duties for a day during a recent exercise in the Gulf of Oman region of the Middle East.Between 17 and 18 August 2011, naval personnel from the two countries showcased their mariner skills and interoperability.The Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Andrew Quinn said the opportunity to “cross-deck” allowed two Royal Australian Navy​ (RAN) Officers and three Petty Officers each day to experience the battle space on PNS Alamgir while reciprocal Pakistan Navy ranks had a similar opportunity on Toowoomba.“Given the vast patrol areas that Coalition warships operate within the Middle East it is a rare opportunity that tasked warships can actively exercise and demonstrate capability with other coalition partners,” Commander Quinn said.“Despite the cultural differences, the experience highlighted the number of similarities faced by nations whilst conducting operations within the Middle East.”Representatives with specialisations in Warfare, Marine Engineering, Communications and Supply were provided comprehensive tours of respective ships while also being able to view helicopter operations, boarding exercises and Officer of the Watch manoeuvres.“The serials highlighted that there is considerable good-will amongst the coalition of nations that are working to counter piracy and terrorism in the region. The two days of combined operations was also testament to the adaptability and willingness of coalition forces to share their knowledge.“The exercise highlighted the welcoming nature of our partners and the focus we all have on the mission at hand irrespective of cultural differences and beliefs.“For personnel not physically visiting the respective ships the benefits of operating in close proximity to each other fostered the interaction of systems, procedures and the opportunity to conduct serials in line of sight.HMAS Toowoomba is presently deployed in support of Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) assigned to Combined Maritime Forces and will continue its patrol until mid October after which it will return to Australia.[mappress]Source: navy, August 30, 2011; August 30, 2011 View post tag: Drill View post tag: PNS Alamgir View post tag: members View post tag: HMAS Toowoomba View post tag: Duties Training & Education View post tag: swap Share this article View post tag: middle east Members of HMAS Toowoomba and PNS Alamgir Swap Duties During Gulf of Oman Drilllast_img read more

ASEAN-China Maritime Exercise concludes in Zhanjiang, China

first_imgThe Chinese People’s Liberation Navy and navies of ASEAN member states have completed the at-sea phase of the inaugural ASEAN-China Maritime Exercise.The exercise spanned five days from October 22 to 27 and concluded with a field training exercise in Zhanjiang, China.Co-organised by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the exercise involved more than 1,000 personnel deployed on board eight ships and at the exercise Combined Command Post in Ma Xie Naval Base.Brunei, China, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam deployed ships to the exercise.Employing the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES), the sea-phase of the exercise included joint search and rescue operations and medical evacuation drills with the use of helicopters. These naval serials were executed based on plans developed during the table-top exercise held in Singapore in August 2018. Professional exchanges on military medicine and diving were also organised onshore.“The successful conduct of the inaugural ASEAN-China Maritime Exercise is an important achievement for the navies of ASEAN and China,” exercise co-director, Commander of First Flotilla and Commanding Officer of 185 Squadron from the Republic of Singapore Navy, COL Lim Yu Chuan said. “The exercise drills have enabled us to strengthen interoperability and more importantly, build trust and confidence for our navies to work with one another in responding to maritime incidents at sea.”“Through this exercise, ASEAN and China navies strengthened friendships and enhanced mutual understanding and cooperation” Commander of PLA Combat Support Flotilla, Southern Theater Command, Senior Captain Zhu Jianda, also the co-exercise director, said. “I hope to see more of such interactions in the future.” View post tag: ASEAN-China Maritime exercise View post tag: Chinese Navy Photo: Photo: Republic of Singapore Navycenter_img View post tag: RSN Share this articlelast_img read more