Australian Navy Ship Docks in India

Australian Navy Ship Docks in IndiaHMAS DARWIN DOCKED IN KOCHI


The Royal Australian Navy’s ship, HMAS Darwin, arrived in Kochi, India on February 12th, 2014.


The ship was on route to Western Arabian Sea for operations when she made a stop at the port of Kochi, where the Indian Navy ship, INS Kalpeni, welcomed her.

The Indian and Australian navies will conduct professional exchanges, sporting encounters and social interactions during the visit.

HMAS Darwin departed Garden Island, Sydney on 19 January and headed for a seven-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).

She sailed to the MEAO to undertake maritime security and interception operations as part of the Operation Slipper.

The ship will be docked until 15th of February in Kochi, when she will continue her deployment to the operation.

Length 138 m
Beam 14.3 m
Draught 7.5 m
Displacement 4200 tons
Speed Over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement 184 + aircrew
Range 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi)
at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Status In active service

Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2014; Image: Indian Navy

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