Exercise Paradise kicks off in Papua New Guinea

Exercise Paradise, the bilateral maritime engagement between Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies, got underway in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

One of Australia’s Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Wollongong, is taking part alongside the local Pacific class patrol boats, HMPNG Ships Seeadler and Moresby.

The two navies will practice tactical communications, surveillance, force protection, seamanship, navigation, boarding operations and gunnery.

Wollongong’s crew visited Bomana Cemetery before the start of the exercise to pay their respects.

Bomana Cemetery is the largest war cemetery in the Pacific and contains the graves of 3,779 Australian and Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen who lost their lives during the Second World War.

Wollongong will return to her home port in HMAS Cairns in late August.

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