Marine Link
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Arunta Exercises with Indian Navy

November 30, 2016

HMAS Arunta's, Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae, RAN on the bridge wing of Arunta, during maritime exercises with Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) off the coast of Goa, India. Photo: Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Arunta's, Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae, RAN on the bridge wing of Arunta, during maritime exercises with Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) off the coast of Goa, India. Photo: Royal Australian Navy.

 The crew of HMAS Arunta recently took the opportunity to conduct exercises with their Indian Navy counterparts after a port visit to Goa, India. 

 
After a short period alongside that included games of cricket and volleyball, Arunta sailed from Goa in company with the Indian Navy Ship Teg for a series of exercises in the Northern Indian Ocean.
 
Arunta’s Officer of the Watch, Lieutenant Pat Velu, enjoyed the opportunity to work with a foreign warship and said the ships completed a series of exercises including maneuvering drills, station keeping, live weapons firings and a photo exercise.
 
“Exercises like this are a great chance to see how other Navies work,” Lieutenant Velu said.  
 
“It is impressive that despite the language barriers, two warships from different parts of the world were able to work together with such synergy,” he said.
 
This was Arunta’s second exercise with the Indian Navy in just over 12 months and follows on from the successful Australian-Indian naval exercise AUSINDEX15 held in the waters off Visakhapatnam, India in 2015.
 
Arunta will start operational maritime security patrols in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU at the end of November. 
 
Operation MANITOU is Australia's contribution to counter terrorism, counter piracy, narcotics interdiction and contributes significantly to stability in the region.
 


 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News