HMAS Diamantina Trains Timor Naval Officers
Australian Navy’s HMAS Diamantina recently had a successful six day port visit to Dili, East Timor, to provide training to the local Naval component.
Two Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor Leste officers, Sub Lieutenants Santos and Nascimento, embarked on a two day sea ride for the transit back to Darwin where Diamantina resumed her duties in support of Operation RESOLUTE.
The aim of the sea-ride was to give the two officers exposure to the command and control of a warship at sea and on operations, exposing them to multiple exercises including man overboard and damage control exercises, launching and recovering ship’s boats and engineering casualty control drills.
The visitors also experienced the day-to-day and around the clock operations of a Navy vessel undertaking Border Protection duties.
Both officers relished the opportunity to observe all operations from different positions in the ship.
Both officers have completed their initial training with either the Royal Australian Navy or Royal New Zealand Navy and progressed on those exchanges to their phase three Maritime Warfare Officer training.
Since returning to Timor, they have passed on that valuable experience to their counterparts.
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