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  • 10 December 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today met with Dr Fabian Pok, Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Defence, for the inaugural Australia-Papua New Guinea Defence Ministers’ Meeting. “This was my first meeting with Dr Pok, and we had valuable discussions on how Australia and Papua New Guinea can work together to advance our mutual […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide wrapped up a visit to Port Moresby where it welcomed Papua New Guinea’s political and defense leaders. Prior to the ship’s departure Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill visited the ship after arriving by an embarked MRH-90 multi-role helicopter from the nearby airport. The prime […]

  • 5 December 2014

    Papua New Guinea held a commissioning ceremony for its new Landing Craft Heavy HMPNGS Lakekamu yesterday in Port Moresby. HMPNGS Lakekamu was formerly the Royal Australia Navy Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Labuan, which was decommissioned from Australian service at a ceremony in Cairns last month. Defence Minister Senator David Johnston welcomed the gifting of MMAS […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australia and Papua New Guinea are strengthening cooperation in the areas of maritime surveillance and policing, with Exercise PARADISE 2014, officially opened at a ceremony on 4 November. Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome is in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for the exercise and is working alongside Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Papua New Guinea Defence Force commissioned the first Guardian-class patrol boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in a ceremony on February 1. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of the Australian Defence Force and the ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong. Ted Diro is the first of 21 Guardian-class […]

  • 2 November 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy and US Coast Guard will be helping Papua New Guinea authorities provide safety for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit which takes place from Nov. 12-18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and Armidale-class patrol boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg will […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMPNGS Rabaul, a Papua New Guinea Defence Force patrol boat which was gifted to the island country by Australia, has completed its final voyage to Port Macquarie from Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island after 31 years of service. The patrol boat was gifted to Papua New Guinea in May 1987 under the Pacific Patrol Boat […]

  • 28 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on June 26 for its second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015. While in Arawa, PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, women’s leadership and safety topics, medical […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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, […]

  • 19 November 2018

    The United States will team up with Australia and Papua New Guinea for the redevelopment of the Pacific Island nation’s Lombrum naval base on Manus island, US vice president Mike Pence announced at the APEC leaders summit. Pence’s announcement comes a month after Australia announced an agreement with Papua New Guinea for the upgrades of […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from Australia and Papua New Guinea have kicked off the bilateral maritime exercise Paradise off the coast of Darwin with patrol boat crews from both countries meeting at Australian Navy base HMAS Coonawarra. Australian exercise director, Commander Alex Hawes said this year’s iteration promised to be one of the most challenging with a busy […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on October 6. As the first US Navy ship to visit Port Moresby since USS Comstock (LSD 45) in 2017, Michael Murphy arrives as the nation prepares to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit for the […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) completed its 14-day mission to Papua New Guinea July 10 for Pacific Partnership 2015. The vessel worked with host nation military, government and healthcare professionals and community leaders to improve disaster relief response capabilities in the region. The mission was conducted in two locations – the town of […]

  • 3 June 2011

      After 13 days of working with local medical, dental and engineering professionals in Papua New Guinea, serving close to 11,000 people, Pacific Partnership 2011 concluded its mission May 31 and got underway aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7). When USS Cleveland arrived, the Pacific Partnership 2011 mission commander was greeted with […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has departed Papua New Guinea after a successful bilateral maritime engagement. Exercise PARADISE coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element (PNGDF- ME). Commanding Officer Broome, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Michael Kerrisk said his crew enjoyed working with their regional counterparts. During […]

  • 6 January 2016

    Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, has been deployed to Papua New Guinea to survey the underwater area to improve the safety of navigation, safety of the environment and to assist with the growth of trade and tourism in the area. Leeuwin’s survey grounds have encompassed Rossel Island and the important strait, Jomard Entrance, […]

  • 26 October 2011

    More than 150 personnel from the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Defence Forces are involved in Operation RENDER SAFE 2011. The ADF‘s enduring peace-time mission is being conducted over the period 18 October to 4 November in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. The task is to identify, assess and make safe unexploded World War […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first Guardian-class patrol boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The boat will be commissioned HMPNGS Ted Diro on return to PNG and is named after the first Commander of the PNG Defence Force post-independence. It is the first of four boats scheduled for delivery to PNG. The […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia is taking further steps to improve regional maritime security with an AUD5 million upgrade of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island. Wharf and shore-based infrastructure upgrades are to be undertaken by Fletcher Morobe Constructions Limited as part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. The upgrades are interpreted as a […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Research & Development, Training & Education

      A New Zealand Navy vessel has captured 3D sonar images of World War II wrecks off the coast of Papua New Guinea.   (nzherald) [mappress] Source: nzherald, October 21, 2011

  • 20 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7), the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, anchored off the coast of Lae May 19, to begin the third phase of the mission with representatives from Australia, Canada, Spain, France and the United States. Cleveland houses the command staff, representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, […]

  • 7 November 2011

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today congratulated more than 150 personnel from the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Defence Forces for a job well done on Operation RENDER SAFE 2011 in Papua New Guinea. At the conclusion of this phase of the ADF’s enduring peace-time mission to find, identify and […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Leif Maxfield has assumed command of HMAS Tobruk, relieving Commander Tim Watson while the ship stopped over in Townsville on 7 June 2013. Commander Maxfield will lead the ship as it sails towards Papua New Guinea for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013, a humanitarian mission to supply medical and engineering aid. For Commander Watson, the moment was bittersweet […]

  • 7 December 2015

    The Australian Survey Motor Launches, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton, arrived in Papua New Guinea on December 3 to conduct survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area. Hydrographic Survey Ship, HMAS Leeuwin (HS Red Crew), had been working in the area for the […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Seven soldiers and sailors from the Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea Defense Forces will complete Ship Rider program training aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7), the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, June 20. The Ship Rider program gives host country service members the opportunity to train with U.S. Navy Sailors while […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), on June 30th sent her MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to retrieve six injured people from a small land mass, Han Island, located in Papua New Guinea. USNS Mercy received all six patients, including an 18-month old infant, who were immediately provided medical care. […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Yarra has completed a mission to search for the Royal Australian Navy submarine, HMAS AE1, off the Duke of York Islands, Papua New Guinea, which has resulted in the discovery of a number of contacts of interest.   Some of the contacts discovered in the search from 6-9 September were able to be classified […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and marines aboard the U.S. Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) arrived in Port Moresby, April 15, for a theater security cooperation (TSC) engagement with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF). During the visit, U.S. marines and sailors are training alongside the PNGDF to improve their ability to provide security for […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s new Pacific patrol boat Ted Diro has completed sea trials, one week after its delivery. The boat passed the initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from the Australian Navy’s Sea Training Unit – Defence Cooperation Program. Commander Sea Training Defence Cooperation Program, Captain John Cowan, said Ted Diro’s ship’s company had […]