The Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Anzac commenced a cultural visit to Manila from today and will set sail again on 21 May as part of her current deployment around South-East Asia.
CAPTION: HMAS Anzac is assisted to berth in Manilla. Photo by Stephanie Tumampos
The port visit to Manila will allow the ship’s company to conduct cultural exchange activities, including sporting events with their Philippines’ Navy counterparts as well as replenishing fuel and stores.
During its South-East Asia, deployment Anzac will visit numerous cities and ports and conduct exercises and training with regional navies.
On sailing from Manila, Anzac will exercise with the Philippine Navy’s BRP Rajah Humabon in the waters off the Philippines, conducting passage exercises, ship handling operations and personnel exchanges.
These activities are designed to increase an understanding of each nation’s operational procedures to further enhance interoperability.