Australian missile guardian ship docks at Saigon Port

 VietNamNet Bridge – On the afternoon of October 29, the Australian navy ship HMAS Sydney 03 docked at the port of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, for the visit to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries.

HMAS Sydney 03 comes to Ho Chi Minh City with 35 officers and 194 sailors.

According to the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, during their stay, the crew will meet with senior officers and sailors from the Vietnamese People’s Navy, engage in a range of goodwill activities and conduct a professional exchange on ship borne helicopter operations.

They will also host a visit by children from Binh Minh Special School, which is supported by LORETO Vietnam-Australia program, as well as taking advantage of the opportunity to explore Vietnam’s rich culture and meet people in the country.

HMAS SYDNEY, commanded by Captain Luke Charles-Jones, is a modified Adelaide Class guided missile frigate with roles including air defence, anti-submarine warfare, surveillance, interdiction and reconnaissance.

Vietnam and Australia have established bilateral defence cooperation relationship since 1999. Until now, the Australian Defence Force has helped train over 1,200 Vietnamese People’s Army officers in Vietnam and Australia.

Ta Lam