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23/01/2009 MECC 2703/09
 
 
 
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HMAS WARRAMUNGA BEGINS OPERATIONS IN PERSIAN GULF

 

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ANZAC Class Frigate, HMAS Warramunga, commenced a six month operational tour in the Persian Gulf yesterday 11 days after sailing from its base in Perth.

 

Warramunga relieves HMAS Parramatta as the RAN’s main contribution to operations in the Middle East. HMAS Warramunga will serve with Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152) which is responsible for maritime security operations (MSO) in the Central and South Persian Gulf.

 

Commander Jonathan Sadleir, Parramatta’s Commanding Officer, says the ship’s second deployment to the Gulf has been a great success.

 

“The maritime security role which we perform in the Gulf is very important component of the wider effort to bring stability to the region,” he said.

 

“Through our presence, we are supporting international commerce and promoting regional prosperity. Our sailors are very proud of their achievements,” Commander Sadleir added.

 

Parramatta will now sail home for Sydney where she is expected to arrive in early February.

 

Further Information is available at: http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Warramunga

 

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