Two Royal Australian Navy ships depart from Trincomalee harbor on completion of training visit
Two of the four Royal Australian Navy ships – HMAS Success and HMAS Parramatta, which arrived in Sri Lanka as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 2019), departed from the Trincomalee harbor on successful completion of their training visit on 27th March, the Navy said.
Australia launched the largest ever annual multilateral defense cooperation exercise, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 19 with the deployment of Four Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships – HMAS Canberra, Success, Newcastle, and Parramatta on March 11.
Commencing the exercise from Sri Lanka with four ships and 1,000 personnel, HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle arrived at the Colombo Port while HMAS Success and HMAS Parramatta docked at Trincomalee Port on March 23.
During their stay in the island, the crew members of HMAS Success and HMAS Parramatta engaged in a number of exercises of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 and other activities organized by Sri Lanka Navy.
A team of RAN divers made a visit to the Command Diving Unit (East) on 24th March and did a diving exercise in Trincomalee harbor.
The crew members of two ships joined the ?Dockyard Run? the following day morning (25th March) and visited Commonwealth War Cemetery in Trincomalee to remember the memories of war veterans died during World War II.
Meanwhile, the ships were open for school children who were quite enthusiastic of the rare opportunity given.
Further, the two RAN ships performed a joint naval exercise with their Sri Lankan counterparts – SLNS Sindurala and Shakthi while departing the port of Trincomalee. Accordingly, they performed several drills which also included a Station Keeping by Distance Line (SKBDL) exercise.