Two Australian Navy warships to visit Philippines

Two Royal Australian Navy  warships, the HMAS Adelaide (LO1) and the HMAS Darwin (FFG-04), will make a goodwill visit to the Philippines on October 10-15.

Philippine Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said that the visit of the two vessels, which will arrive at Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor at 9 AM on Tuesday, October 10 is part of the Australian Defense Force’s (ADF) joint task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017,

The HMAS Adelaide, commanded by Capt. Jonathan Earley, is classed as an amphibious assault ship and a landing helicopter dock, while the HMAS Darwin, under the command of Commander Phillip Henry, is a guided missile frigate.

Delegates of the Philippine Navy will welcome the vessels in a ceremony.

Expected to attend are Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely, ranking Philippine Navy officials, and Earley in his capacity as Joint Task Group Commander.