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Australian navy ship HMAS Ballarat visits Da Nang

During their stay from June 4-8, the ship’s Commander and crew are scheduled to meet pay a coutersy visit to the High Command of Military Zone 5, the High Command of Navy Region 3, and leaders of the Da Nang People’s Committee. 

They will have sport activities with officers and soldiers of the High Command of Navy Region 3, and have sightseeing in Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue. 

The guided missile frigate HMAS Ballarat with 166 officers and sailors on board is commanded by Commander David Landon, CSM, Royal Australian Navy (RAN). HMAS Ballarat is an ANZAC Class guided missile frigate with roles including air defence, anti-submarine and surface warfare, surveillance, interdiction and reconnaissance. 

HMAS Ballarat is the 23rd Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warship making a goodwill visit to Vietnam since bilateral defence relations were established.