Australia is deploying Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta to support the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea.
Parramatta's deployment will be part of its broader East Asia deployment. It's the third Australian vessel to deploy to the region as part of Australia's enduring commitment to regional security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Parramatta will work alongside international partners to monitor and deter ship-to-ship transfers of sanctioned goods. The deployment reflects Australia’s ongoing commitment to maintain pressure on North Korea to take concrete, verifiable and irreversible steps towards denuclearisation.
The ship is currently on an East Asia deployment with HMA Ships Stuart and Hobart.
It follows a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft's deployment to Japan earlier this year to conduct maritime surveillance to enforce the sanctions.
Since 2018, Australia has contributed to international efforts to deter and disrupt illicit trade and sanction-evasion activities by North Korea and its associated networks.