HMAS Ballarat completes visit to Malaysia
17 June 2017
Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a port visit to Malaysia and will soon conclude its three month South East Asia deployment.
During the port visit to Sepanggar, Ballarat conducted a logistic resupply and local engagement with the Royal Malaysian Navy.
The port visit to Malaysia is Ballarat’s final activity during its South East Asia deployment and the ship will soon return to Australia for further exercises.
Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, said Ballarat’s deployment provided an opportunity to engage with many nations in South East Asia.
“Our enduring military to military engagement activities contribute to security and stability in our region.
“Ballarat completed activities with Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam during its three month deployment.”
HMAS Ballarat will join Exercise Talisman Saber in the coming weeks.
Imagery of HMAS Ballarat’s deployment is available at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20171328