Navy’s historic visit to Bangladesh
30 January 2014
The Royal Australian Navy has made its first visit to Bangladesh in decades with the arrival of Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers at Chittagong on 27 January.
The visit provided an opportunity to increase understanding in how each navy operates.
While in Chittagong from 27–31 January, the crew of HMAS Childers will conduct both professional cultural exchange activities and visit local sites of significance ashore.
HMAS Childers is en route to the Indian Navy-hosted activity Milan 2014 to be held in the Andaman Islands from 3–10 February 2014 and the International Maritime Seminar on Maritime Cooperation for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations.
During the transit to and from India, HMAS Childers is also conducting logistical and respite port visits in addition to Burmaand Singapore.