HMAS Anzac Executes Train Lumbas 2023 in Philippines
Philippine Navy bilateral Train Lumbas has drawn to an in depth in Subic Bay with Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac participating throughout a regional presence deployment.
The crews of Philippine Navy ship BRP Conrado Yap and Anzac joined for the five-day train, which was a invaluable alternative to coach collectively.
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Barton Harrington stated Lumbas aimed to construct expertise by knowledgeable exchanges, improve cooperation and deepen cultural and people-to-people ties.
“We joined our Philippine Navy counterparts each ashore for the opening and shutting ceremonies and at sea, off their coast to conduct a collection of coaching actions in warfare, maritime safety and seamanship,” he stated.
“Now in its twenty third iteration, Lumbas is without doubt one of the RAN’s longest-running recurring engagements within the area. It is a crucial and longstanding exercise in our bilateral engagement with the Philippines.
“Australia is dedicated to working intently with the Philippines to assist a area that’s secure, safe and affluent and the place the rule of regulation prevails.
“I am happy with the laborious work put in by everybody aboard Anzac and it was nice to see the engagement between all contributors of Lumbas,” Commander Harrington stated.
Australia and the Philippines have agreed to formally elevate the bilateral relationship to a strategic partnership, with Defence and maritime cooperation as core pillars.
Anzac commenced the regional presence deployment in April demonstrating Australia’s dedication to and engagement with the Indo-Pacific area.