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Australian Navy's ANZAC class frigate HMAS Warramunga

PANAJI (PTI): Australian Navy's ANZAC class frigate HMAS Warramunga arrived on Goa visit and will be here till November 12, the Indian Navy official has said.

"HMAS Warramunga is on a visit to Goa from November between 9 and 12. Warramunga is an Australian Navy ANZAC class Frigate. The ship is commanded by Commander Dugald WC Clelland and is currently berthed at Mormugao Port Trust. The 118 mtr ship is manned by 190 personnel including 24 officers and 166 sailors," the Indian Navy spokesman has said in a statement issued here on Thursday.

He said a team of Indian Navy personnel visited the ship for interaction with the crew of the Australian ship on Thursday.

"A professional visit of Australian ship officers and sailors to Naval Base Hansa will also be conducted on November 10. During the interactions various professional issues will be discussed," he said.

"A friendly T-20 Cricket match will be played between mixed teams of Goa Naval Area and HMAS Warramunga at Goa Naval Area Stadium. Social interactions on a reciprocal basis are also planned to be held between the two sides," the spokesman said.

Commander Dugald WC Clelland, Commanding Officer HMAS Warramunga, called on Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, the Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area today and discussed various bilateral issues.

The ship is scheduled to depart Goa on November 12 and will participate in the Passage Exercise with Indian Naval ship Gomati, the spokesman said.

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