Australia Gives Guardian Class Patrol Boat To Micronesia

This is the moment a Guardian-class patrol boat called the FSS Tosiwo Nakayama is handed over by the Australians to the Federated States of Micronesia.

The event to mark the the delivery of the boat by the Australian Government, as part of the Pacific Maritime Security Program, took place in the suburb of Henderson, which is located in the city of Perth, the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia, on 11th March, 2022.

The Australian Department of Defence said in a statement obtained by Clipzilla: “The FSS Tosiwo Nakayama is the 14th Guardian-class patrol boat delivered by the Australian Government under the Pacific Maritime Security Program.

The Australian Government delivered the Guardian-class patrol boat FSS Tosiwo Nakayama to the Federated States of Micronesia during a ceremony at Austral shipbuilding facility in Henderson, Perth, Western Australia, on Friday, 11 March 2022. (Department of Defence Australia/Newsflash)

“His Excellency, David W Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, accepted FSS Tosiwo Nakayama from Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon. Andrew Hastie, MP, via video link.”

In 2016, the Australian Government signed a contract to deliver 19 vessels to 13 island countries as part of their Pacific Maritime Security Program, which has been updated with adding two more vessels to the programme in 2018.

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