HMAS Canberra docks at Thailand’s Patong for training, community activities

VNA
The HMAS Canberra has brought over 1,000 Australian soldiers to Patong Bay to participate in activities and military cooperation missions in Phuket, Thailand, this week.

(Source: thainews.prd.go.th)

(Source: thainews.prd.go.th)

The HMAS Canberra is a helicopter carrier. It arrived in Patong Bay on April 27. It is the largest ship built for the Australian Navy. The ship is 230 meters long and weighs 27,000 tonnes.

This ship is able to carry out extensive humanitarian and disaster relief missions. It houses a medical service centre with two operating rooms and pharmacists. It is capable of carrying 18 helicopters, vehicles and other equipment.

The visit is aimed at strengthening good military and intergovernmental cooperation in the region, and with Australia.

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