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Tonga receives Guardian-class patrol vessel

21 June 2019
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  • The Kingdom of Tonga has received a Guardian-class patrol vessel from Australia
  • Vessels in the programme are on track to be delivered to 13 recipient countries at a rate of one per quarter until October 2023

The Tongan Royal Navy has taken delivery of a Guardian-class patrol vessel from Australia.

The vessel, which has been named Ngahau Koula , is a part of the Australian government's Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (Sea 3036) programme. The initiative will see the donation of 21 new patrol vessels to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste.

The first Guardian-class vessel, HMPNGS Ted Diro , was handed over to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force's (PNGDF) Maritime Element in 2018, while the second vessel, which has been named Te Mataili II , was delivered to Tuvalu in April 2019.

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