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Australia delivers sixth Guardian-class patrol boat

06 March 2020
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Key Points

  • Australia has handed over a Guardian-class patrol boat to Fiji
  • The programme to equip 13 countries with the vessel is on track for completion by October 2023

The Australian government has handed over a Guardian-class patrol boat to Fiji.

The vessel, which is part of a 21-vessel donation by Canberra to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste, was handed over on 6 March at Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

The vessel will be in service with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces as RFNS Savenaca .

It is the sixth vessel in the Guardian class overall but the first of two boats that Fiji is receiving from Australia.

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