GOA: ROYAL NAVY SHIP VISITS GOA

VASCO (GOA): HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy ship, type 23 Class is on a visit to Goa from September 11 to 15. The UK Naval ship is a Guided Missile Frigate commanded by Commander Ian D Feasey. The ship is currently berthed at MPT. The 133 metre ship is manned by 212 personnel including 28 officers, 177 sailors and 07 civilians. The ship’s last port of call was Bahrain. The Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr Ian D Feasey met Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area on  September 11 and discussed various bilateral issues.

The various activities planned during the visit include friendly sports fixtures between mixed teams of Goa Naval Area and Royal Navy and mutual professional interaction and familiarisation visits. A passage exercise between INS Gomati and RNS Monmouth is also scheduled to be held on September 15 to develop interoperability and foster navy to navy relationship.

September 12th, 2017

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