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    Australian Ship HMAS Ballarat makes port call in Goa

    HMAS Ballarat is proceeding to participate in Phase II of the exercise in Arabian Sea after completing the quadrilateral Naval Malabar at Bay of Bengal.

    Guwahati: Australian Navy Ship HMAS Ballarat, a frigat, made a port call at Morugao Port in Goa on November 10.

    The Navy Ship was received by officers from Headquarters Goa Naval Area and the Defence Advisor at the Australian High Commission in India.

    HMAS Ballarat is proceeding to participate in Phase II of the exercise in Arabian Sea after completing the quadrilateral Naval Malabar at Bay of Bengal.

    The ship would be leaving Goa on November 13, 2020.

    The Indian Navy Tweeted about the port call of the ship.

    The first phase of the Malabar, exercise among the navies of India, United States, Japan and Australia.

    HMAS Ballarat (II) is the sixth of eight Anzac Class frigates built by Tenix Defence Systems at Williamstown, Victoria for the Royal Australian Navy.

    Ballarat is a long-range frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. Ballarat’s combat capabilities have been significantly improved under the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability. 

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