The crew of the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship – ‘Kikau’, recently spent time with the Australian Navy’s De fence Cooperation Program (DCP), Sea Training Unit (STU).

Over a three day period – the crew worked with the unit to refine their processes and procedures, in many of the mariner skills that may be required, while conducting a patrol of the ‘Fijian Exclusive Economic Zone’ or EEZ.

Training scenarios included fire-fighting in the galley and engine room, engineering breakdowns, communication drills, and boarding operations – with the crew of the ‘Kikau’, performing exceptionally well.

In the final debrief – Captain John Cowan of the Royal Australian Navy, in his role as the Commander of the DCP STU, praised the crew and noted that their professionalism and attitude, are outstanding and something to be proud of.

The Commanding Officer – Lt. CDR Joseva Tunidau and his crew, will now spend time on ‘HMAS Cairns’, preparing for the upcoming multi-national maritime exercise, “Exercise KAKADU”, based out of Darwin, before returning to Fiji at the start of October.

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