28 February 2017
The Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boat HMAS Maryborough has arrived in Jakarta for a three day visit.
The Maryborough is docked in Tajung Priok. Her crew of 29 sailors and officers have spent their time ashore enjoying Jakarta’s cultural attractions.
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson said the Maryborough’s visit is one of a program of ongoing ship visits and exercises.
“The Royal Australian Navy and the TNI-AL have always had a very close relationship,” Ambassador Grigson said.
“Australia and Indonesia share a maritime heritage and such visits play a critical role in maintaining our close ties,” he said.
The Maryborough will depart Jakarta tonight to continue her Asian deployment. The Patrol Boat will pass through the Sunda Strait, where she will hold a ceremony over the wreck of HMAS Perth I, which was sunk by Imperial Japanese forces during World War Two.
An exhibition of the Battle of the Java Sea and the Battle of the Sunda Strait in 1942 which includes displays by the Australian Maritime Museum is now open at Museum Bahari.
Images of the HMAS Maryborough are available here
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