Australia Hands Over New Guardian-Class Patrol Boat Nafanua III


🇦🇺Australia is proud to hand over 🇼🇸Samoa’s new Guardian-class Patrol Boat, SPB Nafanua III! 🚢

Samoa’s Minister for Police Faualo Lefau Harry Jeffrey Schuster and Commissioner of Police, Auapaau Logoitino Filipo flew to Perth and attended the official handover ceremony in Western Australia this week.

The new guardian-class Patrol Boat is the 18th vessel delivered under the Pacific Maritime Security Program.

The Program is Australia’s 30-year commitment to Pacific partners to ensure a safe, prosperous and stable Blue Pacific.

Samoa and Australia have a deep and enduring partnership, with a shared focus on regional maritime security. Nafanua III will enhance Samoa’s ability to protect its oceans and support crucial humanitarian assistance.

All of Samoa look forward to welcoming Nafanua III home early next year!