Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

By Tien Nguyen, Vuong Anh   April 13, 2016 | 05:55 pm GMT+7
Naval Exercise Komodo 2016 is a multilateral sea drill biannually hosted by the Indonesian Navy since 2014, which aims to strengthen friendship, build mutual trust and improve naval collaboration between participating countries to deal with maritime issues.
Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

This year, the exercises were conducted in Padang City and Indonesia's Mentawai Archipelago with the participation of 48 ships from 16 countries, including Vietnam.

 

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Adopting “Readiness and Cooperation for Peace” as its main theme, the exercise will cover peacekeeping operations at sea, humanitarian aid, and disaster relief, conducting by ASEAN's members and others countries, including Japan, Russia, Australia, the U.S. and India.

 

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

The 356 ship carrying Indonesia President and Vietnam People's Navy Commander checks on the Vietnamese hospital ship 561. This year, the naval forces of Vietnam and other countries will participate in hypothetical situations on peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance at sea, disaster relief besides joining the street parades and cultural performances on the coastal city of Padang.


 

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Indonesia President Joko Widodo assesses the naval formation of the joint forces. The content of the drill includes exercises at ports, naval coordination at sea and conducting general practices of programs related to civil engineers, public health.

 

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam (left) talks with the naval leaders of other nations in prior to the drill's opening ceremony.

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Lieutenant-Colonel Ngo Van Si, repretative of the Vietnam People's Navy, attachs a coral branch on the Vietnam national flag before releasing it to the sea.

 

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Vietnam’s People Navy joins a cooking contest at Padang seaport, Indonesia. Colonel Le Xuan Thuy – head of Vietnam’s delegation, said that by participating in the exercise, Vietnam aims to strengthen the friendship with other participating countries while displaying the will and responsibility in preserving the peace and stability in the region.

 

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Helicopters and airplanes of the hosting country takes off, performs exploring patrol and aerobatics in an expedition.

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Decorated fishing boats of the hosting country participates in the ship parade.

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Paratruting performance over a street parade.

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

Indonesian Navy performs at the water motor boat parade.

Vietnam joins Komodo multilateral naval exercise

A representative from Vietnam People's Navy receives a "Friend for environment" certificate from Indonesia.

 

 
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