NIGERIAN NAVY (Press Release)
The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) THUNDER, will participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review (IFR) slated for 3 – 11 October 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Following the invitation from the Australian Navy, President Goodluck Jonathan granted an approval for the ship to participate in the review. NNS THUNDER will therefore depart Calabar to Sydney on 2 August 2013 and return to home port on 18 December 2013.
NNS THUNDER will be making outbound port calls at Luanda, Cape Town, Port Louis, Freemantle and Sydney and on the in-bound leg visit Melbourne, Albany, Port Des Galet, Durban, Walvis Bay and Pointe Noire.
The Fleet Review will commence on 4 October 2013. The formal review of the participating ships will take place in Sydney Harbour on 5 October 2013.Other activities include a march through the streets of Sydney, sporting fixtures, cultural event and exercise TRITON CENTENARY (TC13) which will be conducted in 2 phases before and after completion of the Fleet Review.