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Media Alert - DELIVERY OF GUARDIAN-CLASS PATROL BOAT TO PALAU

** MEDIA ALERT **


DELIVERY OF GUARDIAN-CLASS PATROL BOAT TO PALAU


Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, will represent the Australian Government at the ceremony to handover the new Guardian-class Patrol Boat PSS President H.I. Remeliik II to the Republic of Palau.


Head Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, will join the Minister to formally gift the seventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat to Palau's Division of Maritime Law Enforcement.


Palau will be represented by Lieutenant Commander Nobuo, Chief Officer of Palau's Division of Maritime Law Enforcement and Commanding Officer of the Guardian-class Patrol Boat PSS President H.I. Remeliik II.



DATE:                  Friday, 18 September 2020


TIME:                   Media to arrive no later than 9:30am

                             Ceremony is scheduled to commence at 10:00am


VENUE:               Austal Headquarters, 100 Clarence Beach Rd,

                             Henderson Western Australia 6166


WHO:                   Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP



MEDIA NOTE:


Please register your intention to attend with Peta Magorian no later than 8:00am Friday, 18 September 2020.


In line with current Phase 4 COVID-19 Restrictions in WA, all media are required to maintain social distancing throughout the event. If you have been unwell or travelled interstate within the last 14 days, we kindly ask that you do not attend.


Registered media are required to wear closed in footwear to meet safety regulations and report to security on arrival with their government issued photo identification.


Following security checks, media personnel will be escorted to the ceremony.


MEDIA CONTACTS:


Peta Magorian, Regional Manager Public Affairs WA; 0418 223 807, comms.wa@defence.gov.au

Defence Media; media@defence.gov.au

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