A Royal Navy ship,HMS Monmouth,Type 23 Classis on a five-day visit to Goa since September 11, the Indian Navy official has said. The ship will be in Goa till September 15. "TheUKNaval ship isaGuided Missile Frigatecommanded by CommanderIan D Feasey.
The ship is currently berthedat Mormugao Port Trust," the naval spokesman said. The 133m ship is manned by212personnel including28officers,177sailors and7 civilians. "The ship's last port of call wasBahrain. The Commanding Officer of the shipFeaseycalled on Rear Admiral Puneet Bahl,Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area on September11 and discussed various bilateral issues," the spokesman said. The various activities planned during the visit include friendly sports fixtures between mixed teams of Goa Naval Area and Royal Navy and mutual professional interaction and familiarisation visits. A passage exercise between INS GomatiandRNS Monmouth is also scheduled to be held onSeptember 15to develop interoperability and foster navy to navy relationship.
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