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Tri-nation maritime exercises in the Indian Ocean

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1977. NO. 252/77

TRI-NATION MARITIME EXERCISES ' . .in t h e In d i a n o c e a n . · . '

Ships from three nations, plus long range

maritime surveillance aircraft, will combine in a

series of passage exercises in the Indian Ocean

starting tomorrow.

The Minister for Defence, Mr D.J. Killen,

today announced that Exercise Compass 77 involving

units of the RN, USN and RAN would foe held in the

Eastern Indian Ocean.

He said passage exercises were routinely

conducted when ships of different allied navies were ·

scheduled to transit through the same areas at the same


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