7 Oct 2019

New patrol boat arrives in Samoa

12:43 pm on 7 October 2019

Samoa's new Australia-funded patrol vessel has docked in Apia.

Apia, Samoa.

Apia, Samoa. Photo: Ramunas/123RF

The $US30 million guardian class boat arrived at Matautu wharf on Friday.

After a commissioning ceremony later this month, it will assist with aerial surveillance of organised crime and illegal fishing.

The ship is crewed by 21 Samoan maritime officers who took part in four months of training in Australia.