Boost for maritime trade ops

By Shane Mann*

Navy’s Maritime Trade Operations capability has been provided a remarkable ‘fact-finding’ opportunity to augment planning processes that will protect Australian seaborne trade and the nation’s economic prosperity. Commander Fiona Ewington RANR, was recently selected as one of 109 Australians heralded as the 2017 Churchill Fellows, and will travel overseas to examine how Australia’s allied partners go about their business protecting trade interests and upholding the safety of seaborne trade.

As a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship, Commander Ewington will travel to the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Portugal and the United States of America with the ‘end-game’ of delivering military doctrine that will strengthen Navy’s ability to support Defence and Allied maintenance of Freedom of Navigation.

* Lieutenant Commander Shane Mann is Team Leader, Maritime Trade Newsletter.

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