Australia, Indonesia complete joint naval operation
The Australian Defence Force says an annual joint operation with the Indonesian Navy off the coast of northern Australia is improving maritime security.
Two Indonesian Navy boats have docked at Darwin's patrol boat base on Friday after an eight-day joint operation with the Australian Navy.
The boats have been patrolling the economic exclusion zone on the Indonesian maritime border with Australia looking for illegal fishers.
It is the third time the annual joint operation has been held as part of an agreement to improve maritime security, including patrolling for boats illegally entering Australian waters.
While no illegal fishing was detected during the operation the boats had an opportunity to exchange crew members and to learn how their counterparts conduct patrols.
The two Indonesian fast attack boats are due to leave Darwin harbour on Saturday.