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09/11/2010 MECC 523/10
 
 
 
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MSPA 523/2010                                                                      Tuesday, 9 November 2010

 

 

Navy submarine undergoing repairs after tug boat incident

 

The Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Dechaineux will undergo repairs after an incident involving a civilian tug boat while departing its berth at Fleet Base West in HMAS Stirling.

 

The submarine was carrying out a routine manoeuvre with the tug when the tug crossed over Dechaineux’s stern.

 

No one was injured but a subsequent inspection has confirmed repairs are needed.

 

HMAS Dechaineux will undergo repairs over the coming weeks.

 

As a result, HMAS Dechaineux will withdraw from training exercises off the WA coast.   

 

HMAS Dechaineux was scheduled to participate in Navy’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise off the Western Australia coast. She will be replaced by HMAS Collins which is currently at sea. 

 

 

Media contact: Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946
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