Media Room: Media Releases
Department of Defence
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.
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.
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