HMAS Choules Completes Mission at Manus Island

MarineLink.com
Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Royal Australian Navy reported that HMAS Choules has completed its mission at Manus Island and heads home today, October 31, 2013.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN said HMAS Choules provided maritime support to Department of Immigration and Border Protection efforts to increase the capacity of the facilities on Manus Island.

“HMAS Choules and her crew remained anchored off Manus Island after the ADF land-based tasks were complete, and the land task force returned home on 14 August 2013,” VADM Griggs said. “The ship provided a floating home to about 230 Australian Government personnel and service providers working on Manus Island. Additionally, HMAS Choules’ crew conducted a number of community engagement activities to assist with maintenance of community buildings.”

VADM Griggs visited the ship during the deployment and said Choules’ support to the operation proved the value of the platform’s capabilities.

“Navy has demonstrated that it has a responsive and deployable amphibious capability that will be further enhanced with the introduction of the Landing Helicopter Dock ships in 2014.  “The crew of HMAS Choules have done an outstanding job in support of the other government departments involved in this operation.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Diamond Offshore Shares on the Rise

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut drilling costs and hiked prices,

Italian Pleads Guilty to Marine-hose Price-fixing in US

A former executive of Parker ITR Srl pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to rig bids for marine hose and was sentenced to two years in prison, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Ecochlor Raises $10m for BWT Maket

Ecochlor, Inc. announced that it has completed a $10 million equity financing to support its growth into the burgeoning ballast water treatment market. Since its formation in 2001,

Navy

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 24

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 24 1778 - Continental Navy sloop Ranger captures HMS Drake 1862 - Battle of New Orleans; Union Navy under David Farragut

US Navy Completes Korea Ferry SAR Mission

With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea

Maritime Security

Coast Guard groundbreaking ceremony recogizes new support facility

Representatives from the 14th Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Base Honolulu and Mortenson Federal Contracting Group participated in a groundbreaking ceremony

IMB: Piracy Falls to Lowest Level since 2007

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007,

Court: Japan's Mitsui Paid to Release Ship

China Supreme Court says Mitsui pays about $29 mln; Ship released about 0030 GMT Thursday. Ship was seized over dispute dating back to 1930s. Advisor to plaintiffs says will likely demand more money.

Vessels

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

Scafi Expands Fleet with Italian Damen Tug

Damen is to construct a new ASD 3212 tug for Scafi, the Italian shipping group that includes a number of international towing companies. The contract cements their

Knightsbridge, Frontline to Form US Capesize Company

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited and Frontline 2012 Ltd. have announced an agreement to combine Frontline 2012's remaining fleet of 25 fuel efficient vessels with Knightsbridge.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1388 sec (7 req/sec)