Update to Fire Damage to Australian Patrol Boat
Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg suffered significant damage due to a fire which occurred on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Brisbane.
The boat was undergoing routine maintenance at the Aluminium Boats Australia commercial facility when the fire started.
Since then, an environmental assessment of the site has been completed, allowing officials access to conduct a structural safety assessment. Once the safety assessment is completed, a full assessment of the extent of damage can then be undertaken.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The future employment of the vessel is uncertain.