Ship Repair And Maintenance To Kanimbla And Manoora

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DEFENCE MEDIA RELEASE



Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 1545



MSPA 473/10

                                        Friday, 8 October 2010


Ship Repair and Maintenance Industry to Advance Work in HMA

Ships Kanimbla and Manoora


Between $12 and $17 million worth of work will be undertaken to HMA Ships

Kanimbla and Manoora in the Sydney region with work ramping up over the next two

weeks. 


This follows the “operational pause” of the Ships initiated by the Chief of Navy in

late September based on advice from the Navy Seaworthiness Board.


A wide range of engineering and maintenance trade skills across the ship repair and

maintenance sector will be used, as well as specialist survey services.  


To minimise the time the ships are taken out of service, some repair and maintenance

work scheduled for later this year and early next year has been advanced to occur

during this “operational pause.”


This work will be carried out at Garden Island, Sydney, and competed amongst

existing Defence suppliers.


The safety of Navy personnel is paramount and the pause will remain in force until

the Chief of Navy is satisfied that the Seaworthiness Board’s concerns have been

addressed.


Media contact: 

Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664


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