|Australian submarine collides with tug|
|Thursday, 25 November 2010 19:28|
The Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS ‘Dechaineaux’ will undergo repairs adter an accident involving a civilian tug wile 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 West Australian coast.
HMAS ‘Dechaineux’was scheduled to participate in Navy’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise off the West Australian coast. It will be replaced by HMAS Collins, which is currently at sea.
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