Decommissioned HMAS Manoora, HMAS Kanimbla Sold for Scrap

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Southern Recycling Back to overview,Home naval-today Decommissioned HMAS Manoora, HMAS Kanimbla Sold for Scrap View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Decommissioned Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the disposal by sale of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) decommissioned ships HMAS Manoora and HMAS Kanimbla.Dr Kelly said the Navy vessels would be recycled by purchaser Southern Recycling LLC in the United States in a manner commensurate to the environmental standards the Commonwealth expected of such disposal activities by 2014. “In June 2012, the Department of Defence released a Request for Tender offering the two former Australian naval vessels for sale for recycling to domestic and international markets,” Dr Kelly said.The disposal of these vessels required US Government consent in accordance with US International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which has now been achieved.Contract negotiations with the preferred purchaser were completed in early May 2013 and the disposal contract was signed on 20 May 2013. The contract details regarding cost are ‘Commercial in Confidence’. The ships were withdrawn from service in 2011. “The disposal of Manoora and Kanimbla by sale has been completed in less than two years from the date the vessels were withdrawn from service, providing the best and most competitive net disposal cost to the Commonwealth,” Dr Kelly said.The ships were formally decommissioned with ceremonies in 2012. Memorabilia from the ships has been transferred to the Naval Heritage Collection Headquarters and the main repository at Spectacle Island, which are both located in Sydney.HMAS Tobruk and HMAS Choules now continue to provide Navy’s core amphibious capability together with Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, until Australia’s First Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra is commissioned in 2014.HMAS Choules recently completed a successful period of ‘Shakedown’ training in far north Queensland which included flying operations with a Royal Australian Navy Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH90) and is currently taking part in a joint Navy and Army amphibious exercise called Exercise SEA LION from 10–24 June 2013.[mappress]Press Release, June 24, 2013 View post tag: Scrap View post tag: Navy View post tag: Kanimblacenter_img View post tag: Australia Authorities View post tag: Manoora Decommissioned HMAS Manoora, HMAS Kanimbla Sold for Scrap June 24, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: soldlast_img read more

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first_imgExpansion for ValeriePatisserie Valerie is continuing its expansion outside London with a new outlet in Salisbury, and more planned in 2011. The London-based chain has opened outlets in Bath, Cambridge, Canterbury, Twickenham, Wolverhampton, Leeds and London last year, and has plans to open in York, Manchester Arndale, Liverpool and Chester in early 2011.Boparan must actThe Panel on Takeovers and Mergers has ruled that Boparan Holdings must either make an offer for Northern Foods or announce that it does not intend to make an offer by 21 January 2011. The board of Northern Foods continues to recommend a vote in favour of the proposed Greencore merger.Starbucks’ siren callTo mark its 40th anniversary in March, Starbucks has revamped its logo. The new image will not feature the name of the coffee chain at all, but is instead focused on the image of the ’siren’ present in the centre of the previous logo, which will now be green instead of black.China bakery boomA Euromonitor report said the bakery market in China will grow by 30% in four years. Sales rose from 3.7bn yuan in 2000 to 7.8bn yuan last year, and will reach 11.1bn yuan by 2015. Per capita consumption was 4kg last year, compared with 38kg in the UK.last_img read more