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Wednesday, 10 October 2012
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Royal Australian Navy

(Question No. 2057)


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 20 August 2012:

For the period 1 January to 30 June 2012, which submarines were undergoing maintenance/refit programs and for what length of time?


Senator Bob Carr: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Over the period 1 January to 30 June 2012, submarines undergoing maintenance/refit programs were as follows:

Other than self-maintenance, HMAS Collins did not conduct any other planned maintenance or docking periods.

HMAS Farncomb continued a planned Intermediate Maintenance Availability from 1 January 2012, which concluded on 6 February 2012. This was followed by unscheduled maintenance until 12 April 2012.

HMAS Waller was conducting a planned Mid Cycle Docking throughout.

HMAS Dechaineux commenced a planned Intermediate Docking on 12 March 2012, which was ongoing on 30 June 2012.

HMAS Sheean was conducting a planned Full Cycle Docking throughout.

HMAS Rankin was conducting a planned Full Cycle Docking throughout.