L’Astrolabe Preparing for Antarctic in Australia

On Saturday August 14, 2021, the polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe , reinforced by the sailors of its “complement of sovereignty” (complement of crew), left its base port of Reunion for a mission facing south, in the roaring 40ths, maritime area located between the 40th and 50th parallels in the southern hemisphere and so nicknamed because of the strong winds that…

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FS L’Astrolabe Arrives in Australia for Refit Before Antarctic Campaign

Australia will host a French polar patrol ship on its annual summer resupply mission to support research in the Antarctic. French Antarctic resupply ship L’Astrolabe will arrive in Henderson, Western Australia from August 30 to late October to conduct essential maintenance at Henderson before continuing on its journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters. L’Astrolabe, which is crewed by…

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Vanuatu Receives New Guardian-class Patrol Boat RVS Takuare

July 30, 2021 – Australian and Vanuatu have marked another milestone in our nations’ longstanding security partnership with Vanuatu taking ownership of its new Guardian-class Patrol Boat. The RVS Takuare is the 12th vessel delivered under the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program and was handed over by Australia on Vanuatu’s Independence Day at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia.…

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Austal Australia delivers 11th Guardian-class Patrol Boat

June 18 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eleventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, the RKS Teanoai II, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Government of the Republic of Kiribati at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard. The ceremony…

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Austal Delivers RSIPV Taro

May 7, 2021 – Australia and Solomon Islands’ strong and enduring security partnership has reached another milestone today as Solomon Islands received its second Guardian-class Patrol Boat under Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. The High Commissioner for Solomon Islands, His Excellency Robert Sisilo, accepted RSIPV Taro on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia.…

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Western Australian Shipbuilding power on

February 16, 2021 – The unprecedented government investment in the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and associated infrastructure continues at a rapid pace at the Western Australian Henderson shipyard. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said infrastructure construction and shipbuilding activities at Henderson were on schedule in support of a sovereign naval construction and sustainment…

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Australian Minister for Defense Touts Shipbuilding Programs

January 25, 2021 – Australian industry is continuing to reap the benefits of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in new infrastructure and shipbuilding activities which is creating thousands of Australian jobs. Through the Morrison Government’s up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, Henderson shipyard in Western Australia is becoming a sovereign capability powerhouse. Under project SEA 1905 Phase 1, Defence…

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First of Two Cape Class for Trinidad & Tobago Launched

December 4, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), under construction at the Company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. Under a A$126 million contract awarded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), Austal is constructing two…

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Tonga Receives Second Guardian-class Patrol Boat

November 2, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eighth Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, VOEA Ngahau Siliva, was gifted by the Australian Government to the Kingdom of Tonga during a handover ceremony at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard on Friday 30 October; attended by Her Royal Highness,…

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Henderson Maritime Precinct Update

October 5, 2020 – The Federal and Western Australian Governments are sponsoring a series of studies to inform the future development of the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson in Western Australia. The studies will encompass aspects such as wharf design, shiplift and docking options, vessel transfer paths, new berth options, security, utilities, facilities and amenities, and integrated transport solutions.…

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