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Old 14th March 2022, 09:01
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HMAS Adelaide is on AIS as being alongside HMAS Kuttabul, safe home. I suppose lots of Brass coming down to help.
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Old 14th March 2022, 21:58
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HMAS Canberra is not currently in Nuku'alofa but a local media report indicates she has done the right thing. A large portion of the relief supplies recently brought to Tonga was water, thousands of litres of drinking water in plastic containers. Australia with some foresight did the right thing, they sent two plastic waste compressors which were put into use immediately. Volunteers collected the plastic and several large bales of the stuff were last week uplifted by Canberra. I think we can assume it won't be a Cunard dish-up but will be returned to 'stralia for recycling. Thank you Oz.
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Old 16th March 2022, 20:44
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HMAS Canberra will depart Tonga on Friday according to local media.
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Old 28th March 2022, 09:25
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Any info coming to light, mechanical/electrical or operator? RCA will be telling.
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Old 28th March 2022, 09:59
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Like Sergeant Schultz I know nothing but some official spin/reading matter here:

https://www.australiandefence.com.au...laide-failures
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-...onga/100839906
https://www.australiandefence.com.au...d-hunter-class

Make of it all what you will but, combined, the Collins submarines, Adelaide and Canberra and now the new Hunter frigates one can but wonder ...........
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Old 20th May 2022, 02:06
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News reports say HMAS Adelaide is currently at the Garden Island base in Sydney being repaired after having problems again. She is reported to have a maximum speed of 12 knots, not very good for an emergency response vessel.
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Old 20th May 2022, 07:22
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She is reported to have a maximum speed of 12 knots, not very good for an emergency response vessel.
Not very good, indeed, but much better than an ERV with a top speed of 10 kts.

The MEO and his team must be right well sick of the whole installation. Are there Dockyard Mateys in Garden Island or is it all Service labour?
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ABC Report here:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-...ems-/101082020

Defence spin here:
https://www.australiandefence.com.au...laide-failures
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Old 5th August 2022, 03:38
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Two warships berthed alongside Vuna Wharf in Tonga, been there since Tuesday. Can someone I.D. them please. The bigger of the two carries a huge array on top. Cheers
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