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HMAS Adelaide Departs Dry Dock after Inspection of Propulsion Pods

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HMAS Adelaide Departs Dry Dock after Inspection of Propulsion Pods
June 28
16:11 2017

HMAS Adelaide is returned to her regular berth after a period of maintenance and the inspection of propulsion pods found bearing issues.

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide moved into the dry dock at Navy’s Fleet Base East in May 2017. Following the docking, Defence undertook a range of activities including access to, and a detailed inspection of the propulsion pods, defect rectification and maintenance.

The docking and inspection of HMAS Adelaide identified wear in some bearings in the port pod which is assessed to be the likely cause of the oil contamination, reaffirming the measured approach taken by Defence in managing the propulsion pod issue.

Defence has worked closely with the original equipment manufacturers – BAE, Navantia and Siemens – to identify the causes of the issues.

HMAS Adelaide is now set to undergo sea trials, it is expected she will return to her operational capability program over the months to follow.

 

 

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