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Naval Infrastructure head announced

The Government has appointed David Knox as interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) Pty Ltd for three months from 13 June 2017. In October 2016, the Government announced the separation of ASC to deliver a more flexible approach to managing the investment required in shipbuilding infrastructure to support the Government’s continuous shipbuilding program. In March, the Government established Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) Pty Ltd, which will facilitate the development and construction of new infrastructure at the Osborne shipbuilding facility as outlined in the Naval Shipbuilding Plan released on 16 May 2017. Mr Knox has more than 30 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry and will bring significant skills and experience to ANI as it begins its operations. He is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Santos and holds executive positions including Director of the CSIRO.

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Chennai: Next defence shipbuilding hub

L&T Shipbuilding has plans for its Kattupalli Shipyard, just 30 kilometres from Chennai, which could well see the shipyard become a major naval production hub in the private sector, according to the company’s managing director and CEO, Vice Admiral (Retd) B Kannan. He said the company has already decided that the yard will be dedicated to defence contracts.

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Australian Government accepts new AWD Hobart

Australian Government accepts new AWD Hobart

The Australian Government has taken provisional acceptance of the first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Hobart. The Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, attended a ceremony at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide on 16 June 2017.

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Container-warship collision sparks questions

Container-warship collision sparks questions

SEVEN US sailors after dead after a US Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship off the coast of Japan on June 17, sparking questions about how it could happen.

A number of the sailors were found dead in the destroyer’s flooded berthing compartments. A U.S. Coast Guard investigation team arrived in Japan Monday to start piecing together the sequence of events that led to the weekend collision between a Navy destroyer and a fully loaded container ship four times its size. There are now multiple investigations into the accident.

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