Topic: Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)
As the nation works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage has demonstrated a commitment to Australia and the local community in his role at the Osborne Naval Ship Yard in South Australia.
During the ceremonial keel laying for the second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, announced the names of the next five vessels.
Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, joined staff from Navy’s Construction Branch in Adelaide today to mark the start of construction of the first of 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
The much-awaited announcement for the replacement to the current Armidale Class Patrol Boats was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Russell Offices in Canberra today.