Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth recently prepared for its move out of the floating dock onto the hard stand prior to Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV).
The vessel docked at the Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility at Henderson in Western Australia on 11 August 2015.
The docking is required to conduct maintenance on the ship’s underwater fittings and fixtures. Whilst in the dock, over 500 individual maintenance tasks will be completed.
A team of Anzac Systems Program Office personnel have been working closely with contractors from Naval Ship Management Australia and other key industry players for several months preparing the work package for the docking and the docking evolution itself.
Perth returned to her homeport on July 26 after a busy three month deployment to South East Asia. The vessel is expected to continue her operations at sea in early 2016.
Naval Today Staff, Image: Australian Navy