Australia: NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company Get Acquainted with Newest Platform

first_img View post tag: platform View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Canberra NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform. Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company Get Acquainted with Newest Platform Industry news April 14, 2014 View post tag: company View post tag: getcenter_img View post tag: Acquainted View post tag: Navy View post tag: newest Australia: NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company Get Acquainted with Newest Platform View post tag: NUSHIP Twelve decks high and 230 metres in length, the ship’s company have had a taste of how big the learning curve is and how fit they need to be to navigate around the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), the largest ship ever built for Navy.One of the most important preparations for Canberra’s ship’s company is getting ready to take responsibility for the safety and security of ship the day it is handed over to Defence from the contractors. Canberra’s Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathan Sadleir, said the training that took place while the ship was in commercial dry dock in Sydney was used to maximum effect.“We had our first four duty watch teams conduct three intensive weeks of training onboard which included damage control, ship familiarisation, and security training specific to LHDs,” Captain Sadleir said.“I was impressed with the way the teams went about their training. Members from all ranks contributed to the learning outcomes from Seaman through to Commander, and we have taken that information and applied it.“Having access to the ship for these three weeks was an important part of the learning journey for ship’s company. It enabled us to make assessments regarding how we will structure the Duty Watches and carry out damage control practices onboard,” Captain Sadleir said.Duty watch is the term used for the team of people who look after the ship while it’s in harbour. This team is responsible for the initial responses for any incident onboard and the safety and security of the ship and personnel while alongside.Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, coordinated the training for duty watches.“The training included damage control walk throughs and exercises covering fire, flood and gas detector alarm response. It also included training in force protection, ceremonial training and general ship’s familiarisation,” Lieutenant Kastaniotis said.“Most days, members of Duty Watch were walking up to 15 kilometres, up and down 12 decks of stairwells to familiarise themselves with different areas of the ship.“If we need to deal with any incident onboard – the teams have to know how to get to that part of the ship immediately, and that is why the training is so critical, particularly on such a large and brand new platform.“The teams are also learning a brand new philosophy of damage control. This is due to the range of fixed damage control systems available, so there is a lot for our Duty Watch teams to learn while also honing the traditional damage control skills that we always need to maintain,” she said.In addition, all ship’s company members conducted Departmental ship’s familiarisation including the completion of a comprehensive induction book.After a hull clean and paint, Canberra has now departed Sydney to continue contractor sea trials. These trials will include a set of propulsion, speed and endurance trials on the way back to Melbourne.Canberra is returning to Williamstown to prepare for the final phase of harbour and sea trials, focussing on the ship’s communication and combat system equipment.[mappress]Press Release, April 14, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: ship Share this articlelast_img read more

Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Kia coach Gavina praises players for ‘amazing effort’ in loss to Alaska Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PBA IMAGESTerrence Watson is just grateful for the chance to finally suit up in the PBA after four years of courtship.“I’ve been studying and wanting to play in this league for the past four years, and every team I think kind of passed up on me,” Watson said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side A veteran of the international leagues with stints in Iceland, Finland, and Israel, Watson finally got the shot to play in the PBA when San Miguel tapped him as its third import for the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“They finally gave me a shot, so I’m just studying and I know they’re going for a Grand Slam. I’m just happy they brought me here to be a part of it,” said Watson, who replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAnd Watson made sure that the Beermen made the right decision in giving him the call.The 6-foot-5 bruiser impressed in his debut, tallying 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal in San Miguel’s 107-103 victory over Ginebra on Sunday. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img But he knows that when you’re tasked to backstop a team with the caliber of San Miguel, playing well isn’t good enough.“I’ve been playing basketball professionally for eight years now, so having that pressure is tend to happen,” Watson said.“There are a lot of guys who get cut if you don’t win; there’s always pressure no matter what team you go to. There’s pressure for guys in last place – they don’t want to finish in last place. The guys in the middle want to be up top, so there’s pressure for everybody. But I just have the pressure of wanting to win a championship and I think it’s good pressure to have.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul His immediate impact is more impressive given that he only had three days to prepare for the duel against the league-leading Gin Kings.“I had like three days to prepare, but when you’re playing with guys like that, when you’re playing with June Mar (Fajardo), Alex (Cabagnot), (Chris) Ross, and those type of guys, they make it just really easy for me,” he said.Watson’s performance also backed up his credentials, much to the delight of coach Leo Austria.“He’s a big help and he’s a big factor for us. I’m happy for him that in only his first game, he played really well,” Austria said.Watson has had a pretty gaudy resume in his international career, leading his past teams to the championship and a runner-up finish with Hapoel Kfar Saba/ Kohav Yair in the Israeli National League last season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more