HMAS Launceston Assists Vessel in Distress View post tag: Assists View post tag: Asia-Pacific Authorities View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Launceston Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Launceston Assists Vessel in Distress View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval The Armidale class patrol boat (crewed by Assail One) was conducting a routine maritime security patrol in the vicinity of Luxmere Head at dusk on Sunday, 22 June when it responded to an orange smoke flair discharged by a small recreational fishing vessel just 1,000 yards away.Launceston deployed a sea boat to investigate and discovered the dingy was in need of a tow after the engine had failed.Launceston’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Rob Cucchi said the rescue was a modest one.“The fishermen requested a tow to Hixman Point boat ramp which was ten nautical miles away,” he said.The tow took just under one hour twenty minutes, using one of Launceston’s two jet rigid hulled inflatable sea boats.“It wasn’t a complicated evolution,” Lieutentant Commander Cucchi said.“There were no medical issues, or atrocious sea conditions, it was just some good neighbourly stuff.”Commander Jeff Williams, Director of Operations at the Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin said the patrol boat fleet are well equipped for Search and Rescue missions, no matter how big or small.“The Armidale class patrol boats play a very active role in monitoring Australia’s northern coastline, looking for irregular activity and the possibility of vessels in distress,” he said.[mappress]Press Release, July 04, 2014; Image: Australian Navy July 4, 2014 View post tag: Distress Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month. View post tag: Navy View post tag: vessel Share this article
MONEY MAKER: This Hawthorne home looks fancy, and fetched a very fancy price.IT LOOKED to be a disappointing day for the owners of a an expansive home in the blue chip suburb of Hawthorne before things changed quickly.There was a lot of interest in the five-bedroom, two-storey home at 63 Malcolm St, but when it came to bid yesterday afternoon it seemed that few were willing to part with their money.There were a few moments of awkward silence when auctioneer Paul Curtin started bidding off at $2 million, when none of the registered bidders willing to put up a price. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe major renovation transformed the home.Eventually one solitary bidder did jump in, that one bidder eventually put in a bid of $2.2265 million, which was accepted.“He was the only bidder and the owners wanted to get it done,” said Place Bulimba agent Annabelle O’Hare. Although there were a lot of onlookers, just one person bidded.The massive renovation was only finished in 2016, with Ms O’Hare saying they decided to sell because it was “just too large for them” once the work was done.The sale even included the state of the art appliances that are currently in the home, including a coffee machine and a theatre system.Ms O’Hare said the successful bidder already had plans to build a swimming pool in the backyard. As an added bonus some of the high-end appliance was included.The home had been through an intense renovation by the previous owners, who transformed what was a two bedroom single storey cottage to a very modern five bedroom double storey modern home.