HMAS Success to Get ‘Mid-Life Extension’?

first_img View post tag: extension Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Department of Defence has confirmed that the navy’s ”ship of shame”, the HMAS Success, will need $200 million of Australian taxpayers’ money to stay at sea. This 26-year-old oil tanker, refueling and replenishment vessel will get a ”mid-life extension” because Defence has neither maintained her properly nor made provision for a replacement.When will HMAS Success reach the end of its life? The Navy stated that she will be operational until 2017-2018, but 2016 is the last year mentioned by an anonymous Defence source. According to, her replacement was supposed to be commissioned in 2016. Now the Defence expects her replacement to enter into service not sooner than 2021-2022.The cost to extend the life of HMAS Success until her replacement arrives is expected to be more than paying her off and buying a new one.From the last time the ship was operational, in November 2010, $35.8 million was invested in its repairs.Of that, $17.8 million was spent in Singapore to make it compliant with International Maritime Organisation Standards and $13.8 million went on maintenance from June to November last year. The rest, $4.1 million, is now being spent on work to return the ship to operational readiness by July or August.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 11, 2012; View post tag: success View post tag: get HMAS Success to Get ‘Mid-Life Extension’?center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Mid-Life Industry news View post tag: HMAS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success to Get ‘Mid-Life Extension’? April 11, 2012last_img read more

Promotional film and cycling route of Vukovar-Srijem County presented

first_imgA new tourist promotional film of the Vukovar-Srijem County and a cyclotourism development program were presented in Vukovar.The promotional film of Vukovar-Srijem County shows scenes of historical and cultural heritage, agricultural heritage, tourist attractions, hunting and fishing, cultural events and manifestations and the traditional eno-gastronomic offer of Vukovar-Srijem County. The film was shot in cooperation with the Board for Tourism and Culture, the Board for Agriculture and Infrastructure and the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County. The company Digital Cinema Enviroment doo, worth HRK 70.000, is responsible for the production of the film, and it will also be shown at the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Cyclotourism development program on the continent of Vukovar-Srijem CountyThrough the Public Call of the Ministry of Tourism for the award of grants within the Cyclotourism Development Program on the continent in 2017, the project “Raising the level of quality and recognizability of cycling routes in Vukovar-Srijem County”, worth a total of 350.000 kuna, was successfully completed.”Eight bicycle stations have been set up in our county, with bicycle parking racks, a bicycle repair stand, smart benches for resting and charging mobile phones and info boards with all the necessary tourist information, and signs with bike & bed accommodation have been made. Selected locations are located on the cycling routes Danube, Sava and Srijem. ” pointed out the head of the Board for Tourism and Culture Marija Budimir, and added that bicycle stations are set up in the cities: Ilok, Otok and Vinkovci and in the municipalities: Andrijaševci, Bošnjaci, Cerna, Gunja and Lovas.The Cycling Map of Vukovar-Srijem County was also printed, and a mobile application called: Cycling Routes of Vukovar-Srijem County, which is located on the VisionOne application platform, was set up.The director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, Rujana Bušić Srpak, pointed out that at the beginning of 2018, the Vukovar-Srijem County County applied for a project worth HRK 500.000 which aims to further develop cycling tourism in our county. “The intention of the project is to further arrange the Srijem bicycle route, and 5 new bicycle stations will be set up in Županja, Privlaka, Nuštar, Nijemci and Vrbanja, and the environment will also be arranged. The project will be realized by the end of this year. After record tourist figures achieved in 2017, growth is recorded this year as well. Thus, in the first four months of 2018, the number of tourist nights in the county increased by 8,3 percent. ”Concludes Bušić.last_img read more