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Navy Unveils New Training Facility

June 27 2011


The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned a new training facility in Jervis Bay that simulates emergency conditions at sea, reports the service.

The Aus$18 million (US$19 million) facility will train personnel to deal with toxic hazards and fires and perform emergency repairs at sea, officials said.

Commissioned last week, the facility is a major upgrade over the previous damage control training unit, according to Capt. Jay Bannister, the head of training for maritime...

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