Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Stirling Prepares for the Biggest ANZAC Day View post tag: Anzac View post tag: day View post tag: prepares Share this article Personnel have been practising their drill in the lead up to the day and Commanding Officer of Stirling Captain Angela Bond says she is impressed with everyone’s commitment to ensuring professional representation.“Collectively the personnel here at Stirling have rehearsed approximately 30 hours in the lead up. That sort of commitment demonstrates how important this day is to serving personnel.“We are supporting ANZAC Day activities in 22 locations; one-sixth of the Navy’s personnel are based here so spreading that footprint across the local area and wider Perth demonstrates our engagement with the community in Western Australia.“To me personally, ANZAC Day is a day for reflecting on our returned and fallen service men and women as well as honouring current serving members.“It is always a big day and the dedication of the gunnery department here has been impressive. As the subject matter experts they have trained and supported the rest of the Fleet Base West personnel in their training and I have no doubt that their hard work will be proudly demonstrated across the greater Perth area tomorrow,” said Captain Bond.Next year, in the 100th year of Submarines in Australia, the crews of HMA Submarines Dechaineaux, Sheean, Farncomb and Waller will lead the ANZAC Day Parade in Perth. Submarine support elements will march in Fremantle and a selection Stirling personnel will march in Rockingham and Cockburn.Other locations Stirling people will support include the small town of Pengally almost three hours away from Perth and Joondalup north of Perth. Smaller representation of Stirling personnel will also be evident in a number of country towns and locations throughout the greater Perth area. HMAS Sirius ship’s company will march in Mandurah, south of Perth.[mappress]Press Release, April 24, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy April 24, 2014 HMAS Stirling Prepares for the Biggest ANZAC Day Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: biggest View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Stirling HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia. View post tag: HMAS
French container shipping company CMA CGM has christened CMA CGM Fort De France, the company’s 1st vessel dedicated to the French West Indies.The Post-Panamax containership was christened by Annick Girardin, French Minister for Overseas Territories, in Martinique on April 4, 2019.CMA CGM Fort De France is a 3,504-TEU vessel that was delivered to the company by China’s shipbuilder COSCO Zhoushan in January 2019.Featuring a length of 219 meters and a width of 35.6 meters, the newbuild is the first of a series of four containerships named after French West Indian forts and flying the French flag. With the ship quartet, CMA CGM intends to modernize its fleet dedicated to this region.The newbuild will be followed in the coming months by CMA CGM Fort Royal, CMA CGM Fort Saint Charles and CMA CGM Fort Fleur D’epee. In the French West Indies, the group operates 7 maritime services connecting these islands to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.In order to support the acceleration of Martinique’s economic and maritime development, the CMA CGM Group has invested more than EUR 12 million there over the past ten years.Over the past several years, the Port of Martinique has been carrying out works aimed at increasing its capacity. Following the delivery in June 2017 of 2.5 hectares of reclaimed land on the Pointe des Grives terminal, additional operations will begin over the first half of 2019 to lengthen the terminal quay and to develop 2.5 further hectares of reclaimed land. The port has also decided to order a fourth gantry crane.According to the company, these works will ultimately allow the port to accommodate larger vessels and to handle more containerships simultaneously, thereby reducing turnaround times and improving rotations.The CMA CGM Group will thus offer new services to the Mediterranean, South America and the Gulf of Mexico, with vessels of up to 6,900 TEUs.What is more, CMA CGM wants to build on the strengths of Guadeloupe and Martinique to create a hub in the Lesser Antilles. The group has recently concluded with the Port of Guadeloupe and Martinique new temporary occupation licenses for a period of 15 years.By reinforcing the complementarity between the two islands, CMA CGM plans to develop transshipment traffic, in order to better integrate these territories into their regional environment. It will thereby provide local businesses with new opportunities and new supply sources.Video Courtesy: CMA CGM
Hunter Biden says he is not the father of a child born to a woman in Arkansas and he has agreed to take a paternity test to prove it.The birth of the child came while Hunter was in a relationship with Hallie Biden, his late brother Beau’s wife.Hunter, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, believes the results of the DNA test will prove he is not the father in time for a December hearing in Arkansas, according to court papers.Lunden Alexis Roberts, 28, filed a petition for paternity and child support against Hunter last May, claiming he’s the father of her baby, who was born in August 2018.She wants a court to establish that Hunter who is now at the center of Trump impeachment storm is the baby’s biological dad, and is seeking child support and health insurance for the now-14-month-old toddler.Hunter, 49, married Melissa Cohen two weeks before the petition was filed. And the couple has matching Shalom tattoos.
A woman who dramatically chugged her coffee during Tuesday’s impeachment hearing is now the latest internet sensation.Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was testifying before Congress, but all eyes were on Emma Dumain, who was sitting behind him.Dumain tilted her head back to take a big gulp of her beverage before seeming to remember she was on camera.She says she grabbed oatmeal and large coffee on her way to the hearing, where the world saw her chug every last drop.Dumain works as a congressional reporter for the news agency McClatchy.
The grieving grandfather whose granddaughter fell to her death from a cruise ship window recalled the moment he saw the toddler slip from his grasp.“I saw her fall,” Salvatore “Sam” Anello, 51, told CBS News. “I saw her fall, and I was just in disbelief; it was like, ‘oh my God!”Anello was holding 18-month-old Chloe Weigand up against what he said he thought was a bank of a closed window on The Freedom of the Seas cruise ship while it was docked in Puerto Rico in July.He is now facing negligent homicide charges in Puerto Rico.Anello’s family expressed through their attorney that they did not want the state to charge Anello calling Chloe’s death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”Prosecutor Laura Hernandez told ABC News that prosecutors are confident in the case and would not have pursued a negligent homicide charge if the evidence did not support it.Related content:Grandpa charged for dropping toddler from cruise ship appears in court
A Florida man is making headlines after protecting his girlfriend and 11-year-old son from an armed intruder.Donovan Stewart, 60, told CBS Miami that the intruder broke into his home wielding an AK-47 weapon while he, his wife, and his son were in his van early Monday morning.“He put an AK-47 to my face,” Stewart told the news station.“I am from Kingston town in Jamaica, and I am not going to go out like a punk. Stewart added. “So I emptied my Glock in his chest.”Shortly after, the robber was declared dead.Stewart told officials that he’s a member of the NRA and has several permits to carry concealed weapons.Police closed the case ruling it self-defense.I am going to defend my life and those I love,” Stewart told CBS Miami.