12 November 2011
HMAS Tobruk LSH/Landing Ship Heavy departs Fleet Base East, Sydney, as the ship heads out to sea to undergo Certification Trials. (photo : RAN)
Following a programmed maintenance period, HMAS Tobruk sailed on Tuesday 8 November 2011 from Fleet Base East, headed to sea to undergo Certification Trials. HMAS Tobruk will conduct a series of evolutions to confirm the functionality of the many ship systems that were worked on during the maintenance period.
The ship will also commence a period of sea certification for the crew. The completion of the programme has resulted in a significant improvement in the ship's material state. The aim of this maintenance was to best ensure the ship's sustained readiness for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief over the forthcoming Australian cyclone season between 1 November 2011 and 30 April 2012.