Navy lauds help
A NAVY spokesman has thanked emergency service crews for their efforts in extinguishing a fire aboard HMAS Bundaberg on Monday. The Armidale Class Patrol Boat was undergoing routine maintenance at Aluminium Boats Australia when the fire broke out. Early indications are that the fire started in the forward part of the vessel and made it to the aft section, causing extensive damage throughout. The cause of the fire is being investigated.