Share this article Photo: HMAS Success conducts a replenishment at sea approach exercise with KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai after a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia. Photo: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Success View post tag: RAN Royal Australian Navy oiler HMAS Success conducted its last foreign port visit before retiring after 33 years of service.Success visited Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in what was also the final port visit by the Indo-Pacific 2019 (IPE19) joint task group, which included HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle.The ship’s commanding officer, Captain Darren Grogan, said the visit was important.“Indonesia is a vital partner for us; we are close friends and neighbors and share the world’s longest maritime boundary,” Captain Grogan said.“Our defense relationship is a longstanding one focused on a wide variety of security-related matters like counter terrorism, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and peacekeeping.“This was a successful port visit for us and the IPE19 Joint Task Force, but this is the last time this hardworking, proud and professional Navy ship will get to see foreign shores.”Success will stop in Cairns and Brisbane on the way to Sydney for her decommissioning at the end of next month.
The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) has recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors.The new board members include Mark Jollymore, President of Innovasea Systems Inc., Melanie Nadeau, Director, Strategic Initiatives of Emera, Aubrey Palmeter, President & CEO of East Point Engineering, Denise Pothier, Vice President of Practice Services and Vice President of Indigenous Relations of Stantec, and Ken Walker, President of PGS Consulting.Finishing their term on the board are Janet MacMillan, Senior Counsel at NATIONAL Public Relations, and Mike Roberts, Chief Human Resources Officer of Emera, Inc.The expertise of the new members ranges from the energy sector, analytics, to defence and sustainability. The new board members bring with them a depth of knowledge and wealth of industry experience to further the collaboration and innovation happening at COVE.“We are pleased to welcome Mark, Melanie, Denise, Ken and Aubrey to the COVE Board. The new board members represent a significant step in broadening COVE’s commitment to propelling the ocean economy in Nova Scotia and across Canada,” said Jim King, Chair of the Board. “COVE will benefit greatly from their perspective and expertise. We thank Janet and Mike for their support and significant guidance in shaping COVE as a world-recognized hub for ocean technology.”Completing the COVE Board of Directors are:Alice Aiken, Vice-President Research and Innovation at Dalhousie UniversityDon Bureaux, President of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)Tony Chedrawy, President and CEO of MetOcean TelemetricsSandra Greer, NS Power Board Member and former CEO of VemcoJim Hanlon, CEO of COVEJim King, Vice Admiral (Ret’d), President CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc.Lucia MacIsaac, President and CEO of LearnCorp InternationalJohn Newton, Managing Director of Fleetway Inc.Anthony Patterson, President and CEO of Virtual Marine TechnologySarah Simpson, Manager, Value Proposition and Communications at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.Ian Thompson, Executive in Residence at Cox & PalmerWendy Watson-Wright, CEO of Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)Paul Yeatman, President of GeoSpectrum Technologies, President of OTCNS