Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Answer to Mystery Question for Submariners

From yesterday's Mystery Question for Submariners
The [RAN] navy can barely muster enough hands to put two of its six Collins-class boats to sea. - source

MYSTERY QUESTION:
Exactly how does a navy that cannot currently crew its fleet of 6 Collins class subs propose to crew twice as many new subs?

ANSWER:
By providing targeted incentives for submariners that include training, adjusting crew numbers and formations, conditions of service, seatime and other initiatives, Defence will ensure that the current shortfalls are addressed, and that a robust submarine workforce is built for the future. (attributed anonymously to the navy by Defence Professionals GmbH)
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If begun now, the RAN submariner incentives program might actually have some chance of success, in our opinion. Good luck, all of our Australian friends!

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At 06 May, 2009 20:58, Blogger SonarMan said...

I was just down in Perth training there submariners, and they want to know the same thing. They already pay their submariners an extraordinary sum - about $100K USD. They can't keep them in because of their mining/resource boom. Your basic tool humper makes $120K AUD, and if you're an ROV operator, it's close to $200K or more. Oh, and no previous experience necessary. If you have some basic technical skills, such as the kind you gain on sub duty, you're hired.

The CoA has their work cut out for them.

 

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