Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown Undergoes INSURV The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed a material inspection by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Aug. 28. View post tag: americas View post tag: INSURV View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic The extensive three-day assessment of the entire ship was evaluated by 98 subject-matter experts assigned to INSURV, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Commander Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 11, and the Inspection and Readiness Assist Team (IRAT).“When it comes to the material condition of the ship and the potential for ships to go into harm’s way, we want to ensure that the ship runs properly, and it is very important that all of the systems work,” said Lt. Refus Combs, assigned to INSURV. “As mandated by congress, we try to come out and do as thorough of a job as we possibly can in the time allotted.”Some of the major INSURV inspection tests Germantown performed included the testing of the aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) sprinkler systems, anchoring equipment, a long range air search radar performance demonstration, engine inspections, and weapon system performance and capabilities.Each department successfully completed their checks.Germantown is scheduled to depart Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo for a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Undergoes September 1, 2014 View post tag: USS Germantown USS Germantown Undergoes INSURV
The President of Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Mr. Herbert Mensah, has donated kit and equipment to the women rugby teams in Ghana to support their efforts to revive female rugby in the country.The President whose priority is to develop Rugby in Ghana especially women and kids teams presented a set of boots, jerseys and balls to the ladies.According to Mr. Abdul-Aziz Issah (Aziz), Secretary General of GRFU, who did the presentation on behalf of the president, underscored the importance Mr. Mensah attached to the ladies teams.Speaking to the press, the Secretary General also noted that the previous administration ignored and paid no attention to the women teams which really discouraged most of the ladies, adding that even the men teams were not that effective.Aziz acknowledged the competence of the current administration headed by Mr. Herbert Mensah, he lauded the President for his massive support in terms of monetary and motivational contributions as well as his leadership in guiding Ghana rugby to higher levels.“The President has taken it as a task to resuscitate the ladies teams because they have been left idle for a very long time by the former management of the GRFU. In a move to fulfil the promises he made to the ladies he presented these items to help improve their teams”, he said. In an interview Ms. Gifty Kukua Aggrey, captain of the women national team who received the items on behalf of the ladies, expressed gratitude to Mr. Herbert Mensah for his kind gesture and all his efforts to develop the women teams.She said the donations will help to motivate the ladies to come for training sessions since that has been their challenge under the previous administration. “The President, Mr. Herbert Mensah, has promised us and today has fulfilled his promise by providing us with boots, balls and kit for our training and we appreciate that a lot. We, the ladies, have been ignored for long by the previous administration, but we thank God for bringing Mr. Herbert Mensah on board with his massive support. Therefore we are also going to put in our best not to disappoint him”, she said.According to Mr. Mensah, the establishment of the Ghana Female Rugby Association (GFRA) is in an advanced stage and should be finalised early in 2016.“Women’s Rugby in Ghana will never reach its full potential without a dedicated rugby body that represents the interests of female rugby players and guide the development of women’s rugby in Ghana. Once established the Ghana Female Rugby Association will also have representation on the GRFU Board and will be acknowledged as a voting member of the GRFU,” Mr. Mensah said. Abdul-Aziz Issah (Director and Secretary General of the GRFU) with the driving forces of women’s rugby in Ghana, Kukua Aggrey (captain of the women’s rugby team) and her assistant Rafatu. The two women who are spearheading the revival of women’s rugby in Ghana, Kukua Aggrey (captain of the women’s rugby team) and her assistant Rafatu.