Top News of The Week Feb 11 – 16, 2013
Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), made its first port visit to the Port of St. Petersburg Feb. 10.
In light of the recent Tubbataha incident, activist scientist group AGHAM or Advocates of Science and Technology for the People called on the Philippine government to build a national ship-building industry that will strengthen the country’s capacity to protect its own territory and marine resources.
The US Coast Guard is maintaining communication with a cruise ship that has lost main propulsion and is dead in the water approximately 136 miles north of Merida, Mexico Sunday.
The last two weeks of January have been a busy period for ESPS Cantabria (CMDR J.L. Nieto) and her embarked RAN DET. Having successfully navigated the Suez Canal, Cantabria entered the Gulf of Aden (GoA) area of operations.
Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy have practiced re-storing a ship at sea with fuel and other essential supplies, using the training facilities at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.
The removal operation of the grounded USS Guardian has been faced with another challenge this week, with SMIT Borneo crane barge’s inability to safely anchor at the Tubbataha Reef, the Philippines, Stars and Stripe website reported.