Top News of The Week of Apr 22 – Apr 28, 2013

Top News of The Week of Apr 22 – Apr 28, 2013

Russian Law Enforcement Officials Denied Secret Video in Submarine Disaster Trial

Russian law enforcement officials denied on Tuesday the existence of an alleged “secret” video showing what happened during a fatal accident on the Russian Navy’s Nerpa nuclear attack submarine in November 2008, in which 20 people died.

Peene Shipyard Delivers Coast Guard Vessel to Swedish Coast Guard

Today, the Peene shipyard in Germany successfully completed a new series that was part of an order obtained during insolvency. The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 034 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard, with a reflagging ceremony at dock 2 of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

UK: Commodore Appointed as New Commander Maritime Reserves

On the 23rd April 2013, Commodore Andrew Jameson took over from Commodore Gareth Derrick as the new Commodore Maritime Reserves.

Sri Lanka Navy Busts Indo-Sri Lanka Cross-Border Cannabis Smuggling Racket

Sri Lanka Navy busted an Indo-Sri Lanka cross-border cannabis smuggling racket and arrested 04 Indian persons and two of their Sri Lankan accomplices along with approximately 100 kilograms of “Kerala Ganja”.

Three Nuclear Subs to Join Russian Navy

The Russian Navy will take delivery of two Project 955 Borey-class ballistic-missile submarines, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh, and one Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, by the end of the year, a Defense Ministry official said.

USA: Laser Weapons Bring New Urgency to Electric Power Research

In the wake of the recent announcement that laser weapons will be put on U.S. Navy ships, the need for reliable, high-voltage shipboard power has become a matter of national security, officials said at this week’s Electric Ship Technologies Symposium outside Washington, D.C.