Top News of the Week of Aug 9 – 15, 2014
More than 800 Scottish jobs have been protected thanks to a £348 million contract to build 3 new vessels for the Royal Navy. The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards in Glasgow.
Four Wayuu fishermen who were reported missing since Sunday, August 3, were rescued after a five-day search.
Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, held a launching ceremony for the Republic of Korea Navy’s 214-class submarine, SS-II, the fifth Yun Bong Gil Ham.
Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has today inspected the fire damage sustained by the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg when she caught fire in a Brisbane dockyard on Monday.
The Russian Navy will soon commission the first in the series of six Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines.