Most Read News, April 27 – May 3, 2015

Admiralty Shipyards Launches Sub Krasnodar

Admiralty Shipyards held a ceremonial launching of diesel-electric submarine Krasnodar in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on April 25.

USS Farragut Sent to Help Maersk Tigris

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call yesterday morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman said.

US Approves Possible Support for Australia’s Hobart Destroyers

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Hobart Class Destroyer Sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $275 million.

Damen Presents New OPV

On 20 April, Damen gave a sneak preview of their newly designed 2nd generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) during the annual OPVs & Corvettes Asia Pacific conference in Singapore.

Another FREMM Frigate Joins Italian Navy’s Fleet

Italian Navy received the fourth vessel of the FREMM program at Fincantieri’s Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard.