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  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Pakistan’s state-owned shipbuilder Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on December 5 launched a 600-ton patrol vessel for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). The launching ceremony was attended by the Pakistan Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in addition to other navy and government officials. The vessel is being built with technical […]

  • 30 November 2016

    The UK and Scottish governments have agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which Scottish authorities will have a greater say on the strategic priorities of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in Scotland. The change was a recommendation of the Smith Commission, which looked at the devolution of more powers to Holyrood ministers, and was […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, also known as Malaysian Coast Guard has contracted French company Thales to deliver its unmanned aerial vehicles for the country’s patrol vessels. The contract will have Thales deliver its Fulmar mini-UAV which will then be installed on six New Generation Patrol Crafts (NGPC), being constructed by Destini Shipbuilding and Engineering. The maritime design of Fulmar allows the aircraft […]

  • 22 January 2020

    The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralized warfighting agency, designed to enhance the navy’s lethality in times of conflict. As explained, the Maritime Warfare Centre merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) into a centralized body to support current and future capabilities to fight and […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of the UK Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force have taken part in a multi-agency exercise in Cardiff Bay.   The RAF search and rescue personnel were put through their paces along with various other emergency services when they were faced with a major incident in a scenario for Exercise Red Dragon. The […]

  • 24 April 2018

    The UK defense ministry officially launched the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) on April 23. SDA will lead on the procurement, in-service support and decommissioning of all UK nuclear submarines. The announcement comes after an extra £800 million was secured by the defense ministry for the Royal Navy submarine fleet. “The SDA is to lead a high-performing […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Vard has signed a new contract for the construction of three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Coast Guard. As informed, the value of the contract exceeds NOK 5 billion, equal to about USD 617 million. The Norwegian government had originally announced plans for the construction of three new coast guard […]

  • 6 October 2016

    The European Border and Coast Guard Agency was officially launched today, September 6, less than a year after it was first proposed by the European Commission. The launch event took place at the Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint at the Bulgarian external border with Turkey in the presence of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has signed a contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for the procurement of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missiles. The SM-3 is a ship-based missile, currently used by the US Navy to intercept short to intermediate-range ballistic missiles and dismantle incoming ballistic missile threats. The missile is sometimes described as a […]

  • 1 March 2018

    The commanders of NATO’s operation Sea Guardian and EU-led operation Sophia met at sea on February 24 to discuss closer tactical level coordination and information sharing in the central Mediterranean Sea. The task group commander for NATO’s maritime security operation Sea Guardian (OSG) visited the European Union operation Sophia force commander onboard the Op Sophia flagship ITS […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The lead ship of the Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels joined the European frontier and coast guard agency Frontex arriving at the Italian port of Catania on Monday. NRP Viana do Castelo will be contributing to the control and surveillance of maritime borders in addition to standing ready for the rescue of migrants at […]

  • 1 September 2017

    The UK defense ministry on Thursday announced the appointment of Vice Admiral Sir Simon Lister as managing director of the organisation delivering the UK’s new aircraft carriers. Admiral Lister will take a sabbatical from his Royal Navy career to lead the Aircraft Carrier Alliance’s (ACA) continued delivery. The two 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers, HMS Queen […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian Coast Guard and armed forces have concluded exercise Salish Sea, a maritime disaster exercise which took place in British Columbia. Salish Sea is considered to be the Canadian Coast Guard’s largest exercise ever with participation from Canadian Armed Forces, BC Ferries, BC Emergency Health Services, Emergency Management BC, BC Ministry of Environment, Royal Canadian […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency personnel recently had an opportunity to train together and learn from one another during a five day Visit, Board, Search, Seizure (VBSS) training with the US Coast Guard Middle East Training Team in Manama, Bahrain. The Middle East Training Team consists of U.S. Coast Guard specialists who provide law enforcement […]

  • 26 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Twenty three representatives of leading media agencies from 10 countries of Europe and Asia had a 2-week press tour to Baltic Fleet. Foreign guests visited frigate Yaroslav Mudry and marine brigade. Reporters had a tour on board frigate Yaroslav Mudry and familiarized with the crew’s living and service conditions. Foreign guests were shown some premises, […]

  • 2 December 2016

    Bahrain was the stage for the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference which was held November 30. The conference was a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean and the importance of cooperation between naval units in the region, industry and other concerned organizations. Representatives from NATO, […]

  • 13 November 2013

    Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s (CBIG) Operation Caribbean Guard, coordinated efforts to disrupt and seize this drug shipment estimated to have a street value of over $38 million dollars.  “The commitment and resolve of federal and local law enforcement authorities working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group is delivering […]

  • 21 January 2016

    In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena. This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Industry news

    Worldwide communities have shown an increased awareness of the importance of providing an outlook for ending piracy. While reflecting on challenges and learning from failures, communities are taking part in the socio-technological dialogue in which good practice becomes the intellectual backbone for defeating piracy. The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) is putting down […]

  • 21 April 2011

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Navy have completed a compliance agreement that sets out a schedule of upgrades the Na… (wateronline) [mappress] Source: wateronline, April 21, 2011;

  • 4 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A World War One U-boat propeller was handed back to the German Navy on August 31 following a joint operation between the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Historic England and North Wales Police. The propeller was formally handed over onboard FGS Bonn, a German replenishment ship which is currently based in Plymouth for training. It […]

  • 6 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

      EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) in conjunction with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have collaborated to develop an integrated maritime monitoring service (MARSURV) to allow EUNAVFOR to track merchant vessels in the High Risk Area off the coast of Somalia. EMSA is the technical cooperation platform of the Commission and EU Member States in […]

  • 2 October 2013

    The U.S. Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea yesterday. The secretary, traveling in the Asia-Pacific this week for high-level meetings in South Korea, and in Japan, sat down with reporters traveling with […]

  • 18 March 2014

    U.S. Coast Guard and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) worked together to track and interdict a panga boat carrying approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana with three men onboard approximately 140 miles south of San Diego, Saturday night.   A CBP Office of Air and Marine Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) and Coast Guard air and surface […]

  • 21 February 2012

    The instances of piracy off the coast of Somalia have been a constant source of concern for the Government. The Ministry of Shipping, in close co-ordination with the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Navy and other agencies has been making discreet efforts to secure the release of Indian maritime personnel. So far, 242 Indian crew […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Gryphon Technologies, LC a $57 million contract to provide mission integration services in support of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar as it conducts its strategic mission. The SBX is part of the missile defense agency’s ballistic missile defense system. The SBX tracks, discriminates, and assesses long-range ballistic missiles as […]

  • 25 January 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Iranian designers built a remotely-controlled submersible Phoenix displacing only 3 kg, reports Iranian Student’s News Agency (ISNA). The agency calls the vehicle “submarine”; her surface speed is 12 mps and submerged speed is 10 mps. Phoenix has one screw and is capable to monitor within a 1-meter radius. Surveillance camera can be mounted as […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the US Congress July 9 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of 30 Mark V patrol boats and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $ 1 .2 billion. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 30 […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Coast Guard has combined efforts with local, state and federal agencies to provide security in the Washington area in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Agencies are conducting security patrols along the Potomac River, and air assets will enforce security zones within the National Capitol Region. “Inter-agency partnership is paramount in a national-security event […]