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  • 16 November 2017
    Industry news, Vessels

    Russian shipbuilder Yantar has launched the fifth and sixth Improved Krivak-class (Project 11356) frigates Admiral Istomin and Admiral Kornilov earlier this month. The launch of the frigates was confirmed to Russian news agency Interfax by Sergey Mikhaylov, a Yantar Shipyard representative. Admiral Istomin and Admiral Kornilov are the final two vessels in a batch of six Project […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French Navy’s future FREMM frigate FS Bretagne completed her first set of sea trials in Lorient, North Western France. According to the international organization for cooperation on arms (OCCAR), the organization which coordinates the Italian-French FREMM frigate program, Bretagne wrapped up the first series of tests on October 18. The main objective of this round of trials was […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard cutter Spencer has offloaded some 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin in Port Everglades, Florida, on Tuesday. The offloaded drugs were seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean and are worth an estimated $300 million wholesale, according to the US Coast Guard. The interdictions were made by multiple US […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Navy’s second Loire-class offshore support and assistance multipurpose vessel – BSAH Rhone – was launched by the Kership joint venture in Concarneau, north-western France. The launching ceremony took place November 13 with the vessel’s crew in attendance. Rhone is the second of four Bâtiment de soutien et d’assistance hauturiers (BSAH) vessels being built by a joint […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy fast patrol boat challenged and escorted a larger Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel which entered territorial waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. HMS Scimitar intercepted ESPS Infanta Cristina on Wednesday morning off the east coast of Gibraltar. UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the incident to The Sun, adding that the […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities

    German Navy’s Bremen-class frigate FGS Lübeck is on her way home having concluded 700 patrol hours as part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). The ship and her 200 crew are scheduled to enter their homeport of Wilhelmshaven on November 10, after two months of operations in the Aegean Sea. Together with other ships […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Fleet Command/US Tenth Fleet announced Thursday that all US Navy cyber mission force teams achieved full operational capability (FOC). The 40 teams were qualified by US Cyber Command October 6, meaning they reached full operational capability almost a year ahead of schedule. The focus of US Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams aligns with the […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious ships USS Wasp (LHD 1) and USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) have concluded Puerto Rico hurricane response and were redeployed to other missions, the US Navy said. The decision to withdraw the ships from Puerto Rico was made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Defense in consultation with Puerto Rico’s governor. As […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities

    NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples and US Naval Forces Europe-Africa welcome US Navy Admiral James G. Foggo III as their new commander during a ceremony held at the headquarters of JFC Naples, October 20. Foggo assumes command from U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard and comes to Naples from the Pentagon where he served as the […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Collaborating under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), the US Navy and Coast Guard released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB). Released on October 19, the draft RFP is for one HPIB, with options for two additional HPIBs. The USCG requires new heavy icebreakers to ensure […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main which damaged its stern in March this year is ready to deploy again after undergoing repair works in Kiel. The ship sustained stern damage while reversing into a sea lock at Wilhelmshaven navy base and had to sail for Kiel where it was repaired by German […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard has officially transferred two 110-foot patrol boats to the Costa Rican Coast Guard through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. The transfer ceremony of the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island took place in Caldera, Costa Rica, on October 13. Costa Rica is the third nation to receive the 110-foot patrol boats […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Cypriot defense ministry and Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca hosted warships from France, Israel and Greece among others for the fourth consecutive exercise Nemesis 2017. The one-day exercise took place on October 17 in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    US Navy’s future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) officially started construction in a keel authentication ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), on Oct. 13. Keel laying is the traditional start of ship construction. In the age of wooden ships, ‘keel laying’ referred to the laying down of the piece of timber serving as the backbone […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) has launched the Republic of Singapore Navy’s fifth littoral mission vessel (LMV), the future RSS Indomitable, at it its shipyard in Benoi. The launching ceremony took place on September 23 and was attended by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong and senior officers from the RSN and the Defence Science and […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly known as DCNS) delivered the first Gowind 2500 corvette to the Egyptian Navy on Friday, September 22. The ceremony took place in Lorient in the presence of Admiral Ahmed Khaled, commander in chief of the Egyptian Navy, Hervé Guillou, president and CEO of Naval Group and senior officials of the […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond assumed command of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 operating in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The ceremony, in which Diamond relieved sister ship HMS Duncan, took place in Montenegro over the weekend. Duncan was originally to be replaced by helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, but the ship had to […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard has offloaded a record amount of cocaine seized within 12 months of cocaine-chasing operations. A total of 50,550 pounds (22.9 tons) of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million was offloaded Wednesday in San Diego at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Marking a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service, […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard personnel concluded law enforcement training with Senegalese Marine and Navy and Cabo Verde Coast Guard units as part of operation Junction Rain (OJR). OJR, the operational phase of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership, concluded with a debriefing conference on September 15. During this phase, U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities

    The Canadian transport authority has issued a $6,000 penalty to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir William Alexander after the vessel failed to respect the temporary mandatory slow down in place for all vessels in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Coast Guard will have 30 days to pay the penalty or ask the Transportation Appeal […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard has offloaded some 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth over $50 million in St. Petersburg, on Saturday. The cocaine was seized from a tanker in the Caribbean during a routine patrol in August this year. Crewmembers of the Coast Guard cutter Tahoma detected and intercepted a 226-foot tanker suspected of smuggling contraband. The Tahoma crew […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) along with guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) arrived on station off of Key West, Florida, to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The ships began their transit to the area September 8 and arrived […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German defense procurement agency BAAINBw has authorized a €2.4 billion contract for the construction of five new Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes. The ARGE K130 consortium, composed of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and the recently incorporated German Naval Yards Kiel, will be delivering the ships. Led by Lürssen Werft as prime contractor, the shipbuilding team is to deliver the ships […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Researchers from Denmark, Canada and the US worked together recently to plant buoys into the Arctic Ocean to collect weather and oceanographic data to enhance forecasting and environmental models. The U.S National Ice Center (USNIC) coordinated with the Office of Naval Research, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Danish Joint Arctic Command, Environmental and Climate […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Department of State has approved a possible sale of two 35-meter fast patrol boats to Bahrain and the was notified of the sale on Friday. Bahrain is looking to buy two fast patrol boats equipped with one MK38 Mod 3 25mm gun and one SeaFLIR 380 HD Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) device. Other […]

  • 7 September 2017

    The ReCAAP ISC received a report about a piracy incident occurred on a Thai-flagged Product Tanker MGT 1. The tanker was underway from Rayong port, Thailand to Andaman sea where the incident took place at about 2100 hrs on 6 Sep 17 at 54 nm east of Kuala Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, West Malaysia, at position […]