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  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to their homeport in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Saturday, following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, the Diligence crew conducted search and rescue operations off the west coast of Cuba and conducted drug interdiction operations in the vicinity of Columbia and […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    DCNS has completed the first sea outing of the FREMM Languedoc on the Lorient site, the third of the series of vessels ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) and the French Navy. During this first sea outing, the main objective was to test the performance of the vessel’s propulsion and navigation system. The […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returned to Gaeta, Italy Oct. 3, 2015, after completing a nine month dry dock period in Rijeka, Croatia. During its 270 days in the Viktor Lenac shipyard, the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship underwent several modifications on its hull, mechanical and […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A local US Coast Guard cutter has returned to Port Angeles following a successful 50-day counter-narcotics patrol off the Pacific coast of Central America. During the patrol, the 65-person crew of Coast Guard Cutter Active interdicted three suspected smuggling vessels, detained nine suspects, and seized more than 4,500 pounds of cocaine valued at over $68 million. […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities

    The last of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Leaf Class support tankers is to leave the Service on Wednesday (30 September). RFA Orangeleaf, built in Birkenhead and launched in 1975 before being commissioned for service with the RFA in 1984, will complete her service in the port where she was built 40 years ago. The single […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities

    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 and ships from the Japanese Training Squadron (JTS) conducted Passing Exercise (PASSEX) Sept. 22. This is the first time this particular Japanese squadron has worked with Washington. During the PASSEX, DESRON 23 and JTS conducted multiple flight operations together. After the flight operations, […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents and interagency partners intercepted more than 3,400 pounds of cocaine during two separate at-sea interdictions off the coast of Central America. The wholesale value of the seized drugs is tens of millions of dollars. On Sept. 12, a Jacksonville-based OAM aircrew aboard a P-3 […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to begin the Southern Seas 2015 deployment and participate in UNITAS 2015, from late Sept. to mid Dec. 2015. George Washington, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG9), Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), USNS Bighorn (T-AO-198), USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200), USS […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The South African Navy is holding an Inter-departmental and International Maritime exercise in Richards Bay under the auspices of Chief of Joint Operations of the South African National Defence Force. The exercise started on the 14th of September and will continue until the 2nd of October 2015. The SA Navy and the South Indian Ocean Naval […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected the joint PIRIOU, DCNS and KERSHIP tender for the supply of four Offshore Support and Assistance Vessels (BSAH*) to the French Navy and for the associated maintenance. KERSHIP, a joint company created by the two naval partners, will ensure the management of this programme, which includes a firm order for two […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy is participating in exercise Cartago 2015, September 7 – 11, off the coast of Murcia, oriented towards the implementation of submarine rescue procedures. The exercise is should improve coordination at sea between Spanish Navy ships and Public Administration agencies with responsibilities in the maritime domain. In the five-day exercise, a supposedly damaged submarine will […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Arnomendi has just departed from her home port in Cartagena for the international deep sea monitoring campaign in the Cantabrian Sea and the Sole Bank.  The vessel will participate in the deep sea fishing campaign as part of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Plan. Her mission will be to monitor […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    DCNS has floated the French Navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne in Lorient on September 2. The FREMM Auvergne is the sixth frigate in the programme and fourth of the series ordered by OCCAr[i] on behalf of the DGA (the French defence procurement agency) for the French Navy. With three FREMMs currently under construction in DCNS’ […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s Fearless-class patrol vessel disrupted a sea robbery on a Malaysian-flagged tugboat Permata 1 in the eastern approaches of the Singapore Strait yesterday, September 1. In collaboration with the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL), the robbers were apprehended and the RSS Resilience escorted Permata 1 safely to Singapore waters. All crew on board the […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Authorities

    The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Adelie interdicted an estimated 2,900 pounds of marijuana and detained two people off the coast of Point Loma, California, Saturday. The bust is the second interdiction of illegal drugs by Washington-based patrol boats within the last week. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicted 24 kilograms of […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities

    The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) held a change of command ceremony pierside on Polaris Point, Aug. 26. Capt. Andrew St. John relieved Capt. Mark Benjamin as Frank Cable’s commanding officer during a change of command ceremony held on the pier. During Benjamin’s tenure as commanding officer, the ship completed more than 522 […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met for the Cutlass Express 2016 Main Planning Event (MPE) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 4 – 7. The four-day planning event aimed to further develop exercise scenarios for partner nations, participant force offerings, schedule of events and participant manning […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities

    Navies operating with Combined Task Force 151 conducted a coordinated operation to save a merchant mariner who was taken ill at sea. Ships from Japan and Korea coordinated the rescue mission in the Gulf of Aden to evacuate the mariner to Djibouti for urgent medical care. Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin was […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the past week the United States Coast Guard has been working with local crane operators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Saipan to assist in cleanup following Typhoon Soudelor. This is just one example of the inter-agency coordination it takes to aid in a disaster relief mission. The headquarters for the Commonwealth Ports […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, has been awarded three contracts potentially worth more than $170 million for programs serving a range of U.S. and Royal Australian Navy ships. The contract work includes network communications, missile launching and combat display systems. The first, U.S. Navy contract, is for the production of DRS’ family of digital […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Ashland (LSD 48) is making preparations to get underway from Saipan Harbor Aug. 14 as the potential builds for a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains low, […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to its homeport of Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, after a 114-day Joint Interagency Task Force South counter drug patrol, Wednesday, to reunite with family members and loved ones. While underway, on June 16 and July 18, Stratton seized two separate self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessels carrying a […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities

    Australian Navy Hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin has completed a successful tri-nation fisheries operation in the Western Pacific. Operation NASSE was coordinated from Noumea, New Caledonia, and was established to enforce the conservation measures legislated by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. HMAS Leeuwin was undertaking broader duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE and was […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Authorities

    Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 has conducted a joint operation with partners from across the international community, both military and non-military, aimed at encouraging the maritime community to work together to promote legitimate trade and fair use of the sea in the Horn of Africa region. The operation, coordinated by CTF151, was a multinational, multiagency […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit August 9, 2015. The port visit serves to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Almost 400 people have been rescued so far from a vessel which sank off Libya while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea with an estimated 600 refugees and migrants on board, the UN refugee agency says. UNHCR added that the bodies of a further 25 people had been recovered, but dozens more were still missing […]