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  • 21 November 2013

    A KDC-10 transport aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force delivered 29 tonnes of aid to the city of Cebu in the Philippines last week. The aid, made available by the affiliated aid organisations in the Netherlands (SHO), is intended for the thousands of victims of the destructive force of typhoon Haiyan. The Defence organisation […]

  • 19 April 2012

    During the last week EU Naval Force (NAVFOR) Spanish and French frigates have ensured that much needed humanitarian aid has been delivered safely to the people of Somalia.  From 5 to 11 April, Spanish frigate ESPS Infanta Elena and French warship FS Aconit took it in turns to escort World Food Programme (WFP) ship MW […]

  • 26 November 2014

    Royal Navy helicopters have delivered essential materials to Northern Sierra Leone as the part of the UK’s ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola. Responding to a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) request, a Merlin helicopter from 820 Naval Air Squadron lifted urgent supplies for a support camp to be built near a community care centre […]

  • 19 August 2015

    Sailors from Italian Navy warship, ITS Libeccio, which is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta, have provided much-needed food and water to twenty four stranded seafarers. With help from the local community, the seafarers had taken refuge on a small island west of Socotra a few […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy recently answered a distress call from two transatlantic rowers after they ran out of supplies. Tom Hudson and Pete Fletcher had arrived 30 miles South West of the Scilly Isles 96 days, 23 hours and 50 minutes after setting off from New York when they called the Falmouth coastguard for assistance. The pair, who […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne, working for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, came to the aid of a critically ill merchant seaman in the southern Arabian Sea. The vessel was responding to a Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) call from the Merchant Vessel (MV) City of Beijing, which required life-saving aid for a critically […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Helicopters from HMS Illustrious have begun to deliver aid, people and equipment to small Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan over a fortnight ago. The Portsmouth-based helicopter and commando carrier arrived in the region to the north of Panay on Monday and immediately began surveying nearby islands to assess their needs. Recce teams were sent […]

  • 18 November 2013

    HMS Daring loaded her stores at Cebu port with lifesaving humanitarian aid and is on her way to Philippine islands that have been without help since Typhoon Haiyan struck. The flight crew flew their Lynx helicopter from HMS Daring on six reconnaissance sorties over remote areas for signs of destruction, covering a total of 48 […]

  • 7 June 2012

    With today’s start of the hurricane season, the Netherlands Defence units stationed in the Caribbean are on official stand-by for providing emergency aid before, during and after hurricanes. This task is an addition to the main tasks of the Dutch navy, army and marechaussee personnel present in the area, counterdrugs operations being one of them. […]

  • 29 August 2018

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) aided in the transport of passengers from a damaged seaplane that was adrift at sea in the Western Atlantic Ocean August 25. Mason was on operations in the Atlantic with Carrier Strike Group 12, when the US Navy diverted the ship to rendezvous with the container ship […]

  • 21 August 2015

    During a visit to the Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos, the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief team from RFA Lyme Bay helped a fisherman in distress. The operation occurred in the middle of a beach landing exercise while they were demonstrating their capability. The crew of the Combat Support Boat (CSB) spotted a […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy amphibious helicopter carrier, HMS Illustrious, has been thanked by senior members of the Philippine government in Manila as the ship completes her task of supporting the disaster relief mission following Typhoon Haiyan. HMS Illustrious has been in the Philippines since 25 November delivering aid supplies and providing ‘hands on’ help to many Filipinos […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Training & Education

    RFA Argus broke off from drug-busting duties in the Caribbean to deliver disaster relief aid to Jamaicans so they can repair more than 70 schools damaged by Superstorm Sandy last month. Although the local authorities dealt with the immediate aftermath of the storm, Argus carries also supplies which can help with the longer-term rebuilding process […]

  • 13 August 2015

    On Friday 7 August 2015, maritime forces in Puntland carried out a successful operation to rescue crew members from a stricken Yemeni fishing vessel, FV Al Amal, which had run aground on to a Somali beach after it suffered engine problems. Since the Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, was in the vicinity conducting counter-piracy patrols, […]

  • 19 November 2018

    The United States will team up with Australia and Papua New Guinea for the redevelopment of the Pacific Island nation’s Lombrum naval base on Manus island, US vice president Mike Pence announced at the APEC leaders summit. Pence’s announcement comes a month after Australia announced an agreement with Papua New Guinea for the upgrades of […]

  • 24 January 2012

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) responded to a call of distress from M/V Albrouj, a Yemeni dhow that was en route to Somalia from Yemen, while the U.S. ship was conducting helicopter operations in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 19. The guided-missile destroyer Halsey, which was two hours away from the position of the dhow, immediately […]

  • 20 September 2011

      The German frigate FGS BAYERN, part of the Operation ATALANTA counter-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa, has recently escorted the merchant vessel “SEA MASTER I” safely into the port of Bossasso on the northern coast of Somalia. The ship was loaded with humanitarian-aid as part of the World Food Programme aid to those […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced on Wednesday that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress. The AdvanFort fleet, which […]

  • 27 June 2011

    Israel’s security cabinet on Monday ordered the navy to stop an international aid flotilla from breaching a naval blockade on the Gaza Strip… (ahram) [mappress] Source: ahram, June  27, 2011;

  • 8 September 2017

    Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean has been diverted from a planned task to provide vital humanitarian aid to Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and in the path of Hurricane José. The helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship will join Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, providing logistical and medical support. Defence Secretary Sir Michael […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian officials announced February 22 that a new expert advisor has been elected to assist on the $26.2 billion “Canadian Surface Combatant” shipbuilding programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Through the NSPS, the Government is supporting the renewal of the Canada Coast Guard fleet, and ensuring that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Rushmore (LSD 47) rendered assistance to 65 people on makeshift bamboo rafts in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi June 10. Shipboard lookouts spotted the distressed persons waving orange and white flags. Rushmore’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, ordered the launch of a small boat with two search […]

  • 11 September 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS TE KAHA recently assisted a yacht in the north Tasman Sea. The yacht MAHI was on a voyage out of Brisbane when it got into trouble on Wednesday night with a leak around its rudder stock. TE KAHA, bound for South East Asia, was 180 nautical miles south of […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s ships will be equipped with navigation and communication aids same as NATO countries use; that will help to counter piracy…   (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy , April 27, 2012; Image: navy

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) rendered medical assistance and provided food, water and fuel to an Iranian-flagged dhow, M/V Payam, Aug. 15, approximately 45 miles southeast of Muscat, Oman. At approximately 2:20 p.m. local time, Hue City responded to a distress call for medical assistance relayed by a U.S. P-3C Orion, operating under […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Philippine Navy personnel helped fight a blaze onboard a cargo ship sailing off Misamis Oriental Thursday afternoon. Naval Forces Western Mindanao commander Rear Admiral Armado Guzman said Friday that the BRP-Emilio Liwag and BRP-Jose Loor Jr., skippered by Commander Rolando Guanzon and Lieutenant Arnold Simbajon respectively, which are stationed at the Iligan City pier, immediately […]

  • 19 December 2011

    The Spanish auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship, the SPS PATINO, Flagship of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, with the Force Commander, Captain Jorge Manso Revilla embarked, has recently completed a “first” for the mission by escorting a three ship convoy of ships chartered by the World Food Programme. Since the inception of the EU […]

  • 6 November 2011

    The Israeli military has confirmed that that its navy intercepted and boarded two aid boats that were approaching Gaza. The ships were… (xinhuanet) [mappress] Source: xinhuanet, November 06, 2011

  • 5 January 2015

    US Coast Guard crews assisted a disabled fishing vessel 35 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, January 1. At about 4 p.m., Wednesday, the three person crew of the fishing vessel Kristin and Michael notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston that their vessel was experiencing engine problems and they had become disabled. Coast […]