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  • 23 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel and CMA CGM – the third-largest shipping group – along with other local industry partners tested the Bay Area’s capability to tow ultra-large container vessels during an exercise Wednesday.   The vessel used for this exercise was CMA CGM’s Centaurus, an 11400 TEU container ship measuring 365 […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Authorities

      The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said that Iran’s naval operations will not be limited to the Persian Gulf and… (tehrantimes) [mappress] Source: tehrantimes, July 12, 2011;

  • 18 December 2012
    Industry news

    Plisetsk Space Center and a ship-repair plant in Severodvinsk may become popular tourist centers in… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 18, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 6 September 2012

    AMI and Kelvin Hughes Limited agree terms to expand their areas of cooperation In South East Asia. Spike Hughes, the Sales and Marketing Director at Kelvin Hughes praised AMI for enabling KH to become the pre-eminent supplier of navigational equipment in the commercial marine market in Australia in a successful association which has spanned over […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) are scheduled to be commissioned into the Indian Navy in presence of Vice Adm SPS Cheema, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command today, September 29. The vessels will be commissioned as T-48, T-49 and T-50. This will take up the total number of such vessels to 23 of which 17 […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USS Kearsarge-lead U.S. Navy amphibious group on April 5 departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation, operating in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and was substituted by the USS Boxer amphibious ready group. While in the U.S. 5th Fleet, the Kearsarge ARG provided a forward naval presence supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and theater security cooperation […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Authorities

    Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014.   “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Purple Pony’, HMAS Toowoomba, is mid-way through her six-month deployment, patrolling the expanses of the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, and Indian Ocean. The Frigate Helicopter (FFH) frigate is currently assigned to Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East and is predominantly assigned to the Australian-led Combined […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Nov. 13. While in 7th Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt participated in Exercise Malabar 15 with the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port visit to […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake visited the North-Western Naval Area on 22nd September 2012. He was received by Commander North-western Naval Area Rear Admiral PADR Perera on arrival. During the visit, the Navy Commander declared open the Command Operations Room and Signal Center and the Officers’ and Sailors’ Holiday Bungalow […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited the Southern Naval Area on 25th January 2013. On arrival, he was received by Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe. He addressed the ship’s company at the SLNS Nipuna auditorium. Thereafter, the Navy Commander viewed the Leadership Training in progress at the […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Today Australia, Malaysia and China announced the search area in the southern Indian Ocean, which represents the highest priority for future search efforts for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.   An expert satellite working group has reviewed all existing information in order to define a search zone of up to 60,000 square kilometers along the […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Lake County Council of the Navy League of the United States hosted their first Sailor of the Year Awards Dinner at the Port O’ Call Banquet and Conference Center, Jan. 19. Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, commander, Navy Region Midwest, was the keynote speaker as 18 senior and junior Sailors as well as five Blue […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy has adopted a new approach to minimising its impact on the environment that could become a blueprint for other Naval services. It has produced Environmental Protection Guidelines (Maritime) (EPG(M)), an interactive military layer of electronic charting which provides advice on the suitability of military activities in the vicinity of designated marine protected […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities

    Approximately 4,500 Sailors and Marines with Amphibious Squadron Five (PHIBRON 5) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Feb. 10 following operations in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet during their Western-Pacific deployment. The squadron departed their homeport of San Diego July 25, 2014, and […]

  • 4 September 2017

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed for the Gulf Coast region Aug. 31, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, and local and state authorities’ efforts to provide humanitarian and disaster relief for the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The ship and her crew were recently underway conducting shipboard drills, and […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Melbourne has departed the Middle East Area of Operations after a successful six-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. Melbourne heads home to Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW, after conducting maritime security patrols, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations from the Red and Arabian Seas to the Gulfs of Aden, Oman, Aqaba and the Straits […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Authorities

    In the lead-up to the German federal government’s refugee summit on 8 May 2015, Ralf Nagel, Chief Executive Officer of the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR), argued that German Navy vessels should widen the area of the Mediterranean Sea it covers for migrant search and rescue mission. The vessels, currently assigned to rescue refugees from boats in […]

  • 6 January 2012

      For many, filling up the tank at their local petrol station would have no connection to the Royal Australian Navy. Most Australians would not realise that some of the goods they purchase at the supermarket and the fuel they consume has been provided safe passage to our shores by Australian sailors deployed to the […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    In the aftermath of the incessant rains in the state of Kerala, and the consequent rise in water levels the State Government of Kerala sought help from Navy. Consequently, Naval Rescue Teams from Southern Naval Command (SNC) have been dispatched in affected areas. SNC has send two teams comprising of 20 divers and four Gemini […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (CSG) arrived in the US 6th Fleet area of operations on April 8, seven days after getting underway from Norfolk. The strike group, which includes the aircraft carrier, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Grey skies were no deterrent for Sydney families on Saturday when Garden Island opened its gates for the Sydney Area Navy Open Day. Showcased on the day was the newest addition to the Naval Fleet, the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield. HMA Ships Ballarat (II) and Gascoyne (II) also opened their gangways, showcasing Naval capability […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The KAKADU 2014 fleet has sailed from Darwin to conduct major maritime warfare serials in the North Australian Exercise Area including gunnery, air defence, flying operations and more.   The eight-strong fleet of warships includes the Royal Australian Navy’s HMA Ships Sydney, Stuart, Arunta and Newcastle, the Japanese Navy’s JS Hatazake, the Pakistan Navy’s PNS […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) entered the 4th Fleet area of responsibility May 21 in support of Operation Martillo.   Operation Martillo (Spanish for “hammer”), a joint operation involving the U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner-nations, targets illicit trafficking routes in the waters off Central America. Southern Command leads the […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) will depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) after a very successful five months operating in the Central Arabian Gulf. Mitscher, commanded by Cmdr. Frank E. Brandon, deployed Sept. 22 as a ballistic missile defense ship in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts […]

  • 18 October 2013

    If there was ever a good reason to heed naval forces’ warnings about the continuing threat from Somali piracy, then an attack on a super tanker is surely one of them. As reported by the EU Naval Force last week, the fully laden super tanker was attacked by eight armed pirates on Friday 11 October, […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited the Eastern Naval Area from 18 to 19 June 2014. He was accompanied by senior officers attached to the Naval Headquarters.   The Navy Commander was received by Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe on arrival. Addressing the officers of the Eastern […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens completed a trip to San Diego-area commands Dec. 14. During the three-day trip, he met with Sailors and Marines stationed at Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base San Diego, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Pomerado, Naval Recruiting Station (NRS) […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities

    US Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) became the newest ship to join the Pacific area of operations, after concluding a homeport shift from Virginia to San Diego. Grasp arrived in San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday, following an 18-day trip from its former home in Little Creek, Va. The trip included […]