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  • 18 December 2012

    In the afternoon of 15 December 2012, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie intercepted one skiff with five suspected pirates on board. While underway to the probable pirates’ operating area, the Swedish EU NAVFOR maritime patrol aircraft (MPRA) was able to locate the suspicious skiff on 12 December 2012. The BNS […]

  • 2 September 2014

    After leaving her home port of Zeebrugge on Sunday 10 August, Belgian Navy warship BNS LEOPOLD I has arrived in the Gulf of Aden to commence counter-piracy operations with the EU Naval Force.   This is the fourth time that this multi-purpose frigate, with 157 men and 13 women on board, has participated in the […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Brazilian Navy’s BNS Amazonas came alongside in Cape Town, South Africa at the V&A Waterfront for a port call on January 8. BNS Amazonas, a 90-meter offshore patrol vessel, left Brazil late December 2015. The ship forms part of the south east naval grouping of the Brazilian Navy which is used in performing maritime security in […]

  • 21 April 2015

    The Brazilian Navy Ship, BNS Amazonas, an Offshore Patrol vessel visited the port of Cape Town, South Africa, over the period of 08-13 April 2015. BNS Amazonas was built by BAE Systems Portsmouth, launched on 18 November 2009 and commissioned on 29 June 2013 as part of the Grouping of Naval Southeast (Brazilian Navy). BNS Amazonas’ […]

  • 12 June 2017

    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate BNS Louise Marie departed Belgian naval base Zeebrugge on Monday to start her deployment to the European operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of the next 30 days, Louise Marie will be representing the Belgian contribution to the EU mission of fighting human and arms traffickers in the Mediterranean […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian Navy recently concluded a missile exercise in waters off Rio de Janeiro during which ships and aircraft of the navy sank the decommissioned frigate Bosísio. Navy units took turns firing their armaments at the former Royal Navy Type 22 frigate until it sank. A Brazilian Navy S-70B Seahawk hit the old frigate with […]

  • 11 August 2016

    China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has started construction of additional two Swadhinota-class guided missile corvettes for the Bangladesh Navy with a ceremony that was attended by the Chief of Naval Staff Mohammed Nizamuddin Ahmed. The Swadhinota-class are a variation of the Chinese Navy Type-056 design and the Bangladesh Navy already operates two vessels in the class. On January 10, 2016, BN received BNS […]

  • 13 November 2017

    Helping NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) clear historic ordnance off the coast of France was the final task of the crew of Belgian minehunter BNS Primula before they headed home. From October 20 to November 7, Belgians worked with their colleagues in French waters off the Normandy coast. These waters were mined and […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate Louise Marie F931 has returned to its homeport in Zeebrugge, Belgium, after undergoing modernization in the Netherlands. The frigate was docked in Den Helder, where she was fitted with new weapons and communications. BNS Louise Marie will now be performing operational and readiness tests. According to the Belgian Navy, the ship should […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) has received an order to construct six Second Generation Patrol Vessels with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) capability for the Royal Malaysian Navy.   According to Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the company finalized the negotiations with The Ministry of Defence Malaysia (MoD) and signed a formal agreement with a value of RM9 billion (USD […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    Brazilian Navy’s training ship BNS Brasil recently paid a visit to the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to social media, the vessel entered the Cruise Terminal on September 19 and continued its journey today, September 22. BNS Brasil was escorted into the Terminal by two KOTUG tugs, ZP Chalone and SD Sparta. Each year the Brazilian Navy […]

  • 16 September 2014

    Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast.   The dhow was initially sighted by BNS Leopold I’s Alouette III helicopter during a reconnaissance flight along the Somali coast on […]

  • 28 June 2018

    The navies of India and Bangladesh kicked off their first ever coordinated patrol (IN-BN CORPAT) from the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong on June 25. The Indian Navy sent frigate INS Satpura and corvette INS Kadmatt to take part in the patrol. Bangladesh contributed frigate Abu Bakr and corvette Dhaleshwari, while both navies also sent […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bangladesh Navy’s frigate Somudra Joy has arrived in India on a four-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command. The 115-meter-long ship reached Visakhapatnam on September 4, 2018. #BridgesofFriendship #BangladeshNavy ship #SomudraJoy accorded a warm welcome as she enters Visakhapatnam on a four day visit to the Eastern Naval Command. O/A Capt M Moniruzzaman, CO of […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Just 12 days after EU Naval Force warship BNS Louise Marie apprehended five suspect pirates at sea off the Somali Coast, the Belgium frigate has once again located a suspect skiff – this time with three men on board.   The warship, which is operating as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy mission – Operation Atalanta, […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I carried out a friendly approach on a Kenyan fishing vessel in the Somali Basin. The fishing vessel has been initially sighted by the Belgian Navy warship’s Alouette III helicopter. When the warship was nearby, the fishermen invited BNS Leopold I’s team on board for a visit. The fisherman […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Bangladesh naval ship “Bangabandhu” arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 30th November 2012. The visiting ship sailing under the command of Captain MIR Ershad Ali (G), psn, BN was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The Commanding Officer of the BNS Bangabandhu was […]

  • 28 November 2018

    Navy ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) stopped in Karlskrona, Sweden, for a port visit from November 23 to 25. The port visit included visits to local military and civilian officials as well as tours of the ships for both local residents and Swedish […]

  • 2 September 2014

    On Saturday 30 August, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I conducted their first friendly approach with two Yemeni fishing vessels.   Having sighted the vessels at sea with approximately 15 men, women and children on board, the warship’s Boarding Party was dispatched to investigate the situation. Once on board, the Belgium Navy crew was […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As part of Baltic Sea tasks, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE provided a short update on the group’s operations. The Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921), integrated in SNMCMG1, conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the German Navy’s Elbe-class replenishment ship FGS Donau. The vessels met in the Baltic Sea yesterday, January 28. BNS Lobelia later engaged in a manoeuvre […]

  • 16 February 2017

    The Brazilian Navy has decided to decommission its aircraft carrier BNS Sao Paulo (A 12), 17 years after acquiring it from the French Navy in 2000. The reason for this decision, as the Brazilian news site DefesaNet reported, was the fact that cost of returning the aircraft carrier to an operational status was too high. […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Industry news

    Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd’s (BHIC) subsidiary is awarded a contract worth RM1.53 billion for the Malaysian government’s patrol vessels. Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of BHIC, received letter of award for the second generation patrol vessel from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS). This contract for littoral combat ships was previously awarded to […]

  • 27 November 2015

    The six ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in London for a routine port visit on Thursday, November 26, 2015. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. Under the command of the Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Peter Bergen […]

  • 27 September 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. and Bangladesh Sailors completed the at-sea portion of the first Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) held in Bangladesh on Sept. 23. Guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) and mine countermeasures ship USS Defender (MCM 2) participated in exercises at sea with Bangladesh navy ships (BNS) Bangabandhu […]

  • 14 September 2018

    Belgian Navy Tripartite-class minehunter BNS Bellis (M916) found an unexploded mine from the Second World War in the North Sea on September 13. Personnel performing unexploded ordnance (UXO) destroyed the mine off the Belgian coast this morning, the navy informed. Breaking! On Thursday night BNS Bellis found an unexploded mine from WWII! UXO destroyed this […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Photos: Belgian Navy Belgian Navy’s minehunter BNS Primula officially joined the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 on March 14 and on March 21 began its deployment as it, together with other ships from the group, sailed out of the Zeebruge harbor in Belgium. During the three months the ship will spend with NATO, Primula […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard decommissioned and transferred the Cutter Rush to the Bangladesh Navy as the BNS Somudra Avijan during an official signing ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda Wednesday afternoon. A 20-member team from the Bangladesh Navy, led by prospective commanding officer Capt. Mohammad Waseem Maqsood, arrived in Alameda in March to begin […]

  • 12 February 2013

     Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie is on her way home after completing three months of counter piracy patrols with the European Union’s counter piracy mission – EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) – Operation Atalanta. BNS Louise-Marie joined EU NAVFOR, which fights piracy off the coast of Somalia, on 23 November 2012. During her time with EU […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Brazilian Navy announced it has successfully launched a prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) anti-ship missile off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The launch was performed by the locally-built Brazilian Navy corvette BNS Barroso on November 27. According to the Brazilian Navy, the first anti-ship missile to be developed in […]