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  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the first two of four offshore patrol patrol vessels to the Bangladesh Coast Guard. The converted and upgraded former Italian Navy Minerva-class corvettes were delivered during a ceremony held August 4 at the shipbuilder’s Muggiano yard in Italy. Formerly known as Minerva and Sibilla, the two vessels were renamed by the […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Italian Navy has, one last time, bid farewell to its two decommissioned Minerva-class corvettes which will continue their lives as Bangladesh Coast Guard ships. ITS Danaide and ITS Urania left the Navy yard to undergo conversion works before they are delivered to the Bangladesh Coast Guard. The two vessels were previously decommissioned during a ceremony […]

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

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri today delivered the final two offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG). The overall four vessels in the class are former Italian Navy Minerva-class corvettes converted by Fincantieri into offshore patrol vessels under a contract from July 2015. The first two OPVs, formerly known as Minerva and Sibilla, were […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Italian Navy retired two Minerva-class corvettes, ITS Fenice and ITS Sfinge, during a May 29 ceremony at the Augusta Naval Base. The formal flag-lowering ceremony, attended by Italian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Valter Girardelli and the Commander in Chief Admiral Donato Marzano, marked the end of almost 30 years of service for the corvettes. With […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard held a decommissioning ceremony for Coast Guard Cutter Rush at Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The ceremony honored 45 years of Rush’s service to the Coast Guard. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presided over the event. Since the cutter was launched in 1968, it has served the U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Wednesday. Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra relieved Capt. Kevin A. Jones as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. Jones will assume command of Rush, which was recently decommissioned. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander presided over […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Bangladesh navy ship BNS Somudro Joy (F-28), Nov. 26. The PASSEX occurred as both ships transited across the Pacific Ocean in support of multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. Freedom had recently completed delivering aid supplies to Tacloban Nov. 24, […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 15th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise was launched at the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Multinational Operations and Exercises Centre (MOEC) on August 22. SEACAT focuses on regional cooperation to address shared maritime security challenges like smuggling, piracy and other illicit activities at sea, by bringing together liaison officers (LNOs) from Singapore, Brunei, […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A naval exercise gathering navy and coast guard officers from a number of Southeast Asian countries kicked off  in Singapore, Brunei, and the Philippines on August 21. In its 16th iteration, the annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise focuses on shared maritime security challenges of the region. The goal of the exercise is […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a memorable Passing Out Parade of the 14th Naval Orientation Course (NOC), 32 cadets of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard  marked completion of their training within the First Training Squadron, while listening to the traditional tune of Auld Lang Syne. Commodore MR Ajay Kumar, Naval Officer in Charge Kerala and Commanding Officer, INS […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A nine-nation maritime domain awareness exercise kicked off in Singapore on August 27. Named Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), the exercise is aimed at developing a common understanding of what is going on in the maritime environment and how best to operate as an effective unified maritime force. SEACAT brings sailors and coast guardsmen […]

  • 22 April 2015

    IMDEX Asia 2015 has attracted strong international interest from senior naval officials, maritime agencies and industry representatives who will converge at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from 19 to 21 May 2015. To date, Navy Chiefs from 15 countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 18th edition of international exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) kicked in Singapore on August 19. Maritime forces from ten Indo-Pacific partner nations in addition to the US Navy will engage in “real world, real time” training designed to enhance partner nation ability to communicate, coordinate and counter illegal smuggling and piracy. Participating […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore concluded with a closing ceremony at Changi Naval Base, Aug. 8.   Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet’s Task Force 73, delivered remarks before several hundred participating U.S. Navy Sailors and members of the Republic of Singapore navy. “For many […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Timorese Navy commenced the first Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste exercise Jan. 25, with an opening ceremony held at Port Hera Navy Base. U.S. Ambassador Judith Fergin and Col. Falur Rate Laek, Chief of Staff of the Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL), officiated the ceremony. Fergin reaffirmed U.S. support for […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities

    Over 40 ships and 44 nations attended the Republic of Singapore Navy’s first ever international maritime review to May 15. The event took place at RSS Singapura, Changi Naval Base and was attended by more than 30 navy chiefs, vice navy chiefs and directors-general of coast guards, and more than 40 flag rank officers, according to […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy task group comprised of ships, aircraft, Sailors and Marines arrived in the Philippines to commence the 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), June 26.   Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Subic Bay, while diving and […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team staged a compliant boarding exercise with a team from the Singaporean Police Coast Guard July 17 as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The 14th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise commenced at the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Multinational Operations and Exercises Centre (MOEC) Oct. 5. SEACAT focuses on regional cooperation to address shared maritime security challenges like smuggling, piracy and other illicit activities at sea, by bringing together liaison officers (LNOs) from Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    European defense contractor Leonardo will be delivering its Seaspray 5000E AESA radars for two new Dornier 228 multirole aircraft being built for the Bangladesh Navy. The Bangladesh Navy already operates two Dornier aircraft delivered by German company RUAG Aviation in 2013 and now has two more on order. The new aircraft will be used to monitor and […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Bangladesh Navy received five Metal Shark-built patrol boats from the US in a ceremony at the Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (SWADS) Headquarters in Chittagong April 25. Rear Admiral Joey Tynch, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, presented the patrol boats. Tynch, Joel Reifman, US Deputy Chief of Mission to Bangladesh and senior delegates from […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a $110.29 million contract for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters. If the Coast Guard opts to build all nine cutters the contract will be worth $2.38 billion. The OPC acquisition will replace the service’s aging fleet of medium endurance […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      The Canadian Coast Guard has awarded Vard Marine an engineering services contract for concept exploration with a focus on the coast guard’s future fleet renewal program. The work scope includes parametric concept design, feasibility studies and operational analysis, system design studies, trade-off analysis, and cost modelling. As explained by Vard, the work is intended […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities

    The Canadian government has decided to invest in eight new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the coast guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada is acquiring the new high-endurance SAR lifeboats from Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspé, Quebec, and Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario. Chantier Naval Forillon […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities

    Around 30 to 40 fishing vessels engaged in deep sea fishing are reported stranded due to prevailing bad weather near coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) based in Colombo, which is manned by the Sri Lanka Navy, has alerted the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centers in Myanmar and Bangladesh about the […]

  • 13 February 2013

    A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, the US, medevaced a 37-year-old engineer from a tanker ship approximately 23 miles east of Cape May Monday. Personnel aboard the Angistri, a 600-foot tanker, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday, reporting an engineer aboard the ship was injured due […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded $20 million worth of contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis, the service announced on Wednesday. The objective of the studies is to identify design and systems approaches that will reduce acquisition cost and production timelines. In addition to a requirement to develop heavy polar icebreaker designs with […]