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  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty-six international defence attaches have been shown the vital role that Portsmouth plays in supporting the Royal Navy worldwide. The London-based officials visited Portsmouth Naval Base to see the part it plays in keeping surface ships available for operations. The attaches were also told how the base is shaping up to accommodate the Navy’s two […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited HM Naval Base Portsmouth on Sunday 26 July to meet the international sailing teams taking part in the World Series Races to determine the contender for the America’s Cup Trophy in 2017. The Duke and Duchess were met in Portsmouth by Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities

    The floating dry-dock “Richland” (ADFM-8) was relocated from the confines of Apra Harbor, U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), January 28, as a multitude of vessels gathered at NBG’s inner harbor. After all inspections and checks of seaworthiness were complete, the 212-foot, 467-ton tug Rhocas got underway from NBG with the Richland under tow. Rhocas was […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mobile Trainer (MT) 1000 submarine firefighting trainer on Polaris Point, Guam, August 26. According to U.S. Navy, the MT-1000 is the hottest firefighting trainer it has. It can run until temperatures reach 700 degrees Fahrenheit at five feet above the […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Works on improving the submarine repair facilities at the U.S. Navy base Polari Point, Guam, are set to be completed in December, the U.S. Navy said. An expanded Emergent Repair Facility (ERF), dehumidified warehouse and ship’s support building will allow submarine tenders USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40) to […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portsmouth harbor tugs welcomed the opportunity to train towing larger vessels as Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Rosalie was on a visit to the Portsmouth, England. At 23,384 tonnes and 185.1 metres in length, the Fleet Solid Support Vessel is nearly 100 metres shorter and nearly three times lighter than the new carrier and her […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Authorities

    The Australian government has awarded a contract for the second stage of upgrades at the Royal Australian Navy’s Garden Island base in Sydney. The latest contract represents “stage two” of the Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program which is valued at AUD 286 million. The works represent the government’s investment in Garden Island as the primary home […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Industry news

    Work has begun to revamp facilities in Portsmouth Naval Base so it can accommodate Britain’s biggest warships. It will take 18 months and £34m (about USD 53 million) to turn the 90-year-old structure at Middle Slip Jetty into 21st Century moorings meeting all the needs of Britain’s future flagship. In due course, the more modern […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has shared a time lapse video of ships getting underway from Pearl Harbor earlier this week for the sea phase of the international Rim of the Pacific exercise 2016. From submarines through destroyers to large aircraft carriers, Naval Station Pearl Harbor tug operators show how it’s done. This year’s edition of the world’s largest maritime […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The new U.S. DoD acquisition plan includes nine new Virginia-class submarines, 10 new Aegis destroyers, 40 new littoral combat ships, 13 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, and 16 more F/A-18E/F Super Hornets than originally planned. The U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told this to a crowd of 150 sailors gathered at Naval Base San […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Authorities

    A fire broke out at Irish Naval Base on Haulbowline Island, Cork, on December 21 and was extinghuished within a few hours. The blaze started on the upper floor of a disused building at the Naval Base at 8:30 p.m. local time, Irish Defence Forces said in a statement. There were no casualties reported. Two units […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Philippine Navy is set to benefit from an upgraded Rafael Ramos naval base in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, which will be upgraded under a PHP1 billion (approx. US$18.6M) project, the Philippine News Agency said in a report. Following the upgrades, which will include dredging, new wharfs, beaching ramps and a berthing area, the base will be able to […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities

    Capt. Roy Love relieved Capt. Curt Jones as commanding officer of Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) during a change of command ceremony Aug. 4. Rear Adm. Markham K. Rich, commander, Navy Region Southwest presided over the event. During the ceremony, Jones was presented with the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    After returning to Fleet Base East in September HMAS Warramunga’s new anti-ship missile defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced a Unit Readiness period. Also, the crew of Warramunga has been conducting Sea Acceptance Trials for the new Electronic Surveillance System as part of project SEA […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Berga Naval base, homeport of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, to discuss the importance of enlisted leadership development Aug. 18.   “Leadership development has been, is, and continues to be my number one priority,” said Stevens. “I truly believe that no organization can rise […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has arrived in its homeport of Portsmouth for the first time, becoming the fourth of five new OPVs to be delivered from Glasgow shipyards. HMS Tamar – which has the accolade of being the greenest vessel the navy has ever had — will now spend time […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $106 million contract to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the fifth Expeditionary Mobile Base ship (ESB-5). Formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program, Expeditionary Mobile Base is a ship that provides logistics movement from sea […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: Belgian Navy French Navy frigate Primauguet (D 644) docked in Zeebrugge, Belgium for a routine port visit on March 10 and is set to stay until March 13. The frigate was on its way back from the international exercise Cold Response 2016, which took place in Norwegian waters and hosted 20 warships from different NATO […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Submarine Squadron 15 held a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Base Guam on Polaris Point, June 20. Capt. David Schappert relieved Capt. Jeffrey Grimes as commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 15. Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Rear Adm. Frederick Roegge was the guest speaker for the ceremony and discussed the importance […]

  • 8 April 2020

    HMS Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class submarines of the Royal Navy, has arrived at her new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The new submarine and her 98-strong crew arrived at the Naval Base in Argyll and Bute on April 7, flying the White Ensign after sailing from BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness. “It is […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Anti-terror exercise took place at Caspian Flotilla (CF) naval base Astrakhan. About 200 servicemen were involved in the exercise, as …   (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, May 07, 2012; Image: krabov

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities

    The Italian Navy has decommissioned its deep sea tugboat ITS Prometeo after over 40 years of service. The vessel was decommissioned on October 5 at naval base Augusta in a ceremony attended by the chief of Coastal Defence Forces (COMFORPAT). Prometeo was the second of two Atlante-class tugboats built by Cantiere Navale Visentini for the Italian Navy […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii are getting underway from Pearl Harbor as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands. This was announced by Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, who said that ships and submarines not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie and will be positioned to […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Ledbury has returned to her home base of Portsmouth after a busy two weeks away on ceremonial and training duties.   Having only taken over the ship the week before, MCM2 Crew 4 worked tirelessly to make her ready for sea in time for high profile events in France commemorating the 70th anniversary of […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy commissioned two littoral mission vessels (LMV) and inaugurated a new simulation center in a ceremony at Tuas Naval Base on September 26. The two LMVs, RSS Justice and RSS Indomitable, are the fourth and fifth of overall eight vessels in their class. Shipbuilder ST Engineering has so far launched seven vessels with the […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) changed command during  a ceremony at the Naval Base Guam chapel on August 5. Cmdr. Steven Tarr III took charge of the submarine from Cmdr. David Lammers. Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff and former commander of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15, was the guest […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) got underway from Changi Naval Base, Singapore, to start a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia. Following flag-level staff talks between US and Republic of Singapore navies, the TSC patrol got underway on May 19 with 40 embarked staff members in a goodwill mission consisting of port […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarine USS Olympia departed the city of Olympia on January 30 following a series of engagements with civic and community leaders and locally-based organizations. The namesake visit provided an opportunity for the crew of Olympia to demonstrate the quality of naval personnel to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest, particularly the city of […]