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  • 11 December 2018

    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 […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard named a new Bay-class search and rescue lifeboat in a ceremony on December 6. The Canadian ministry of fisheries revealed that the new boat for the Atlantic Region will be called CCGS Pennant Bay and is set to be delivered to the Coast Guard later this month. CCGS Conception Bay, the lead ship […]

  • 1 April 2015

    The first of two Austal-built Bay Class Patrol Boats was gifted to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) by the Australian Government, at an event held in Port Klang, Malaysia on Tuesday, March 17. The 38m Bay Class Patrol Boat, previously the ACV Arnhem Bay and now KM Perwira, was received by the MMEA following […]

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

    The first in a fleet of Canadian Coast Guard’s new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats will be named after Conception Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian minister of fisheries Dominic LeBlanc announced on Monday. Following the lead ship in the class, up to 20 new “Bay”-class boats will be named after geographical bays across Canada. The CCGS […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay on May 18 joined NATO’s Standing Maritime Group (SNMG 2) sailing in Southern European waters. The Bay-class landing ship deck auxiliary is 176.6 m long and a displaces about 16,000 t. It has the capability to operate several types of helicopters and is equipped with small rafts for shallow water […]

  • 22 January 2019

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has embarked a team of US drug enforcement officers to join the fight against Caribbean drug-running. An SH65 Dolphin helicopter of the US Coast Guard’s HITRON – Helicopter Interdiction Tactical squadRON – and its counter-narcotics boarding team, the LEDET (Legal Enforcement DETachment) joined the Bay-class ship in […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    RFA Mounts Bay has sailed from the UK on deployment to the Mediterranean where she will provide a continuous amphibious capability over coming months. The Bay Class Landing Ship is perfectly suited for such a deployment with access to a flight deck, vehicle deck, wet dock, container storage, medical facilities and accommodation for over 300 […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules personnel are keeping the ship in top shape through training and maintenance. Personnel onboard are conducting continuous training at sea, working together in preparation for Talisman Sabre, the next amphibious exercise for the Australian Defence Force. HMAS Choules (L100) is a Bay-class landing ship that served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 13 June 2011
    Industry news

      West Australian shipbuilder Austal has been chosen as preferred tenderer to build eight new patrol boats for Customs and Border Protection. Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor said the eight new vessels to be constructed under the $350 million contract would significantly boost the Customs and Border Protection capability to detect and respond to illegal […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK-based ship repair and conversion company A&P Group is launching a defense division to better position itself for UK defense ministry’s future Type 31 frigate and Type 45 destroyer contracts. The new division will be headquartered at A&P Falmouth and managed by Gerald Pitts, who now takes the role of Managing Director of A&P Group Defence. […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    RFA Lyme Bay has carried out the first of six friendly approaches in the Gulf of Aden. It was the first friendly approach carried out by a UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay Class ship, as part of European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The ship’s boat team interacted with the local seafarers to […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa commissioned SLNS Mihikatha and SLNS Rathnadeepa at the Port of Colombo on 9th July 2014.   SLNS Mihikatha and SLNS Rathnadeepa, two patrol boats gifted by Australia, joined the SLN Fleet on 29th March and 3rd June 2014 respectively and were assigned the pennant numbers P350 and P351. Both are […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact has an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious support ship RFA Mounts Bay became one of the busiest airfields in the UK as she conducted flying training with four squadrons and four different types of helicopters. Her flight deck witnessed more than 350 deck landings – including 100 by the new Wildcat – during three weeks of intensive training off the south […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy now has enhanced amphibious warfare capability with the commissioning in Fremantle today of Australia’s newest warship, the Bay Class Landing Ship HMAS Choules. Choules, a former Royal Fleet Auxiliary which served the Royal Navy under the name Largs Bay, was renamed after Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules, Australia’s last surviving World […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay served as the test bed for a mobile US Navy minehunting force during a recent test off the coast of Virginia. The test included helicopters, divers, remote-controlled boats and automated surveying machines and was intended to see whether a task force without a minehunter assigned to […]

  • 1 February 2019

    Just weeks after Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay embarked US Coast Guard personnel for counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean, the team found their first contraband. The Bay-class ship embarked a Dolphin helicopter from the US Coast Guard’s HITRON – Helicopter Interdiction Tactical squadRON – and its counter-narcotics boarding team, the LEDET (Legal Enforcement DETachment) […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s third Tide-class tanker RFA Tidesurge arrived in Cornwall, England, on March 27 where it will undergo further outfitting and trials before entering service. Tidesurge arrived from South Korea where it was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. It is the third of four tankers in its class, designed and acquired to […]

  • 16 October 2018

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay has arrived at the port of Duqm in Oman to join the Anglo-Omani exercise Saif Sareea 3. The 16,000-ton ship sailed 5,000 miles from Falmouth to Duqm, where Britain has permanent facilities to support naval operations in the region. The port is the hub of naval operations for Saif […]

  • 6 May 2015

    The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection of Australia Hon. Peter Dutton met the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on May 5. Among the delegation that accompanied the Hon. Minister were Senior Advisor Mr. Michael Kilham, the Commander Operation Sovereign Borders Major General Andrew Bottrell and […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding international exercise Tradewinds 2018, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay is touring British territories in the Caribbean region to help them prepare for this year’s storm season. The 2017 storm season was among the worst in recent memory with a succession of hurricanes battering the region – and prompting a major relief effort […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over ten ships from four nations are participating in the annual, Royal Navy of Oman-hosted exercise Khunjar Haad that takes place in the Gulf of Oman. Ships from the Royal Navy of Oman are joined by U.S., French and Royal Navy ships in gunnery and air defense exercises aimed at maintaining the sailors’ proficiency in air […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Industry news

    The first patrol boat gifted to the Sri Lanka Navy by Australia arrived at the Port of Colombo on April 24th, 2014. It was ceremonially welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.   Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The second patrol boat gifted by Australia to the Sri Lanka Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo on 25th June 2014.   Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera and Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe were among the high ranking […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Industry news

    His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander Kingdom of Bahrain visited HMS Atherstone in Bahrain on 20 Nov 2012. He was accompanied by Commodore Simon Ancona Royal Navy, Commander United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander. During his visit His Royal Highness met members of the Ship’s Company and found […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded over £1 billion worth of contracts for the maintenance of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and the Royal Navy’s survey and hydrographic fleet over the next ten years. The deal covers 17 ships and will improve how spares, repairs and maintenance work are carried out. “This £1bn deal secures […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Thales has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the Integrated Maritime Coordination and Surveillance System (IMARCS) from Austal.   IMARCS is a maritime command and control system which integrates Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), GPS and radar into a single picture of the operational environment. This situational awareness picture can be shared end to end – […]

  • 3 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Minehunter HMS Atherstone celebrated 2013’s arrival with bangs and fireworks aplenty in the Gulf. Her dive team blew up unwanted old plastic explosives, while her gunners took part in a fiery night-time shoot to keep the skills of all aboard fully honed on New Year’s Day. THIS is how you bring in 2013. With a […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    An explosion rips through the hull of the merchant vessel, critically wounding six members of the crew. Two are in danger of losing limbs, another can’t breathe, and a fourth has deep burns across his chest. The casualties are flown to the nearby RFA Cardigan Bay, where the specialist military medics, doctors and nurses of […]