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  • 14 January 2015

    Philippine Navy Patrol Gunboat apprehended two fishing boats during the conduct of Naval Patrol long the littoral waters of Pangasinan and La Union on the evening of January 6, 2015. BRP Hilario Ruiz (PG378) skippered by its Acting Commanding Officer Lieutenant Senior Grade John Paul Acio PN caught Fishing Boats Brianna Rae and Esperanza 1 […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Bremerton-based SAFE Boats International LLC a $2.74 million contract for the delivery of seven over the horizon IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats. The orders include trailers and familiarization training. According to the Coast Guard, this order brings the total number of OTH-IVs ordered to 103; the seven under the most […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Safe Boats International a contract worth approximately $2.31 million for the delivery of six over the horizon IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats. The latest award brings the total number of OTH-IVs ordered to 96. The six OTH-IVs under the most recent order are scheduled for delivery later this year and […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Equipment & technology

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered four of its Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels to C&I Leasing, a Nigerian provider of offshore support vessels. According to Damen, the patrol boats will be used to provide security patrol and escort services for LNG tankers calling in and out of the Nigerian LNG Bonny terminal. The 16-metre […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Authorities

    A German World War I submarine has been discovered by researchers in the North Sea, off the coast of West Flanders, Belgium. The U-boat, believed to be a UB-II submarine, is almost intact 30 meters below the surface. The exact location of the submarine is being withheld to prevent looting and damaging. West Flanders governor Carl […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight patrol boats from the Royal Navy’s 1st Patrol Boat Squadron demonstrated their ability to sail in close formation at high speeds as they returned from the Battle of Jutland commemorations. Eight boats mustered in Leith docks for a day of combined training. The 54-tonne craft normally give students from UK universities an insight into life […]

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

    Safe Boats International, LLC, Bremerton, Washington, is being awarded a $34,5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of four MK VI Patrol Boats.   This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $52,295,843. Work will be performed in Tacoma, Washington (82 percent); Kent, Washington (7 percent); […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Coastal Riverine Squadron Four (CRS-4) conducted well deck operations with the Mark VI patrol boat for the first time aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) May 15. Two Mark VI boats demonstrated their capabilities by mooring and launching multiple times from the well deck of Bataan, accomplishing a major milestone for the craft. […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Cameroonian Navy plans to purchase two 110-foot American patrol boats in 2020, the US Embassy in Cameroon said. With this acquisition, the navy aims to extend its ability to patrol Cameroon’s economic exclusion zone. Through 2017, the United States also provided several Defender-class rigid hull boats to the Cameroonian military for maritime patrols. Starting […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Vessels

    Four crew members sustained injuries following the collision of two US Coast Guard tactical boats off Falmouth.  The incident occurred on September 5 at around 1:30 p.m. local time, the USCG said. The 29-foot tactical boat crews were involved in maneuvers and training when they collided in Buzzards Bay. Both boats returned to Station Woods Hole under their […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 carried out an astern refueling training drill with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container, roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) in Guam’s Apra Harbor on May 24. The coastal riverine force has done an astern replenishment at sea a few […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has signed a contract with Austal to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal was previously selected as preferred bidder for the contract. Now, as part of the $280 million contract, Austal […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    American-based boat manufacturer SAFE Boats International announced that it has appointed retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William E. “Bill” Landay III as a director of its board. Vice Admiral Landay retired in 2013 after more than 35 years of Naval service. His final assignment was as Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) from August 2010 […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced an expansion project now underway at its waterfront shipbuilding complex in Franklin, Louisiana. The expansion is being undertaken to accommodate increased production needs, the company said. Metal Shark is erecting a fully-enclosed 200’ x 80’ large vessel assembly building to enable weather-independent construction of vessels up to 180’ in […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities

    A patrol boat that served in the Royal Australian Navy was already 30 years when it started service in 1942. Over a century later, the boat is still sailing. Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 by well-known Tasmanian shipwright EA ‘Ned’ Jack, at his boatyard on the Tamar River near Launceston, as a workboat for […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lürssen Defence, a German naval shipbuilder, is clinging on to an over-a-billion Euro offshore patrol vessel contract with Saudi Arabia amidst the uproar caused by recent executions in the Gulf country. Responding to the talks about sanctions and a possible stop of military exports, the German newspaper Die Welt quoted a media representative of the company […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Irving Shipbuilding has awarded Nova Scotia-based Rosborough Boats a $7.3 million contract to build multi-role rescue boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Rosborough Boats will construct two of their Rough Water 8.5 metre rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) for each of the six AOPS vessels being constructed at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard as […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research has recently tested autonomous unmanned swarming boats during a demonstration in the lower Chesapeake Bay. According to the service, the results have revealed ‘dramatic new possibilities’ for autonomy in future naval missions. Using a combination of software, radar and other sensors, officials from the Office of Naval Research (ONR)—together with […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    German naval shipyard Lürssen has started construction of the 15 patrol vessels for Saudi Arabia under the €1.5 billion (approx $1.63b) contract despite of talks about cancelling the deal amidst the Middle Eastern country’s public executions early January 2016. German news-site Ostsee-Zeitung reported that the German Federal Ministry of Economics confirmed that the production phase of the probably […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has finalized the contract for two Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) to be built for Timor Leste. As informed, the additional contract is worth A$29.7 million and increases the total program from 19 to 21 vessels. The potential for the extension to the existing PPB contract was first announced last year and […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered additional 15 response boats-small II (RB-S IIs) and associated equipment worth approximately $6 million. The latest order brings the total number of boats ordered to 279 while 250 have been delivered so far. The 29-foot RB-S II can travel at a top speed of more than 40 knots and are […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has announced that it was contracted to deliver a mid-life remediation program to the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class patrol boat (ACPB) fleet. The company said it would undertake a number of hull remediation and configuration changes as well as planned and corrective maintenance work on up to seven ACPB’s at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Marine engineering company Incat Crowther announced the delivery of Ratayapibanbancha and Arcarachwaratorn catamaran patrol boats for the Royal Thai Police. The pair of 24 meter boats was built by the Bangkok based Seacrest Marine. Ratayapibanbancha and Arcarachwaratorn are based on the Reef Ranger which was designed by Incat Crowther and commenced operation as a patrol […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats will be delivering its rigid hull inflatable boats to the United Arab Emirates and the Indian Navy after signing the contracts earlier this year. Announcing the contracts, the company said it is set to deliver a total of 34 special operations boats to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Defence Forces and an […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. company Safe Boats International teamed up with Colombian Cotecmar for the co-production of aluminum vessels for the Colombian military and other regional customers. Announced by Safe Boats on March 15 at the 2017 Colombia Mar, the agreement builds on a previously signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cotecmar into a multi-year, definitive association agreement to co-produce many of its […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Vessels

    Australian Defense Force has officially handed over a new Guardian-class patrol boat (GPB) to the Kingdom of Tonga. The handover ceremony took place at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia, on June 21, 2019. This is the third of 21 Guardian-class ships that Austal has designed and built as part of the Australian Pacific Boat […]

  • 3 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Guam-based Mark VI Patrol Boats recently completed a 500 nautical mile long-range transit, in a test of the boats’ operational reach. The two Mark IVs, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment (Det.) Guam,helped provide reliable planning factors and considerations to navigate MK VI Patrol Boats to Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Mark […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received a 15-meter patrol boat and an x-ray inspection machine from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. The handover ceremony was held at the PCG National Headquarters on November 11, 2019. As explained, the patrol boat and the x-ray inspection machine are aimed at further enhancing maritime safety, […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government is granting Nova Scotia boat builder Rosborough Boats funds to design a stronger and lighter line of Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) that will be used by Canada’s Navy. Rosborough Boats is being granted more than CAD$500,000 in the form of a repayable contribution. The funding, provided through Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, will […]