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  • 3 July 2019

    Fourteen sailors have been killed in a fire on board a Russian Navy deepsea research submarine. The incident occurred in the Russian territorial waters of the Brents Sea on July 1, according to a statement issued by the Russian government. The fourteen crew members died from smoke inhalation after the fire broke out. Seven of […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Nineteen sailors have been killed and fifteen have sustained injuries in an accident during an Iranian naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman on 10 May, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army said in a statement. A missile fired during the exercise accidentally hit a support vessel near its target off the port city of […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS America, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, completed a series of mass casualty drills during its first underway in 10 months after completing a post-shakedown availability, March 22. The drills were designed to prepare the medical training team and ship’s crew for an upcoming inspection referred to as Fleet Service Operation Medical 1.4 with Afloat […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted a mass casualty drill March 17, as part of a continued commitment to mission readiness. A mass casualty is any instance in which the level of casualties is greater than the medical department can support. “The number of casualties that warrants a mass casualty response is typically […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Medical and Air Departments participated in a flight deck mass casualty drill to measure the ship’s responsiveness to large simultaneous casualties, May 20.   Sirens and alarms blared on the flight deck public announcement system. Sailors strewn about the flight deck simulated injuries and unconsciousness. […]

  • 14 April 2020

    A sailor infected with COVID-19 aboard the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) passed away, the navy confirmed. The sailor was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the US Naval Hospital Guam on April 9 and died of coronavirus-related complications on April 13. He has been identified as Aviation Ordnanceman […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held a mass casualty drill, Dec. 11, as the ship prepares for Spring participation in the humanitarian assistance deployment Continuing Promise 2015. During the drill, medical personnel and participants were exposed to a new level of realism as the “patients” wore surgical “cut suits” to mimic the look, […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery which the Navy received in June this year, experienced two unrelated casualties within a 24-hour period while transiting from Mobile, Alabama, to her homeport of San Diego on September 13. USS Montgomery is the fifth littoral combat ship to experience some sort […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) took part in a mass casualty drill July 27 during the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.   The drill which emulated an oil platform explosion and included 30 patients with mock injuries and a series of helicopter […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of the ship’s main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system. The crew took action to address the […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy doctors and hospital corpsmen held a Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training course for service members at Honduran naval base Base Naval de Puerto Castilla as part of Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17). The medical professionals provided this course in the event that hospital corpsmen are not available in combat casualty situations. “If there’s a mass casualty, […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Training & Education

    On Friday, 7 March 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) carried out a major damage control exercise near the island of Corfu. The exercise included a focus on basic seamanship exercises, including firefighting, steering gear breakdown, man overboard, medical casualty, speedboat manoeuvres and towing.   The exercise began with a simulated steering gear […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Somerset had an event filled visit to Muscat, Oman, midway through her six-month deployment to the Gulf.   Taking a well-earned break from her operational tasking HMS Somerset had a busy schedule supporting the British Embassy’s Queen’s Birthday Party celebrations, paying respects to fallen comrades and hosting both visitors and media on board. Sailors […]

  • 25 February 2013

    In an unusual turn of events, the Royal Navy’s duty search and rescue helicopter was called to assist in four separate incidents in the Lake District on Saturday (23 Feb). All four calls were to assist with injured climbers on Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Scafell Pike and St Sunday Crag. During the course of the afternoon, […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were put through a life-like mass casualty drill as the ship transited across the waters of the western Pacific Ocean, June 28. The drill was an all-hands effort involving Sailors from George Washington’s […]

  • 20 March 2012
    Training & Education

    150 Royal Navy personnel have been taking part in a major medical exercise off the UK’s south west coast on board Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel Argus. Wearing white anti-flash overalls and face masks, as if at war, the hospital unit and crew of the ship rehearsed taking on board and treating casualties of bombs […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The medical team on board the Spanish Navy landing platform dock ESPS Galicia, Operation Atalanta’s current flagship, recently carried out a helicopter casualty evacuation exercise as part of medical emergency readiness training. Sailors regularly conduct medical exercises at sea to ensure they remain prepared to deal with medical emergencies. With medical facilities on board, the Spanish team can […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a mass casualty drill to test emergency response capabilities, Sept. 3. The drill was an all-hands effort designed to see how well medical personnel from Bonhomme Richard and the 31st MEU work together to […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) conducted training on NATO medical causality evacuation procedures in preparation for Talisman Saber 2013, July 12, 2013. FASTPAC simulated numerous scenarios involving a marine getting wounded in the battlefield, assessing the situation and calling for a helicopter evacuation with the MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, of Helicopter […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2014, a multinational maritime exercise between North African, European, and U.S. naval forces, which began its inport phase at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 13, is now in its underway operations phase in the central Mediterranean Sea. Participating nations are practicing a wide range of skill […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka and airmen stationed at Yokota Air Base participated in a joint operational readiness exercise Feb. 26. The exercise simulated an active-shooter scenario at Yokota Air Base in which aircrews from the air base airlifted four simulated patients to Fleet Activities Yokosuka in two UH-1 Huey helicopters. USNH […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) conducted a total ship survivability exercise (TSSE), Feb. 19.   “TSSE is used to effectively evaluate and train the crew on their war fighting readiness skills and damage control capabilities,” said Chief Damage Controlman Patrick Ferrer. “It provides a realistic environment for the […]

  • 31 October 2014

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PCD), the In-Service Engineering Agent for the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization System (MNS), achieved casualty free status in September NAVSEA reported. Casualty free status is conferred after a system operates without the logging of an equipment deficiency or technical issue in the Fleet’s Casualty Reporting (CASREP) system. CASREP free […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Around 150 medics from across the Royal Navy will converge off the South Coast next month for their biggest test in two years. They’ll join the Fleet’s floating hospital facility on RFA Argus for a three-week exercise to test their abilities – and the unique facilities aboard – in coping with casualties of war at […]

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

    Sailors aboard USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s next-generation stealth destroyer, found a fault in the ship’s engineering plant while the ship was in Norfolk, navy officials told to USNI News. Zumwalt was conducting weapons testing and training en route to its San Diego homeport when the engineering casualty was discovered. “The crew discovered the casualty after […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Equipment & technology

    The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) experienced an engineering casualty on August 30th, while transiting to the Western Pacific. The crew took precautionary measures, and the ship is currently returning to Pearl Harbor to determine the extent of the problem and conduct repairs. Coronado is operating under her own power and is being […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) successfully completed the Mobility Damage Control Warfare (MOB-D) assessment, June 12. Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific assessed the New Orleans’ proficiency in responding to casualties and keeping the ship afloat in simulated emergency situations. The “Big Easy” conducted 34 drills from June 8-12 covering fires, […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) completed the multinational search and rescue exercise Argonaut on May 31. Stout worked in conjunction with naval forces from host nation the Republic of Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the State of Israel and the United Kingdom to test each country’s search and rescue capabilities. The […]