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  • 10 January 2012

    The naval contingent assigned for the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission left for Haiti on 07th January 2012. A total of 44 naval personnel including 02 officers, 10 senior sailors and 32 junior sailors were among them. They will be deployed for the mission along with 118 army personnel and 41 air force personnel. The […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Three Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) ships arrived safely at the Royal Brunei Navy Muara Naval Base yesterday morning (February 21). The contingent is led by Rear Admiral Sucheep Whoungmaitree, Academic Dean of the Academic Branch Royal Thai Naval Academy. He is accompanied by the Commanding Officers of HTMS CHAO PHRAYA, HTMS BANG PAKONG and HTMS […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The RAN Contingent and Armada crew on ESPS Cantabria head home after a lengthy but fulfilling deployment in support of Talisman Saber 13 (TS13). After leaving Fleet Base East in early July, Cantabria was tasked with supporting HMAS Perth in the conduct of her Unit Readiness Evaluation. In company with various HMA Ships in the EAXA Cantabria […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A contingent of cadets representing Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan called on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the SLN Headquarters in Colombo on 19th October 2013. The Commander warmly welcomed the visiting cadets and extended them his best wishes. Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Industry news

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $7.4 million contract, Sept. 17, to Atlantic Contingency Constructors L.L.C., of Norfolk, Va. for repairs at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans, La. after damages sustained from Hurricane Isaac. “As an installation, we try to prepare for the worst and hope for the […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday, 26th of July 2016, the Spanish Orion Air Contingent XXV, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Saiz Quevedo, completed a successful four month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Detachment XXVI will be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Juan Ferrero. The handover ceremony was presided over by Colonel Manuel Ojeda from the […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force Command and Medical Specialist personnel have left Australia to participate in Pacific Partnership 2012, an exercise to improve responses to natural and humanitarian emergencies in the region. The exercise is an annual US-sponsored humanitarian assistance exercise also aims to strengthen international relationships with partner and host nations in Asia and Oceania. Pacific […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy recently awarded KBR a contract under the Navy’s Global Contingency Construction Multiple Award Contract. This contract, awarded to KBR and three other firms, is valued at up to $800 million over five years and provides immediate response for civilian construction contract capability in the event of natural disasters, humanitarian assistance, conflict or […]

  • 28 May 2014

      Australian Defence Force medical specialists have embarked on a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship, JDS Kunisaki, as part of Pacific Partnership 2014.   During the multi-national program, five ADF medical staff and four support personnel will work with regional partners and agencies to run clinics, health workshops and provide medical training and assistance in […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the latest of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships, HMS Dragon, have been rehearsing how to help in a civilian emergency. The latest of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers is in the South West of England training to become fully operational and ready to be deployed. The ship, which has some […]

  • 31 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) conducted a civilian contingency support drill at sea Aug. 29. The drill helped prepare the crew for potential large-scale humanitarian aid operations and taught Wasp Sailors how to effectively interact with and assist those in need. “We want to make it as easy as […]

  • 5 April 2017

    The Spanish Orion Air Contingent XXVII, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Arozamena Sanz, has completed a successful four month tour with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. During a ceremony held at their current base in Djibouti, the contingent handed over their duties to Detachment XXVIII, commanded by Lieutenant t. Colonel Bayardo Abós. The […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 25 November the outgoing 20th Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft Contingent held a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony with the 21st Contingent team to hand over their counter-piracy duties in the Horn of Africa. The ceremony took place at the French Air Base in Djibouti. The military ceremony was presided over by the Spanish […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    One of the key elements of the EU Naval Force’s counter-piracy operation in the waters of the Horn of Africa is the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA). These long-range, capable aircraft conduct aerial patrols over the sea areas where pirates are known to operate and can provide early warning of a potential pirate attack. […]

  • 11 February 2016

    German corvette FGS Erfurt which has been deployed to EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta at the Horn of Africa since August 2015 recently welcomed a new crew. The corvette sailed 22.000 sea miles under the command of the outgoing Corvette Captain Robert Schmidt. Now, the crew of another corvette, the FGS Oldenburg, will be taking over under the command of […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise Bersama Lima 2016 concluded on October 21. Bersama Lima was conducted in Malaysia, Singapore and over the South China Sea, and involved air, maritime and land elements from the five member nations; Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The drill is also Australia’s longest standing regional security exercise. […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are proving they are made of “the white stuff” following the embarkation of the Australian contingent to Pacific Partnership 2012 aboard the massive white-painted US hospital ship USNS Mercy during its stopover in Guam. The 29 Australian soldiers, airmen, airwomen and sailors have joined more than 1000 international military and […]

  • 5 June 2013

    On May 31, the Tercio de Armada in San Fernando (Cádiz) welcomed the Spanish Marine Corps Expeditionary Force (FIMEX LH-XVIII) detached in Lebanon, and the Spanish Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) from Afghanistan (ASPFOR XXXII), once their missions were accomplished: ‘Libre Hidalgo’ and ‘Romeo Alfa’ respectively. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Navy (PN) has held a send-off ceremony in Manila for its naval warship, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF15), that will participate in the 3rd Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2018 (MNEK) off Indonesia. Overseen by Vice Adm. Robert A. Empedrad, Chief of the Philippine Navy, the ceremony for 300-man contingent took place at South Harbor’s Pier 13 on April 27. […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During her recent visit to Mahé, Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia conducted a training exercise that implemented the Seychelles national contingency plan for anti-pollution, search and rescue and fire fighting. The exercise scenario included the Maritime Operations Centre run by the Seychelles Coast Guard deploying speedboats and a patrol vessel in response to a collision between […]

  • 6 November 2014

    The Brazilian Navy contingent led by Rear Admiral Renato Melo arrived on Saturday, 25 October 2014, to visit the South African Navy as the highest level representatives of the Brazilian Navy for EXERCISE IBSAMAR IV. They were also present at the VIP Media Day held at SAS SALDANHA and departed on Monday, 03 November 2014. […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Australian Defence Force personnel have been praised for their ongoing commitment to disaster response and humanitarian civic assistance in the Asia-Pacific region as the first ADF medical contingent rotates home from Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). PP12 Mission Commander Captain Jim Morgan (US Navy) said Australia has been a great partner since the inception of Pacific […]

  • 26 February 2015

    The Head of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, has paid a visit to the UK, strengthening bonds between the two maritime nations. Adm Thörnqvist visited Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth Naval Bases as well as Navy Command Headquarters. At HM Naval Base Clyde the Admiral was given an overview of the work carried […]

  • 10 May 2011

      A contingency happened to nuclear-powered icebreaker Taimyr currently staying in Yenisei Bay. According to YouMurman, insignificant increase of airborne radioactivity… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: rusnavy, May 10, 2011;

  • 10 September 2013

    Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) for the Hellenic Navy visited HMS Illustrious on Friday 6 September while the Ship briefly visited Souda Bay, Crete for fuel and stores. Accompanied by Commodore Ionnes Korakakis, Director of Operations, Commodore Dimosthenis Chelmis, Commander Souda Naval Base and Ms Deborah Stokes, Deputy Head of Defence […]

  • 8 April 2011

      HMS Albion, HMS Sutherland and RFA Cardigan Bay, together with elements of 40 Commando Royal Marines, have set sail this week as the lead element of the Cougar 11 deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The ships are sailing from HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth, and Marchwood in Southampton, between 6 and […]

  • 23 March 2018

    US Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, for a visit as part of its Indo-Pacific deployment. The ship arrived in Okinawa on March 22 following a week of unit-level training at sea. Bonhomme Richard’s crew has conducted several drills and trainings to ensure readiness and […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Seven days after leaving Ferrol for transit to Australian waters, the Commanding Officer ESPS Cantabria (CMDR J.L. Nieto) and members of the crew of Cantabria showed solidarity with their Royal Australian Navy companions, from the RAN DET Cantabria, in paying their respects to the fallen at the Commonwealth War Cemetery, Souda Bay. Although a small […]

  • 18 June 2015

    The Serbian Maritime Protection Team, which is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of Operation Atalanta, is continuing its protection of World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MSM Douro, from a potential pirate attack. The highly-trained and specialized Serbian contingent, which will be embarked in MV Douro until August, is ensuring that much-needed food […]