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  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Dutch Navy submarine HNLMS Walrus paid a weekend visit to Portsmouth, UK, becoming the first submarine in two years to visit the Royal Navy base. Walrus is on the return leg of her operational sea training which she is undergoing after completing a dry-dock maintenance in 2017. Prior to entering Portsmouth, Walrus made a […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has contracted Safran to deliver its Sigma 40 inertial navigation units and the associated computers to modernize the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. “We chose Safran Electronics & Defense because we have great confidence in their long experience as a supplier of naval equipment. Their system’s performance and reliability, as […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indonesian Navy commissioned its second SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigate – KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai – in a ceremony at Benoa Harbor on January 10. The vessel, which received pennant number 332, was delivered to the Indonesian Navy by shipbuilder PT PAL who worked with Dutch shipbuilder Damen under a transfer of technology agreement. The […]

  • 3 January 2018
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    Dutch Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk intercepted 1,600 kilos of cocaine during a New Year’s Eve operation in the Caribbean region. The drugs were discovered on a Tanzanian flagged merchant ship en route to the Dominican Republic. An embarked NH-90 detected the suspicious ship prompting a US Coast Law Enforcement Detachment team to board the vessel. […]

  • 22 December 2017
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    The Royal Australian Navy has shared a new image of HMAS AE1, its first submarine which was located this week off Papua New Guinea after a 103-year search.  The navy said the new image is providing researchers with “valuable new clues about the final moments of the boat and her 35 crew.” Compiled by Dutch […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has contracted Bakker Sliedrecht to deliver its electrical auxiliary propulsion system for the Mexican Navy’s SIGMA 10514 long-range patrol vessel. The vessel is currently under construction at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, after the contract was signed at the beginning of the year. A coin-laying ceremony in August marked […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch steel-construction manufacturer Ravestein has delivered a new caisson to the UK Royal Navy for installation at Portsmouth Naval Base. With the new caisson in place, the naval base has reopened the former “14” dry dock for the first time since 2002. Reopening this dock takes the base capability up to 11 dry docks which […]

  • 4 December 2017
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    A team of Dutch and Swedish sailors and marines have returned from a three-month deployment to the Horn of Africa as part of the EU counter-piracy operation Atalanta. Dutch Navy landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam returned to her homeport Den Helder on December 3 with an embarked Swedish boarding team and their two CB-90 fast attack craft. […]

  • 20 November 2017
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    A team of Royal Navy divers was called upon to destroy a 500lb wartime bomb which was first dredged up and then dropped dangerously close to a major North Sea gas pipeline. The divers embarked aboard minehunter HMS Cattistock racing to the location 50 miles off the coast of Norfolk after a Dutch trawlerman hauled the […]

  • 10 November 2017
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    The Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland concluded her deployment to the Dutch overseas territories in the Caribbean, returning to her homeport in Den Helder on Friday. The Holland-class vessel spent four months stationed in the region as part of a rotational Dutch Navy deployment to the Caribbean. HNLMS Zeeland’s most important mission […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto commissioned the Mexican Navy’s tenth Tenochtitlan-class patrol vessel ARM Chichen Itza (PC 340) in a ceremony on November 6. The ship was built at the Mexican Navy yard in Tampico (ASTIMAR 1) and launched in June 2017. The 42-meter patrol vessels are based on the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 design for which the […]

  • 30 October 2017
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    The Indonesian Navy received its second Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai during a ceremony in Surabaya, Indonesia, on October 30. Named after the Indonesian War of Independence hero who fought against the Dutch between 1945 and 1949, KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai is the second of two frigates built by Indonesian shipbuilder PT […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Divers from the US, German and Dutch navies concluded several days of expeditionary mine countermeasures (ExMCM) training as part of exercise Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17). The combined ExMCM force had members from the Royal Netherlands Navy Defense Dive Group Very Shallow Water (VSW) Dive Platoon, German Navy Mine Clearance Diving Company and U.S. Navy ExMCM […]

  • 25 October 2017
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    The Royal Dutch Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS Evertsen has returned to her homeport at naval base Den Helder after a six-month deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). The air defense and command frigate spent the majority of her deployment in the Baltic Sea patrolling the area which has seen an uptick in […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Works on a new facility in Kiel, Germany, which will help make warships invisible to magnetic mines should be completed by 2022, the German defense ministry has said. While it is technically not possible to completely eliminate a ship’s magnetic field, degaussing cancels the ship’s magnetic distortion and helps avoid triggering magnetic mines. The €54 […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy’s landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam carried out a local maritime capacity building (LMCB) exercise with Seychelles military personnel. The activity took place on September 25 and 26 and was part of the ship’s regular EU NAVFOR activities. The LMCB focused on boarding operations and evidence gathering with the Seychelles Air […]

  • 27 September 2017
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    The Peruvian Navy decommissioned its long-time flagship B.A.P. Almirante Grau after 45 years of service during a ceremony on September 26. B.A.P. Almirante Grau was replaced as fleet flagship by B.A.P. Montero, a Carvajal-class frigate built by Servicio Industrial de la Marina (SIMA) and commissioned into the navy in 1984. On the occasion, B.A.P. Montero was renamed to B.A.P. […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Indian Navy’s Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine INS Sindhuraj has arrived in Russia for her second life extension refit and modernization procedure. Built by Russian shipbuilder Sevmash and commissioned into the Indian Navy in October 1987, Sindhuraj is one of currently nine active Kilo-class (Project 08773) submarines in service. For her modernization work, Sindhuraj was transported from India […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy amphibious warship HMS Albion has completed her sea trials this week and is all set for an official return to the fleet and operations in 2018. HMS Albion’s sea trials followed a two-year, £90m revamp after the ship had been mothballed in 2011, just eight years after she joined the fleet. The Devonport-based […]

  • 14 September 2017
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    Royal Dutch Navy’s landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam joined the EU-led counter piracy operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia on September 13. HNLMS Rotterdam set sail from her homeport Den Helder on August 27. In addition to the Dutch crew, a Swedish boarding team and two Swedish fast attack crafts (CB-90) are embarked on […]

  • 28 August 2017
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    A Dutch Navy landing platform dock ship has embarked Swedish CB-90 fast assault craft for a deployment to the African counter-piracy operation Atalanta. HNLMS Rotterdam set sail from her homeport on Sunday heading for Somalia with two CB-90 boats and a Swedish boarding team. The boats were earlier transported to the Netherlands by the Swedish […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Francisco de Almeida (F334) departed its homeport of Lisbon Naval Base on August 6 to join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1). The former Karel Doorman-class frigate will join units from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Norway for operations in the North and Baltic Sea. During the frigate’s time with SNMG1, the […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Chinese Navy three-ship task group is sailing towards the Baltic Sea where it is set to take part in exercises with the Russian Navy. The bilateral drill, dubbed “Maritime Interaction 2017”, is scheduled to take place between July 21 and 28, and will involve an overall of 21 ships, according to a Russian defense ministry announcement. […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German special forces have returned to training aboard the biggest ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s fleet after it spent almost a year undergoing engine repairs. HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to sea in April this year after completing repairs at the Den Helder base. The ship’s engine issues caused a pause in the maritime collaboration […]

  • 12 June 2017
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    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate BNS Louise Marie departed Belgian naval base Zeebrugge on Monday to start her deployment to the European operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of the next 30 days, Louise Marie will be representing the Belgian contribution to the EU mission of fighting human and arms traffickers in the Mediterranean […]

  • 31 May 2017
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    Navy ships from the UK and EU escorted a small fleet of Russian Navy ships as they passed through the English Channel over the weekend. Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Mersey intercepted the intelligence ship Vasily Tatishchev, depot ship PM82 in company with a Russian tug and the frigate Severomorsk. Mersey later handed over to […]