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  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is set to provide escorts to the Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liner as she sails into and out of Liverpool this weekend. HMS Pembroke, a Sandown-class minehunter vessel, the most manoeuvrable vessel in the Navy’s order of battle, will accompany the iconic ship from Bar Light to the city’s Cruise Liner Terminal on […]

  • 14 January 2013

     The Hengyang guided missile frigate and the Qinghai Lake comprehensive supply ship from the 13th naval escort task-force of the Chinese Navy returned on January 11 from its 536th escort mission, thus marking the completion of 5,000 escorts of Chinese and foreign vessels, China Military Online reports. The 13th naval escort task-force deployed from Zhanjiang […]

  • 8 January 2013

    Three Chinese navy ships returning from counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden have docked at south Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, kicking off a five-day good-will visit on Monday, Chinese Ministry of Defence reports citing Xinhua. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ships belonging to the 12nd Escort Task Group were warmly received by […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS), LLC, Covington, Louisiana, is being issued a $19,7 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 180-day option to extend services for the long-term time charter of U.S.-built, U.S.-flagged, contractor-owned and -operated surface escort vessels HOS Black Powder, HOS Westwind, HOS Eagleview, and HOS Arrowhead.   These vessels are used […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Industry news

    The 11th naval escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) successfully completed the 450th escort mission on the morning of May 13, 2012, local time. Up to now, the Chinese naval escort taskforce has completed the escorting missions for a total of 4,640 Chinese and foreign ships with a 100% […]

  • 25 December 2013

    Ships that will be in charge of removing chemical weapons from Syria will be escorted to their designated locations by the Russian naval task force, located in the Mediterranean Sea, as reported by RIA Novosti on Tuesday. The Russian landing ship Kaliningrad is currently on its way to the Mediterranean Sea to perform the planned […]

  • 7 March 2013

    Between 26 February and 5 March 2013, French warship FS Courbet, operating as part of EU Naval Force counter piracy mission Operation Atalanta, together with an embarked Estonian Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD), escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) ship that was carrying much-needed food and aid for the Somali people around the Horn of Africa. […]

  • 19 April 2012

    Dutch EU NAVFOR warship HNLMS VAN AMSTEL completed two escorts of World Food Programme (WFP) chartered merchant vessels Mary Ann Hudson and Golden Bridge, on a tour between 14 and 17 April from Berbera to Bosaso and back. Both escorts in this high risk area were carried out smoothly and without any incident. During the […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities

    NATO ships and aircraft are escorting the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its carrier strike group transiting the English Channel en route home from Syria. Vessels from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Great Britain have all at one point formed part of a fleet of ships closely following the Admiral Kuznetsov. Royal Navy’s Portsmouth-based […]

  • 22 June 2012

    Earlier this week, USS Taylor, part of the NATO counter piracy mission Operation Ocean Shield escorted the World Food Programme (WFP) ship, MV Tupi Maiden. The WFP ship was making a westbound transit to Djibouti through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. MV Tupi Maiden began her transit escorted by […]

  • 20 July 2011

    INS Godavari has successfully foiled a piracy attempt on a Greek ship MV Elinakos in the Gulf of Aden. Eight Somali pirates attempted to hijack the Greek ship in the early morning of 16 Jul. INS Godavari was escorting four other ships at the time in the Gulf of Aden, when she received the distress […]

  • 5 February 2014

    Cargo ships, carrying valuable cargo are likely to become targets of pirate attacks, especially in narrow areas such as the Strait of Hormuz or the Bab al Mandeb Strait.   To be able to counter such attacks, HMS Westminster teamed up with its allies from Bahrain and the US in a fast paced exercise, Falcon […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Severn escorted a Russian landing ship through the English Channel on Sunday. Severn monitored the progress of the Korolev, a Ropucha-class landing ship, before resuming her usual maritime patrols in UK waters. In addition to escort duties, the Portsmouth-based ship also conducted fishery protection activity, gunnery practice and exercises with other […]

  • 20 March 2014

    Twenty-five U.S. Navy personnel remain aboard the oil tanker Morning Glory after a team of Navy SEALs boarded and took control of the ship on March 17, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said yesterday. U.S. forces took control of the tanker in international waters at the request of the governments of Libya and […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities

    Anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet, recently escorted the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Salamet through the Gulf of Aden. The vessels traveled along the corridor from the Arabian Sea, through the Gulf and to the Red Sea, covering more than 1,000 nautical miles. Prior to the escort mission, Severomorsk met with the Japanese […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) is back at her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, after spending six months with the George H.W. Bush Carrier strike group in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). Under the leadership of Cmdr. Jason Labott, Laboon officers and crew conducted a variety of operations […]

  • 11 June 2013

    Patrol Craft, P 4442 and P 480, attached to the Eastern Naval Command of the Sri Lanka Navy rescued a stranded yacht  18 nautical miles off Trincomalee on June 9 2013. The vessel named Dynasty I, which had been en-route to Galle Harbour from Singapore, had been in distress in the Eastern Seas due to […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A Russian Navy task group returning from their deployment as part of the country’s permanent Mediterranean task force entered the Atlantic Ocean en route to their Northern Fleet homeport. Ropucha-class landing ship Aleksandr Otrakovskiy, Vishnya-class intelligence ship Feodor Golovin and Altay-class oiler Yelnya transited the Strait of Gibraltar on February 19, escorted by Portuguese Navy corvette NRP António […]

  • 13 December 2013

    On Wednesday 11 December, Spanish EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ship ESPS Tornado completed a three day escort of a World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel. The WFP ship was escorted by ESPS Tornado from Mombasa to the port of Kismayo in Somalia. During the escort, members of the Spanish Navy crew remained on constant […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate Zr. Ms. Evertsen escorted a Russian warship through Dutch waters on Sunday, July 6.   According to social media, the Udaloy class Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko was en route to her home port Severomorsk from the Mediterranean. Zr. Ms. Evertsen was given the task to intercept and receive the destroyer […]

  • 20 July 2012

    From 4 to 13 July , the EU Naval Force – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) provided protection to a ship chartered for AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) supplies. The German frigate Bremen and the French frigate Guépratte took turns to carry out this mission, from the south Red Sea to Mogadishu. The EU NAVFOR […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Spanish warship ESPS Relampago, which is operating as part of the European Union Naval Force counter-piracy mission – Operation Atalanta, has ensured the safe arrival of a World Food Programme (WFP) ship, MV Masar Trade, in to Mogadishu. ESPS Relampago escorted MV Masar Trade, which was carrying much needed corn to the Somali people, from […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities

    With no further incidents following actions by Iran that led to Navy ships accompanying U.S.- and British-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz since May 1, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command ceased the mission, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said. The Navy ships accompanied the U.S. and British ships following two incidents less […]

  • 26 October 2011

    EU NAVFOR warship SPS INFANTA CHRISTINA left Mombasa’s waters last week to assume the escort of merchant vessel PETRA 1 which carries supplies for the African Union troops operating in Somalia as part of the AMISOM force. The journey is from Mombasa to Mogadishu and in addition to the ship escort, a Vessel Protection Detachment […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities

    NATO warships escorted a Russian Navy submarine through the North Sea and the English Channel as it transited in the direction of its Novorossiysk base in the Black Sea. The Royal Navy sent its Type 23 frigate HMS Somerset to shadow the Russian Kilo-class submarine Krasnodar as it passed through the English Channel. The Plymouth-based […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities

    RFS Yantar, the Russian Navy’s oceanographic vessel – also referred to as spy ship, underwater reconnaissance ship or seabed research ship – was escorted by several NATO ships as it transited the English Channel into the North Sea. Yantar was first escorted by a French Navy ship in the Bay of Biscay to later enjoy the […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland escorted the Russian Navy’s Udaloy-class destroyer as it started a transit through the English Channel. The Devonport-based frigate deployed from its base in Plymouth early on Saturday morning (3 December) to a position at the western edge of the Channel to meet the Kulakov as she arrived in UK waters. […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 HMS Montrose escorted two Russian warships through the English Channel as they transited towards the Mediterranean Sea. The Plymouth-based frigate sailed up the Channel to meet with corvettes RFS Boikiy and Stoikiy as the Russian vessels sortied from their base in the Baltic and entered the North Sea. HMS Montrose worked […]

  • 9 February 2012

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by Capt 1 rank Ildar Akhmerov and comprising large ASW ship Admiral Tributs, tanker Pechenga, and seagoing tug MB-37 started escorting of the fourth commercial convoy within the framework of anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, PF spokesman Capt 1 rank Roman Martov told Central Navy Portal. […]