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  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Indian Navy’s Rear Admiral AB Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet has handed over the command of Eastern Fleet to Rear Admiral SV Bhokare. The change of command took place at a ceremony held in the Visakhapatnam Naval Base on October 6, 2015. Rear Admiral SV Bhokare is a specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction and […]

  • 30 April 2020

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 2 July 2014

    Two Type 45 destroyers have met up in the Eastern Mediterranean while deployed on operations.   UK Navy’s HMS Defender and HMS Diamond rendezvoused off the coast of Cyprus – where Diamond was leaving to escort the last consignment of chemical weapons from Syria for destruction and Defender stocked up supplies for her long-planned Gulf […]

  • 25 April 2014

    NATO on April 23rd announced additional measures in a bid to reassure NATO allies who feel threatened by the crisis in Ukraine.   The Netherlands has declared that it is willing to contribute to these measures. A Dutch minehunter will be sent to the Baltic on a training mission. In addition, the Netherlands will provide […]

  • 23 September 2015

    The US Coast Guard and US Customs and Border Protection interdicted approximately 15000 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Mexico on August 31. A CBP Office of Air and Marine P-3 Maritime Patrol Aircraft tracked the 50-foot self-propelled semi-submersible vessel while on routine patrol in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a contract modification to procure long lead time materials for the first offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The total value of the option is $41.68 million. This covers the initial order of components and materials necessary to support the cutter’s construction including propeller and steering components, marine diesel […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel HMAS Leeuwin (A245) arrived in Port Moresby, in late October for a five week surveying task to chart waters in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea. The proposed survey mission is of Long Reef and Rossel Island. While in Port Moresby Harbour, Leeuwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Nic Zillman, hosted […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a $110.29 million contract for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters. If the Coast Guard opts to build all nine cutters the contract will be worth $2.38 billion. The OPC acquisition will replace the service’s aging fleet of medium endurance […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has been forced to adjust the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) detail design and construction contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) after the shipbuilder’s facilities were damaged when Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in Panama City on October 10, 2018. The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security made the decision […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced it would provide a second hybrid electric drive system for the US Coast Guard’s next Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding. Eastern Shipbuilding is the prime contractor and builder of these next-generation OPCs. Under the contract, originally announced in 2017, Leonardo DRS would provide the HED systems […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction on the first ship in a new class of US Coast Guard cutters started with a steel cutting ceremony at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s facilities in Panama City, Florida, on January 7. The steel cutting for offshore patrol cutter (OPC) Argus (WMSM-915) was a significant milestone for the company even after it sustained damage and […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. As informed, the second OPC, to be named Chase, is slated for delivery in 2023. The total value of the construction […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Spanish Navy’s roll-on/roll-off  light transport ship El Camino Español arrived in Cartagena, Spain after a 32-day deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship provided logistic support to the ongoing Spanish Army operations in the Lebanon and Turkey. El Camino Español departed Cartagena March 7 and after a call at Valencia,Spain to load different cargo, vehicles and materiel, […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of US Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters (OPCs) is officially starting after the service awarded funds to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead OPC ‘Argus’. The contract options which were announced September 28 also include funds for long lead-time materials for the second OPC, which will be named ‘Chase’. This milestone, […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, FL has been selected as one of the three finalists to design the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).   In accordance with the terms of the $22 million dollar Phase I finalist award cap, Eastern will spend the next 18 months finalizing the engineering […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding, the shipbuilder in charge of constructing the U.S. Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters, has picked MAN’s 28/33D STC engines as the main propulsion for the new vessels. The offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program is the replacement platform for the 13 Famous-class and 14 Reliance-class cutter vessels, making the order the largest vessel procurement order […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Qatari Emiri Naval Forces recently completed Eastern Sailor 19, an exercise conducted annually with the US Navy and US Coast Guard. Eastern Sailor 19 is an annual, bilateral surface exercise between the US Navy and the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces serving to expand levels of cooperation between the two services. The exercise was led by […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has brought in British company Babcock International to provide platform engineering design for the design and construction phases of the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) class vessels. Under the contract, Babcock will deliver a whole ship 3D model, selected systems and production support as part of the new design work, […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has contracted Canada-based Gastops to provide the dynamic response analysis (DRA) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). Working with Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s team, Gastops will use computer modelling to simulate the ship’s propulsion system integration to predict and analyze ship performance and optimize control strategies during the program’s detailed […]

  • 1 March 2016

    Indian Navy Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Satish Soni, at a ceremonial parade held at the Naval Base, February 29. Admiral Bisht inspected the ceremonial guard and reviewed platoons of naval personnel from various ships and establishments of the Indian Navy Eastern […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy said three of its vessels, together with the recently integrated Spanish replenishment ship SPS Patiño departed Halifax, Canada to conduct a Task Group exercise along the country’s eastern seaboard. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan and Halifax, along with SPS Patiño, set sail yesterday and will join HMCS Charlottetown, which departed earlier in […]

  • 11 February 2016

    Having seized almost a tonne of heroin and made more than 50 boarding operations, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is now returning home to Australia. The guided missile frigate handed over maritime security responsibilities to sister ship, HMAS Darwin, after five months of operations in support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and more than six […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1.

  • 7 May 2012

    The Vesak celebrations organized by the Eastern Naval Command were declared open by Governor of the Eastern Province Rear Admiral (rtd) Mohan Wijewickrama on 05th May 2012 at the invitation of Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage. A colourful procession, proceeding from SLN Dockyard Entrance to Tissa Temple, paraded through the Trincomalee town […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A group of officers from the Army Command and Staff College (ACSC) in Nepal visited the Eastern Naval Command in Trincomalee on 13th January 2013. Head of the delegation, Brigadier General Padam Bilash Karki and two senior instructors called on Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Lakshman Illangakoon at the Eastern Naval Area Headquarters in […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll has just completed an intense period of counter-narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean before making her way back home to the UK. The Plymouth-based Type-23 frigate worked alongside her US, Canadian and Colombian allies to help deter potential drug traffickers from using the sea to transport their goods. She […]

  • 28 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked US Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean on May 16.

  • 18 June 2014

    Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM,NM, ADC took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base Visakhapatnam on 16 Jun.   Admiral Soni inspected the Ceremonial Guard and reviewed platoons of Naval personnel drawn from various ships and establishment of the Eastern Naval Command. The […]

  • 1 November 2011

     Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base, Visakhapatnam on 31 Oct 11.   Vice Admiral Chopra inspected the Ceremonial Guard and reviewed platoons of  Naval personnel drawn from  various ships and establishment of the Eastern Naval Command. The […]