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  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has selected Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard to support the construction of five 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy. Part of the TAIS industrial group, Anadolu Shipyard will provide the ship design, supply key machinery equipment (KME), and provide technical assistance. The Indian Navy FSS project has an estimated […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has invited potential suppliers of the Military Afloat Reach & Sustainability (MARS) Fleet Solid Support (FSS) capability to attend the FSS industry day later this month. The 2015 UK Strategic Defence & Security Review (SDSR) confirmed the need for MARS Fleet Solid Support capability to provide the solid sustainment (food, stores […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has issued a tender for the acquisition of Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships which will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Compared to the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review which confirmed the need for three Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) Fleet Solid Support (FSS) vessels, the tender states […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and its UK-based counterpart Harland & Wolff have signed an ‘exclusive’ teaming agreement in an effort to jointly bid for the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) program of the Royal UK Navy.

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense minister has announced the five contenders shortlisted to compete for the contract to build Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. As outlined by Stuart Andrew, a British consortium of Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce will be pitted against Italy’s Fincantieri, Spain’s Navantia, the Japan Marine United Corporation, and South […]

  • 3 November 2017

    UK worker union GMB has slammed the UK government’s decision to put up an international tender for the construction of three Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, saying the decision “udermined the national interest”. The union further said that all Royal Navy and RFA ships should be built domestically and has called for cross-parliamentary support of MPs as […]

  • 26 August 2016

    Two stranded mariners were located on an uninhabited island in the Federated States of Micronesia after a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft joined a Coast Guard rescue mission. The U.S. Navy shared photos on August 25 of a man and a woman standing on the island beach where they had earlier written “SOS” in […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Training & Education

    After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and ExerciseTriton Centenary. Federated States of Micronesia patrol boat, FSS Micronesia, Tonga Defence Service, Voea Savea and Papua New Guinea Navy boats HMPNGS Rabaul and Dreger joined HMAS Broome in Cairns on 19 September and formed the Minor War […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Industry news

      Piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean will be high on the agenda when IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 90th session from 16 to 25 May 2012. A High-Level Segment will be […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. and Singaporean Sailors completed the at-sea portion of the 17th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2011 Aug. 26 following six days of underway training. The guided missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), the fast attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698), and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ex-USS Ford (FFG 54), one of the few Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates still around, was sunk by live fire from ships and aircraft taking part in exercise Pacific Griffin 2019. The decommissioned ship was sunk on October 1, approximately 170 nautical miles off the coast of Guam. Units from the US and Republic of Singapore […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from Singapore, Thailand and the U.S. completed a three day multilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in the South China Sea on May 12. The three-day exercise included a broad spectrum of naval competencies and maritime security training aimed at enhancing cooperation and interoperability amongst the three navies. The navies are long-time […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Equipment & technology

    USS Emory S. Land and USS Frank Cable Sailors loaded eleven live Capsule Launch System (CLS) Tomahawks for the first time aboard Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City’s (SSN 723) Vertical Launch System (VLS) Dec. 12-14. Oklahoma City was assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 (CSS 15) in March 2011, and is the […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced it has been awarded a US$11.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide emergent availability planning and full ship shock trials (FSST) support for tests to be conducted on Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). The company made the announcement shortly after announcing it would book losses of $115 million […]

  • 31 March 2015

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have arrived in Casablanca, Morocco, for a scheduled port visit. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Goksu (F 497), ITS Aliseo (F 574) , FGS Spessart (A 1442) […]

  • 1 July 2011

    NOAA and the U.S. Navy embarked today on a two-day research expedition to survey the condition of two sunken Civil War vessels that have rested on the seafloor of the James River in Hampton Roads, Va., for nearly 150 years. Using state-of-the-art sonar technology to acquire data, researchers will create three-dimensional maps of the two […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) underwent the third and final underwater explosion on July 16, thereby completing the Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST). The Navy began conducting FSST for the Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) off the coast of Florida earlier this month. The purpose of FSST […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a fueling-at-sea (FAS) with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), Oct. 8. During this FAS, George Washington transferred approximately 1,000 gallons of fuel to Antietam. “Normally, we take on fuel,” said Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Lauren Vannewhouse, from Columbus, Miss. “But today, we [gave] […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Maritime Countermeasures Group 1 ships have begun their participation in the multinational integrated exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 15). BALTOPS is a joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. […]

  • 1 June 2015

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) ships arrived in Tallinn Friday for a port visit. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), HMCS FREDERICTON (FFH 337), TCG GOKSU (F 497) and HNLMS TROMP (F […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training $10.86 million for full ship shock trials support (FSST) for the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is to provide emergent availability planning and execution and test and trials for full ship shock trials support (FSST). Lockheed Martin will be in charge of […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding a four-day port call in Singapore, US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) sailed in formation with the Republic of Singapore Navy ships on April 6 as they got underway to resume operations in the South China Sea. The Republic of Singapore Navy sent […]

  • 4 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USCG Searches for Toscana’s Crewmember The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the master of a freight ship reported overboard approximately 60 miles east of Wake Island Sunday. Russia: Borey-A Class Submarine’s Keel Laid Russia based Sevmash Shipyard, Severodvinsk, on 26th December, 2014, held a keel laying ceremony for the nuclear-powered Borey-A class submarine (Project […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan announced it has awarded Hawboldt Industries two contracts totaling CAD$8 million for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). This is one of several contracts expected to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting Seaspan’s work on naval supply ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The contracts will see Hawboldt provide deck […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Peruvian Submarine BAP Angamos (SS-31) arrived at Naval Base San Diego in October to take part in the Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) program. Angamos is joined by the staff of Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (CSS-11) and the crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 757) as part of a program aimed at […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. and Japan forces participated in a four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise, Feb. 23-27. FST-J provided training to personnel from Commander, Task Force 70, U.S. Army and Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in strike force level proficiency, operations, joint interoperability and mission rehearsal for ships, […]

  • 11 April 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and its associated carrier strike group are getting underway from Norfolk on Wednesday to start a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East. Ships accompanying the aircraft carrier include guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG […]

  • 13 October 2015

    The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking. The operational phase follows the first phase, launched June 22, which involved intelligence gathering on smuggling routes and networks. Phase II is intended to precede […]

  • 16 July 2013

    Center for Service Support welcomed its new command master chief (CMC) July 15. Command Master Chief (SW/AW/SCW) Reinaldo Rosado said he has been warmly welcomed into Newport’s Navy family. “My family and I have been received with open arms by the community and by the Sailors and civilians stationed at Naval Station Newport,” said Rosado. […]