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  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.   The participating sinking exercise (SINKEX) units included the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, each of whom were able to gain proficiency in […]

  • 16 January 2013

    MV Emsstrom, a former German Naval training ship, which was on its way from Germany to Turkey, towed by tug Christos 22 sank on Monday, January 14, approximately 2.5 nautical miles east by north from Hopes Nose, Torquay, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency updated. Accordingly, the tug slowed to inspect a potential malfunction when it […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Former US Navy amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LPH 10) has arrived in Brownsville, Texas, where she will be dismantled and recycled by International Shipbreaking Limited. The decommissioned Iwo Jima-class ship arrived to Brownsville from Beaumont where the US Navy lays up its mothballed ships. Recycling work on the 184-meter ship is expected to take approximately twelve […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Former President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 22 along with more than 200 members of Mr. Carter’s foundation, The Carter Center. Upon arriving, the Carters, Dalton and others joined Deputy Commander, 3rd Fleet Rear […]

  • 25 March 2011
    Training & Education

      Education equates to national security, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told members of the Mississippi Legislature on Thursday… by Bobby Harrison (nems360) [mappress] Source: nems360, March 25, 2011;

  • 11 December 2014

    Former Major League Baseball (MLB) players visited with Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Dec. 9. Daniel Plesac and Ryan Dempster, now MLB network analysts, received a tour of America from Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr., commanding officer, before meeting with Sailors on the flight deck. Plesac said: I had no idea […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard decommissioned and transferred the Cutter Rush to the Bangladesh Navy as the BNS Somudra Avijan during an official signing ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda Wednesday afternoon. A 20-member team from the Bangladesh Navy, led by prospective commanding officer Capt. Mohammad Waseem Maqsood, arrived in Alameda in March to begin […]

  • 9 May 2012

    The Port of Corpus Christi today announced the approval of a sales agreement with Oxy Ingleside Property Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy), for the purchase of approximately 816 acres of the former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside and adjacent Port property for $82.1 million cash. The transaction does not include […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) held a burial-at-sea for retired Lt. j.g. Paul Shivell and retired Chief Mess Management Specialist Peter Schiavo Sept. 14. The two burials consisted of a religious ceremony held in accordance with the deceased’s spiritual affiliation and was officiated by the ship’s command chaplains, followed […]

  • 18 November 2013

    A 21-gun salute and “Taps” were performed to honor Capt. Matthew E. Bobola, retired, during a “Burial at Sea” ceremony aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), November 14. Bobola was the commissioning commanding officer when the Arieigh Burke-Class destroyer first joined the fleet on October 14, 2000. Being buried by the ship was Bobola’s final wish. […]

  • 14 December 2015

    The U.S. state Delaware and its Department of natural resources and environmental control DNREC sank the former Army and Navy ship Shearwater on December 11. The ship was sunk onto the Del-Jersey-Land Reef as the latest fish-attracting habitat and underwater enhancement to Delaware’s acclaimed artificial reef system. Shearwater, commissioned in 1944 as a coastal freighter […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    German marine technology school (MTS) Parow has officially received EX Ensdorf, a hollow rod steering boat that was once part of the German Navy’s HL 352 class of minehunters. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), gave its approval for the use of Ex Ensdorf as a training hull on […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Former USS Intrepid (CV 11) Sailors served hoagies and salads to Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) May 26. The Intrepid Sailors visit ships every Fleet Week to show support for military service. “It’s awesome that they once sacrificed their time for our country, and they are […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen two ships in two ceremonies on different sides of the world on Saturday, April 27. The first ceremony will occur in Okinawa, Japan, where high-speed transport vessel USNS Guam (T-HST 1) will be christened at 10 a.m. Japan Standard Time. Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Video: Portuguese Navy The Portuguese Navy has scuttled its former corvette NRP Afonso Cerqueira (F488) in order to produce an artificial reef. The ship, sunk on September 4, will now become part of Cabo Girão, a marine natural park in Madeira. As explained, the wreck will serve as an attraction for divers, supporting marine life in Cabo […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Dutch heavy lift company BigLift Shipping has shared photos of one of its vessels loading three former Royal Australian Navy, Balikpapan class, heavy landing craft bound for the Philippines. The company said that two vessels were loaded in Darwin and one in Cairns. All three were offloaded in Cebu, Philippines. The three vessels, HMAS Balikpapan, HMAS Wewak and HMAS […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Decommissioned Forrestal-class aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) is now almost completely gone as the ship’s dismantling and recycling process came to an end this month. All that is left of the ship is a little over five tons of historic items which have been donated to the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, for […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Two-time U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles R. Larson was laid to rest in the Academy cemetery July 30 after funeral services held in the Naval Academy Chapel.   Larson served as superintendent from 1983-1986 and 1994-1998. His vision led to the foundation of what is now the Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical […]

  • 23 October 2018

    A 98-meter experimental trimaran built for the Royal Navy in 2000 is currently being offered for sale by yacht brokerage Ocean Independence. The RV Triton spent over 15 years in service as a prototype demonstrator in the UK and later as a customs border protection vessel in Australia. It was designed and built by Vosper Thornycroft […]

  • 5 December 2016

    Former Australian Navy’s heavy lift ship HMAS Tobruk will be scuttled off the coast between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay as a dive wreck, Australian minister for defence personnel announced. Tobruk had provided 34 years of service to Australia, sailing more than 947,000 nautical miles. It will continue its life with a different purposes – that of a […]

  • 15 April 2011

      Former Navy warship commander Kirk Lippold entered the race for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District Thursday, immediately stressing his apol… By David Catanese (politico) [mappress] Source: , April 15, 2011;  

  • 4 July 2013
    Industry news

    The Philippine Navy is preparing to get the Hamilton-class cutter, formerly known as USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716), now named BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), underway July 5.  The ship was acquired by the Philippines from the U.S. under the Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program for 400 million Philippine pesos ($9.26 million), May 22, 2012. “The […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Malaysian shipyard MISC Berhad, handed over the converted Naval Auxiliary Vessel Bunga Mas Lima 5 (BM5) to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) January 22. Once a container ship, the Bunga Mas Lima 5 will now join the RMN’s current fleet that will be deployed to safeguard the safety of Malaysian waters. A ceremony to commemorate the […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    More than 75 years after the Second World War, decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) diving support vessel Manawanui will soon be fighting environmental hazards at key sites across the southern Pacific. Decommissioned from the RNZN in February 2018 after 30 years of service, former HMNZS Manawanui has been handed over to her new owners […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Doyle (FFG-39) has concluded her final voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans, where she will now be disassembled and recycled by Southern Recycling, part of EMR. The 4,050-ton frigate served in the US Navy and is the last of a six-vessel contract awarded to EMR. The decommissioned USS Doyle, […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Training & Education

      A Pearl Harbor survivor was laid to rest during an ash scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 24. Family members of Yeoman 1st Class Alphonse “Al” Vanden Brul scattered his remains, along with a portion of his late wife’s, into the harbor where he will be reunited […]

  • 12 June 2012

    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) hosted the ship’s namesake, former President George H.W. Bush, and his son, former President George W. Bush, for a promotion and reenlistment ceremony off the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine, June 10. “It’s a great honor to be out here,” said George H.W. Bush. “I’m thrilled to be on this […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the Nigerian Navy held a ceremony Wednesday in North Charleston to officially sign the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin over to the Nigerian Navy.   The Gallatin was offered to Nigeria April 24, 2013, through the Foreign Assistance Act, and was decommissioned from Coast Guard service March 31, 2014. The […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    To strengthen its defence business development activities and capabilities Austal has appointed former Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas, AO, CSC, RANR to the executive position of Vice President – Defence. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the skills, experience and contacts Rear Admiral Thomas had gained in a […]