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  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy has reached an agreement with the Romanian Navy to lease the sail training ship ‘Mircea’ as replacement for the ‘Gorch Fock’ which is tied to port for extensive repairs. German Navy Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann told reporters earlier this year that Germany was evaluating the possibilities of leasing the Romanian ship. Officials were […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The German Navy’s sail training ship Gorch Fock will be returning to sea despite its overhaul ordeal and a price tag which started at 10 million euros in January 2016 and reached an estimated 135 million euros as it currently stands. The German defense ministry on March 20 announced it has decided to accept the […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    It is official. German Navy officer cadets are finally getting their feet wet on August 9 when they will embark Romanian sail training ship Mircea to gain their first at sea experience and training. Mircea is scheduled to enter the German port of Wilhelmshaven on August 2 to welcome the cadets who will embark the ship […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on Thursday that the navy’s iconic sail training ship Gorch Fock would receive a new lease of life after a thorough rejuvenation process. The ship’s future was uncertain when serious damages were discovered after the ship had been docked for a regular maintenance period in January 2016. Gorch Fock […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The German Navy sail training ship Gorch Fock will have to spend more time in port than planned as previously undetected damages on the upper deck of the ship were discovered, the German Navy has said. The ship is currently undergoing maintenance in Elsfleth where it was determined that the wooden deck would have to be […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Germany is considering leasing a Romanian Navy sail training ship to train its officer cadets as ‘Gorch Fock’, the German Navy’s training ship, is tied to port for extensive repairs. While the decision has not yet been made, German Navy Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann told reporters in Kiel that he expects the decision to be made within […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A ceremony to mark 60 years of service of German Navy sail training ship Gorch Fock has been postponed indefinitely amid a corruption probe related to the ship’s €135 million refit that is currently underway. In an announcement on December 11, the German Navy said a high-profile 60th anniversary ceremony would be held on December […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German sail training ship Gorch Fock marked six decades of service in the navy on December 17, 2015. Marking the occasion, the German Navy released a video with archive footage of the Gorch Fock chronicling the ship’s years in service. It all began in 1958 when the ship was launched at the Hamburg shipyard Blohm & […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Following an intensive training with German Navy’s cadets, the Romanian Navy’s sail training ship Mircea returned to its homeport of Constanta on September 20, 2018. Around 100 German cadets trained in two groups with the Romanian Navy for five weeks. Last year, Germany decided to lease the Romanian ship as a replacement for the Gorch […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The German Navy’s oldest commissioned ship, GORCH FOCK (A 60), took a moment to bid farewell to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) German ship FGS NIEDERSACHSEN as the latter nears the end of its final deployment. NIEDERSACHSEN Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kurt Leonards, said: To meet the GORCH FOCK is always a very special moment […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German sailing ship SSS Gorch Fock will sail into Wilhelmshaven on Wednesday, November 25. The ship left its homeport in Kiel 90 days ago with the goal of preparing 226 midshipmen for their future duties. During this time, the white three-mast sailed 5.590 sea miles, 80 % of which was on sail. Looking back at […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    German Navy’s sail training ship Gorch Fock is likely to return to sea despite a massive increase in repair costs and the fact that it has spent over three years in the docks at Elsflether Werft. The cost overruns led to an investigation which resulted in the shipyard’s management being laid off. The management board and […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities

    With the German Navy’s sail training ship Gorch Fock tied in port for extensive repairs, a number of German officer cadets have taken to Royal Navy’ flagship HMS Ocean for their first at sea experience and training. Thanks to a liaison between the home of Royal Navy officer training in Dartmouth and its German equivalent […]

  • 27 May 2011
    Industry news

    The Navy continues to investigate a fire that torched the stacks of a destroyer docked at Bath Iron Works late last week… (timesrecord) [mappress] Source: timesrecord, May 27, 2011;

  • 14 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Kanchadewa of the Northern Naval Command on received information arrested eleven persons who were illegally harvesting sea cucumber at Melinchimunai on 09th May 2012. One hundred and thirty eight (138) sea cucumbers, 02 FGDs, 15 under water torches, 10 pairs of diving fins, and 14 goggles were among the items, […]

  • 30 January 2012

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya of the North-western Naval Command arrested 05 persons engaged in illegal fishing at Dutch Bay in Kalpitiya on 26th January 2012. Night diving equipment used for the illegal act were also taken into naval custody during the arrest made at 07.30 pm. The list of the items apprehended from […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Captain Mark Garratt MA FCMI FRAeS Royal Navy has taken over as the Commanding Officer of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose from Captain Willie Entwisle OBE MVO who has moved on to a Job in London with the Ministry of Defence. Marking his final day in charge at HMS Seahawk, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka Sept. 11 following a 12-day port visit.   The ship arrived in Yokosuka Aug. 30 for voyage repairs and embarkation of Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, Detachment 1, operating from Atsugi, Japan. “I think it’s great that […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On the morning of 22 July destroyer Andrea Doria departed Stazione Navale Mar Grande, Taranto to participate in Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean.   The unit is due to moor at Gibuti port next August 6, where the German Rear Admiral Jὓrgen ZUR Mȕhlen will pass on the torch of the operation to ITN Rear Admiral […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ceremony on Saturday, September 17 in Marinette, Wisconsin. “The christening of the future USS Wichita brings this warship one step closer to joining our nation’s growing fleet,” said Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. “The skill and […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors from Precommissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads with the construction of a four-home townhouse Oct. 15. The nine-member Arlington team, led by Cryptologic Technician Collections Seaman Jarad Krum, joined 19 other volunteers and performed yard work, structurally reinforced porches, and thermally insulated the homes so […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Training & Education

    United States servicemembers and British armed forces members totaling more than 200, opened the 2012 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30. The 2012 Warrior Games opening ceremony began with the presentation of colors by NORAD-USNORTHCOM Joint Color Guard followed by the athlete processional. The warrior athletes walked […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory awarded BAE Systems a $3.9 million contract to develop a customized variant of the lock-on naval electro-optic/infrared sensor system (LockNESS™) maritime defense system. Proliferation of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft (FAC/FIAC), which can be deployed at a relatively low […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday arrived in Kiel where it will be repaired by German Navy Yards. The shipbuilder will be working on damages Frankfurt am Main sustained entering the Wilhelmshaven navy base late in the evening on March 16. The combat support ship was reversing into a sea lock […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) including a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 “Easyriders”, returned to their homeport of Pearl Harbor on May 31. The return follows a deployment to the U.S. 7th, 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operations as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future amphibious dock landing ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and future littoral combat ship USS Omaha transited the Panama Canal on January 9 en route to their commissioning sites. The two ships met up at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) early January before continuing together towards the Panama Canal. Both ships are […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Vessels

    One of the ships of the Maritime Task Force of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), docked in the port of Beirut, was damaged in a massive explosion that rocked the city on Tuesday. The blast left some UNIFIL naval peacekeepers injured – some of them seriously. “UNIFIL is transporting the injured peacekeepers to […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) finally reached her homeport in Mayport, Florida, after spending over three months in Montreal, Canada, trapped by ice. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship reached its homeport on April 12, for the first time since she was commissioned on December 16, 2017. The ship was commissioned […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors flooded into the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach for aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (CVN 69) (Ike) holiday safety standdown, Dec. 5. The semi-annual event served the dual purpose of reiterating Ike’s safety standards and frocking the ship’s newly-advanced petty officers. Following opening remarks from Capt. Stephen T. Koehler, Ike’s commanding […]