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  • 7 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) concluded 23 years of service to the Navy during a decommissioning ceremony March 6 at Naval Base Sasebo, Japan. The 79 Guardian crewmembers participated in the event held to signify the end of an era and to honor the legacy that Guardian has left behind. “Today, […]

  • 22 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors from USS Guardian (MCM 5) conducted mine warfare training with the Royal Thai Navy and participated in a community service project during a visit to Chuk Samet, Thailand June 4-6. Thai officers went aboard Guardian and toured the ship. The crew explained concepts of many different systems, including the sonar, mine neutralization vehicle, […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 26 (Japan Standard Time) that USS Warrior (MCM 10) will deploy to U.S. 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Guardian (MCM 5). Guardian, which ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines on Jan. 17, is beyond economical repair and will be dismantled. […]

  • 10 March 2011
    Research & Development

      The reactors that power Britain’s naval submarines are “potentially vulnerable”  to fatal nuclear accidents because they fail to meet modern… (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian,March 10, 2011;                      

  • 4 April 2011

      A nuclear-powered submarine of the Royal Navy has returned to its home port after a mechanical failure led to a loss of propulsion while tra… (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian,April 4, 2011;

  • 7 March 2013

    The Task Force Tubbataha on Wednesday announced that the salvaging team of the ill-fated USS Guardian will start to work on a 24/7 basis once the weather improves to make-up for the lost time in the previous days due to rough sea conditions. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Palawan district commander and task force chief […]

  • 1 April 2013

    U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked onboard the U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 completed on March 30th the removal of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef. The final section of the hull, the stern section, which weighed approximately 250 tons, was safely lifted from the reef. “As […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has released the results of an investigation that assessed circumstances surrounding the ex-USS Guardian grounding that occurred in Philippine waters on January 17. Characterizing the ex-Guardian’s grounding on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea as a “tragic mishap,” Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, wrote in the 160-page […]

  • 4 April 2013

    The commanding officer (CO) of ex-Guardian and three other crewmembers were relieved of their duties on April 3 by commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7. The reliefs are the result of an ongoing U.S. Navy investigation into the facts and circumstances of the Jan. 17 grounding in the Sulu Sea of USS Guardian (MCM 5). […]

  • 21 February 2011

    A senior U.S. Navy commander says he’d like to see better communications between U.S. and Chinese naval ships in the Pacific… (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian, February 21, 2011; 

  • 27 March 2013

    U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked aboard M/V Jascon 25 have begun dismantling and sectioning the hull of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian. The bow section was safely lifted and removed from Tubbataha Reef to an awaiting barge, March 26. This work has been accomplished in close coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard, […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Sea System Command’s (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) continues to support operations to remove and dismantle USS Guardian (MCM-5) from a reef in the Tubbataha Reef National Park, Philippines, March 21. Guardian ran aground on the coral reef Jan. 17, while transiting the Sulu Sea. After the initial grounding, strong winds pushed […]

  • 15 June 2011

      The head of the Royal Navy has warned that the fleet will not be able to continue the current scale of operations around Libya beyond the su… By Nick Hopkins (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian, June  14, 2011;

  • 23 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Royal Navy is to drop a dangerous type of reactor used in its existing nuclear submarines because it fails to meet modern safety standar… (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian,March 23, 2011;

  • 8 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Assets from the US Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kicked off the 8th edition of exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea on April 7. A US Navy Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and underway replenishment oiler along with two Thai frigates, a corvette and a Sea Hawk helicopter will take part in over […]

  • 29 August 2017

    Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has received the third of four Damen 3307 patrol vessels which it will use to provide security and other support services to the international offshore oil companies active off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea together with the Nigerian Navy. Guardian 3 along with the previously delivered sister ships Guardian […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Breaking away from its usual duties in the North and Baltic Sea, NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 has sailed to the Mediterranean Sea where it will be contributing to the Mediterranean operation Sea Guardian. Led by Norwegian frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup and commander Petter Kammerhuber, the SNMG1 will contribute to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism and capacity […]

  • 28 September 2011

    The Ministry of Defence is planning to axe more than 1,000 Royal Navy personnel in the first wave of a redundancy programme that could… By Nick Hopkins (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian, September 28, 2011

  • 14 February 2013
    Industry news

    The removal operation of the grounded USS Guardian has been faced with another challenge this week, with SMIT Borneo crane barge’s inability to safely anchor at the Tubbataha Reef, the Philippines, Stars and Stripe  website reported. The contingency plan includes engagement of another crane with higher capacity, i.e., the  DP-3 equipped Jascon 25. Navy spokesman Lt. […]

  • 20 January 2013
    Research & Development

    A U.S. Navy investigation to assess the circumstances surrounding the USS Guardian (MCM 5) grounding that occurred in Philippine waters will include information on faulty digital navigation chart data that misplaced the location of Tubbataha Reef. On Friday, the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provided the Navy preliminary findings of a review on Digital Nautical […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the U.S. and the Royal Thai Navy kicked off the Exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea on May 23. The bilateral naval training in which the two navies will hone skills in anti-submarine warfare and maritime domain awareness is set to last until May 27. This year’s Guardian Sea exercise features the Arleigh Burke class […]

  • 7 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Successful tests have been carried out in the US on a new warhead firing system to arm Britain’s nuclear missiles, making them more accurate… By Richard Norton-Taylor (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian,April 7, 2011;

  • 2 June 2017

    French Navy frigate FS Guepratte, Italian frigate ITS Scirocco and Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS Serviola came together on June 1 to perform patrol duties in western Mediterranean waters. The ships will be working under NATO’s maritime security operation Sea Guardian. The group was briefed by the Commander, Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, on Monday at French […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Palfinger’s marine business and local sales and service partner Palfinger Australia has been contracted by Austal to supply cranes for new Guardian-class patrol boats. By 2023, a total of 21 PK15500M foldable knuckle boom cranes will be delivered to the shipbuilder. The order, for which Austal is designing 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats, serves 13 […]

  • 5 April 2013

    The Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) Investigating Officer for the USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5) grounding that occurred on Jan. 17, 2013, Capt. John L. Schultz, met with the Republic of the Philippines Assistant Secretary, Office of the Under Secretary for Special and Ocean Concerns, Gilberto G.B. Asuque, and the Casualty Investigation Team (MCIT) Chairman,Vice Commandant […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited, an oil company security services provider, has ordered two more FCS 3307 vessels to be built by Damen. According to the contract, the Damen Group is taking care of delivery and crew training, as well as the design and build. Damen’s Local Service Hub in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, will ensure that […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Training & Education

    While the U.S. Navy continues operations to free the grounded USS Guardian (MCM 5) from Tubbataha Reef, all 79 crew members were temporarily removed today and safely transferred by small boat to the nearby support vessels USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) and MSV C-Champion. “Seventh Fleet ships remain on scene and essential Guardian Sailors will continue […]

  • 28 June 2018

    The Croatian Navy is preparing to deploy one of its vessels to NATO’s Mediterranean Sea operation Sea Guardian this year. While Croatian Navy vessels took part in NATO drills in the past, including Trident Juncture in 2015, the announced deployment would be the first time for a Croatian Navy vessel to become part of a NATO […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) has teamed up with Leonardo to integrate SAGE electronic warfare surveillance system onto its MQ-9B unmanned aerial vehicle. SAGE will be offered as an available baseline configuration for MQ-9B customers of Sky Guardian and maritime surveillance Sea Guardian configurations. Under an agreement announced July 16, the two companies will jointly […]