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  • 1 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Gulf Island Shipyards a $128.5 million contract modification to exercise options for the construction of additional two towing, salvage and rescue ships. These will be the second and third ships in the class which will be known as Navajo-class, in honor of the major contributions the Navajo […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The new class of US Navy T-ATSX-class towing, salvage and rescue ships will be equipped with deck machinery equipment supplied by Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor. As announced by the company, the order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake and the equipment is planned for delivery during the first quarter of 2020. The vessels […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Gulf Island Shipyards a $63.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of the new Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS).  Designated as T-ATS(X) by NAVSEA, the new class of vessels will be based on existing commercial towing offshore vessel designs and will replace the current T-ATF […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The third unit in the US Navy’s new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ships will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the US Navy secretary has announced. The Saginaw Chippewa people are comprised of Saginaw, Black River, and Swan […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy marked the official start of construction of the first unit in a new class of towing, salvage, and rescue vessels with a keel laying ceremony at the Gulf Island Shipyard on October 30. The keel for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6) was laid at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply repeat packages of deck machinery equipment for two new US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). The ships are currently under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, US. The equipment is planned for delivery during 2020, according to MacGregor. […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Equipment & technology

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to provide deck handling solutions to two US Naval Sea Systems Command’s towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) to be built at Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, a subsidiary of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc.

  • 24 June 2019

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation. This is the fifth US ship to be named in honor of the Cherokee people. “It is my privilege to announce that the many Cherokee Nation citizens who’ve served throughout the years […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Secretary of the US Navy Richard V. Spencer on Tuesday announced the name of the new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ship currently being built for the navy. The first of the new class of ships will be named USNS Navajo in honor of the major contributions the Navajo people have made to […]

  • 7 August 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Tarifa’ returned to its base port in Cartagena, ending an inspection campaign “Caladero Nacional” that began last July 13.   The aim of the campaign was the verification of compliance by the fleet trawl fisheries in relation to measures of gear and equipment, control of funds, closed areas, immature control fish on board fishing […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ex-HMAS Sydney, a former Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class frigate, left Sydney Harbour today to be towed to Western Australia for recycling. Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said the frigate will be recycled by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd. “Ex-HMAS Sydney had an illustrious career during her 32 years in service with the Royal Australian […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future Al Basrah (OSV 401), the first of two 60-meter offshore support vessels procured on behalf of the Iraqi navy, from prime contractor RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames LLC of Tampa, Fla., July 16. The new vessel will conduct maritime security operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf alongside previously […]

  • 10 June 2011
    Research & Development

    Three foreign warships from Germany, Netherlands, and the US will moor at Vasilyevsky Island’s quay of St. Petersburg. They will participate in the 5th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS-2011) to be held since June 29 till July 3. Apart from arrival of foreign warships, the IMDS program includes demonstration firings of 10 shipborne gun systems […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest America-class amphibious assault ship, future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), has completed acceptance trials. The aviation-centric ship spent three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico during the trials, before returning to the Ingalls Shipbuilding’s shipyard. The Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated all of the ship’s major systems including propulsion, […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at its new homeport at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on January 20, completing a transit from Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. The navy did not publicize the carrier’s journey, sharing only a couple of photos of the carrier as it transited the Puget […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard received its 23rd fast response cutter (FRC), Benjamin Dailey, in a ceremony in Key West, Florida, on April 20. The Bollinger Shipyards-built FRC will be stationed in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and is scheduled for commissioning in July. The cutter will be the first FRC stationed in the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, which includes […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II. Resting in 2,600 feet of water off California’s Farallon Islands, […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has completed a tour of Scotland and Northern Ireland visiting a range of Islands, lochs, villages and towns over the past month.   Exploit began her journey from the busy tourist resort of Portrush on the north coast of Northern Ireland, catching a sight of the famous Giant’s causeway on […]

  • 16 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On July 15, 2020, the US Navy commissioned its new amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7).

  • 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 […]

  • 10 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Navy’s final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush was launched on this day, January 10, at the Newport News shipyard, Virginia. The 332-meter-long, nuclear-powered ship was laid down on May 19, 2003 and launched on October 9, 2006 with Dorothy W.B. Koch, daughter of President Bush, as the sponsor. USS George H.W. Bush reaches speeds […]

  • 27 November 2014

    East African nations have a significant challenge ahead. The past few years have seen an encouraging decline in the volume of maritime piracy incidents that once dominated headlines with tales of hostage taking and freight ship hijacking, particularly in the Gulf of Aden and further south into the Somali Basin. That success however has spurred […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Gulf Island Fabrication has been awarded a contract for the construction of two additional Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) for the US Navy. This represents the navy’s execution of its fourth and fifth options for Gulf Island’s construction of five T-ATS vessels that will be built in the company’s facility in Houma, Louisiana. […]

  • 23 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sweden Confirms Intruder in Stockholm Archipelago The Swedish Armed Forces confirmed that a submarine has violated Swedish territorial integrity. Results from the analysis following the intelligence operation conducted in October are unambiguous. Two US Naval Ships Collide in the Gulf of Aden Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 […]

  • 23 March 2012
    Industry news

      Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) received the Navy’s top environmental award March 20 for its environmental restoration efforts during fiscal year 2011. The Secretary of the Navy recognizes Navy and Marine Corps individuals, teams, ships and installations for exceptional environmental stewardship and awarded PHSY top honors in the Environmental Restoration, Installation category. “Receiving this award […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island achieved an overhaul milestone at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) undocking ahead of schedule. Entering water on July 17, the Ohio-class submarine set a new record for Engineered Refueling Overhauls (EROs) on the East Coast, beating NNSY’s former record set on USS Alaska (SSBN 732) almost a decade ago. 90 […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Industry news

      St. Petersburg Government approved the resolution providing construction of shipbuilding center on Kotlin Island. The project implies construction of a new shipbuilding center on the Kotlin Island on the basis of Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard. Implementation of the project will not only establish an up-to-date shipyard but give a new impulse to development of Kronshtadt. […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Two air crewmen bailed out […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) carried out a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile on May 9. On the same day, the US Air Force launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Both tests coincided with North Korea’s firing of […]