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  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s smallest commissioned vessel, Her Majesty’s Survey Launch Gleaner, returned to Devonport homeport one last time on Tuesday ahead of her decommissioning. In mist and rain, and with a 16-metre decommissioning pennant tied to the stern rail to prevent it flapping around uncontrollably, three of the nine crew lined up for Procedure Alpha as […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has decommissioned its smallest ship, the HMSML Gleaner, in a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base. Crewed by just eight sailors, Her Majesty’s Survey Motor Launch (HMSML) Gleaner spent 35 years in service with the Royal Navy. Since her commissioning in 1983, Gleaner has operated in the majority of ports around the UK […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Nineteen times longer, 15 times wider and a staggering 3,000 times heavier, the new carrier dwarfed the small survey craft HMS Gleaner as she scanned the huge inner basin at Rosyth, where Queen Elizabeth is in the final stages of completion. The smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, previously used to scan the wreck of the […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of a fleet of over 30 new workboats that are to join the Royal Navy has started rough weather sea trials in the Irish Sea less than a month after being launched. In addition to being the first, the future HMS Magpie is also the largest of the batch. It is set to […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s newest survey ship has been formally welcomed into the naval family in her home of Devonport. The commissioning ceremony for the new ship, named HMS Magpie, was held on June 28, 2018. Among the attendees was the Duke of Edinburgh, who was in charge of the previous Magpie between 1950 and 1952 […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A new Royal Navy small survey vessel that will replace the recently decommissioned HMSML Gleaner will be named HMS Magpie, Royal Navy First Sea Lord Admiral Philip Jones announced. The last HMS Magpie was commanded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in Malta in the early 1950s. Motor Survey launch Magpie will be charting ports and estuaries […]

  • 14 September 2018

    The Royal Navy’s newest survey vessel HMS Magpie has made her maiden visit to her affiliated town of Salcombe.  The 18-meter catamaran has spent three days at sea under the White Ensign for the first time as her crew get to know how the survey ship handles. A replacement for HMS Gleaner which retired earlier […]

  • 12 August 2019

    The submariners served aboard one of four Royal Navy ballistic missile submarines.

  • 7 February 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The largest vessel in the Royal Dutch Navy’s fleet recently became the first ship to have its hull cleaned with robot technology. Dutch company Fleet Cleaner announced that the Karel Doorman cleaning was a trial completed in December 2016. The company removed the fouling of the vessel using a hull cleaning ROV that performed both under- and above water cleaning. […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Training & Education

    After sailing through four seas, three Gulfs, two oceans, one canal and completing three major surveys, Cdr Jon Holmes has said goodbye to survey ship HMS Enterprise. On April 29, Cdr Holmes handed over the helm to Cdr Derek Rae at an important occasion on board ship for all on board, but particularly the off-going […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has taken fuel on board for the first time to test its systems. 500 tons of marine diesel – which represents 15 per cent of HMS Prince of Wales’ capacity according to the Royal Navy – have been pumped onto the carrier to test the tanks, […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Matt Syrett Royal Navy took Command of HMS ECHO during the Ship’s recent formal visit to Mumbai, India and is looking forward to returning to Sea as the Captain of one of the Royal Navy’s most modern Hydrographic Survey Vessels. His early career saw service in HMS Sheffield, Orkney and Leeds Castle prior to […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) hosted the Senate Committee for Energy and Natural Resources and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, aboard March 12 to discuss Navy and Marine Corps energy initiative programs. The committee members toured exhibits showcasing new green technologies which will help the military conserve energy and […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) in Jurong today.   The keel laying of the first LMV marks another significant milestone for the RSN. This LMV is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for […]

  • 28 January 2013

    HMS Scott and Enterprise, both based in Plymouth, sailed in company in the southern Red Sea, where Enterprise is gathering data and Scott was passing through to begin her three months survey work in the Gulf of Aden. With the Middle East winter sun giving their grey hulls a pale golden sheen, two old friends […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Industry news

      The winner of a solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website is Detyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C , which will be the signatory of $8,108,084 firm-fixed-price contract, Marine log informs. Nevertheless, the contract foresees  additional options, which, if used, could result in higher costs rising up to $9 mill. The U.S. Navy’s […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Babcock has been awarded a three year contract to supply High Modulus PolyEthylene (HMPE) Rope and Technical Services to all classes of Royal Navy surface ships. Under the contract, Babcock will provide services including management activities, new manufacture, engineering support, post-design services, technical support and training, relating to an all-embracing range of usage and applications […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards has received an order for six patrol vessels from the Dutch Police. As informed, all six ships will be built at Damen’s headquarters in Gorinchem in the Netherlands and are due for delivery between 2019 and 2021. Intended for Zeehavenpolitie and Landelijke Eenheid units, three of the newbuilds are seagoing — the Stan […]

  • 6 November 2018

    The Canadian Coast Guard has welcomed the first of two emergency offshore towing vessels that will operate in the waters off the coast of British Columbia. The vessel is called Atlantic Eagle and is leased from Atlantic Towing Limited of Saint John, New Brunswick, under a three-year, CAD$67 million contract announced in August this year. […]

  • 29 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines serving aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) have a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth Day every day, not just April 22 like the rest of the world. Crew members have taken the ship thousands of miles away from its homeport of San Diego and have showed off the ship’s […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Singapore Navy held a launching ceremony it’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Independence, at the Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine)’s Benoi shipyard on July 3. The launch of Independence is a significant milestone in the RSN’s continued transformation to keep Singapore’s seas safe. The new LMVs are smarter and faster ships, equipped with sharper capabilities […]

  • 5 April 2019

    NATO’s Allied Maritime Command hosted a ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the alliance to ceremonially activate a new command called Commander Surface Forces NATO (COMSURFNATO). This April 4 activation is part of NATO’s Command Structure Adaptation (NCS-A) remarking new NATO at its birthday. One of the milestones of the adopted HQ MARCOM, endorsed by […]

  • 7 June 2017

    The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport on June 6 after seizing an estimated $147 million worth of cocaine. They also assisted in the removal of another $170 million of contraband interdicted by other Coast Guard cutters and apprehending 10 suspected drug smugglers. The cutter Valiant crew seized five drug-laden […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 1,000 Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) enrollees came to the Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) Waterfront Recreation Center to participate in a quarterly voucher distribution May 8 and 9. In April 2001, President Clinton signed Executive Order 13150, which cleared the way for the implementation of this DOD fringe benefit program, which provides active […]

  • 24 May 2012

    The Joint Task Force Monitoring Team led by NIMASA on Monday 21st May 2012 intercepted and arrested a fibre boat named AMOMO MARINE carrying nine 205 litre drums and Sixteen 50 litre cans of Automative Gas Oil (AGO) on board near the NNPC pipeline at Atlas Cove, Lagos. The boat was immediately apprehended by the […]

  • 16 January 2013

    After a complete renovation, the ship’s store aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) re-opened with a completely different appearance Jan. 10. Truman’s ship’s store now resembles a Navy Exchange (NEX), like those found at almost any naval base. “We recently finished a project renovating the ship’s store, which was meant to […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Industry news

    Officials at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard released initial findings June 6 in the case of the recent fire onboard Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755). Portsmouth Naval Shipyard responded to a fire onboard Miami, May 23. The fire was extinguished at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, by the ship’s crew, Portsmouth Naval […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Industry news

    GE’s Power Conversion business has signed a contract worth more than $10 million with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) of Pascagoula, Miss., to provide an auxiliary propulsion system (APS) for the future USS Tripoli (LHA-7), which is the U.S. Navy’s latest large-deck amphibious assault ship. This project builds on Power Conversion’s past success with providing similar […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE Systems include some of the most advanced and respected solutions in every part of the power generation and propulsion arena GE helps the world’s navies increase operational dependability, financial efficiency and respect for the environment in terms of emissions and fuel economy. There’s a new era dawning for naval engineering and propulsion. “I’ve seen […]