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  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

    In 1953, the Royal Navy’s helicopter search and rescue service was founded, making 2013 its 60th anniversary of saving lives at sea and on land. And it’s looking for a little bit of help from the people of Scotland, where the red and grey liveried Sea Kings are a familiar sight across the nation. To […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailor of a fishing trawler in need for emergency medical care was transported from the Barents Sea ashore by Northern Fleet (NF) search-…   (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy , May 01, 2012; Image: sz

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed Saipan on August 9. The vessel was in Saipan Harbor August 7 – 9 providing disaster relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, which devastated the island on August 2-3. Agencies including the Government of Guam, American Red Cross, Ayuda Foundation and other non-profit/non-governmental organizations have […]

  • 12 November 2013

    Britain will deploy a Royal Navy warship and RAF military transport aircraft to help people devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Britain will deploy a Royal Navy warship and RAF military transport aircraft to help people devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, Prime Minister David Cameron announced last night. HMS Daring and her crew will provide humanitarian assistance, helicopter […]

  • 30 August 2012

    HMAS Ararat (LCDR M O’Loughlin) recently came to the aid of a 35 foot sailing vessel while patrolling Australia’s maritime borders. The Lady Amber (Captain Peter Madigan), a South African flagged oceanographic research vessel requested assistance during a routine hail on VHF. The schooner indicated she had very limited supplies of water onboard, due to […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Training & Education

    A decade long project involving the Royal Australian Navy, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has delivered an Australian first and world class ocean forecasting system.   Project BLUElink was introduced in 2003 to better understand Australia’s marine environment assisting in defence operations and maritime safety. Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters said the ocean modelling project, […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A US Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Ketchikan assisted two boaters after their 15-foot vessel became disabled near Ketchikan, Sunday.   The boatcrew safely transferred the boaters to the Coast Guard vessel and took the disabled vessel in tow before transporting them to Knuduson Cove. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau were notified by the […]

  • 13 August 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has recently completed two successful weeks of counter terrorism operations in the Red Sea with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). CTF 150 is a coalition force with a principal mission to deter, disrupt and defeat attempts by international terrorist organisations to use the maritime environment […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Four Bahraini men, adrift in fishing skiff for two days, were assisted by the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSBI (I) 15) approximately 30 nautical miles off the coast of Bahrain, Nov. 9. It was the second such event for Ponce in the past year and another of a growing list of accomplishments […]

  • 26 March 2013

    After being alerted to the situation by Milford Haven Coastguard, the duty RAF search and rescue (SAR) helicopter from A Flight, 22 Squadron, arrived on the scene to find French fishing vessel, ‘Alf’, being tossed around in the water like a piece of driftwood. Weather conditions were so atrocious that the ‘Alf’ was pitching and […]

  • 1 September 2016

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond will sail to the southern Mediterranean to join an operation aimed at countering arms trafficking. The Type 45 destroyer left Portsmouth on Wednesday evening and will replace the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay during a planned maintenance period. Meanwhile her sister ship HMS Daring will sail on […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Operation OCEAN SHIELD flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN provided medical assistance to the villagers of Qandala, on the northern coast of Somalia on Thursday, 26 September 2013. The medical assistance was arranged at a meeting between OCEAN SHIELD ship USS DE WERT and Qandala elders earlier in September. During the meeting, the elders addressed their needs […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Training & Education

    On Thursday 29th March Spanish warship ESPS INFANTA ELENA, operating as part of the European counter piracy force (EUNAVFOR), came to the aid of a Somali fishing vessel, adrift off the coast of Mogadishu. INFANTA ELENA was patrolling the waters off the coast of Somalia as part of its mission to deter piracy and protect […]

  • 6 August 2013

    Guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transported a Turkish mariner to U.S. Navy Hospital Sigonella early in the morning of Aug. 4 following a request for assistance from Turkish Navy warship TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa (A579). San Jacinto was transiting the Mediterranean Sea conducting routine communications shortly before 11 p.m. local time Aug. […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy survey ship has helped out Her Majesty’s Coastguard helicopter by offering up her deck for winch training at sea. Returning to the UK after a recent North Sea survey, HMS Echo received a call for assistance from a Coastguard helicopter Agusta Westland AW139 as it was looking for a suitable platform to practise […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Farncomb helped rescue an Indonesian fishing vessel crew who were stranded 100 nautical miles from land. According to the navy, the submarine was en route to Singapore and exercise Bersama Shield when it spotted the fisshing vessel. As Farncomb approached the fishing boat, a crew member was seen waving a […]

  • 22 February 2012

    Following his posting as Commander of the UK Counter-Piracy Task Group, Captain Gerry Northwood, Royal Navy, has written in The Times newspaper about how concerted efforts are helping reduce attacks on merchant vessels. Captain Northwood writes: “Eleven pirates on board with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. All comms on ship are down. Crew safe in […]

  • 30 June 2011

    New Zealand navy ships could be deployed to help fight the “growing issue” of piracy in the Indian Ocean… (stuff) [mappress] Source: stuff, June  30, 2011;

  • 23 October 2015

    Portuguese naval vessels worked with Portuguese Air Force and other maritime services to rescue 14 crew members from a fishing vessel. The agencies coordinated during the early hours of Oct 23, to save the people aboard the fishing vessel Segredos do Mar, which sank three miles from the port of Sesimbra, Portugal. Another fishing vessel, Jonas David, informed the […]

  • 29 April 2015

    U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call yesterday morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman said. Army Col. Steve Warren told members of the Pentagon press corps that at about 2:05 […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two UK Navy’s Naval Service ships have just visited the most remote island in the world where they helped islanders carry out two years work in just a few days. As part of her nine month deployment the Portsmouth based frigate HMS Lancaster visited Tristan Da Cunha and was joined there by Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 11 February 2015

    On Sunday 7 February 2015, the EU Naval Force counter-piracy flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered a serious burns injury whilst at sea in his cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden. The cargo ship, which was transiting through the Internationally Recommended Traffic Corridor (IRTC) in […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark hosted a Defence and Security Industry Day (DSID), sponsored by UK Trade and Industry (UKTI), on her recent visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Plymouth based Fleet Flagship, currently in the Gulf leading the Response Force Task Group’s Cougar 13 deployment, invited eight defence sector companies to display their […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Deciding on the right gear for maritime security comes with an increased level of difficulty due to the variety of body armor available on today’s market. SafeGuard ARMOR, a premium body armor designer and manufacturer, advises on choosing the right body armor and other measures that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing protective gear.   There are 3 types of body armor available […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Sixteen Sailors from USS Simpson (FFG 56), six Cape Verdean Coast Guardsmen and school staff painted classrooms at the Escola Lavadouro School in Praia, Cape Verde, April 20. Simpson Sailors scraped away old paint, sanded down the walls and added several layers of paint to two classrooms that had previously been in considerable disrepair. “I […]

  • 30 August 2012

    A dedicated team of U.S. Army service members, who set sail aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) May 4, played a vital role to Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) mission success. During PP12, 48 Soldiers worked alongside multiple branches of the U.S. military, host nations, partner nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the past week the United States Coast Guard has been working with local crane operators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Saipan to assist in cleanup following Typhoon Soudelor. This is just one example of the inter-agency coordination it takes to aid in a disaster relief mission. The headquarters for the Commonwealth Ports […]

  • 27 April 2015

    The Sri Lanka Navy facilitated to handover 16 Indian fishing trawlers which had been released by the court, and remaining in Sri Lanka until the owners of the trawlers make arrangements to take them back to India. Fifteen trawlers located in Karainagar and one located in Thalaimannar, were handed over to Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Ameya’ at […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Nearly a tonne of heroin has been seized in a series of busts in the Indian Ocean – made possible by the use of the Royal Navy’s cutting edge technology. Six boats carrying narcotics were boarded off the east coast of Africa and their cargoes seized by an international task force which included British frigate […]