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  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first in a fleet of Canadian Coast Guard’s new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats will be named after Conception Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian minister of fisheries Dominic LeBlanc announced on Monday. Following the lead ship in the class, up to 20 new “Bay”-class boats will be named after geographical bays across Canada. The CCGS […]

  • 11 December 2018

    The Canadian government has decided to invest in eight new search and rescue (SAR) lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the coast guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada is acquiring the new high-endurance SAR lifeboats from Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspé, Quebec, and Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario. Chantier Naval Forillon […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard named a new Bay-class search and rescue lifeboat in a ceremony on December 6. The Canadian ministry of fisheries revealed that the new boat for the Atlantic Region will be called CCGS Pennant Bay and is set to be delivered to the Coast Guard later this month. CCGS Conception Bay, the lead ship […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Industry news

    A naming ceremony was held at Naval Base San Diego for the Arleigh-Burke class guided- missile destroyers USS John Finn (DDG 113), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Sept. 20. Friends and family attended the ceremony and Lt. Gen. John A Toolan Jr., Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, gave the […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The first Arctic Stars to be worn by veterans of bitter convoys to Russia have been produced by experts at the Royal Mint. Just hours after the Government announced that Royal Navy and merchant sailors, airmen and soldiers who survived the four-year campaign could apply for the medals, the first Arctic Stars have been made. […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US-based shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats has received a contract to deliver two aluminium patrol boats for the Peruvian Navy. Peruvian Navy officials announced the order from aboard the polar oceanographic research vessel B.A.P. Carrasco. The two 15-meter patrol boats will be used for maritime surveillance, illegal fishing prevention and the protection of marine fauna. According […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced an expansion project now underway at its waterfront shipbuilding complex in Franklin, Louisiana. The expansion is being undertaken to accommodate increased production needs, the company said. Metal Shark is erecting a fully-enclosed 200’ x 80’ large vessel assembly building to enable weather-independent construction of vessels up to 180’ in […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has acquired the assets of Alabama-based Horizon Shipbuilding following a motion approved by the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama on June 5. With the acquisition, the military craft builder assumes ownership of a fully developed 35-acre shipbuilding facility in the Mobile Bay region, with separate east and west yards […]

  • 2 November 2015

    Command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) was passed on October 30, as Cmdr. Timothy Poe was relieved by Cmdr. Jacob A. Foret during a ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. While in command, Poe led his submarine through the completion two deployments and five missions […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Industry news

    US-based boat builder Metal Shark has teamed up with autonomous vessel technology developer ASV Global to offer an entire range of autonomous vessels.  The autonomous technology – named “Sharktech” – is offered on Metal Shark’s entire portfolio of vessels, which range from 16’ to over 300’ in aluminum, steel, and composite. Sharktech autonomous vessels may […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    A time-honored change of command ceremony was held aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 5. Cmdr. Richard Young, commanding officer of Charlotte was relieved by Cmdr. Andrew T. Miller. Guest speaker Capt. James C. Childs, Commander of Submarine Squadron One, and Young’s […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is going to scrap the nation’s oldest active duty warship USS Enterprise (“Big E”), according to CNN. USS Enterprise is the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the “Big E”. The […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded shipbuilder Metal Shark a $29.8 million contract to build the first eleven of a new generation of patrol boats for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF). The contract contains options which could see the shipbuilder build 50 boats for a price of $90.2 million. Metal Shark will also be delivering trailers, […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Four new high speed patrol boats manufactured by USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) have been commissioned on the island of Curacao. The new vessels are the first to be delivered to the DCCG under a 12-boat order announced last year. Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at the […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Industry news

    U.S.-based boat builder Metal Shark has entered a partnership with Dutch shipbuilder Damen for the construction of up to 13 near coastal patrol vessels (NCPV) for South American countries. Metal Shark was contracted by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in June this year to build the boats for Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Honduras under the foreign […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Bangladesh Navy received five Metal Shark-built patrol boats from the US in a ceremony at the Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (SWADS) Headquarters in Chittagong April 25. Rear Admiral Joey Tynch, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, presented the patrol boats. Tynch, Joel Reifman, US Deputy Chief of Mission to Bangladesh and senior delegates from […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter is now in possession of a new missile system which will provide improved air-to-ground missile accuracy for the navy. The AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile was accepted into the fleet in August and rounds out the weapons complement of the MH-60R Seahawk. Commanding Officer of 725 Squadron, where the ‘Romeo’ helicopter currently flies, Commander […]

  • 13 September 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate eight of its members who were awarded honours by The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Sydney this week. They were: Conspicuous Service Cross   Commander Paul John Hines For outstanding […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Vietnam Coast Guard received six 45-foot Metal Shark-built patrol boats during a May 22 ceremony in Quang Nam, Vietnam. The boats were officially handed over by U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and mark a step in the expanding security cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. These patrols boats will assist VCG […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard placed a delivery order worth approximately $15 million for 39 response boats-small II and associated equipment with Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, Louisiana, on July 14. The service said the latest delivery order would bring the total number of RB-S IIs ordered to 263 and supported boat production and delivery through […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Barnacle clusters that inevitably form on ships have always been a problem for seafarers as they slow the ship down and increase fuel consumption. In the case of the U.S. Navy, which operates over 400 ships, biofouling becomes a real issue. According to the navy, this natural occurrence can increase a ship’s fuel consumption by as […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has ordered an additional 40 patrol boats from Louisiana-based boat-builder Metal Shark. According to a US Defense Department announcement from July 27, the additional pilothouse patrol boats are to be built under an $18.4 million contract modification with work set to conclude by April 2021. Metal Shark was first […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex came together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday at sea Nov. 24. The holiday began with a turkey trot 5k fun run around the flight deck, hosted by the ship’s morale, welfare and recreation department. “It’s a traditional fun run to bring a little of home […]

  • 20 May 2011
    Industry news

      Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), will host a keel laying ceremony May 20, for the new submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783), the third U.S. Navy ship named for the North Star state. Ellen Roughead, wife of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, will serve as the ship’s sponsor […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has recently received its 200th response boat-small II at Station Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Since the first RB-S II delivery in June 2012, the boats have been delivered to 108 units in 26 states and territories. According to the Coast Guard, the boats are designed for year-round use in shallow water to […]

  • 19 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device to a former Sailor during a ceremony on Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., Jan. 17. Mabus presented the long-awaited medal to Carl E. Clark, a 95-year-old African-American for his actions during World War II. “Mr. […]

  • 25 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) have learned how to Ask, Care and Treat (ACT) fellow shipmates exhibiting signs of suicide during September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. “ACT is a way for Sailors to help one and other,” said Master Chief Navy Counselor Martha E. Lara, suicide prevention coordinator. “It […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In the wake of the US Navy Yard tragedy, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S., has called on the President and Congress to act immediately on mental health legislation that has been stalled since the collapse of the gun debate earlier this year. “Congress has bills […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Personnel from HMAS Tobruk, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have been awarded Military Civic Action medals by the Philippines Government for their assistance following Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013.   Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Philippines, General Emmanuel Trinidad Bautista, awarded the medals onboard Tobruk yesterday, while the […]