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  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) along with guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) arrived on station off of Key West, Florida, to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The ships began their transit to the area September 8 and arrived […]

  • 7 September 2017

    Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, directed the evacuation of non-essential personnel and family members from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 5. “Their safety and security is a top priority,” Bolivar said. Approximately 50-60 mission essential […]

  • 10 September 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has deployed thee warships to stand ready for possible relief efforts after Hurricane Irma reached Florida on Saturday. Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) were sent from Naval Station Norfolk on September 8. They are joined by the guided-missile cruiser […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean has been diverted from a planned task to provide vital humanitarian aid to Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and in the path of Hurricane José. The helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship will join Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, providing logistical and medical support. Defence Secretary Sir Michael […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean departed Gibraltar on Tuesday afternoon heading for the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean where it will deliver emergency supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. During her time alongside in Gibraltar HMS Ocean loaded over 200 pallets of aid which included items such as timber, buckets, bottled water, bedding, clothing as […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Training & Education

    As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea Sept. 6: USS Shamal (PC 13), USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USCG Tahoma (WPG 80). USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Farragut (DDG […]

  • 10 November 2017
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    The Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland concluded her deployment to the Dutch overseas territories in the Caribbean, returning to her homeport in Den Helder on Friday. The Holland-class vessel spent four months stationed in the region as part of a rotational Dutch Navy deployment to the Caribbean. HNLMS Zeeland’s most important mission […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities

    Instead of sending the largest ship in its fleet to a major international drill in the Baltic Sea, the Royal Dutch Navy has decided to cancel the participation and send HNLMS Karel Doorman to the Caribbean to support hurricane relief efforts. Karel Doorman was supposed to travel to the German naval base Warnemünde on September 15 to […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond stepped in for helicopter carrier HMS Ocean as NATO flagship to allow the Royal Navy fleet flagship to bring vital supplies to Caribbean areas affected by Hurricane Irma The fleet flagship HMS Ocean was originally planned to lead NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean, but was […]

  • 11 June 2018
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    Royal Netherlands Navy multi-purpose amphibious ship HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to her homeport in Den Helder on June 8, concluding a two-month deployment to the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. HNLMS Karel Doorman supported the operation with 300 people on board. In addition to the helicopter detachment and medical personnel for a fully-fledged hospital, Karel Doorman was […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) was prevented from sailing out for potential storm Nate relief operations after a mechanical issue tied it to port. The ship was expected to get underway on October 7, together with amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), but was delayed due to a mechanical […]

  • 7 November 2017
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    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) wrapped up her hurricane relief efforts returning home to Norfolk on November 6. The ship and its crew spent 68 days providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Kearsarge, the staff […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK’s military and the auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay are on standby in the Caribbean and fully prepared to assist British Overseas Territories in the path of Storm Isaac. As the storm makes its way towards the Caribbean Windward islands, an Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team has been deployed to work with […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding international exercise Tradewinds 2018, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay is touring British territories in the Caribbean region to help them prepare for this year’s storm season. The 2017 storm season was among the worst in recent memory with a succession of hurricanes battering the region – and prompting a major relief effort […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have decided to join efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis currently affecting their overseas territories. In order to help relieve local populations, they decided to bring a coordinated military answer in support of civilian crisis management tools. French, British and Dutch armed forces are deploying military assets […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean returned home to naval base Devonport on December 19, concluding her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The ship was scheduled to enter Devonport on December 20, welcomed by families and friends, but a forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward by a day. Ocean, […]

  • 3 April 2018
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    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious ship, got underway from its Den Helder homeport on April 4 to join the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. Karel Doorman will spend the next nine weeks patrolling the Mediterranean Sea monitoring patterns-of-life to detect suspicious activities at sea. In addition to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism operations […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has landed a team of UK military personnel ashore in Martinique, an insular region of France, to train in hurricane relief with their French counterparts. The training comes one year after the devastating impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Currently midway through her three-year deployment […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities

    Taking a break from her Atlantic patrol duties, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay stopped in Bermuda on December 15 for a three day visit. The ship has been deployed to the region to provide humanitarian and disaster relief for the UK’s Caribbean overseas territories and Bermuda. This year RFA Mounts Bay has been in the […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond assumed command of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 operating in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The ceremony, in which Diamond relieved sister ship HMS Duncan, took place in Montenegro over the weekend. Duncan was originally to be replaced by helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, but the ship had to […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) on January 6 entered the US 7th Fleet area of operations where it will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship. Wasp departed Norfolk Aug. 30 and is entering the US 7th Fleet after nearly two months of disaster […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, on January 14, to become the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in 7th Fleet. USS Wasp, which has undergone significant upgrades to be able to land and launch the US Marine Corp’s F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, completed the 28,400-mile journey after getting underway from […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Researchers from Denmark, Canada and the US worked together recently to plant buoys into the Arctic Ocean to collect weather and oceanographic data to enhance forecasting and environmental models. The U.S National Ice Center (USNIC) coordinated with the Office of Naval Research, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Danish Joint Arctic Command, Environmental and Climate […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on December 28 for a final port call en route to her new homeport of Sasebo, Japan. Wasp departed Norfolk, Virginia, August 30, but was diverted to the Caribbean in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Sept. 4. […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy sailors attached to the amphibious ready group centered around the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) started their deployment on December 17, after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to USS Kearsarge as the flagship, the group includes San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), the […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy marked the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with a ceremony held aboard HMS Victory in Portsmouth, on October 21. Beginning with the daily naval ceremony of ‘Colours’, the White Ensign of the Royal Navy and the Union Jack were hauled up, followed shortly afterwards by the flag sequence indicating Nelson’s […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, the US 2nd Fleet (C2F) Commander, embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), marking the first time the fleet has executed command and control over forces at sea. Lewis was aboard the carrier from January 31 through February 1. Under Lewis’s command, C2F will lead […]

  • 1 October 2017
    Authorities

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter embarked on the US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) rescued two civilians after their private plane crashed several miles off the coast of Dominica, September 28. The civilians, coming from French Guadelupe and Antigua, sustained minor injuries and were transported by helicopter to Wasp where they received […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Divers from the US, German and Dutch navies concluded several days of expeditionary mine countermeasures (ExMCM) training as part of exercise Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17). The combined ExMCM force had members from the Royal Netherlands Navy Defense Dive Group Very Shallow Water (VSW) Dive Platoon, German Navy Mine Clearance Diving Company and U.S. Navy ExMCM […]