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  • 13 June 2014
    Industry news

    Yesterday the U.S. Coast Guard released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.   The findings in the report conclude that a combination of faulty management and crew […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After serious allegations of inappropriate behaviour that occurred in HMAS Newcastle in 2011 were raised, and following investigation by the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service, the Directorate of Military Prosecutions determined to charge four sailors with a range of offences under the Defence Force Discipline Act.   Those charges are now under scrutiny in the […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) assigned a flag officer to lead an administrative investigation and established a safety board to review the facts and circumstances Oct. 15 that led to the collision between a Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser off the coast of Florida Oct. 13. Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, deputy commander of USFF, […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Swedish Naval Forces have spent the weekend searching for a Russian submarine that could have been stranded underwater off the coast of Stockholm, according to media reports. 200 troops, along with helicopters and ships were a part of the hunt for the submarine, The Guardian writes. In response to the latest media reports, the Swedish Armed […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As part of an effort to unlock the secrets of Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Erebus, and to learn more about the fate of the Franklin expedition, Parks Canada and Royal Canadian Navy divers will join together for Operation NUNALIVUT and conduct approximately 11 days of intense ice diving and underwater archaeology in April. The announcement […]

  • 22 September 2014

    The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a reported fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday.   At approximately 10:56 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After HMCS Whitehorse was ordered to end its participation in the U.S. Navy’s training exercise RIMPAC last week because of an alleged misconduct of its crew, the Royal Canadian Navy has opened another investigation into the incidents.   Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, commander of the Canadian Fleet Pacific, who is responsible for all ships in his fleet, has been assigned to […]

  • 11 April 2012

    The Navy recently experienced two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. There were no injuries to personnel and no damage to other aircraft. An MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) March 30 was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime surveillance mission in support of Africa Partnership Station. […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A bilateral course on “Investigations after Explosions” was held in Cartagena from March 31st to April 4th. It was attended by four members from Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM), two amphibious sappers from the Army EOD Unit, and eight explosive disposal technicians from the 8th U.S. Mobile Unit (EODMU-8).   The exercise was organized […]

  • 16 February 2017

    After last year’s reports said Dutch warships had disappeared from the floor of the Java Sea, a joint Dutch-Indonesian investigation confirmed initial fears saying that “salvage operations of some kind have indeed occurred”. The disappearance of ships was first noted in November 2016 when a diving team of the Karel Doorman Foundation conducting research ahead […]

  • 13 February 2013

    The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous began escorting the Carnival Triumph cruise ship Monday night after tugs began towing it toward Mobile, Ala., which is approximately 270 miles north. The Triumph reported a fire in the aft engine room Sunday morning, which was extinguished by the ships fire control system. No injuries were reported. The U.S. […]

  • 11 March 2015

    Five Royal Malaysian Navy staff, including a female officer, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in and around the naval base in Lumut, on Monday evening, Malay Mail reported. MACC obtained a seven-day remand order against 14 people to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption offences. The navy personnel will be investigated under Section 17 (a) of […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French prosecutors are looking into a 2008 contract signed between shipbuilder DCNS and Brazil for the delivery of five submarines, French media have reported. The investigation will try to determine whether bribes helped the French defense contractor win the 6.7 billion euro contract for five diesel-electric submarines. All five boats are in initial phases of construction […]

  • 27 September 2013

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced Sept. 26 that the Navy will conduct an official investigation into the fatal shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16. Adm. John M. Richardson, Director Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, is designated as the investigating officer.  “In the aftermath of the Sept. 16 tragedy at the […]

  • 21 March 2013

    The New Zealand Defence Force has confirmed that separate investigations into the death of a soldier who drowned during training in Waiouru are nearing completion. On 25 September, 2012, NZ Army soldier Private (PTE) Michael Victor Ross, aged 29 years, from Kaitaia, went missing while undertaking small boat training on Lake Moawhango, in the Waiouru […]

  • 20 January 2013
    Research & Development

    A U.S. Navy investigation to assess the circumstances surrounding the USS Guardian (MCM 5) grounding that occurred in Philippine waters will include information on faulty digital navigation chart data that misplaced the location of Tubbataha Reef. On Friday, the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provided the Navy preliminary findings of a review on Digital Nautical […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An unidentified Royal Navy submarine nearly collided with ro-ro ferry Stena Superfast VII in a close quarters incident in the Irish Sea which is currently under investigation. The near-miss occurred on November 6 and the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) on January 21 decided to open a safety investigation following a preliminary assessment of […]

  • 27 May 2011
    Industry news

    The Navy continues to investigate a fire that torched the stacks of a destroyer docked at Bath Iron Works late last week… (timesrecord) [mappress] Source: timesrecord, May 27, 2011;

  • 31 October 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Navy has approved a request today by Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command to temporarily reassign the commander of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, will return to the strike group’s home port of Bremerton, Wash., […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is participating in a new German-Dutch investigation team set up to combat piracy in Somali waters. The establishment of this team was announced by the National Public Prosecutor’s Office on 17 November 2011. The team will focus primarily on identifying the organisers, financiers and negotiators involved in hijacking merchant shipping. In […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has released the results of an investigation that assessed circumstances surrounding the ex-USS Guardian grounding that occurred in Philippine waters on January 17. Characterizing the ex-Guardian’s grounding on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea as a “tragic mishap,” Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, wrote in the 160-page […]

  • 11 November 2013

    Two U.S. admirals Vice Adm. Ted Branch, Director of Naval Intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, Director of Intelligence Operations were placed on a temporary leave Friday, and had their access to classified material suspended amid an investigation as part of a bribery scandal implicating a Singapore-based defense contractor. “The decision to suspend their classified […]

  • 19 November 2018

    A Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel slid into water after slipping off its cradle in the early morning hours of November 17. The Hero-class patrol vessel CCGS Corporal McLaren is partially submerged following the incident which Halifax police are investigating as a possible case of vandalism. The vessel was beginning a scheduled refit at the Canadian […]

  • 13 February 2012

      Rear Adm. John R. Haley, commander, Carrier Strike Group 5, removed Capt. Robert Marin from command of USS Cowpens (CG 63) Feb. 10 while an investigation into inappropriate personal behavior is conducted. Capt. Paul Lyons, deputy commander, Destroyer Squadron 15, has assumed command of USS Cowpens pending the completion of the investigation. Marin has […]

  • 13 November 2011

    The Royal Australian Navy can confirm that the member of HMAS Warramunga’s crew who passed away while ashore on leave in Cambodia on 10 November 2011, was Leading Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Bradley William Livingston. The 33 year old’s family is continuing to be provided with support by Navy and the Defence Community Organisation. The family […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has confirmed his strong stance against unacceptable behaviour in his latest update on the allegations relating to HMAS Ballarat. “Navy does not tolerate unacceptable behaviour. It is inconsistent with its values. Unacceptable behaviour by individuals damages our people and our effectiveness to conduct operations and achieve […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a multiday fishing trawler bound for Australia in the seas off Negambo on 29th June 2012. The trawler had 09 Sri Lankan nationals onboard who had intended to enter Australia illegally. Initial investigations carried out by the Navy revealed that more persons were to be taken onboard at different location for […]

  • 1 November 2017

    The two separate collisions between US Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Pacific in which a total of seventeen US Navy sailors lost their lives were preventable, a report released by the navy on November 1 says. The report details the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) […]

  • 22 April 2011
    Industry news

    U.S. Navy investigators are continuing to re-examine the work done by contractors on the amphibious ship San Antonio (LPD 17) in hopes the… By Christopher P (klipinghankam) [mappress] Source: klipinghankam, April 22, 2011;