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  • 22 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The New Zealand government has approved NZ$103 million for the purchase and refit of a second-hand multi-role offshore support vessel that will be used as a dive and hydrographic support vessel by the Royal New Zealand Navy. Following purchase, the 85-meter Norwegian-built survey vessel MV Edda Fonn will be outfitted with the dive and hydrographic […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving support and hydrographic survey vessel has arrived in New Zealand after a 46-day voyage from Norway. The former offshore support vessel MV Edda Fonn underwent conversion work in Denmark before heading for Wellington, via Panama. Future HMNZS Manawanui will officially be handed over to the to the Crown on […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new diving and hydrographic support vessel has started her journey from Norway to Auckland, New Zealand. Formerly known as offshore support vessel MV Edda Fonn, the vessel was sold by Norway’s Østensjø Rederi to the New Zealand Navy in August 2018. The vessel was modified for navy needs and was […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new multi-purpose support vessel will receive the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT underwater robotic vehicle before it is transferred to New Zealand. Norway-based Østensjø Rederi is contracted to deliver the future HMZS Resolution (formerly known as ‘Edda Fonn’) to the New Zealand Ministry of Defence in 2019 with an integrated ROV […]

  • 4 September 2018

    Gisborne has been chosen as the honorary homeport for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) newly purchased dive and hydrographic vessel. In late August, the country’s government approved the purchase of the 85-meter Edda Fonn, a 15-year-old survey and light construction vessel. The ship will replace the decommissioned dive tender HMNZS Manawanui and hydrographic survey ship […]

  • 2 July 2018

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Bell Boeing JPO a $4,2 billion contract for V-22 tiltrotor aircraft construction. As informed, the contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy, 34 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps, one CV-22B for the Air Force and four MV-22B aircraft for […]

  • 4 December 2013

    On Saturday 1 December, an EU Naval Force Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) handover ceremony was held in Djibouti between Lithuanian and Serbian Forces in Djibouti. Members of the Lithuanian Forces have spent the past four months embarked in the World Food Programme (WFP) aid ship, MV Caroline Scan, providing protection from pirate attack as […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Training & Education

    After two and a half years protecting the World Food Programme (WFP) ship, MV Caroline Scan, from pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the EU Naval Force has bid the vessel and her hard-working crew a fond farewell.   In April 2014, MV Caroline Scan will be entering a period of maintenance, so the […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Irish Naval Service hosted a naming and commissioning ceremony for its latest addition to the fleet, the Naval Service vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett.   The ceremony was held on Saturday the 16th of May at Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay, Dublin, The Taoiseach and Minister for Defence, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., being the host. The […]

  • 2 August 2011

    A total of one hundred sixty eight (168) passengers and crew of MV Asia Malaysia were rescued before the vessel was reportedly sunk at vicinity four (4) nautical miles Southeast off Culasi, Panay Island around 8:50 in the morning of July 31, 2011. Based on the report, MV Asia Malaysia departed Port of Cebu around […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indonesian Navy commissioned its second SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigate – KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai – in a ceremony at Benoa Harbor on January 10. The vessel, which received pennant number 332, was delivered to the Indonesian Navy by shipbuilder PT PAL who worked with Dutch shipbuilder Damen under a transfer of technology agreement. The […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey pilots tested rolling landing and takeoffs on the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) earlier this month. The testing took place a month after Bell Boeing received a contract to build the first 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy. The CMV-22B Osprey is a […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy transferred four rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the Hellenic Navy in Souda Bay, Greece, on October 31. The boats were transferred based on an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) grant under the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) through which the Pentagon transfers excess equipment to foreign governments. RHIBs are typically used for modernization of partner forces, and […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    French contractor CNIM announced it has been selected to deliver fourteen new Standard Amphibious Landing Crafts (EDA-S) to the French Navy in collaboration with Socarenam, Mauric and CNN MCO. The EDA-S are to be built over a ten-year period, the company said. “Winning this European tender reasserts CNIM’s status as experts in amphibious craft design. […]

  • 26 May 2015

    Whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, EU Naval Force flag ship, ESPS Galicia, took the opportunity to sail close to World Food Programme (WFP) Motor Vessel, (MV) Douro, as it sailed along the coast on its way to deliver food aid to the Somali people. MV Douro currently has an EU Naval Force […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) welcomed France’s newest amphibious craft Feb. 7 as part of the joint operations that make an essential piece of Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. A landing catamaran, or LCAT, entered the well deck of Wasp as a test of the interoperability between the French craft and U.S. amphibious vessels. […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    European researchers, enterprises and academic organizations have completed a long-running study on ways to protect navy ships from corrosion. Dubbed the Corrosion Control for Navy Ships, the European Defence Agency (EDA) led project ran from 2013-2016 and resulted in a number of potential solutions and scientific publications on the corrosion problem. Increasing military requirements combined with […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Construction Dive Detachment Alpha (CDDA) divers, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, assisted with the installation of a modern ocean sensor system at the Kwajalein Missile Impact Scoring System (KMISS), Sept. 2. The mission of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Testing Site (RTS) on Kwajalein Atoll and Wake Island is to provide a major […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Training & Education

    USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) arrived in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Nov. 16 for the launch of Maryland’s Star-Spangled Bicentennial, a War of 1812 commemoration event that will be held here in June 2012. With Sailors manning the rails, the ships will join Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Department […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indonesian Navy has received its first SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigate built by PT PAL. The state-owned shipbuilder delivered the frigate on January 23 at its shipyard in Surabaya, after the vessel completed sea trials in September 2016. Named KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata, the vessel is the first of two Perusak Kawal Rudal-class guided-missile frigates constructed […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Industry news

    Teams from DCNS, the French Navy and defence procurement agency DGA recently completed a new test campaign aboard first-of-class FREMM multimission frigate Aquitaine, the last and most important being the first ever torpedo launch test from a FREMM frigate. After demonstrating FREMM frigate Aquitaine’s compatibility with a 10-tonne Caïman helicopter (the French version of the […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Friends and service members gathered for a memorial service held aboard Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, July 23 to honor the lives of two fallen shipmates assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, also known as the ‘Blackhawks.’ Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, of West Monroe, La., and Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Three Member States gathered under the framework of the European Defence Agency to launch a project aimed at developing European navies’ knowledge of marine mammals activity while mitigating the adverse effect of military operations on these species. The formal signature of a technical agreement is expected for the 2nd semester of 2015. With a planned […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    An Taoiseach and Irish Minister for Defence Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. has announced that an order has been placed with Babcock Marine for the 3rd Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Irish Naval Service.   A vessel replacement strategy for the Naval Service has been in progress since 2007 to provide for the replacement of existing […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has awarded Rolls-Royce a £3.8 million contract for the provision of spare parts for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. The two 65,000-tonne carriers are the biggest warships ever to be built in Britain and are powered by two MT30 gas turbines each. According to Rolls-Royce, the turbines that will power the Queen […]

  • 5 June 2015

    Whilst on a routine counter-piracy patrol off the Somali coast, the Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Gómez de Cordoba, who is embarked on the EU flagship, ESPS Galicia, visited the World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MV Douro. Rear Admiral de Cordoba met with MV Douro’s master and the EU Naval Force Serbian maritime protection […]

  • 12 August 2013

    After 148 days in charge, the Finnish Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) handed over the responsibility for the protection of the World Food Program (WFP) Ship MV Caroline Scan to a Lithuanian AVPD on 10 August. On behalf of Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, Operation Commander European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia, Lieutenant Commander Laurent […]

  • 12 July 2016

    The captain and first officer of an ocean going tug boat have been found guilty of drug trafficking following the biggest ever UK seizure of class A drugs. The cocaine, with an estimated potential street value of £512 million once adulterated, was found hidden on board the Tanzanian flagged MV Hamal in April 2015. The […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The Civil Military Operations Group- Philippine Navy, together with Marine Battalion Landing Team-5, participated in a three day Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Training spearheaded by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) at EDSA Corner Orense St., Guadalupe Makati City from 24-26 November 2014. The participants were able to grasp knowledge about DRRM and perform trainings […]