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  • 3 January 2019

    US Navy’s Guam-based Mark VI Patrol Boats recently completed a 500 nautical mile long-range transit, in a test of the boats’ operational reach. The two Mark IVs, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment (Det.) Guam,helped provide reliable planning factors and considerations to navigate MK VI Patrol Boats to Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Mark […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 carried out an astern refueling training drill with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container, roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) in Guam’s Apra Harbor on May 24. The coastal riverine force has done an astern replenishment at sea a few […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A Mark VI patrol boat from the Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 joined USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) on November 4, marking a first for the patrol boat. Operating off the California coast, the MK VI crew assisted with the COMPTUEX, which aligned with the squadron’s ongoing pre-deployment training. “The event also […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Coastal Riverine Squadron Four (CRS-4) conducted well deck operations with the Mark VI patrol boat for the first time aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) May 15. Two Mark VI boats demonstrated their capabilities by mooring and launching multiple times from the well deck of Bataan, accomplishing a major milestone for the craft. […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

      Article by: Peter Ong The US Navy’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF) – comprised of two Coastal Riverine Groups based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Imperial Beach, California – received delivery of its first new Mark VI patrol boat in 2014. Built by SafeBoats International in Bremerton, Washington, the twelve MK VI patrol boats are […]

  • 5 June 2018

    US Navy destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) completed a seven-month Western Pacific deployment returning to its homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 4. O’Kane departed Pearl Harbor, Nov. 4, to conduct ballistic missile defense operations near the American territory of Guam. O’Kane remained on station for the majority of deployment, meeting mission requirements […]

  • 28 October 2014

    Capt. Gary Leigh relieved Capt. Chris Peterschmidt as commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 (CRG-1) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Outlying Landing Field, Imperial Beach, California, Oct. 20. Peterschmidt assumed command of CRG-1 in April 2013. Rear Adm. Frank Morneau, commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and guest speaker said: There are […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Training & Education

    It’s small, fast, heavily armed, networked and one of a kind. But the new coastal command boat just starting to operate in this region is giving sailors in the Persian Gulf a taste of the swift and bad-ass boats coming to the brown-water Navy.   “There are lots of concepts we’re trying to prove out […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Industry news

    The 65PB1101 coastal command patrol boat (CCB) departed Port Angeles, Wash., to transit to San Diego, Calif., Aug. 5-11. The boat was manned by a Fleet Integration Team consisting entirely of Navy Reservists. The CCB underwent developmental testing in the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from April to August 2013. During […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Safe Boats International, LLC, Bremerton, Washington, is being awarded a $34,5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of four MK VI Patrol Boats.   This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $52,295,843. Work will be performed in Tacoma, Washington (82 percent); Kent, Washington (7 percent); […]

  • 5 September 2014

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the first MK VI patrol boat, Aug. 27.   The craft is the first of 10 patrol boats currently under contract with Safe Boats International in Tacoma, Washington. The patrol boats will be operated and maintained by the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), supporting coastal riverine forces. “This versatile […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy ordered two additional Mk VI Patrol Boats (Mk VI PB) from SAFE Boats International (SBI). This brings the total number of Mk VI boats to be built by SAFE Boats to 12. The Mk VI PB is the Navy’s next generation Patrol Boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the US Congress July 9 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of 30 Mark V patrol boats and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $ 1 .2 billion. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 30 […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Guam-based Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF 75) took permanent ownership of two MK VI patrol boats at the U.S. Navy base on August 24. The U.S. now has MK VI patrol boats permanently assigned in two separate strategic areas of operations after two MK VI patrol boats were delivered to CTF-56, based in Bahrain in March. The […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Equipment & technology

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered four of its Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels to C&I Leasing, a Nigerian provider of offshore support vessels. According to Damen, the patrol boats will be used to provide security patrol and escort services for LNG tankers calling in and out of the Nigerian LNG Bonny terminal. The 16-metre […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has signed a contract with Austal to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal was previously selected as preferred bidder for the contract. Now, as part of the $280 million contract, Austal […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight patrol boats from the Royal Navy’s 1st Patrol Boat Squadron demonstrated their ability to sail in close formation at high speeds as they returned from the Battle of Jutland commemorations. Eight boats mustered in Leith docks for a day of combined training. The 54-tonne craft normally give students from UK universities an insight into life […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Cameroonian Navy plans to purchase two 110-foot American patrol boats in 2020, the US Embassy in Cameroon said. With this acquisition, the navy aims to extend its ability to patrol Cameroon’s economic exclusion zone. Through 2017, the United States also provided several Defender-class rigid hull boats to the Cameroonian military for maritime patrols. Starting […]

  • 14 January 2015

    Philippine Navy Patrol Gunboat apprehended two fishing boats during the conduct of Naval Patrol long the littoral waters of Pangasinan and La Union on the evening of January 6, 2015. BRP Hilario Ruiz (PG378) skippered by its Acting Commanding Officer Lieutenant Senior Grade John Paul Acio PN caught Fishing Boats Brianna Rae and Esperanza 1 […]

  • 8 February 2017

    A patrol boat that served in the Royal Australian Navy was already 30 years when it started service in 1942. Over a century later, the boat is still sailing. Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 by well-known Tasmanian shipwright EA ‘Ned’ Jack, at his boatyard on the Tamar River near Launceston, as a workboat for […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lürssen Defence, a German naval shipbuilder, is clinging on to an over-a-billion Euro offshore patrol vessel contract with Saudi Arabia amidst the uproar caused by recent executions in the Gulf country. Responding to the talks about sanctions and a possible stop of military exports, the German newspaper Die Welt quoted a media representative of the company […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 2 and U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit (USCGPSU) 307 returned home Jan. 20, after completing a successful deployment as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.5. “Our overall integration with PSU 307 was seamless. We completed every task with efficiency and professionalism.” said Cmdr. Kevin K. Hanson, MSRON 2 […]

  • 18 January 2012
    Industry news

      Cameroon navy has taken delivery of three new Boston Whaler patrol boats from the US. These boats will be used for countering threats of piracy and lawlessness. The navy evaluated the patrol boats at a presentation ceremony. Reportedly, the New Boston Whalers were bought at undisclosed cost. This purchase followed advice from high-ranking United […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Palfinger’s marine business and local sales and service partner Palfinger Australia has been contracted by Austal to supply cranes for new Guardian-class patrol boats. By 2023, a total of 21 PK15500M foldable knuckle boom cranes will be delivered to the shipbuilder. The order, for which Austal is designing 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats, serves 13 […]

  • 12 November 2019

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received a 15-meter patrol boat and an x-ray inspection machine from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. The handover ceremony was held at the PCG National Headquarters on November 11, 2019. As explained, the patrol boat and the x-ray inspection machine are aimed at further enhancing maritime safety, […]

  • 25 June 2020

    BAE Systems has sold six Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boats to Australia’s Austal for new Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard ships.

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    German naval shipyard Lürssen has started construction of the 15 patrol vessels for Saudi Arabia under the €1.5 billion (approx $1.63b) contract despite of talks about cancelling the deal amidst the Middle Eastern country’s public executions early January 2016. German news-site Ostsee-Zeitung reported that the German Federal Ministry of Economics confirmed that the production phase of the probably […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Two passengers onboard an unidentified banca were rescued by a Coast Guard vessel while conducting maritime patrol at the borderline of Sabah, Malaysia on March 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM. Investigation revealed that  BRP Edsa II (SARV-002) sighted an outriggered boat described to be painted with blue and yellow stripes and marked with “Love Story” […]

  • 24 August 2016

    The U.S. State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of Mk-V fast patrol boats and related equipment, training, and support to Qatar. According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the estimated cost of the sale is $124.02 million. The government of Qatar has also requested the sale of eight M2HB .50 caliber machine guns, forward looking […]