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  • 15 October 2018
    Vessels

    US Navy divers have completed the removal of fuel oil from the capsized World War II German cruiser, Prinz Eugen, at Enubuj Island in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Working from aboard US naval ship Salvor, divers from Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 completed the undertaking on October 15, after 45 days of efforts. An estimated […]

  • 3 July 2013

    Pacific Partnership 2013 arrived at its third mission port, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, July 3. U.S., partner nation military members and non-governmental organization volunteers are scheduled to take part in a variety of projects while ashore in the Marshall Islands such as the installation of rain water catchment and filtration, health fairs, engineering […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

      Members of Pacific Partnership 2013 joined distinguished members of the Marshallese government and U.S. Ambassador Thomas H. Armbruster for a closing ceremony on the island of Majuro to mark the end the Republic of the Marshall Islands mission, July 13. The Marshall Islands are the third mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013, the largest […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Members of Pacific Partnership 2013 worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to deliver a reverse osmosis water system donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development to Ebeye, an island in the Kwajalein Atoll of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, July 7. The reverse osmosis system, donated about two years ago, was […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, on September 18, after a brief stop en route to Naval Base San Diego. Fort Worth arrived in Kwajalein September 17 for refueling and stores onload prior to continuing the transit to her homeport after starting her […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call yesterday morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman said. Army Col. Steve Warren told members of the Pentagon press corps that at about 2:05 […]

  • 18 August 2011

      Russian Navy command appraises anti-piracy actions of Russian warships in the Gulf of Aden and near Horn of Africa as effective. Large ASW ship Severomorsk securing civil shipping in those regions on Aug 17 arrived in the central part of the Arabian Sea to start forming a new convoy of merchant vessels; the convoy […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities

    With no further incidents following actions by Iran that led to Navy ships accompanying U.S.- and British-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz since May 1, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command ceased the mission, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said. The Navy ships accompanied the U.S. and British ships following two incidents less […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) conducted an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) with U.S. Coast Guard’s 14th District, Aug. 5 – 21, in the Western Pacific Ocean. OMSI is a maritime security operation designed to enhance maritime domain awareness, increase law enforcement presence, and expand at-sea law enforcement capabilities throughout Oceania. […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities

    Three men in a skiff approached a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the southern Bab-el-Mandeb strait and opened fire on it on May 31, EU NAVFOR has confirmed. The vessel’s master reported that the attackers fired three rocket-propelled grenades, before breaking off the attack. The onboard armed security team fired warning shots forcing the skiff to move away, […]

  • 3 July 2013

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are playing a vital role as key contributors to Pacific Partnership, a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission to help improve the lives of people in the Pacific Region. This year, Pacific Partnership will deliver medical, dental, veterinary, explosive remnants of war disposal and engineering aid to Papua New […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Rush returned to its homeport Honolulu, Hawaii, following a successful 72-day deployment in the Central and Western Pacific, Monday.   Rush departed in July 2014 and spent the last two months conducting operations in the Central and Western Pacific. During the deployment, Rush’s crew coordinated with multiple countries […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Aug. 19 that the next Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Oakland (LCS 24). The ship will be named to honor the long-standing history its namesake city has had with the Navy. The future USS Oakland will be the third naval ship to bear […]

  • 2 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-Class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) completed a six-month deployment and returned to her homeport in San Diego, March 30. According to Cmdr. Ken Douglas, Pasadena’s commanding officer, the submarine steamed more than 40,000 miles, completed two major missions vital to national security and operated forward with several partner nations […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed its namesake city May 25 for Samoa, the first mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013. Conducted annually since 2006, Pacific Partnership is the largest disaster preparedness response mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. The mission was born after U.S. military responded to the needs of […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2013 members embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) entered the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, May 28. Pacific Partnership, the largest disaster response-preparedness mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, is currently en route to its first mission port in Samoa. All mission ports for Pacific Partnership 2013 are […]

  • 23 December 2011

      A 150,000 dwt suezmax tanker owned by Nordic American Tanker Shipping was attacked by pirates, but has come out of the encounter safely. The attack happened on Monday, but news of the incident emerged only today (Fri), when the US Navy disclosed that it had intercepted nine Somali pirates after they had fired on […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) completed the first mission of its maiden deployment by aiding the U.S. Coast Guard in patrolling Pacific waters for illegal fishing and other crimes. The Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) was conducted during the first two weeks of the Michael Murphy’s deployment. The ship departed […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has launched the US Navy’s 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship Oakland (LCS 24) at its Mobile, Alabama, shipyard. The ship was launched on July 21 and is scheduled for delivery next year. The future USS Oakland is one of 19 Independence-variant LCSs that will join the fleet. Four additional LCSs are under various […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled on June 17 by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in the region.   “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Hawaii-homeported destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and embarked US Coast Guard personnel started joint maritime security patrols in the Western Pacific on March 26. The destroyer’s mission is part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) which is designed to reduce and eliminate illegal fishing and other illicit activities on the high seas. The […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual Pacific Partnership mission will take place in the Oceania region over a four-month period beginning in May. Host nations will include Samoa, Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands. “The U.S. Pacific Fleet is always prepared for battle, but […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Authorities

    While the Strait of Hormuz appears calm in the aftermath of two reported Iranian acts of aggression toward commercial ships, U.S. military resources can respond quickly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said in a press briefing with Defense Secretary Ash Carter yesterday. U.S. Navy ships began accompanying U.S.- […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean to her homeport at Naval Station Everett Dec. 19. During the six-month deployment, the ship conducted presence operations and theater security cooperation missions with partner nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS William P.Lawrence, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy, recently embarked a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment to conduct fisheries patrols in the Central and South Pacific Ocean. The patrols were conducted within the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative. William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the embarked Coast Guard detachment conducted eight fisheries […]

  • 7 November 2011

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today congratulated more than 150 personnel from the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Defence Forces for a job well done on Operation RENDER SAFE 2011 in Papua New Guinea. At the conclusion of this phase of the ADF’s enduring peace-time mission to find, identify and […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed its homeport of Naval Station San Diego, May 14, as the command platform for Pacific Partnership 2013. This year’s mission will partner the U.S. Navy with non-governmental organizations and regional partners including Australia, Canada, France, Japan and New Zealand to improve maritime security, conduct […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for Pacific Partnership 2013, visited the USS Arizona Memorial, May 24, to pay their respects and lay a wreath in honor of Memorial Day. USS Pearl Harbor, the command platform for this year’s Pacific Partnership mission, had the opportunity to […]

  • 18 October 2011
    Authorities

      The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today announced that more than 150 personnel from the Australian Defence Force (ADF), New Zealand Defence Force and Papua New Guinea Defence Force will begin Operation RENDER SAFE, an explosives ordnance disposal activity aimed at unexploded World War Two ammunition in Papua New Guinea (PNG) this […]