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  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      French Navy’s minesweeper Céphée on Sept 6 called at port of Baltiysk to conduct joint exercise with Russian minesweeper Sergei Kolbasiev, reports Baltic Fleet (BF) press service. “Plan of the joint exercise includes drills on communications, tactical maneuvering, imitation of underway refueling, minelaying, minesweeping, and transshipment of personnel by helicopter”, press release said. Joint […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Baltic Fleet (BF) harbor minesweeper Sergei Kolbasiev and French Navy’s minesweeper Céphée held joint counter-mine exercise in the Baltic Sea, told BF Information Support Group to Central Navy Portal. The ships practiced search and detection of mines by sonar and remotely-controlled mine seeker, tactical maneuvering, and underway transshipment. Drills were held in severe gale […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Vessels

    Russia’s Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard held a keel-laying ceremony for the Russian Navy’s fifth Project 12700 minesweeper at its shipyard in St. Petersburg on December 26. By order of the Russian Navy chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the ship was named after the Soviet Union hero Yakov Balyayev. The vessel is scheduled to be launched and handed over to the fleet […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Industry news

      Seagoing minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko was laid up for repair of damages suffered at exercise, told an informed source in defense industry to Central Navy Portal. Northern Fleet (NF) seagoing minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko (Project 12660) moored at overhaul quay of Nerpa Ship Repair Plant late in Oct. During recent minesweeping exercise, the ship suffered damage […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    Indian Navy warship INS Konkan caught fire during repair in Vizag on Wednesday, as informed by the Indian Express. INS Konkan, a Pondicherry class minesweeper acquired from Russia, was undergoing a refit at naval base Vizag when the accident occurred. As sources reported, the fire broke out in the engine room of the ship and […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Baltic Fleet (BF) minesweeping group headed by Capt 1 rank Pavel Prosekov has successfully accomplished all tasks of international minesweeping exercise Open Spirit 2011 and returned to Baltiysk. Eighteen warships from Russia, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and France took part in the recent exercise. The international task group spent 14 […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Seagoing minesweeper Mashinist based in Northern Fleet (NF) Kola Flotilla has celebrated 31-st anniversary since hoisting of naval ensign. The 31-year old history of the minesweeper has an array of glorious chapters. The ship’s crew used to spend months in Atlantic cruises, many times took part in large-scale Northern Fleet’s exercises, and continues to perform […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Tambre concluded its deployment to the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 and returned to Cartagena, Spain on March 28. The Segura-class minesweeper spent two months integrated into the maritime group which was comprised of ships from different NATO member states. During Tambre’s deployment, SNMCMG 2 conducted the Bulgarian-organized mine […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The German Navy has launched the process of acquiring a fleet of new minehunters for its Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron. A total of eleven vessels are to be acquired, according to Kieler Nachrichten who first reported the news. The project is still in the early phase, according to the German Navy, and no decision on specific […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard marked the official construction-start of the Russian Navy’s sixth Project 12700 minesweeper with a keel-laying ceremony at its St. Petersburg shipyard on July 25. The monolithic-fiberglass vessel is named ‘Peter Ilyichev’ and is expected to be handed over to the navy by November 2020. The lead ship in this class of minesweepers, the […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Training & Education

    Harbor Defense Division of Baltiysk Naval Base is completing preparations for the Open Spirit 2011 international minesweeping exercise to be held late in Aug. Crews of harbor minesweepers Sergei Kolbasiev and BT-230 headed by the division commander Capt 1 rank Pavel Prosekov tested the ships at sea. The ships practiced joint maneuvering, searched and swept […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Bergen Group Services, the Norwegian services and solutions provider, announced that it has been awarded an inspection and survey project for the Norwegian Navy’s minesweeper KNM Hinnøy. The company said the project would mainly generate activity throughout Q1 2016. The awarded project on the minesweeper is part of a framework agreement which the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Vessels

    A minesweeper of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The incident occurred around midnight on June 26 while the JS Notojima (MSC-682) was sailing off Mihara Port, Japanese Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The naval vessel was en route from […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Turia has stranded on a beach in southeastern Spain while supporting search and rescue operations for the crashed Spanish Air Force C-101 aircraft. Air Force Commander Francisco Marín Núñez died in the aircraft crash on August 26 while the minesweeper ran aground in the early morning hours of August 27. At […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Industry news

    Thales has been awarded a contract to supply minesweeping equipment for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) new Mine Sweeper Hunters. The contract signed with ITT Corporation (now ITT Exelis) is for the supply of three ship sets of Advanced Acoustic Generators (AAGs) from Thales in Australia. These will be provided by ITT Exelis to […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities

    The Indian Navy has retired two Pondicherry-class minesweepers during a ceremony held at Mumbai naval dockyard on May 9. Minesweepers INS Karwar and INS Kakinada were retired after spending 31 years in service with the Indian Navy. The minesweepers were acquired from the former Soviet Union in two batches from 1978 to 1988. The Indian […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German 5th Minesweeper Squadron, with two minesweepers, one minehunter, salvage tug Fehrman and four Seehund above-water drones, is currently conducting the three-week long exercise Squadex. The exercise aims to enhance the units’ mine countermeasures skills as well as their maneuvering and navigational skills. The first week was marked by classic mine-warfare activities. The activities included […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The delivery of the Russian, Project 22350, frigate Admiral Gorshkov and the minesweeper Alexander Obukhov is postponed because the new weapons systems necessitate further testing, Russian media say. Admiral Gorshkov, the flagship of the frigate project, will be commissioned at the end of the next year, RIA Novosti reported a Russian Navy source saying. The […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Vessels

    The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, has handed over to the Russian Navy the newest Project 12700 Aleksandrit-class minesweeper Vladimir Yemelyanov. The flag raising ceremony for the newbuilding took place in Baltiysk, the main base of the Baltic Fleet in the Kaliningrad region, on December 28, 2019. Vladimir Yemelyanov is the third […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Polish Navy minehunter ORP Wigry joined German Navy mine countermeasure ships from the Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron for mine countermeasure drills in the Baltic Sea. German units taking part in the exercise included minehunters Datteln and Sulzbach-Rosenberg, minesweeper Pegnitz and tender Donau. In addition to supporting the ships during the drills, Donau also serves as the command platform for […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy decommissioned an indigenously built frigate and three Russian-built minesweepers in separate ceremonies on March 22 and 23. Both the frigate and the minesweepers provided over 30 years of service for the Indian Navy. INS Ganga, the indigenously-built Godavari-class guided-missile frigate, was paid off in Mumbai on March 22. The decommissioning ceremony was attended by […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Norwegian ship services company Bergen Group Services AS has been contracted to carry out an inspection and survey project on the Norwegian Navy minesweeper KNM Rauma. The company said the project would start in early January 2017 and would take 12 weeks to complete. Bergen completed a similar project on the KNM Hinnøy in first half 2016. KNM […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    An autonomous minesweeper system that can safely clear sea lanes of mines has been handed over to the Royal Navy, UK Defence Minister Guto Bebb has announced. Following a period of successful trials, the demonstrator system could go on to be used by the navy in the future to defeat the threat of modern digital […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    ITS Vieste and ITS Chioggia, two minesweepers of the Italian Navy conducted submerged object recovery operations in the waters of the Gulf of Taranto, Southern Italy, February 23. The recent operation was exceptional because of the depths of underwater interventions, the size of objects recovered, and the cooperation with Gay Marine, a private company specialized in design and […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Industry news

    Kazakhstan is considering  buying two ships from the Russian Navy, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports. The ships are project 10750E minesweepers which are designed to provide anti-mine protection of water areas of naval bases and harbours, fairways, and littoral areas of the exclusive economic zone. Kazakhstan is planning to use the ships in the Caspian Sea. Deputy Director […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Ukrainian Navy ships in Sevastopol, Crimea continue being targeted by Russian troops and the so called “self-defense units”.   The new victim was Ukrainian minesweeper Cherkassy yesterday morning, which managed to fend off an attack from armed people in speed boats who tried to board and seize the ship, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Commander of the Estonian Navy Capt. Sten Sepper aboard the Estonian Navy’s flagship minesweeper, the ENS Admiral Cowan, June 19. While aboard, Mabus was briefed on regional security issues and the Estonian Navy’s minesweeping capabilities. Estonian participation in multinational exercises such as BALTOPS, OPEN SPIRIT and SABER […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Training & Education

      Caspian Flotilla (CF) harbor minesweeper German Ugriumov held a ship damage control drill under supervision of Capt 2 rank Pavel Kuleshov, head of CF Technical Dept. During the drill, crew of the minesweeper practiced liquidation of fire hazard in a ship’s compartment, sealing a hole, and drainage of water from flooded hold. Having received […]

  • 18 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Having finished the stay in Novorossiysk, ships of Black Sea joint task group BLACKSEAFOR on Aug 16 started joint tasks at sea under command of Capt 1 rank Yury Zemsky (Russian Navy). The task group consists of Russian large landing ship Caesar Kunikov (BLACKSEAFOR flagship), Bulgarian minesweeper Priboy, Romanian corvette Sebastian, Turkish frigate Yildirim, […]