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  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder OCEA is ready to launch the 84-meter offshore patrol vessel OPV 270 for the Philippines Coast Guard at its Les Sables d’Olonne site on July 17. The shipbuilder says the vessel is the “largest aluminium OPV built in the world”. It is built under a contract from late 2017, which included construction of […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Philippines Coast Guard has contracted French shipbuilder OCEA for the delivery of four 24-meter patrol boats and one 84-meter offshore patrol vessel, the French company announced on January 8. According to the French shipbuilder, the smaller boats will be based on the company’s FPB 72 MKII design while the larger patrol vessel will be based […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard’s future offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang has passed its first sea trials, the French shipbuilder in charge of delivering the vessel announced. The milestone was achieved three months after the OPV was launched by OCEA at its Les Sables d’Olonne site. Hailed as the world’s largest aluminium OPV by the […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    ‘Panglao’ – the Philippine Coast Guard’s second FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boat – has been loaded in Saint-Nazaire, France, and is ready for delivery. The first boat in the class – Boracay – was loaded for delivery to the Philippines early June. Built by French shipbuilder Ocea, Panglao is one of four 24-meter patrol boats […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received two more Boracay-class fast patrol boats (FPB) newbuilds built in France. The FPB 72 MKII boats arrived at Subic Port on December 6, 2018, the coast guard said. The two units will be commissioned in the PCG service as BRP Malamawi (FPB 2403) and BRP Kalanggaman (FPB 2404). Featuring […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Ocea has completed construction works on the final two Boracay-class FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boats for the Philippine Coast Guard. The company informed that the final two of four boats – Malamawi and Kalanggaman – were loaded onto a cargo vessel going to Subic on October 16, 2018. The two first units, Boracay and Panglao, […]

  • 10 September 2018

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received its second FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boat newbuilding. The 24-meter boat arrived at the Subic Port, Zambales, on September 3, 2018. Built by French shipbuilder Ocea, the patrol boat will be named BRP Panglao and will be commissioned together with BRP Boracay — the first boat in the […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), Philippine Coast Guard’s new aluminum hull offshore patrol vessel (OPV), arrived at the Manila Bay Anchorage Area on April 7.  The newbuild was welcomed by Airbus helicopter 1452, fixed wing aircraft, PCG Islander 251, multi-role response vessels BRP Tubbataha and BRP Malabrigo from Japan, fast patrol boat BRP Kalanggaman from France, and […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has welcomed its newest offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang.  The change of flag ceremony for the 83-meter newbuild was held in Saint Nazaire, France, on December 18, 2019. It follows the OPV-8301’s successful completion of sea trials. The OPV is scheduled to depart from France on December 30 and […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal has awarded French shipbuilder Piriou a contract for the construction of three offshore patrol vessels for the Senegalese Navy. As soon as the contract is in force, which is planned for early 2020, Piriou will launch the program to build these 3 patrol vessels scheduled over a 44-month […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Equipment & technology

    Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Megan Dennis, from Pryor Creek, Okla., performs pre-flight operational checks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is getting underway to conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. Bush ’​s callsign is Avenger, […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MetOcean Telematics has been selected to supply the Royal Navy with its new Maritime Acoustic Scoring and Simulation System (MASS).

  • 13 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Just like the internet of things connects smart devices enabling tracking and monitoring of events, The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to have something similar for the open ocean. Dubbed the ‘Ocean of Things’, the program seeks to enable persistent maritime situational awareness over large ocean areas by deploying thousands of small, […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian defense company Leonardo has signed a grant agreement for OCEAN2020, the first European Defence Fund’s initiative project aimed at boosting Europe’s defense research. The project – which will be funded by a grant totaling around EUR 35 million – will be led by Leonardo, which will coordinate a consortium composed of 42 partners from 15 […]

  • 6 May 2016

    A small team of about 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted men fly along the coast of Somalia, verifying shipping activity, distinguishing legitimate maritime traffic from suspected pirate vessels and identifying probable pirate activities off the coastline of Somalia. The crew operates a CL-604 Challenger aircraft out of an airport in the Seychelles. The […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group announced its participation in the EU-led autonomous systems integration project OCEAN2020. With Italy’s Leonardo at the helm, ECA Group will join partners from 15 European countries to work on the first cross-European military research program to-date. OCEAN2020 will examine the integration of unmanned platforms of different types (fixed wing, rotary […]

  • 26 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s current flagship, HMS Ocean, wrapped up an eventful six-month deployment to the Middle East and returned to HMNB Devonport, Plymouth on March 24. During her deployment, HMS Ocean became the first UK warship to lead the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force (CTF) 50 in the Arabian Gulf, taking command of the group […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Virginia-based Oceaneering International has been awarded a $68.8 million contract for maintenance, product improvement and design services on the US Navy’s dry deck shelter (DDS) program. The contract provides Naval Special Warfare Command with engineering services to support maintenance, product improvement and design services and repairs of US Special Operations Command’s dry deck shelter assets. […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The soon-to-be-decommissioned Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base on February 2 on a farewell visit. The helicopter carrier and assault ship arrived just after dawn to pay a visit to the city before returning to her homeport of Devonport, Plymouth for the final time under a white ensign later this […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Landing Platform Helicopter HMS Ocean left her homeport in Devonport to take part in a major multinational NATO exercise in the Baltic Sea. Exercise Baltops is an annual workout which tests the 16 allied and partner maritime nations taking part. The helicopter carrier and Royal Navy fleet flagship will be taking part in one of the […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring scientists who have traveled to Arctic Ocean region to explore an environment of diminishing ice and develop new tools that will help the U.S. Navy operate in a once-inaccessible area. A recent announcement from the National Snow and Ice Data Center revealed that 2016’s sea ice minimum—the annual […]

  • 22 March 2015

    The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean celebrated her royal links by hosting Her Majesty the Queen on board in Plymouth on Friday, March 20. Her Majesty paid her fourth visit to the nation’s ‘very high readiness’ helicopter carrier since commissioning in 1998. Her Majesty, the ship’s sponsor since the official naming ceremony on 20th […]

  • 1 May 2015

    The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean will sail into Sunderland at approximately 3pm on Friday, May 1 for a five day visit. She will be berthed at the Port of Sunderland’s Corporation Quay. HMS Ocean is visiting Sunderland for an affiliation visit and to exercise its right to the Freedom of the City by […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s submarine forces have officially started the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 by constructing a U.S. Navy camp named Sargo on March 2. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test and evaluate operational capabilities in the Arctic region. A temporary camp is being established on a sheet of ice, known as an […]

  • 31 October 2017

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has assumed her role as NATO SNMG2 flagship again after returning from the Caribbean where she contributed to the UK humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation Ruman. Ocean relieved HMS Diamond – Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer which jumped in for the helicopter carrier in September – as group flagship on Sunday, October […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian warships, submarines and aircraft are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of exercise Ocean Raider, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities. HMAS Adelaide lead six ships south from Sydney, while HMAS Warramunga and two submarines sailed from Western Australia. HMAS Darwin is also en route after completing her […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy kicked off one of its largest maritime warfare exercises in several locations off the New South Wales coast on November 14. Exercise Ocean Raider is held from November 14 to December 5 and involves 11 warships and submarines, aircraft and more than 1500 personnel from Australia and the United States. This is the first […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Having recently returned from a multi million pound refit – HMS Ocean has now finished taking onboard her ammunition and is ready for service as the nation’s on call helicopter carrier.   This is just the next step in her regeneration after she welcomed her first helicopters last week. Prior to that she carried out […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat has set sail for the Pacific Ocean to take part in an anti-submarine warfare exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, after a busy and culturally enriching port visit to the city of Kure, near Hiroshima. The Anzac Class Frigate has spent the last four days in Kure, hosted by the JMSDF […]