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  • 21 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On May 19, the Irish Coast Guard completed an evacuation of an ill sailor from a Norwegian frigate 109.6 nautical miles off the south coast of Ireland. An image shared by the coast guard shows that the warship in question is HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314), a Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Vessels

    China is moving forward with its efforts to expand navy capabilities as the country launched its second amphibious assault ship.  The launching ceremony for the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) being built for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) took place at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard on April 22, part of the China State Shipbuilding […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of the future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at the Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kansas City is the 21st LCS delivered to the navy and the 11th Independence variant to join the fleet. “We have now delivered 11 of the 19 Independence-class LCS currently […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Industry news

    Titan Acquisition Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) San Diego Shipyard. The shipyard is one of the largest fleet service and repair sites in America, located in the US largest navy port. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Authorities

    Austal’s shipyards and service centers in Australia have been approved to bid for and provide support services, including ship repairs, maintenance and sustainment activity for US Navy and Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships. The announcement comes after the Australian shipbuilder signed an agreement of boat repair (ABR) with the navy. As explained, Austal’s Australian operations […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of its 11th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11), from shipbuilder Austal USA. The delivery ceremony was held aboard the ship at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 10, 2019. EPF 11 will be owned and operated by Military Sealift Command. “We […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 7, 2019. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 9. “This ship honors the city of Newport, Rhode Island, and serves as a reminder of the contributions the community has and continues to make to […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has joined the US and Philippine Navy for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama, an exercise that started with an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa on October 14. This is the third iteration of MTA Sama Sama and the first time JMSDF will participate, alongside US and Philippine naval […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The newest US Navy expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ship will be named Cody, the US Navy Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Named in honor of the city of Cody, Wyoming, future USNS Cody will be the first US Navy ship to bear the name. “The people of Cody are staunch supporters […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eleventh expeditionary fast transport vessel has completed both builder’s and acceptance trials in a single underway, becoming the first ship in its class to do so. The future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) carried out the combined trials in the Gulf of Mexico, enabling reduced costs and a shorter completion schedule. “The […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived in Malaysia on August 13 for the start of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019. US ships taking part include the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752), Safeguard-class salvage ship USNS Salvor (ARS 52) and expeditionary fast transport ship […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A littoral combat ship taking part in an Asia-Pacific exercise for first time since late 2017.

  • 29 July 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) headed out to sea recently to test a range unmanned systems during a two-day underway. One of the less prominent systems that was tested was the V-BAT vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The MartinUAV-built V-BAT is a long […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Vessels

    The United States Navy has taken delivery of its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), Australian shipbuilder Austal said.  The newbuild has been handed over by Austal USA’s Mobile ship manufacturing facility in Alabama. “This program continues to improve with efficiency and is delivering a first rate capability for […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard joined Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps to kick off the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). The opening ceremony was held at Sattahip Naval Base on May 29. CARAT is the US Navy’s oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) joint task force have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra anchored off Darwin, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen two ships in two ceremonies on different sides of the world on Saturday, April 27. The first ceremony will occur in Okinawa, Japan, where high-speed transport vessel USNS Guam (T-HST 1) will be christened at 10 a.m. Japan Standard Time. Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Authorities

    German Navy F124 frigate FGS Hessen is scheduled to depart its Wilhelmshaven homeport on April 11 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). The air-defense frigate will replace another German vessel currently deployed to the mission in the Aegean Sea. Combat support ship Bonn deployed to the international mission in late November […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual disaster response preparedness exercise Pacific Partnership began March 4 as US Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) got underway from Naval Base Guam to start the mission in Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the region. This year’s mission will be […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) entered the Black Sea after transiting the Dardanelles Strait on January 19. The destroyer will operate in the region for up to 21 days, as allowed by the Montreux Convention, conducting maritime security operations. Donald Cook entered the Black Sea after dock landing ship USS […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities

    Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) entered the Black Sea on Sunday, becoming the first US Navy ship to do so since the Kerch Strait incident from November 2018 when Russia fired on, and seized, three Ukrainian Navy ships near the the Kerch Strait. USS Fort McHenry, with embarked elements of […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the US Navy and US Army integrated with Djibouti Port Authority assets for what was described as the first-ever port exercise to include the Djibouti Port Authority, December 19. “The purpose was to synch up coordination between Navy Combat Riverine Squadron 8, Bravo Company, Delta Company, and all three command posts at Camp Lemonnier,” […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has accepted delivery of its tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 10) – the future USNS Burlington – from Austal USA. The vessel was delivered in a ceremony on November 15. Burlington was delivered as part of a US$1.9 billion contract for 12 vessels and is the fourth ship Austal has delivered to […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise kicked off at Muara Naval Base, Brunei, November 12. The CARAT exercise series is conducted every year by the US Navy. The evolution in Brunei started after similar engagements concluded in Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh earlier this year. The sea phase will take place […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11), at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 10. “This ship honors the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the contributions Puerto Ricans have made to our nation and Navy and Marine Corps team,” Secretary of the […]