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  • 26 January 2017

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Philip Bilden as the 76th secretary of the Navy. If confirmed by the Senate, Bilden will replace Ray Mabus, who was the longest serving Navy secretary since World War I. The announcement follows the president’s nomination of Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A federal hiring freeze memorandum signed by U.S. president Donald Trump might have a negative impact on navy shipyards and operations, U.S. senators said. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, joined by other senate colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for Department of Navy shipyard civilian employees to be exempt from […]

  • 3 February 2017

    The U.S. Navy announced Thursday that a SEAL killed in last week’s Yemen operation will be posthumously advanced to senior chief petty officer. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, died Jan. 29, 2017, in the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida. The raid was […]

  • 25 May 2017

    The U.S. Navy ordered one of its destroyers to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea by sailing within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese artificially built island. According to Reuters, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey sailed near a disputed reef in the Spratly Islands over which China is in a territorial dispute with […]

  • 3 March 2017

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump visited the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), in what was seen by many as a push for military procurement. The president landed on the flight deck on Thursday on Marine One accompanied by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. They were welcomed aboard Ford by Chief […]

  • 15 February 2017

    Russian fighter jets flew “dangerously close” to the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea in what was the first incident of this kind since the new U.S. president was sworn in. Russian aircraft performed three “unprofessional and unsafe” approaches at the USS Porter in a single day on February 10, U.S. officials […]

  • 7 April 2017

    The United States has launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles on a military base in Syria, in what it says is a retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people, that had occurred a few days earlier. The attack has been ordered by the U.S. president, Donald Trump, on […]

  • 7 October 2015

    In its first mission, Irish Navy’s LÉ Samuel Beckett was tasked by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (IMRCC) to investigate a wooden craft sighted by an Italian naval helicopter 80 kilometers north west of Tripoli Oct. 5. Another Irish ship, LÉ Niamh, located the vessel and commenced a rescue operation shortly thereafter, taking approximately 242​ persons […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and midshipmen from the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) visited approximately 35 students at the Center for Special Education at the Columbine College during a port visit to Subic Bay, June 13. The Center for Special Education, sponsored by the Lotus Foundation, Inc., and funded by Lotus Hilfs Programme e. V., […]

  • 11 August 2015

    In another Mediterranean Sea migrant rescue mission the Irish Navy’s LÉ NIAMH saved 125 people from a highly overloaded inflatable vessel in distress 115 kilometres north-west of Tripoli. The vessel departed Palermo on Sunday morning to return to its area of operations and now has 125 rescued migrants on board (92 male, 26 female and 7 children) who […]

  • 23 May 2017

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Eithne departed the Haulbowline naval base on May 23, starting her Mediterranean Sea deployment. Commanded by Commander Brian FitzGerald, the 72 crew of LÉ Eithne will help fight smuggling and prevent loss of life at sea off the Libyan coast. The operation is dubbed Pontus by the Irish ministry of […]

  • 20 November 2015

    Irish Navy vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett rescued 111 migrants in a rescue operation 32 nautical miles off the Lybian coast on November 19. The Irish offshore patrol vessel was tasked by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (IMRCC) to investigate an inflatable rubber craft upon which the vessel commenced the search and rescue operation. According […]

  • 12 November 2015

    Irish patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett assumed the coordinating role in a search and rescue operation which rescued 100 people, 87 kilometres northeast of Tripoli, Libya. According to the Irish Defence Forces’ press office, LÉ Samuel Beckett, with assistance from the Italian ITS Aliseo and its embarked helicopter, directed the Doctors Without Borders vessel MV Dignity 1 to the location of the […]

  • 2 May 2016

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Le Roisin (P 51) departed the Naval Base Haulbowline, Ireland on May 1 and headed for the Mediterranean. The ship is to undertake humanitarian search and rescue operations in conjunction with the Italian authorities.  Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Ultan Finegan, the 57 strong crew of the LÉ Roisin have been completing pre-deployment […]

  • 24 September 2015

    Ireland will send its Offshore Patrol Vessel L.É. SAMUEL BECKETT to lend a helping hand to the Mediterranean Sea migrant search and rescue operations. The vessel will depart today, September 24. The Irish Naval Service has saved over 7000 people since it deployed to the Mediterranean on the 16th of May. This is the third such deployment. […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘ICGS-Rajkamal’, the fourth in the series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, was commissioned at Chennai by the Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh on January 8. The 50 meter indigenous IPV displaces 300 tonnes and can achieve […]

  • 28 October 2015

    Irish patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett located a 12 metre rubber craft 64km North East of Tripoli and commenced a rescue operation at 5 am Irish time, taking approximately 85 persons on board. Shortly thereafter, the LÉ Samuel Beckett located another 12 metre rubber craft with approximately 133 persons on board. The Naval Service vessel now has 218 […]

  • 9 January 2017

    The U.S. Navy bid farewell to Ray Mabus, the navy’s longest serving secretary since World War I, in a ceremony in Washington on January 6. During his eight-year tenure, Mabus led the navy through a period of often controversial changes with social and energy reforms at the forefront. Seeking to minimize the U.S. Navy’s dependency on fossil […]