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  • 18 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Defence and security company Saab on February 17 announced that its new Swordfish mission system was now ready to be put on two Bombardier plane versions. The new Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) mission system delivers strategic multi-role capabilities. According to Saab, their product was suitable for long-duration patrol or search-and-rescue missions, but could also handle anti-submarine and anti-surface unit […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has signed a contract with Austal to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal was previously selected as preferred bidder for the contract. Now, as part of the $280 million contract, Austal […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Two multi-purpose patrol ships to be built for the Bulgarian Navy, including armament, equipment and communication systems, will cost the country €419M, Nikolay Nenchev, Bulgarian Defence Minister said. Bulgarian News agency Novinite reported the minister saying that the two vessels would be built within three and a half to six years. The newspaper further said that the government held […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight patrol boats from the Royal Navy’s 1st Patrol Boat Squadron demonstrated their ability to sail in close formation at high speeds as they returned from the Battle of Jutland commemorations. Eight boats mustered in Leith docks for a day of combined training. The 54-tonne craft normally give students from UK universities an insight into life […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Equipment & technology

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered four of its Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels to C&I Leasing, a Nigerian provider of offshore support vessels. According to Damen, the patrol boats will be used to provide security patrol and escort services for LNG tankers calling in and out of the Nigerian LNG Bonny terminal. The 16-metre […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Cochin Shipyard Limited delivered ICGS Aryaman, the eighteenth vessel in the series of twenty fast patrol vessels under construction for the Indian Coast Guard. The ceremony was held June 17 in Kochi and was attended by Indian Coast Guard and shipyard officials. The company has delivered 7 of the patrol boats so far this year. ICGS Aryaman […]

  • 4 November 2015

    Spanish patrol vessel Cazadora (P78) will sail into the port of Malaga, Spain, for a visit over the weekend. The vessel will be open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday, and is scheduled to continue its deployment on Monday, November 9. Cazadora is currently deployed on a maritime surveillance mission. Built as a corvette, Cazadora underwent major modification works in […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Croatia launched its first inshore patrol vessel in the construction hall of the Brodosplit shipyard in Split on June 3. This is the first of a planned five patrol vessels that will be built for the Croatian Coast Guard under a HRK 385,4 million (approx. US$58.5m) contract signed between the Croatian ministry of defense and […]

  • 7 September 2018

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft supported the maritime surveillance operation with the three other member-countries of […]

  • 8 February 2017

    A patrol boat that served in the Royal Australian Navy was already 30 years when it started service in 1942. Over a century later, the boat is still sailing. Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 by well-known Tasmanian shipwright EA ‘Ned’ Jack, at his boatyard on the Tamar River near Launceston, as a workboat for […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lürssen Defence, a German naval shipbuilder, is clinging on to an over-a-billion Euro offshore patrol vessel contract with Saudi Arabia amidst the uproar caused by recent executions in the Gulf country. Responding to the talks about sanctions and a possible stop of military exports, the German newspaper Die Welt quoted a media representative of the company […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s six new coastal patrol vessels, to be built by Destini Shipbuilding, will be featuring Kelvin Hughes radars. According to Kelvin Hughes, the vessels will be equipped with a widescreen navigation radar display along with the new type-approved 12kW X-Band radar and an S-Band SharpEye™ radar. Equipment for the first two ships was delivered earlier […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Cameroonian Navy plans to purchase two 110-foot American patrol boats in 2020, the US Embassy in Cameroon said. With this acquisition, the navy aims to extend its ability to patrol Cameroon’s economic exclusion zone. Through 2017, the United States also provided several Defender-class rigid hull boats to the Cameroonian military for maritime patrols. Starting […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards has received an order for six patrol vessels from the Dutch Police. As informed, all six ships will be built at Damen’s headquarters in Gorinchem in the Netherlands and are due for delivery between 2019 and 2021. Intended for Zeehavenpolitie and Landelijke Eenheid units, three of the newbuilds are seagoing — the Stan […]

  • 24 August 2016

    The U.S. State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of Mk-V fast patrol boats and related equipment, training, and support to Qatar. According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the estimated cost of the sale is $124.02 million. The government of Qatar has also requested the sale of eight M2HB .50 caliber machine guns, forward looking […]

  • 12 November 2019

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received a 15-meter patrol boat and an x-ray inspection machine from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. The handover ceremony was held at the PCG National Headquarters on November 11, 2019. As explained, the patrol boat and the x-ray inspection machine are aimed at further enhancing maritime safety, […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #2. The USCGC Chase (WMSM-916) will be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, and the MPDE will be built by Fairbanks Morse at its Beloit, Wisconsin, […]

  • 11 April 2016

    The German Navy has been flying their Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) with EUNAVFOR’s Op Atalanta for the past seven years, and last week the MPRA Detachment reached an impressive 5,000 flying hours off the coast of Somalia. The German aircrews fly missions several times a week, usually along the Somali coastline and they take […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK and Norway have advanced their plans for international Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) cooperation in the North Atlantic. The nations’ defence ministers flew in an American P-8A Poseidon from RAF Lossiemouth on May 3. Defence Minister Guto Bebb hosted Secretary Tone Skogen, State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Defence, on her visit aboard a […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 carried out an astern refueling training drill with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container, roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) in Guam’s Apra Harbor on May 24. The coastal riverine force has done an astern replenishment at sea a few […]

  • 25 June 2019

    Australian Defense Force has officially handed over a new Guardian-class patrol boat (GPB) to the Kingdom of Tonga. The handover ceremony took place at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia, on June 21, 2019. This is the third of 21 Guardian-class ships that Austal has designed and built as part of the Australian Pacific Boat […]

  • 3 January 2019

    US Navy’s Guam-based Mark VI Patrol Boats recently completed a 500 nautical mile long-range transit, in a test of the boats’ operational reach. The two Mark IVs, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment (Det.) Guam,helped provide reliable planning factors and considerations to navigate MK VI Patrol Boats to Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Mark […]

  • 18 January 2017

    U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Shamal (PC 13) returned to Mayport, Florida, concluding counter drug patrols in support of operation Martillo. The ships returned on January 17 wrapping up their 64-day patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Marking the completion of the ship’s first deployment in […]

  • 8 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain November 7, 2015, to begin its first forward-deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Carney’s patrol will enhance the security in the European theater, while operating in support of NATO ballistic missile defense and Operation Atlantic Resolve. The […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Yesterday, June 10, Cochin Shipyard launched the sixteenth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 516) being built for Indian Coast Guard. The vessel was named ‘ICGS ARNVESH’ and launched in a ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. The Keel of BY – 517, the seventeenth FPV for the Indian Coast Guard, was laid on the same day. CSL […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    German naval shipyard Lürssen has started construction of the 15 patrol vessels for Saudi Arabia under the €1.5 billion (approx $1.63b) contract despite of talks about cancelling the deal amidst the Middle Eastern country’s public executions early January 2016. German news-site Ostsee-Zeitung reported that the German Federal Ministry of Economics confirmed that the production phase of the probably […]

  • 16 August 2019

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a contract to construct two Cape-class patrol boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). As informed, the order is worth around A$126 million. The GORTT contract award follows an announcement by Austal on July 30, 2018, that the GORTT intended to purchase two CCPB. […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The Ukrainian Navy’s Frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi started the second patrolling through the Gulf of Aden within the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta on January 19th, 2014.   The frigate recently finished the first patrolling of the area, which took place from January 5 to 15, after which it headed to the port of Djibouti for […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The first of five 24-meter patrol boats built for the Qatar Coast Guard at Turkey’s Ares Shipyard has completed the first set of sea trials. According to the UK-based maritime and engineering company BMT Group, the vessels will be built in three different sizes. Five vessels will be 24 metres long while another 10 will measure 34 metres. BMT […]