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  • 10 December 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Damen Shipyards Group unveiled their new rigid hull inflatable boat, the RHIB 1050, at this year’s Europort event in Rotterdam. The 10.5 x 3.35-metre multi-mission vessel can serve as an independent platform or as support for a larger patrol vessel. The RHIB 1050 was developed at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. Roel Foolen, newbuild project manager at […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Ship engine maker James Troop & Co has won an order to supply Volvo Penta diesel engines for three European naval vessels being built on Merseyside, UK. James Troop, one of the UK’s major Volvo Penta Centres, will supply the engines for three vessels being constructed by MST (Marine Specialised Technology Ltd), of Liverpool, which is […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United States have donated four new vessels to the Bulgarian Navy which will be used for the defense of the country’s coastline. The three rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBS) and one patrol boat were formally delivered to Bulgaria by the US embassy in Bulgaria in a ceremony on August 3. On the same occasion, US Ambassador Eric Rubin and Bulgarian Navy […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy transferred four rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the Hellenic Navy in Souda Bay, Greece, on October 31. The boats were transferred based on an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) grant under the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) through which the Pentagon transfers excess equipment to foreign governments. RHIBs are typically used for modernization of partner forces, and […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy is using Vestdavit boat handling technology to train its sailors at the new Devonport Naval Base training facility, Auckland, which is set to open in March. The new center includes a purpose-built landside facility housing a replica inshore patrol vessel, plus an innovative seamanship training aids facility pontoon (STA). The […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government is granting Nova Scotia boat builder Rosborough Boats funds to design a stronger and lighter line of Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) that will be used by Canada’s Navy. Rosborough Boats is being granted more than CAD$500,000 in the form of a repayable contribution. The funding, provided through Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, will […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report into the sinking of a merchant ship at Christmas Island in January 2012 has found that two Royal Australian Navy crews embarked in HMA Ships Leeuwin and Maryborough displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while helping the merchant sailors abandon their stricken vessel. The report details how the general cargo ship […]

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

    Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats will be delivering its rigid hull inflatable boats to the United Arab Emirates and the Indian Navy after signing the contracts earlier this year. Announcing the contracts, the company said it is set to deliver a total of 34 special operations boats to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Defence Forces and an […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Brandon seized an estimated 700 Kg of cocaine in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard on November 5. The cocaine, worth an estimated $28 million (USD), was recovered from the ocean in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America after being jettisoned by suspected smugglers in a panga-style fishing […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) participated in an anti-piracy operation exercise off the coast of Southern California Aug. 6. After Stockdale Sailors successfully defended another vessel from a simulated pirate attack, their deck department lowered a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the ocean. […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irish Navy confirmed that, in an operation which started yesterday, its vessel LÉ NIAMH managed to rescue 367 migrants after their vessel capsized, recovering 25 bodies. LÉ NIAMH was tasked by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC) to come to the assistance of a fishing vessel 110 kilometres north-west of Tripoli with an estimated 600 persons […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard a Naval Special Warfare rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) practice coming alongside the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during routine small boat training.   Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats has been contracted to supply sea boats for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The deal will see the company deliver two davit-launched 8,5 meter fast rescue boats and one 10,5 meter ramp-launched special operations boat for each of the OPVs. Both boats are rigid hull […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Military Sealift Command Impeccable-class ocean surveillance ship USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) rescued 11 fishermen while en route to Subic Bay, Philippines July 19. Impeccable Sailors spotted personnel on a partially submerged ship and noted debris in the water. The Impeccable Master immediately deemed assistance was required and began preparations to deploy their rigid hull […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish warship ESPS Victoria, part of Operation Atalanta, carried out counter-piracy training with the Seychelles Air Force on November 7, 2015. The first training exercise saw ESPS Victoria acting as a merchant vessel that was under attack from pirates. The pirates were in fact some of the Spanish crew on board one of their fast rigid […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) participated in a bilateral underway engagement, passing exercise (PASSEX), with Albanian and Montenegrin maritime forces in the Adriatic Sea, March 16, 2015. The exercise aimed to improve maritime capabilities and reassure NATO allies and regional partners of the United States’ commitment to the alliance and […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Missile systems developer MBDA has unveiled a navalized version of the MMP 5th generation ground combat missile at Euronaval. MDBA said the decision to introduce the system follows the operational evaluation campaign carried out at the end of the summer by the French armed forces in Djibouti to confirm the reliability and operational performance of […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Melbourne is well prepared for the job ahead after practising a fast rope insertion into the ship from an aircraft. The boarding party conducted the evolutions from 15 metres above a pitching flight deck, dressed in full boarding party kit consisting of ballistic vest, boarding party life jacket, webbing complete with 9mm pistol and helmet. Aircraft […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) rescued a stranded mariner Dec. 9 while operating south of the Hawaiian Islands. Paul Hamilton Sailors rendered assistance to Ron Ingraham after receiving a distress call from U.S. Coast Guard District 14’s Honolulu Sector. Ingraham, stranded at sea since Nov. 27, was caught in a storm […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Training & Education

    In a true display of ANZAC spirit, three Royal New Zealand Navy sailors on board HMAS Melbourne, have been instrumental in an operation involving the interception of nine suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia. The three sailors played a vital role manning Melbourne’s Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIB); intercepting the skiffs and inserting an […]

  • 20 January 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) and its crew proved vital in a rescue mission of a Filipino mariner, who had fallen overboard from his vessel while transiting the Singapore Strait.   A Malaysian-flagged motor vessel Pantagruel sent a distress call on January 18th, at around 7:25 am (local) requiring assistance […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transferred 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61, and another five persons were medically evacuated to Malta, June 7.   Bataan and USS Elrod (FFG 55) rendered assistance June 6 to persons in distress at sea in the Mediterranean […]

  • 19 August 2013

    After receiving the report on the tragic incident last night between the two commercial vessels MV St Thomas De Aquinas of 2GO and MV Sulpicio Express 7, the Naval Forces Central, Philippine Navy immediately dispatched its personnel and floating assets to help in the intensive search and rescue with retrieval operations. The Command initially sent […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Kership, a jointly owned company between French firms Piriou and DCNS, recently received an order for two offshore patrol vessels from the Gabonese Navy. One of the vessels, a modernized 54m patrol vessel of the P400 class, is expected to be delivered in mid-2015, while the other vessel, a 58m offshore patrol vessel (OPV50), should be delivered in mid-2016. […]

  • 13 May 2012

    Sailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) rescued six Peruvian fishermen drifting in a disabled vessel off the coast of Peru, May 10. The fishermen were isolated at sea for ten days after developing mechanical problems with their vessel. They were unable to radio for help after their 12-volt batteries […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Irving Shipbuilding has awarded Nova Scotia-based Rosborough Boats a $7.3 million contract to build multi-role rescue boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Rosborough Boats will construct two of their Rough Water 8.5 metre rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) for each of the six AOPS vessels being constructed at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard as […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) launched a MK46 exercise torpedo (EXTORP) March 22, during a live-fire anti-submarine warfare event as part of Multi-Sail 2014.   Multi-Sail 2014 is an annually held Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON 15) exercise in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility that focuses on anti-air warfare, surface warfare, […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) seized over 800 kilos of cocaine on August 2, off the coast of Central America. According to the US Southern Command, the destroyer conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility when the destroyer’s embarked Sikorsky MH-60R multi-mission helicopter sighted a small boat with […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria, integrated into the counter-piracy operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean, assisted a fishing boat off the coast of Somalia on November 29. The ship was informed that the boat was running out of fuel and water. The rough weather prevented the use of the warship’s RHIBs and the Commanding Officer […]