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  • 12 March 2012

    The timely action taken by the Navy Life Saving Team from SLNS Vijaya, Kalpitiya of the North-western Naval Command saved the lives of 04 male persons in their teens, who were drowning in the seas off Thalawila on 08th March 2012. The incident occurred around 03.30 pm and one of the rescued was rushed to […]

  • 27 December 2015

    EUNAVFOR Med vessels, led by German FGS Berlin and Spanish ESPS Canarias, saved 660 lives in the central Mediterranean Sea on December 24 and 25. The unusually calm sea waters increased the flow of migrants from the Libyan coast. While patrolling the assigned area of operations, the two vessels in service within Eunavfor Med operation […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s (NSWC PCD) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew responded to an urgent marine alert Oct. 23, from Coast Guard Sector Mobile concerning a kayaker who became adrift in rough seas about four miles offshore from Phillips Inlet in Panama City Beach, Fla. According to NSWC PCD Executive Officer Cmdr. […]

  • 26 November 2014

    The U.S. Coast Guard and Ocean Safety rescued two kayakers trapped on Molokini Crater Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification at 3:20 p.m. from Maui Fire Department of two kayakers who were beset by weather and were forced onto the rocks on Molokini Crater. After climbing to safety, the […]

  • 17 August 2015

    Navies operating with Combined Task Force 151 conducted a coordinated operation to save a merchant mariner who was taken ill at sea. Ships from Japan and Korea coordinated the rescue mission in the Gulf of Aden to evacuate the mariner to Djibouti for urgent medical care. Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin was […]

  • 28 January 2015

    Philippine Coast Guard rescued 11 people off Roxas City, the Philippines, after their vessel capsized. On January 24 the vessel, MBca Vickey, which was sailing towards Banica Wharf, encountered strong winds and rough seas. The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Banica responded to the incident and rescued the passengers. The capsized vessel was towed to Banica […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Irish Navy’s LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued a total of 593 migrants; from six separate vessels, 50 Nautical Miles north-west of Tripoli, the Libyan capital this morning. Rescue operations commenced at 4 am Irish time when 101 migrants were taken from a rubber craft. The L.E. EITHNE quickly proceeded into 5 more consecutive rescue operations, […]

  • 31 December 2015

    An EH101 helicopter embarked on Op Sophia’s flagship, ITS Garibaldi, spotted two rubber boats in international waters during a patrol on December 29. The rubber boats were sailing from the Lybian coast. The Royal Navy warship HMS Enterprise was tasked by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center to intervene and take the migrants on board. As a […]

  • 16 February 2011

    Five hostages have been dramatically rescued from pirates by a Plymouth warship after being held captive for 92 days… (thisisdevon) [mappress] Source: thisisdevon, February 16, 2011; 

  • 26 March 2015

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel ‘Vigía’ P-73 recently took part in a search and rescue operation in the Alboran Sea. In collaboration with the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency, the Navy rescued 26 immigrants who started their journey from the coast east of Melilla, Morocco. While Vigía was conducting Maritime Security operation in the Alboran Sea, it received a […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Training & Education

    Navy vessels visiting Brisbane have had straightforward and simple access to services while they’re alongside, due to a small but effective team the nation’s smallest commissioned establishment. The small team at HMAS Moreton, on the south bank of the Brisbane river, coordinates with external agencies to arrange things like stores replenishment, refuelling and waste disposal […]

  • 29 July 2014

    USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.   The crew from Asaed requested assistance and Byrd was […]

  • 27 August 2015

    The Sri Lanka Navy rescued six local fishermen onboard a multi-day fishing trawler “Suranga” drifting 405 km (225 nautical miles) East of Trincomalee due to an engine failure. Promptly responding to the request made by Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the Sri Lanka Navy dispatched Sri Lanka Naval Ship “Shakthi” patrolling in Northern seas […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Save a Life” drunk driving awareness tour visited Naval Station Everett (NSE) July 15. A drunk driving simulator and general information on driving under the influence (DUI) was used to educate Sailors and civilians at NSE on the dangers of drinking and driving. The Save a Life Tour, operated by Kramer Edutainment and based […]

  • 27 October 2014

    US Coast Guard rescue crews from Station South Portland saved three people after their sailboat capsized in Portland Harbor, Maine, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center received a call from 911 dispatch at 1:52 p.m. stating that a sailboat had capsized with three people in the water near Spring Point inside […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy is spreading the word about its energy and environmental programs as part of Fleet Week San Francisco, with exhibits aboard USS America (LHA 6), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and at Pier 39. The USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 […]

  • 16 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya in the North-western Naval Area took timely action to save the life of an injured whale, which had washed ashore on the Vella beach in Kalpitiya on 13th January 2012. In a mammoth effort which took some 07 hours, they managed to assist the 38 foot Fin Whale to […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an operation conducted yesterday, October 13, the German Navy’s frigate Schleswig-Holstein rescued 207 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The action started when the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (I.M.R.C.C.) requested EUNAVFOR MED Task Force operating in the Central Mediterranean to intervene in possible boats in distress in International waters. Schleswig-Holstein received instructions to approach […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) provided humanitarian assistance to three Iranian mariners on an adrift dhow in the Gulf of Oman, Feb. 16.   Gettysburg stopped to render assistance at approximately 7:30 a.m. after being signaled by the mariners aboard the vessel, approximately 45 miles north of Muscat, Oman. According to the mariners, they […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy Divers at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals Jan. 23 for helping save a life. Commanding Officer Capt. J.R. Nettleton presented the awards to four Navy Divers for their role in rescue operations that took place as a civilian diver was in distress in base waters, […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, EMILY is a remote-controlled buoy recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos, Office of Naval Research officials announced May 5. Outfitted in bright orange, red and yellow colors, each cylindrical EMILY buoy is 4-feet long and weighs 25 […]

  • 28 July 2015

    LÉ NIAMH, Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Irish Navy, successfully conducted a Search and Rescue Operation 80 kilometres north-west of Tripoli, Libya on July 27th, rescuing 243 migrants from a wooden barge. There was a slight swell and south easterly breeze at the time, the operation commenced at 8.31 am and was completed at 11.38 […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Training & Education

    For the second time in three days Royal Navy sailors prevented a ship from foundering off the South Coast. The crew of frigate HMS St Albans stopped the stricken fishing boat Lady Ellen being dashed on the rocks of Rame Head in Plymouth Sound, towing it to safety before a pilot boat helped the vessel […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Only 10 days into her operational deployment, HMAS Darwin, in cooperation with Pakistan Maritime Security Agency Ship MSS Nusrat, has come to the rescue of 13 fishermen found adrift at sea off Pakistan. The men were discovered last Saturday, 1 March.   The men, who claimed to be Iranian nationals, said they had been drifting […]

  • 29 September 2016

    German Navy minehunter FGS Datteln is set return to the navy base in Kiel on September 30 after a three-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Datteln is currently on its way back from the European Naval Force’s operation Sophia which is aimed at fighting against human smugglers and traffickers in the Central Mediterranean sea. Datteln departed Germany to join […]

  • 22 January 2015

    Initiative, training and the rapid response by Australian Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Assail Four has saved the life of a Chinese mariner, critically injured at sea, 80 nautical miles south-east of Christmas Island. The merchant seaman had suffered a serious fall aboard the vessel MV Peng Hu Wang on New Year’s Day, breaking […]

  • 13 May 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark is conducting its largest tasking to date as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy flagship was alerted to four craft in potential distress approximately 40 miles off the coast of Libya. Each 30-foot inflatable boat were reported to be carrying approximately 100 […]

  • 24 February 2014

    On Friday, 21 February 2014, NATO warship HNLMS EVERTSEN rescued 8 Yemeni seamen who were found in the water in the Gulf of Aden.   Earlier that morning, an automated distress call was received by the UK Coast Guards in Falmouth, United Kingdom, indicating that a ship was in distress off the north-eastern coast of […]

  • 7 July 2016

    Two new members of the Operation Sophia taskforce, German Navy ships Datteln und Werra, saved 701 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea on July 5. German Navy minehunter Datteln was the first to spot migrants 100 kilometers northwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Moments later, the tender Werra spotted four rubber boats five kilometers away. Upon receiving orders by […]