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  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) set sea and anchor detail and heaved in all mooring lines for an early start to their beginning phases of deployment preparation, Jan. 7. Normandy and additional assets in the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) will enter into a high-velocity series of training scenarios called Composite […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thirty-one trainees from various categories of employment within the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been kitted-up with extreme weather protection gear for their upcoming Antarctic trip-of-a-lifetime. The group, which includes Marine Technicians, Medics, and Communications Information Systems sailors under-training, ten General Experience ‘Gap Year’ sailors, and their supervisors, are preparing to sail on the RAN […]

  • 11 June 2014

    HMS Chiddingfold sailed from Portsmouth 9 June for the Gulf where she will spend three years protecting vital sea lanes.   Although the 42 crew on board the minehunter will rotate every six months, the ship will be based in Bahrain until 2017. Chiddingfold will work with three other UK minehunters conducting maritime security patrols […]

  • 30 July 2013

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Summerside departed on July 29th from Halifax, N.S. for Canada’s arctic, where she will be joined later in August by HMCS Shawinigan. This deployment is a part of a 39-day mission north of the 60th parallel, marking the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest uninterrupted arctic naval presence in recent years. […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Deploying for the first time, guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departed Feb. 11 for the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility to participate in Ballistic Missile Defense escort operations. Not only is this the ship’s maiden deployment, it is also the first deployment for a large number of the crew, many of whom have […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus has set sail to North America to get ready for the hurricane season. Onboard are a team from the Royal Navy’s Maritime Aviation Support Force (MASF), and they are ready to provide aid, whatever the conditions. RFA Argus set sail last Saturday and is currently on passage across the North […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

     Maritime Action Ship ‘Meteoro’, homeported in Las Palmas (the Canary Islands), departed on deployment on July 15 to participate in counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’  in the Indian Ocean. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Flag Officer of the Canary Islands Naval Command Gregorio Bueno Murga. ‘Meteoro’ is the third ship of her class to […]

  • 21 October 2014

    HMS Kent left Portsmouth today for a six-month deployment focusing on maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean. HMS Kent will continue the Royal Navy’s long-term presence East of Suez as she replaces HMS Northumberland currently on station. Having been through intense training the ship is ready for a challenging deployment as part of the […]

  • 30 June 2011

      The boats of the second Gaza flotilla are expected finally to set sail this weekend from the Greek coast… (thejc) [mappress] Source: thejc, June  30, 2011;

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) headed out to sea from Changi Naval Base, Singapore, on January 31. The underway follows an in-port maintenance availability that was completed in November 2016. The ship conducted corrective maintenance as well as more than 900 preventive maintenance checks throughout the ship. While at sea, Coronado […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Albion, the Royal Navy’s recently refurbished amphibious assault ship, deployed on Tuesday to become flagsip of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). The ship sailed from Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth and will operate in the Mediterranean for five months. Captain Tim Neild, HMS Albion commanding officer, said: “It is a huge privilege for […]

  • 23 May 2011

    A French military spokesman says a French amphibious assault ship set sail from the port of Toulon last week, but he declined to confirm a F… (metronews) [mappress] Source: metronews, May 23, 2011;

  • 8 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On 4 May, the European Union Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI commenced its activities in the Mediterranean Sea with the French naval vessel Jean Bart and a maritime patrol aircraft contributed by Luxembourg. The military operation was planned in a very short timeframe and launched by the European Union on 31 March 2020 to enforce the UN […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Training & Education

    On May 17, the Anzac Class Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Ballarat, began a five-day ship visit to Shanghai, China. Ballarat will be docked at the northern end of Shanghai’s historic Bund from 17-21 May. The visit will involve cultural exchanges and visits to significant icons in Shanghai. The exercise will involve a variety of interactive […]

  • 22 December 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer was at the departure from Fleet Base East, and spoke with members of the Royal Australian Navy crew and the 24 young Australians who will sail […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Industry news

    DEFENDER, the fifth Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, has set sail from the Clyde in preparation for her handover to the UK Royal Navy later this week. The ship, affiliated to the city of Glasgow where she was built, set off from the company’s Scotstoun yard at the weekend with a combined BAE […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has left Cartagena to take part in different cooperation-related activities in the African continent that the Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy carry out as part of the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative. The deployment is scheduled to conclude on May 11th.   During this […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) set sail to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 10.   Anchorage is acting as the afloat sea-base, supporting Cmdr. Max Muller, the commander of Task Group 177.1. Anchorage is also serving as the operating platform for the multinational mine countermeasures group […]

  • 8 August 2013

    Portsmouth based warship HMS Richmond sailed on August 5 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking. Maintaining the continuous Royal Naval presence in the Atlantic, the Type 23 Frigate will provide ongoing protection and reassurance to British interests within the region. The Atlantic Patrol Task will see Richmond undertake maritime security operations, including counter narcotics […]

  • 18 March 2011

      The USS Abraham Lincoln is on its way home. And so are the destroyers USS Momsen and the USS Shoup… By Gale Fiege (heraldnet) [mappress] Source: heraldnet, March 18, 2011;

  • 19 May 2011

      Portsmouth-based warship HMS St Albans is due to set sail on Tuesday May 24 for a six-month operational deployment of the Indian Ocean and A… (bfbs) [mappress] Source: bfbs, May 19, 2011;

  • 25 March 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious, the Royal Navy’s helicopter and commando carrier, and the Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent sailed yesterday from Portsmouth to take part in Europe’s largest naval exercise off the coast of Scotland.   They will join 10 other Royal Navy ships as well as vessels, submarines, aircraft and ground troops from the UK, US, […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Atherstone sailed for a three year deployment to the Gulf region. Atherstone’s primary role is mine hunting and disposal, a discipline in which the Royal Navy has a world leading reputation. The United Kingdom keeps a number of Mine Counter Measure Vessels based in Bahrain as the local environment allows them to […]

  • 14 April 2011
    Training & Education

      Another step in the campaign to bring an old warship – HMS Caroline – to Portsmouth has been taken… (bfbs) [mappress] Source: bfbs, April 14, 2011;

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new Royal Netherlands Navy vessel HNLMS Karel Doorman will set sail for the first time on Tuesday, July 1st at Den Helder naval port.   HNLMS Karel Doorman conducted her first sea trials on Sunday, June 22, at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s (DSNS) Vlissingen yard. On Wednesday, June 25, the vessel performed its […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group departed White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa March 25 to participate in Exercise Ssang Yong 2014.   U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet will participate in Exercise Ssang Yong 2014 in the Republic of Korea (ROK) with the ROK Navy and […]

  • 11 February 2014

    Canadian naval ships HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Whitehorse left Esquimalt, British Columbia, yesterday setting sail for the Eastern Pacific Ocean to support Operation CARIBBE.   The deployment will pave the way for several naval deployments scheduled for 2014 in support of Canada’s role in Operation MARTILLO, a multinational effort undertaken by Western Hemisphere and European […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Thousands of Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel will leave the UK today for an annual deployment to the Mediterranean and Gulf region – Cougar ’13. The long-planned deployment will see elements of the UK’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) – the naval force formed under the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security […]

  • 31 January 2014

    The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond headed out from Portsmouth on January 29th for a six-and-a-half month deployment to the Middle East.   The warship will be tasked with maritime security operations in the Gulf, where she will team up with the UK allies and their fleets in making sure the region is […]