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  • 12 August 2011
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    In accordance with combat training plan, Black Sea Fleet (BSF) ships undergo inspection over so-called Course Task 2 (execution of appropriate tasks at sea by a single ship). Within the framework of inspection, large ASW ship Kerch under the flag of ASW Ship Brigade Commander Capt 1 rank Oleg Krivorog performed gun firings at sea- […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Industry news

    Eight vessels of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project of ANADOLU Shipyard, awarded to the Shipyard back in December 2008 and which officially started after contract negotiations on July 28th 2009, took another important step on March 9th 2013, when the first LCT, namely TCG Ç-151, was delivered to Turkish Navy after 12 months of warranty […]

  • 13 July 2016

    Taiwan has sent a stealth frigate to patrol the Spratly Islands region in the South China Sea following the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling in the maritime jurisdiction case brought against China by the Philippines. A Kangding-class frigate was sent to the region on July 13 with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attending the send-off, Taiwan Today reported. The South […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The Dutch maritime technology company Micanti has designed a 100% environmentally friendly antifouling foil. Its working is based on small fibers, which make it very unattractive for organisms to attach to the hull of a ship.   The innovative nature of this invention and the successful launch of it within the global professional shipping industry […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Kiev confirmed on Tuesday that Russia had provided official notification that it would stop using the only land-based training facility for pilots of carrier-based fixed-wing aircraft, the so-called Nitka Center, located in Crimea. Russia gave the notification last week during a meeting of a bilateral interstate commission, said Yevhen Perebiynis of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry… […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Industry news

    Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project of ANADOLU Shipyard, comprising eight vessels,  which was awarded to the Shipyard back in December 2008 and which officially started after contract negotiations on July 28th 2009, took another important step on March 9th 2013, when the first LCT, namely TCG Ç-151, was delivered to Turkish Navy after 12 months […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Over the past two weeks, 26 Dutch Navy personnel were among 6,500 personnel from 35 countries practicing the combating of so-called asymmetrical threats on shore and at sea, focusing on mine countermeasures. This was all part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), based in Bahrain. The main objective of this exercise, the largest in […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During a scheduled port of call in Antsiranana (Madagascar), the oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Rayo’ carried out training drills with personnel from the Madagascan Navy. This is the fifth time the ‘Rayo’ collaborates with Horn of Africa coastal states taking advantage of her deployment, participating in operation ‘Atalanta’. These training activities, framed within the so-called […]

  • 31 May 2012

    Royal Netherlands Navy divers cleared a Second World War mine off the coast of Estonia. The German-made mine weighed in at 1,000 kilograms. This so-called GN influence mine is one of the most infamous explosives of the Second World War. Not only was the monster equipped with acoustic and magnetic fuses, it was also fitted […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The supply ship HNLMS Amsterdam has been designated as the new guard ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy in the Caribbean, where it will be deployed in counternarcotics operations and coastguard tasks. The ship sailed from the port of Den Helder in mid-February and is scheduled to perform its temporary tasks from the beginning of […]

  • 4 January 2012

      On 21 December, a team of marines left the United Arab Emirates on board MV Swan with Tunisia as its destination. This military team, a so-called Vessel Protection Team (VPD), will protect the vulnerable sea transport against piracy. Shortly thereafter, three more 3 VPDs got under way. The dredger ‘Athena’ and the tug ‘Multicat […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from Italy and Tunisia recently completed the bilateral exercise Oasis 17 off the Tunisian coast. Oasis 17 is part of several training activities carried out by the Italian Navy together with navies from northern African countries. The so called 5 + 5 maritime cooperation includes navies from the northern shores of the Mediterranean: Portugal, […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Scientists of Belarusian State Informatics and Radioelectronics University invented a nanosensor helping to prevent accidents in submarines and spaceships, said Gennady Gorokh, head of micro- and nanoelectronics department. Nanosensor (so-called “electronic nose”) is designed for chemical analysis of air and other gas environments. It catches even discreet smells and is capable to concentrate them. […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Ukrainian Navy ships in Sevastopol, Crimea continue being targeted by Russian troops and the so called “self-defense units”.   The new victim was Ukrainian minesweeper Cherkassy yesterday morning, which managed to fend off an attack from armed people in speed boats who tried to board and seize the ship, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence […]

  • 23 May 2013

    HNLMS Friesland, the Dutch guard ship in the Caribbean, seized 1,600 kilograms of marihuana off the coast of Costa Rica during Operation Martillo, an international counterdrug operation. Earlier this week, a US maritime patrol aircraft detected 2 suspect-looking go-fast boats during a night patrol. HNLMS Friesland then approached the boats and, together with the patrol […]

  • 24 August 2015

    A Spanish Navy diving unit from Puntales Naval Station has collaborated with U.S. Navy divers in repair works of a propeller blade of the USS Ross in Rota Naval Base, Spain. A group of American divers and support personnel flew from the US to help repair the damaged blade. The propeller had to be removed […]

  • 25 January 2012

    On Tuesday 17 January 2012, the military security team on board the fallpipe rockdumping vessel Flintstone succeeded in repelling a pirate attack in the Arabian Sea. The marines used direct fire to confront the immediate threat of a grenade launcher. The pirates approached the Flintstone, owned by offshore contractor Tideway, in a fishing boat at […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy has concluded its large tactical exercise off the Norwegian coast. All the data collected during the tactical training was used to make 3D reconstructions. This technology makes it possible to analyze the exercise extremely accurately.   The exercise saw the Navy test various types of weapons, which were fired from the […]

  • 1 June 2016

    Maps discovered at Yale University are posing a new challenge to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries the maps show that neither Spratly nor Paracel islands, both claimed by Vietnam, belonged to China, Vietnamese Tuoi Tree News reported on Sunday. According to the news site, Vietnamese historian Dr. […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Seven F-16 fighter aircraft from Volkel Air Base took off on May 27 to take part in a two-week multinational exercise in Norway. During this so-called NATO Tiger Meet, pilots from 313 Squadron carry out complex missions at the higher end of the spectrum of force. These large-scale exercises, which are becoming more and more […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Damen and its partners have won the Royal Netherlands Society for Marine Engineering (KNVTS) ‘Ship of the Year Award’ for Nh1816, the first of a series of the SAR 1906, a revolutionary new Search & Rescue boat, at the Maritime Awards Gala 2014 held in Rotterdam. Jaap Gelling, Director High Speed Craft of Damen, said: […]

  • 13 April 2012

    On 4 April, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard intercepted a stash of 91 kilos of drugs near Curaçao. Earlier, on 20 March, 500 kilograms of cocaine had been found on a so-called go-fast boat in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea. These seizures were made during an operation led by the Royal Netherlands Navy […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    On April 17th, a boarding team of HNLMS Evertsen of the Dutch Navy boarded BigLift’s Happy Dragon in a drill against piracy. The drill took place in the Gulf of Aden.   HNLMS Evertsen and Happy Dragon met out at sea to practice a so-called boarding operation. Happy Dragon assumed the part of a captured […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HNLMS Rotterdam put an end to the activities of a group of suspected pirates from Somalia. The men in question and their boat were taken on board the Rotterdam pending further decision-making. The search for this pirate group began yesterday when the Spanish fishing boat Izurdia reported being under attack from a so-called skiff. “The […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy announced it would hold gun-firing drills in the Bohai Strait and the Yellow Sea from September 10 – 13. As a result of this, commercial vessels will be prohibited from entering areas where the exercises are to be held, according to the Wilhelmsen Ships Service. More specifically, ships calling to Qingdao, […]

  • 23 August 2012
    Industry news

    ANADOLU Shipyard (ADIK) has successfully completed Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) for the Eight Vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken for Turkish Navy. ADIK has already delivered the first seven vessels of the LCT project (TCG Ç-151; TCG Ç-152; TCG Ç-153; TCG Ç-154; TCG Ç-155; TCG Ç-156; TCG Ç-157) from March to July of […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s bottlenose dolphins have discovered the so-called Howell torpedo off Coronado, San Diego County, according to the Los Angeles Times. The torpedo has been discovered near the Hotel del Coronado. Mike Rothe, who heads the marine mammal program, said that they had never found anything like this. The Howell Torpedo was the first […]

  • 18 December 2017

    Argentina has fired the head of the country’s navy in what is the first known disciplinary action related to the vanishing of submarine ARA San Juan in November this year. Argentine Navy Admiral Marcelo Eduardo Hipólito Srur was relieved by the country’s defense minister, a government spokesperson said on December 16. The submarine and her […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy’s Galicia-class landing platform dock ESPS Castilla got underway from her homeport at Rota Naval Base on July 19 to join the counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. ESPS Castilla will operate two SH-60 helicopters from the 10th aircraft squadron during the deployment and host a Marine Corps security squad and a […]