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  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A burial ceremony in honor of retired chief petty officer and Pearl Harbor survivor Yuell Chandler was held Oct. 10 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The event in the historic Punchbowl Cemetery was attended by U.S. Navy Sailors, friends and family members of Chandler, who passed away on Oct. 2 at the […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 250 veterans, attack survivors and members of the local community, gathered aboard the USS Midway Museum in the San Diego harbor to remember the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. The annual remembrance ceremony included stories told by Pearl Harbor survivors, prayer, taps, a two-bell ceremony honoring survivors who […]

  • 3 September 2012

    In online and print media reporting, a range of assertions and allegations have been made about the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats while conducting border protection operations. In ABC online reporting, a number of serious allegations were made against the crew of HMAS Maitland that they had refused water, food and medical assistance to the […]

  • 4 December 2014

    Four Sailors who were serving on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned and visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham (JBPHH) Dec. 2. Upon arrival, survivors John Anderson, Louis Conter, Donald Stratton, and Lauren Bruner were piped aboard and […]

  • 29 June 2017

    The crew of a Royal Navy helicopter rescued the last survivor of a tanker which sank in the Indian Ocean on June 26. The Wildcat helicopter from the Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth rescued the 13th survivor from tanker Rama 2 which sank 140 miles off the island of Socotra in the Gulf of Yemen. The […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Coast Guard informed on Friday that it is assisting the Haitian Coast Guard in searching for possible Haitian migrants in the water after it’s believed their sail freighter ran aground in Haitian territorial seas Wednesday. The Coast Guard received notification Thursday evening that 17 deceased bodies washed ashore in Haiti. The Haitian Coast […]

  • 8 July 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has combined with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) warship Mianyang to search for survivors of a damaged fishing trawler in Middle Eastern waters. Newcastle and Mianyang worked together to conduct a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean, 350 nautical miles north of Seychelles. The ships’ crews conducted an […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Training & Education

    As Pearl Harbor survivors become fewer in number with the 70th anniversary approaching Dec. 7, one man continues to honor them. Retired Master Chief Yeoman Jim Taylor, burial-at-sea coordinator for the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, estimates he has conducted internment ceremonies for hundreds of these World War II survivors. “I’ve been the only one that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Oceanworks International is providing three Submarine Emergency Ventilation and Decompression Systems (SEVDS) consisting of Hose, LARS and control systems to Istanbul Shipyard for installation on the three specialist vessels they are building for the Turkish Navy.   The delivery of the SEVDS is slated for late 2014. The primary role of the SEVDS is to provide fresh breathing air to survivors of a […]

  • 25 February 2015

    Museum bosses in Portsmouth are calling on the public to donate as little as £1 in a month-long fundraising campaign to restore the Royal Navy’s last surviving ship from Gallipoli. Monitor HMS M33 is due to reopen in the city’s historic dockyard this summer, 100 years after its 6in guns hammered Turkish positions in Suvla […]

  • 11 February 2015

    The UN refugee agency reported that some 300 people are confirmed missing after the tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. After Monday’s rescue attempts by the Italian Coast Guard, reports were gathered by UNHCR from the Italian Coast Guard and the survivors in Lampedusa the number of missing people. They were among migrants and refugees mainly from Sub-Saharan […]

  • 20 November 2013

    A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) cargo aircraft evacuated around 240 survivors and distributed aid to the typhoon-devastated eastern Philippines on the first day of New Zealand’s humanitarian mission to the Southeast Asian country. “We are supporting the international effort to get aid into the worst-hit areas, where there is a huge humanitarian need […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Spanish frigate ‘Numancia’, integrated into the EUNAVFOR operation ‘Atalanta’ against piracy in the Indian Ocean, has been involved in an intense search for survivors of the merchant ship ‘Albedo’ sunken off the coast of Somalia. The ‘Albedo’,  was hijacked on November 25th 2010 while on her way to Mombasa (Kenya). The crew consisted of 23 […]

  • 7 November 2016

    HMS Caroline hasn’t been out of the water for 32 years so it’s not surprising to see the hull of the sole surviving vessel from the Battle of Jutland covered in barnacles. Two tugs spent an hour easing HMS Caroline from her home at Alexandra Dock in Belfast to Harland and Wolff’s Heavy Industries Dock […]

  • 24 March 2014

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that “based on satellite imagery, it can be confirmed that no one on board the Malaysian flight MH 370, that went missing, survived.”   Earlier today, the Australian Navy’s P3 Orion detected two objects in the southern Indian Ocean search area that […]

  • 2 July 2015

    The Spanish Navy minehunter ‘Tajo’ rescued the crewman of a sailboat who was about to sink in rough weather in the Ionian Sea between Italy and the Greek coast. The minehunter received a distress call from a 52-year old Israeli sailor, the only crewman of a sailboat, informing that he was about to sink and […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sergeant Tony Russell Royal Marines of the Culdrose based Search and Rescue (SAR) 771 Naval Air Squadron was presented the Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy at the Air League’s Annual Awards Ceremony at St James Palace, on Thursday 31st May 2012 by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy is […]

  • 19 January 2016

    The United States Coast Guard has confirmed that search efforts for 12 Marine aviators who crashed off the North Shore of Oahu were still ongoing on Monday, January 18. Air, surface and shoreline assets are actively searching for the survivors and cataloging debris. Of the four life rafts confirmed to be aboard the two aircraft […]

  • 21 January 2013

    Four men were rescued Sunday west of Guadeloupe Island after being lost at sea for six days. The fishing vessel departed South Leeward Coast of St. Vincent Island Jan. 12 enroute to Antigua and was later reported disabled and adrift by the brother of a crewmember aboard Jan. 14. French, Barbadian and Dutch aircraft were […]

  • 22 March 2013

    HMAS Childers and the crew of Ardent Six (Lieutenant Commander Chris Brough) have been instrumental in recovering 77 survivors from wreckage 60 nautical miles north of Ashmore Island. Responding to a request from the Rescue Coordination Centre Australia via Joint Task Force (JTF) 639, the Armidale Class Patrol Boat recovered all survivors from the broken […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The Marine Link reports that US Navy and US Coast Guard rescued a dhow in the Arabian Gulf. USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) conducted a search and rescue mission for survivors of a capsized Iranian cargo dhow during which the USS Firebolt spotted and rescued a survivor from the cargo […]

  • 1 October 2017

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter embarked on the US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) rescued two civilians after their private plane crashed several miles off the coast of Dominica, September 28. The civilians, coming from French Guadelupe and Antigua, sustained minor injuries and were transported by helicopter to Wasp where they received […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Surface rescue swimmers from guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) and aviation rescue swimmers from the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74, “Swamp Foxes”, conducted a combined search and rescue (SAR) exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 29. An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from HSM 74 performed aerial searches and swimmer insertions while a rigid hull […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Former crew member of the battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Lauren Bruner, visited with Sailors stationed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), Sept. 19.   “As I was running to my battle station from the main deck, I was wounded […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Pearl Harbor survivor and USS Pyro (AE1) Sailor was remembered in an intimate sunrise ceremony in which his ashes were committed into the waters of Pearl Harbor near the Arizona Memorial, May 14. Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Rear Adm. Frank Caldwell helped honor the late Donald Green by presiding over the ceremony. […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The “USS Oklahoma Family” and friends visited the USS Midway Museum during a four-day reunion commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Four survivors from the “family” who were stationed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during the attack were honored with the presentation of the national ensign and Navy flag, the […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy and Northern Territorry community marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam in World War II. Nine lives were lost when, on 22 January 1943, a Japanese seaplane bombed and sank the auxiliary minesweeper as it sailed from Milingimbi to Elcho Island on a supply run. In addition to […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Assault ship HMS Bulwark hosted the Battle of the Atlantic reception in Liverpool at the start of the commemorative long weekend. In attendance at the event were many survivors from the battle. The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas was present along with Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Philip Jones, and many other senior officers. Speeches […]