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  • 29 April 2011
    Industry news

      South Korea on Friday launched a new 2,300-ton frigate that will play a central role in naval operations to deal with security threats including those from North Korea. Under the Frigate Experimental program aimed at replacing aging frigates and corvettes with more advanced warships, the Navy is seeking to secure some 20 2,300-ton or […]

  • 19 August 2013

    Less than a week on station in the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) the frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 2,123 lbs. of cocaine from a fishing vessel north of the Galapagos Islands last week.  The seizure is worth an estimated street value of $78 […]

  • 18 July 2012

    Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) delivered more than four tons of cocaine and marijuana to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., seized from drug interdictions conducted in support of Operation Martillo, July 17. Crew members offloaded approximately 3,408 kilograms (7,500 pounds) of cocaine, and 109 kilograms (239 pounds) of marijuana, with an […]

  • 3 November 2011

      The Mexican navy has recovered two metric tons of marijuana floating in the Pacific Ocean near the resort town of Cabo San Lucas… (msnbc) [mappress] Source: msnbc, November 03, 2011

  • 10 May 2011
    Research & Development

      A planned undersea electricity cable could disturb more than a million tons of unexploded bombs, chemical and biological weapons, battleship… By Ted Purlain (bioprepwatch) [mappress] Source: bioprepwatch, May 10, 2011;

  • 26 June 2014

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), intercepted approximately two tons of cocaine being smuggled aboard two fishing vessels while on routine patrol off the coast of Central America.   The Coast Guard LEDET on board directed the Vandegrift’s Visit, Board, Search and […]

  • 28 April 2015

    A total of 1.3 tons of cocaine was seized in just two operation in the waters off Colombia in less than a week. In the most recent operation, the Colombian Navy seized one ton of cocaine being smuggled to Central America. Officials spotted two speedboats carrying suspicious cargo and immediately launched their pursuit. Two people […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and in support of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), assisted in seizing more than 1000 kg of cocaine while patrolling in the Caribbean Sea, as part of Operation CARIBBE, on March 1, 2015. Following the initial search of a suspect vessel […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    On 5 March 2018, the French Marine Nationale destroyer Jean de Vienne seized over four tons of hashish during an operation in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the third for CTF150 in recent days. Together with Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga, the […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has put on significant weight in the dry dock at its Newport News Shipbuilding division with the installation of four 30-ton bronze propellers. At 21 feet in diameter, each propeller spins to push the aircraft carrier through the water. “Installation […]

  • 18 July 2011

      Honduran naval authorities have seized nearly three tons of cocaine packed inside a submarine off the country’s Caribbean coast… By Ayinde O. Chase (allheadlinenews) [mappress] Source: allheadlinenews, July 18, 2011;

  • 22 December 2011

    Around 160 tons of explosives and 69 surface-to-air missiles have been found by Finnish officials on a cargo ship bearing a British flag… (cbsnews) [mappress] Source: cbsnews, December 22, 2011

  • 11 March 2019

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized two tons of hashish worth an estimated AU$100 million in street value during a boarding operation on February 28. This is the sixth seizure of narcotics by Ballarat during her current deployment to the Middle East, which she started in October last year. The boarding was conducted in […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden. The frigate is deployed under Operation Manitou, Australia’s contribution to support international efforts to promote security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region. As informed, this is the […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Coast Guard Cutter Dependable offloaded 1,210 pounds of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of more than $14 million to Homeland Security Investigations in Key West, Fla., Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) Jacksonville, Fla., deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, noticed two suspicious vessels detected in the vicinity of Guanaja, Honduras Dec. 6, 2012. The […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle on Thursday, July 2nd, following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During the deployment, law enforcement officers aboard Midgett interdicted seven drug-laden “panga” vessels in international waters, seized more than […]

  • 11 May 2018

    The crew of US Coast Guard cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Thursday, worth an estimated $180 million. The narcotics were seized in multiple interceptions in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The interdictions took place off the coasts of Central and South America, and Mexico and were […]

  • 28 June 2017

    The French-UK led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 seized nearly two tons of narcotics in the last two months during an operation called Southern Surge. The seizures included 1250 kg of heroin and 455 kg of hashish. Narcotics trafficking, particularly heroin, has long been associated with funding terrorism. It is estimated by the UN Office […]

  • 6 March 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga made another drug interception in the Arabian Sea intercepting eight tonnes of hashish aboard two vessels. The drugs, worth an estimated AU$400 million, were seized during an operation on March 3. Warramunga has now seized 19.5 tonnes of hashish and 1.5 tonnes of heroin, valued in excess of AU$1.43 […]

  • 17 December 2019

    Courbet (F 712), a second-line multimission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale currently operating in the Gulf of Oman in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, seized 3,534kg of hashish on December 13, 2019. The drugs were found after a specially trained team boarded the dhow using one of Courbet’s rigid hull inflatable […]

  • 29 January 2019

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) seized close to 5 tons of narcotics from a stateless vessel in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden on January 24. Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team conducted a flag verification boarding and seized 4,700 kilograms of hashish in the process. This is […]

  • 21 January 2016

    In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena. This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container […]

  • 16 June 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded some 18 tons of cocaine seized in 18 separate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. The cocaine was offloaded in San Diego on Thursday by the crew of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Waesche. “Our nation faces significant threats posed by transnational organized crime networks that spread […]

  • 9 October 2015

    In just two interdictions conducted in the Caribbean the French Navy managed to stop over 1,6 tons of drugs from reaching the streets. In an operation conducted on the night of September 30 – October 1, 2015, FS Ventôse, French frigate on patrol in the Caribbean, seized a total of 800 kg of marijuana from a go-fast vessel […]

  • 8 December 2017

    The US Coast Guard offloaded close to 12.4 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, Florida, on December 7. The drugs were offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Escanaba but are the result of several interdictions in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean between mid-October and late November. The drugs are worth an […]

  • 9 July 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga returned home on July 8, concluding a record-breaking deployment to the Middle East. Minister for defense, Senator Marise Payne, joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, on the wharf to congratulate the crew on their record breaking deployment. During the nine months in the region, Warramunga’s crew seized a […]

  • 14 July 2016

    The crew of the Virginia Beach – based Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returned from a 55-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean after seizing more than 1,200 pounds (544 kg) of cocaine, the Coast Guard said. Within a few days of leaving Virginia Beach, Vigorous interdicted a sailing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing more […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy’s HM Naval Base Devonport officially opened a new, 700-ton steel dock gate in a ceremony on October 2. After being towed across the North Sea from a factory in Holland, the caisson (or giant gate), was slotted in the dock or basin entrance, forming a watertight seal between the River Tamar and the […]

  • 6 August 2018

    The Colombian Navy has seized more than one ton of cocaine hydrochloride from a containership in the waters off Barranquilla.  The navy, working in cooperation with other agencies including Colombian air force and coast guard, intercepted the Singapore-flagged Cap San Tainaro on August 3, 2018. As informed, the navy found a total of 1,144 kilograms of cocaine […]