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  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A successful partnership between Hydroid Inc. and Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has produced the first high-definition images of two WWII U.S. Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) that lie off the coast of South Devon, UK.   The vessels were sunk on April 28, 1944 by German torpedo boats that interrupted the Exercise Tiger training mission, which took place […]

  • 29 April 2015

    After the latest Mediterranean Sea migrant tragedy, the European Council made a decision on April 23 to bolster efforts in preventing further loss of lives at sea. Many EU member states immediately pledged to provide assistance by sending additional vessels and aircraft to avoid future tragedies. According to the Council, the funding for the Mediterranean operations will […]

  • 4 July 2011

      Iranians mourning a 23-year-old airline tragedy tossed flowers in the Gulf on Sunday at the site where an Iranian passenger plane was downed… By NASSER KARIMI (forbes) [mappress] Source: forbes, July 4, 2011;

  • 8 April 2011
    Training & Education

      Apr 7, 2010 is the 22nd anniversary of the tragedy happened in the Norwegian Sea when the fire on board Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-278.. (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: rusnavy, April 8, 2011;

  • 23 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In the wake of the US Navy Yard tragedy, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S., has called on the President and Congress to act immediately on mental health legislation that has been stalled since the collapse of the gun debate earlier this year. “Congress has bills […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    A diver died on Sat, March 24 during Pacific Fleet (PF) naval exercise. The tragedy happened when rescue ship Alagez was conducting a submarine salvage drill, reported RIA PrimaMedia referring to Capt 1 rank Roman Martov, chief of Eastern Military District Press Service. During the drill, crew of Alagez was rendering assistance to “damaged” submarine […]

  • 9 June 2011

      A tragedy has been avoided in the English Channel, thanks to the actions of a Royal Navy warship and her crew. The Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Mersey was on a routine fishery patrol in the English Channel, approximately 40 miles south west of Dover in the middle of the Traffic Separation Zone (the shipping […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Memorial activities related to 12-th anniversary of tragedy happened to the crew of nuclear-powered attack submarine… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 15, 2012

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Almost 400 people have been rescued so far from a vessel which sank off Libya while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea with an estimated 600 refugees and migrants on board, the UN refugee agency says. UNHCR added that the bodies of a further 25 people had been recovered, but dozens more were still missing […]

  • 23 February 2011

       The fate of the four Americans held by pirates on their yacht off Somalia ended in tragedy today as all four perished at the hands of their… (swampland) [mappress] Source: swampland, February 23, 2011; 

  • 15 August 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Through 12 years since the tragedy happened to nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) Kursk, Russian Defense Ministry and Russian Navy… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 15, 2012; Image: Arms-Expo

  • 17 January 2012

    Italian naval divers have set off explosives inside the hull of a cruise liner to create four small openings in the hull of the cruise ship to speed searching for 29 missing passengers and crew. The holes have been made both above and below the water level. Navy Spokesman told rescuers were racing against time. […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Today’s sailors joined relatives of some of the 547 men lost 100 years ago to remember a Naval tragedy in Lyme Bay. Exactly a century to the minute that some of the victims of HMS Formidable were laid to rest in Lyme Regis, 130 people gathered for a service of commemoration. In 1915, the Dorset […]

  • 16 January 2018

    A commemorative service to mark the centenary of the sinking of Royal Navy destroyers HMS Opal and HMS Narborough. Wreaths were laid during a ceremony on January 12 in memory of the 188 men who perished when the two destroyers hit rocks off Orkney exactly 100 years ago. HMS Opal and HMS Narborough ran aground and […]

  • 13 October 2013
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Oct. 10 the establishment of the Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force. Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E) Dennis McGinn will lead the task force. Vice Adm. William D. French, commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), is designated the Task Force deputy commander. “We […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Seventeen more lives were lost in a recent migrant tragedy that occurred in the Strait of Sicily. During rescue operation on December 4, the Italian Navy vessels managed to rescue 278 migrants from three vessels south of Lampedusa. Sixteen deaths were presumably caused by hypothermia and dehydration, and one person died of pulmonary edema. The survivors were […]

  • 17 September 2014

    On Sept. 16, 2013, shortly after 8:00 a.m., a great tragedy hit the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters building when the Navy contractor Aaron Alexis entered and killed 12 people while wounding four more – including two police officers.   A year later, Washington Navy Yard employees met to remember the lives of co-workers, […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 2 multi-day trawlers illegally headed for Australia 35 nautical miles south-east of Trincomalee in the early hours of July 10. The intercepted trawlers were brought to the Trincomalee harbor with 82 persons including 78 men, 2 women and 2 children onboard. The over-crowded trawlers with a large amount of provisions and […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy and residents of the Orkney Isles are set to mark the centenary of the sinking of two destroyers off South Ronaldsay in a snowstorm on January 12 1918. Just one man survived when HMS Opal and Narborough ran aground when they were caught a snowstorm during a patrol. One hundred years to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 September 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Samudura, rescued 52 Australia bound persons while stranded in the southern deep seas due to an engine defect in their multi-day trawler. The trawler had left from Chilawon 26th July and the tragedy had struck on 23rd August after a month into its illegal voyage. The over-crowded trawler […]

  • 2 August 2019

    The US Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that went down in the early morning hours of July 31 died in the crash. The navy added the aircraft was on a routine training mission and that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The Super Hornet from the […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The 100th anniversary of a massive explosion which ripped through HMS Bulwark – killing all but a handful of the 750 sailors on board – has been marked in Portsmouth on Wednesday November 26. The 15,000-tonne battleship was anchored in the Medway Estuary off the north Kent coast when she was torn apart by an […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from a Portsmouth warship have made a sea pilgrimage to the spot where their predecessors died. And they were joined by emotional descendants of the people their predecessors tried to save. The crew of HMS Diamond stood in silence at dawn to mark the sinking of the old HMS Diamond 60 miles north of […]

  • 13 January 2012

      Commanding officer of Indian frigate Talwar Rahul Parmar was fired because his subordinate officer died, reported NDTV on Jan 12. Allegedly, the commander ordered young officers to jump from the ship into the sea to test their bravery and ability to act in critical situations. One of them – second lieutenant – drowned. The […]

  • 27 September 2013

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced Sept. 26 that the Navy will conduct an official investigation into the fatal shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16. Adm. John M. Richardson, Director Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, is designated as the investigating officer.  “In the aftermath of the Sept. 16 tragedy at the […]

  • 7 July 2014

    Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Samudura is bringing 41 Australia-bound Sri Lankan illegal immigrants to the Galle Harbour.   They were handed over to SLNS Samudura by Australia yesterday morning when it was on deep sea patrol in the southern seas of Sri Lanka. The group will be handed over to the law […]

  • 10 June 2016

    Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Consulate representatives attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, to mark the 74th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul. The accommodation ferry was struck by a midget submarine torpedo. Past president of the Naval Historical Society of Australia, Captain Paul Martin (Rtd), said the 27 sailors who lost […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Industry news

    Hollywood has released a new movie about one of the largest naval disasters in the U.S. history. Shot on an estimated budget of $40 million, the “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” tells the story of one of the greatest naval disasters in U.S. history – the sinking of USS Indianapolis which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine 14 […]