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  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) transits the Mediterranean Sea. Laboon is participating in Exercise Noble Dina, an annual trilateral exercise conducted with Hellenic and Israeli forces to increase interoperability and tactical expertise in a number of warfare areas. Image: US Navy

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transited safely through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter the Mediterranean Sea July 31. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by seven miles at its most narrow point, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the […]

  • 3 January 2014

    The Portsmouth-based helicopter carrier, HMS Illustrious has passed through the Suez Canal and is steaming her way across the Mediterranean for her delayed return home, since she was diverted to the typhoon-hit Philippines for relief operations. The warship has 3,600 miles to go before she arrives home later this month and has completed two-thirds of […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) transited the Surigao Strait, a narrow passageway between the Mindanao and Leyte islands of the Philippines, April 10. Sailors took a brief pause during routine operations to pay tribute to the historical significance of the passage and to the Sailors who gave their lives in the defense […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), the joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) and the Military Sealift Command mobile landing platform USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) transit in formation off the coast of Southern California as part of Rim of […]

  • 3 March 2014

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG2), transited safely through the Straits of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea in the early morning of Feb. 27.   For many Sailors aboard this was their first time crossing the Atlantic Ocean and seeing another continent. Two continents […]

  • 9 December 2013

    Last week, two ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) passed through the Suez Canal en route to taking command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. SNMG2 flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and Turkish frigate TCG GELIBOLU will soon join the Ukraine frigate UPS HETMAN SAGAIDACHNY to form NATO counter-piracy task force 508 (CTF-508). […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) transited the Panama Canal in support of Southern Seas 2012, May 6. The transit began early Saturday evening and spilled over into the early hours of Sunday morning. “The transit normally takes 10-12 hours to complete,” said Quartermaster 3rd Class Joshua Hughes, a native of […]

  • 27 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) participated in a practice strait transit, Jan. 23. In the scenario, the Nitze, along with Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), transited the fictional “Beryl Strait” off the coast of the equally fictional country “Amber.” […]

  • 25 April 2011
    Authorities

    With the release of NAVADMIN 142/11, April 22, the Navy has extended the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP) to Sept. 30, 2013. Due to the Navy’s unprecedented retention and successful recruitment, Sailors are being offered a voluntary early separation option. “Our end strength and our over-manning in certain ratings was a consideration for the extension […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has recently completed a transit of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Loch Ness as part of Operation Celtic Conquerer – Birmingham URNU’s annual Easter deployment.   “Travelling up the spectacular scenic Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with snow capped mountains tumbling down into the sea […]

  • 24 May 2011

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) safely transited through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter into the 6th Fleet area of responsibility, May 21. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by only seven miles at its most narrow point, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conduct maneuverers during a strait transit exercise. The drills were conducted in the Pacific Ocean on April 16. Essex is underway participating in a certification exercise with the Essex Amphibious Group. Image: US Navy

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    On Monday, Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship departed the Navantia Ferrol Dockyard in Spain for a short trip south to Vigo, where she will be loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Ship (HLS) Blue Marlin for transit to Australia. Weather permitting, Blue Marlin is scheduled to depart before Christmas and is expected to […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Authorities

    Quartermaster Seaman Dalton Whitworth, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), stands watch on the bridge wing as the ship transits the Suez Canal.   Nitze is conducting operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Africa. USS Nitze (DDG-94) is an Arleigh Burke-class […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean en route to Rota, Spain as the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota.   She departed Norfolk, Va. on January 31 bound for her new homeport where three other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transit in formation after conducting an underway replenishment and weapons onload.   Theodore Roosevelt is out to sea conducting training for upcoming deployments. […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Last week German Navy frigate, FGS Brandenburg, completed her transit through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea towards the waters of the Gulf of Aden to start counter piracy operations with the EU Naval Force Somalia, Operation Atalanta.   The Suez Canal, which is 162 kilometres in length is an extremely busy shipping lane, […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transited the Panama Canal while in 4th Fleet’s area of operations for the first time in her history Nov. 9. Anchorage departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30 to sail to her future homeport of San Diego. The canal, opened in 1914, serves […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    After paying a scheduled port visit to Civitavecchia, Italy on December 30, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, continued it deployment.  The vessel soon took on a southbound transit through the Strait of Messina to carry on with conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea on April 27. “I’m proud of the professional seamanship our sailors showcased as we transited through one of the busiest sea lanes in the world,” Truman’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Nicholas Dienna, said. Along with Truman, the […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

      Amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf for the first time June 10,during her maiden deployment. The ship, built with seven and a half tons of World Trade Center steel as part of its hull was accompanied by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) successfully led a simulated strait transit off the eastern coast of the United States May 8. The exercise was designed to test the participant ship’s ability to navigate safely, while also dealing with threats that could be encountered transiting straits in hostile waters. “This exercise […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has delayed its transit from Naval Base Everett to Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton after discovering a maintenance issue. USS Nimitz will conduct required maintenance prior to getting underway. The vessel was scheduled to depart Everett for a 16 month scheduled Planned Incremental Availability yesterday. Nimitz is still scheduled to […]

  • 18 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 officially transitioned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 during a ceremony, Nov. 15, at Naval Air Station North Island. The “Red Lions” are the latest anti-submarine squadron to make the transition to a sea combat squadron as part of the Navy’s new direction for the rotary wing community, said […]

  • 17 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group transited the Suez Canal, July 16, departing the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) and entering the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR en route to the United States to complete an eight-month deployment. The strike group transited the Suez Canal after five months in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR conducting […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a scheduled transit of the Suez Canal and entered the Red Sea, April 5. Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) led amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the group, and amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC) have played a key role in the development and transition of the Arctic Cap Nowcast Forecast System (ACNFS) from research to operational Navy use. The ACNFS replaces the Polar Ice Prediction System (PIPS 2.0). The Cutting Edge ACNFS provides real-time nowcast/forecasts at 1/12-degree horizontal […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transited the Coral Sea, the site of one of World War II’s most famous naval battles, July 4. The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought between Japan and Allied forces from the United States and Australia, May 4-8, 1942. It is now considered by […]