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  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal Limited on May 5 announced it was awarded a US$18.5 million contract to procure long-lead-time materials for the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF 12), for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, water jets, stern ramp and other long-lead-time items, to support the detail design and construction of EPF 12. Chief […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US Navy’s new Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick has successfully completed Navy acceptance trials on October 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The ship’s trials included dockside testing […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal, the Australian-based shipbuilding company christened the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Alabama, USA, on January 15. USNS Carson City is the seventh of 10 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF), formerly joint high speed vessels (JHSV), that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as […]

  • 13 May 2015

    Spanish Navy’s transport ship El Camino Español (A05) concluded its support for missions in Lebanon and Turkey. The vessel’s main assignment was logistical support in two missions in the eastern Mediterranean. El Camino Español started its deployment on April 8, and before returning home to Cartagena on May 10, it visited Valencia, Valletta (Malta) and […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Industry news

    Nearly 1,800 guests attended the christening of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25), at the company’s Avondale shipyard. LPD 25 is named to honor the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. “We thank […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The deployment of a Dutch military security team for the protection of World Food Programme transports to Somalia will be extended by a maximum of 3 months. That was the upshot of a letter sent to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Government by Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal and Minister of Defence […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval shipbuilder Austal Limited announced January 15 that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) was delivered to the U.S. Navy on January 14 during a ceremony aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The delivery of the USNS Brunswick (EPF 6) marks the first ship in its class Austal has delivered […]

  • 6 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced December 4 that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $200 million, advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy for LPD 28, the 12th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class.  The funds will be used to purchase long-lead-time material and major equipment, including main […]

  • 29 January 2015

    Spanish Navy’s transport vessels El Camino Español (A-05) and Martín Posadillo (A-04) returned home to Cartagena yesterday morning. The vessels were on an assignment of moving anti-aircraft missiles, including armaments, missile launch vehicle and weapon system, to Turkey. On their way back to Cartagena, from where they sailed on 28 December, the ships made port calls in Heraklion (Greece), […]

  • 22 October 2014

    The 32 UK-funded vehicles are on their way to Sierra Leone where they will transport staff, medicines and equipment to help defeat Ebola. 32 UK-funded pickup trucks to assist efforts to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been loaded aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus during a planned stop at a British Naval Base […]

  • 8 August 2014

    Spanish authorities discovered 127 kilos of cocaine aboard Spanish Navy’s training vessel Juan Sebastián de Elcano on August 2.   The investigation revealed that three officers were recruited to use the vessel to illegally transport cocaine from Cartagena de Indias across the ocean to New York. After the vessel arrived in Spain last month, the three sailors […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 25 on her way to Florida, the first of her final three port calls before being decommissioned. Commissioned in 1971, Ponce is on her way for a visit to Port Canaveral, Fla., before heading in the Caribbean to call in the Virgin Islands […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries today delivered the company’s sixth amphibious transport dock, San Diego (LPD 22), to the U.S. Navy. The ship was delivered in a brief ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding​​. “This delivery exemplifies the unique skill and craftsmanship of our shipbuilders,” said Doug Lounsberry, Ingalls Shipbuilding’s vice president and program manager, LPD 17 program. “What […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Industry news

    ALHD “Adelaide”, the second of two Canberra class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships under construction for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was loaded onto the “Blue Marlin” vessel of the Dutch company Dockwise at the Vigo inlet, NAVANTIA, its shipbuilder, and the Port Authority at Vigo informed yesterday. The operation began at 12:00 am, as […]

  • 28 October 2015

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 70 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin repatriated five Cuban migrants on Monday. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events consisted of Cubans […]

  • 11 August 2014

    Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Kyle Daggett, from Milford, Penn., assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, the Wildcards, observes aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as it transports cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a replenishment-at-sea.   Makin Island is on a scheduled deployment in the […]

  • 24 April 2015

    Nine people detained for questioning on suspicion of transporting drugs. The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Somerset, in joint operation with Border Force cutter Valiant, intercepted a tug boat Hamal in the North Sea yesterday, Thursday. The vessel was sailing some 100 miles east of Aberdeen’s coast when it was approached and boarded by the Navy team. […]

  • 31 August 2012

    The amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth built at Huntington Ingalls Industries , recently returned from successful builder’s sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Dock trials started last week, and the ship left HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Aug. 21 for three days of at-sea testing. “Our shipbuilding team worked diligently to […]

  • 16 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) hosted a reception on the ship’s flight deck for senior military and civilian officials from the U.S. United Arab Emirates and other foreign nations, Jan. 10. Cmdr. Dennis Jacko, commanding officer of New Orleans, welcomed Michael H. Corbin, U.S. ambassador to […]

  • 3 February 2020

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s amphibious transport ship Johan de Witt will receive a midlife upgrade (MLU) as it has almost reached the halfway point of its expected lifecycle. The upgrade will guarantee its capabilities until 2032 and keep the ship operational, Dutch shipbuilder Damen said. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and RH Marine, which specializes in […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Italian Navy transferred the ‘GO59’ floating dry dock from the Sicilian Augusta Naval Base to the Brindisi Naval Base, February 24. The undertaking was part of the rationalization of the Armed Forces resources and was planed out in December 2015. The new dock will replace the old, no longer usable one, and will have a displacement […]

  • 21 September 2015

    After yet another successful migrant rescue operation, the Irish Navy’s LÉ NIAMH sailed to Augusta, Sicily. With more than 500 people aboard, the vessel arrived to Augusta on Saturday morning, September 19. In three separate rescue operation conducted on Friday LÉ NIAMH managed to rescue around 380 people. An additional 133 rescued migrants were taken from the Italian Coast […]

  • 5 December 2014

    The Indian Navy sent INS Sukanya to Male last night to help the Maldivian Government regarding the supply of fresh (potable) water. INS Sukanya, an offshore patrol vessel, was on a routine patrol off Kochi. She was diverted to reach Male at the earliest to render necessary assistance and all the possible help to Maldivian authorities. INS […]

  • 14 November 2014

    UN Peacekeepers arrived to Sangley Point, Cavite City, Philippines and continued their journey on 12 November on board BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), the Philippine Navy vessel transporting them to Caballo Island. When the ship arrived at the vicinity of Caballo Island, they awaited orders from Joint Task Group Liberia and started disembarkation using two […]

  • 13 November 2013

    In the space of a week, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Amsterdam has intercepted 2 drugs transports, confiscating a total of 1,200 kilos of cocaine in the process. In HNLMS Amsterdam’s first interception, the boat carrying the drugs was heading north from Colombia. After the go-fast boat had been picked up on the Amsterdam’s […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Somerset has completed COMPTUEX, a series of simulations, exercises and drills designed to prepare a ship’s crew for deployment. Somerset, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is preparing for its upcoming maiden deployment. “COMPTUEX afforded the blue-green team onboard Somerset to exercise our skills while tackling more […]

  • 20 September 2018

    Italian Navy transport vessel Nave Caprera was used to smuggle cigarettes on the return trip from Libya where the ship was deployed in support of an EU migrant interdiction mission. The ship reportedly returned to the Italian Navy base Brindisi with over 700 kg of cigarettes on board. This was confirmed by the Italian Navy […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    American defense contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract to build Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) designed to transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged. Under the terms of the $166 million U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract, Lockheed Martin will, together with Submergence Group, build as many as three DCS vehicles over the next five years. Lockheed […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Indian Navy’s Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine INS Sindhuraj has arrived in Russia for her second life extension refit and modernization procedure. Built by Russian shipbuilder Sevmash and commissioned into the Indian Navy in October 1987, Sindhuraj is one of currently nine active Kilo-class (Project 08773) submarines in service. For her modernization work, Sindhuraj was transported from India […]