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  • 14 May 2015

    Following a 4-year acquisition programme, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to purchase twelve vessels for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force from Damen Shipyards. The Signing Ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of National Security, Temple Court 1 Building, was attended by Permanent Secretary Carl A. Francis on behalf of the […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    British navigation and security surveillance systems manufacturer Kelvin Hughes has installed its SharpEye upmast radar system on four new vessels commissioned by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. The Damen Stan Patrol 5009 Coastal Patrol Vessels are all now fitted with a Kelvin Hughes Advanced Surveillance System incorporating a SharpEye™ X-Band radar, located upmast in a carbon […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder (NNS Thunder) has reached the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on her way to Nigeria. A Nigerian Navy delegation led by the Chief of Training and Operations, Rear Admiral Johnson Olutoyin, is in Trinidad and Tobago to receive the ship. An outstanding ceremony was organized on November 21, 2011, at […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced that the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago government intends to purchase two Austal-designed Cape-class patrol boats. The purchase would enhance the border protection capabilities of the country in conjunction with the existing Coast Guard fleet, and will join six Austal fast patrol craft acquired in 2009. The shipbuilder said the sale […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Eight distinguished visitors and 14 guests from Trinidad and Tobago embarked the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) at sea for a key leadership engagement July 25.   The visit’s main focus was for Trinidad and Tobago representatives, which included the minister of national security, chief of defence staff, representatives from the office […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) pulled into Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Sept. 7, just in time to help celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. The port call provided an opportunity for Underwood and the U.S. Embassy to host a reception aboard the ship to honor the milestone […]

  • 25 June 2020

    BAE Systems has sold six Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boats to Australia’s Austal for new Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard ships.

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Barbados will be hosting this year’s edition of the multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise Tradewinds which is starting June 6. Some 2,500 participants from 18 nations are set to take part in the Caribbean drill. This annual exercise includes executive-level leadership and provides an opportunity for participating nations to collaborate on challenges and ensure […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Following the announcement on 21 September 2010 regarding the disputed Offshore Patrol Vessel contract with the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), BAE Systems and GORTT have reached agreement on a settlement. The three Offshore Patrol Vessels that were the subject of the GORTT contract were subsequently sold to the Brazilian Navy […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy has taken delivery of Amazonas, the first of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) from BAE Systems at Portsmouth Naval Base, US, on Friday morning, June 29, as part of the £133 million deal it struck earlier this year. Originally the three ships were to be built for Trinidad and Tobago but the […]

  • 16 August 2019

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a contract to construct two Cape-class patrol boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). As informed, the order is worth around A$126 million. The GORTT contract award follows an announcement by Austal on July 30, 2018, that the GORTT intended to purchase two CCPB. […]

  • 2 September 2014

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) payed a visit to Callao, Peru, on August 31. This was the final scheduled port visit of her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”.   During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to America and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South conducted bilateral exercises with the Peruvian […]

  • 28 February 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard said it offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million at Coast Guard Sector San Juan on Monday. This interdiction is the largest maritime seizure in the Atlantic since 1999 and was the result of ongoing, multi-agency and international law enforcement efforts led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has been awarded an A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class patrol boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the company’s 30-year history. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Coast Guard units are taking part in Phase I of the international exercise Tradewinds 2016 June 4 through June 14, 2016 in St. George’s, Grenada. Exercise Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command-led, three-phased, combined and joint exercise that supports the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, a U.S. Department of State regional security partnership. Phase I and II […]

  • 25 July 2018

    The US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) got underway from Virginia to join Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 – an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on exchanges with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. Spearhead will conduct subject matter expert exchanges and water well construction projects from July to […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Chinese Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark arrived at the port of Havana, Cuba on Oct 21 with a 5-day friendly visit. This is the first visit of Chinese Navy’s ship to Cuba. Peace Ark left Chinese port Zhoushan on Sept 16 with the view to pay friendly visits to Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Austal has announced the mooring of the US Navy’s Research Vessel ROGER REVELLE (AGOR 24) at its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. Owned by the US Office of Naval Research and operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the 274 foot (84 meter) ship is pierside for maintenance and crew change out. Austal […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal will be delivering six offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy, the company confirmed on August 13. The confirmation follows Philippine media reports from August 11, which said the Defence Secretary of the Philippines government, Delfin Lorenzana, announced that the Australian company would be delivering the vessels from its shipyard in Cebu. “Whilst […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US state department has awarded Austal USA a contract for the construction of an additional two Independence-variant littoral combat ships (LCS) for the US Navy. According to Austal, this brings the total of new LCS orders booked in calendar year 2018 to four ships. For competition reasons the US Navy has not announced the […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived to Valparaiso, Chile for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 24.   America is currently on its maiden transit, “America visits the Americas,” testing the ship’s capabilities and strengthening partnerships within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility. During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to USS […]

  • 17 October 2012

    RFA Argus met up with an old friend as she carried out drug-busting patrols of the Caribbean when she encountered former HMS Broadsword, now under the Brazilian flag. The brief, chance meeting with the frigate was one highlight of a busy month keeping drug traffickers under the knout and helping British and Commonwealth citizens. Now […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Valparaiso, Chile after a scheduled three-day port visit, Aug. 27.   This was the crew’s fourth stop on the ship’s maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas” from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to its homeport of San Diego. Since the ship departed, the crew has […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship, HMS Severn has just completed Tradewinds 15, a 14 nation training exercise in the Caribbean. Ships and personnel participated from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, the USA and Severn from the UK. […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The boats were leased by the navy after it experienced issues with Armidale-class boats.

  • 28 May 2019

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is beginning another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to deliver medical assistance in response to the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. During its five-month deployment, Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian-led and US Navy-hosted Panama Canal protection drill PANAMAX 2018 concluded in Mayport, Folrida, at US Naval Forces Southern Command/US 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT), Aug. 10. Since its inception in 2003, PANAMAX has become one of the largest coalition command post exercises in the world. The exercise is focused on ensuring the defense of the […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Industry news

    Demonstrating its growing presence in the defence and vessel support markets, Austal’s US operation has been awarded a subcontract by BAE Systems​ to provide structural maintenance services for “Sea Fighter” (FSF-1), a US Navy Research Vessel which is used for advanced technology demonstrations. The vessel is a 79.9 metre high-speed aluminium catamaran, designed to operate […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Photos: Royal Canadian Navy The Royal Canadian Navy has shared a couple of underwater photos from the Tradewinds 2016 exercise during which Canadian Navy diving units instructed Caribbean trainees off Discovery Bay, Jamaica. More than ten clearance divers from the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) and Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) delivered the Ship’s Team Diver Course at […]