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  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) experienced a fire aboard while it was pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain on March 14. The navy said there were no personnel injuries, adding that the extent of the damage is being assessed. Sailors aboard Devastator, USS Sentry (MCM 3), USS Gladiator (MCM 11), […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A combined US/UK task group recently finished a Mine Countermeasure (MCM) exercise in the Persian Gulf.  The scenario for the exercise was to clear ports of mines thereby allowing civilian vessels to pass through. The task group was commanded by Commander Paul Ottewell, Royal Navy, and made up of US Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMVs) USS […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Newcastle has made a rendezvous with the United States Navy’s Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator in the Southern Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Newcastle was in the area conducting maritime security patrols as part of the Combined Task Force 152, focussed on maritime security in the Arabian Gulf. The meeting allowed members of the ship’s […]

  • 8 November 2013

    Capt. Richard Hayes, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, relieved Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Wemett, the commanding officer of the Bahrain-based mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13), Nov. 6, due to loss of confidence in Wemett’s ability to command. The relief occurred after an investigation revealed deficiencies in operational preparedness, situational awareness, and tactical proficiency. Wemett […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK and US Navy mine countermeasure ships recently carried out the MCMEX 17-2 in international waters off Bahrain. The mine-clearance exercise consisted of individual units clearing areas of ‘mine threats’ in order to exercise their ability to do so for real at a moments notice. Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Chiddingfold led the charge, finding and recovering five […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) was off-loaded from heavy lift ship MV Super Servant 3 at Naval Base San Diego, May 5, after completing an eleven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). “Pioneer performed superbly throughout the deployment, completing every assigned mission as tasked, and attained the […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Minehunters from the US and UK kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf with a photographic exercise formation on October 19. The bilateral exercise encompassed the full spectrum of mine countermeasures (MCM) from mine detection and identification to mine clearance with the aim of securing operational readiness of U.S. and U.K. MCM forces. […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy Sailors and Marines practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean. Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, have been training with the US Navy’s minehunters USS Dexterous and USS Devastator. It was all part of the ongoing International Mine Counter Measures Exercise […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Royal Marines played out scenes reminiscent of Captain Phillips as they practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean. Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, have been training with the US Navy’s minehunters USS Dexterous and USS Devastator. It was all […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Families and friends of sailors who have been on operations in the Gulf for eight months welcomed back their loved ones as they returned to Portsmouth Naval Base. Royal Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold returned to her home port on September 1st, following three years in the Gulf. Her 47-strong ship’s company – MCM2 Crew 1 […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of U.K. and U.S. concluded their joint mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf, on November 17. The 38-day, bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal navy was designed to provide an opportunity for both nations to share knowledge of MCM techniques. U.S. Navy exercise participants included USS Devastator […]

  • 5 May 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk May 4 completing a seven-month independent deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Mitscher deployed Sept. 22, 2014 to the Central Arabian Gulf with stops in the Mediterranean Sea. Under direction of Cmdr. Frank E. Brandon, commanding officer, […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed Saipan on August 9. The vessel was in Saipan Harbor August 7 – 9 providing disaster relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, which devastated the island on August 2-3. Agencies including the Government of Guam, American Red Cross, Ayuda Foundation and other non-profit/non-governmental organizations have […]

  • 17 November 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Commissioning of Russian-Built Warship for India on Saturday The commissioning ceremony of the Indian Naval Ship Vikramaditya will take place at Sevmash Shipyard, Severodvinsk on Saturday.  US, Caribbean Border Agencies Team Up on Major Drug Bust The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Training & Education

    In a sign of solidarity, the commanding officer and crew aboard Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) sent their prayers and condolences to the people of Missouri following a tornado that ripped through the city of Joplin, Mo., May 22. “The officers and crew of USS Missouri extend their support and condolences to the […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) is scheduled to return from the Seventh Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) April 8 after completing its forward-deployed mission and a hull swap with USS Antietam (CG 54). Cowpens has been forward deployed to Yokosuka since 2000 and recently participated in the widely-lauded Operation Tomodachi, assisting Japan following […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) held a wreath-laying ceremony June 4 to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. A flag detail paraded the colors as the bugler played “Taps” to honor the sacrifice made by those who fought that day. The battle is considered the turning point of the war […]

  • 6 August 2015

    US Navy’s USS Ashland (LSD 48) is scheduled to arrive in Saipan on August 7 to provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, which devastated the island on August 2-3. Agencies including the Government of Guam, American Red Cross, Ayuda Foundation and other non-profit/non-governmental organizations have provided supplies to aid in the effort. Upon arriving in […]

  • 14 September 2017

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) along with guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) arrived on station off of Key West, Florida, to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The ships began their transit to the area September 8 and arrived […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A mine-hunting exercise in the Gulf turned up the real thing when Royal Navy ship HMS Chiddingfold found a live depth charge. The ship’s clearance divers were dispatched to dispose of the explosive during the incident in the Persian Gulf. The real-life scenario came as Royal Navy minehunters, based in Bahrain, were put through their […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed its namesake city May 25 for Samoa, the first mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013. Conducted annually since 2006, Pacific Partnership is the largest disaster preparedness response mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. The mission was born after U.S. military responded to the needs of […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed that the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) be returned to a reduced operating status Nov. 25. Following a devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Mercy was activated Nov. 13 for possible deployment to support disaster relief efforts as part of Operation Damayan. “Shifting Mercy […]

  • 15 November 2013

    As U.S. Navy assets steam towards the Philippines to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy hydrographers are busy charting safe passages through potential navigation hazards created by the receding storm surge. USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62), a Navy survey vessel, was one of the first ships on station and […]

  • 11 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 held a change of command aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, on January 9. During the ceremony, Capt. George Doyon relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, […]

  • 29 December 2017

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on December 28 for a final port call en route to her new homeport of Sasebo, Japan. Wasp departed Norfolk, Virginia, August 30, but was diverted to the Caribbean in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Sept. 4. […]

  • 14 June 2013

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived in Tonga, the second mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013, June 12. Pacific Partnership, currently in its eighth iteration, is a mission that brings U.S. military forces, partner nation military forces, and non-governmental organization volunteers together to conduct disaster-preparedness activities. Tonga leaders and citizens […]

  • 18 July 2017

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulled into Pearl Harbor on July 14 for its first scheduled port visit of the 2017 deployment. The ship’s arrival at its namesake location marks the first time Pearl Harbor has visited Hawaii since completing Pacific Partnership in 2013, followed by a nearly two-and-a-half-year […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) got underway from San Diego on August 14 to contribute to the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI). OMSI is a US secretary of defense program aimed to diminish transnational illegal activity on the high seas in the Pacific Island Nations of Oceania’s […]

  • 24 August 2018

    The US Navy has called off the search for a sailor who was reported missing from cruiser USS Lake Erie on August 19. Navy and Coast Guard assets suspended search and rescue operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean at sunset, August 22, after an extensive four-day search. “My thoughts and prayers are with the sailor’s family during […]