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  • 22 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Cyclone-class patrol coastal USS Shamal (PC 13) returned April 20 from her second 45-day patrol in the U.S 4th Fleet area of operations. Shamal deployed Dec. 9, 2015 and again March 8 to conduct counter illicit trafficking operations in support of Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo, a joint, international law enforcement and military operation involving U.S., […]

  • 20 August 2015

    The commanding officer of USS Shamal (PC 13) based in Naval Station Mayport, Florida, was relieved of her duties Aug. 18, by Commander, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 14 Capt. Glenn Kuffel. Lt. Cmdr. Alisha E. Hamilton was relieved of her duties by Kuffel due to loss of confidence in her ability to command following the […]

  • 23 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Aircraft Carrier Returns to the Fleet After conducting a three-month refit and repair period, the Russian Navy’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is ready to head home to Severomorsk. USS Simpson Prepares for Decommissioning When USS Simpson (FFG 56) decommissions at the end of September, the U.S. Navy will be left with only one […]

  • 18 January 2017

    U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Shamal (PC 13) returned to Mayport, Florida, concluding counter drug patrols in support of operation Martillo. The ships returned on January 17 wrapping up their 64-day patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Marking the completion of the ship’s first deployment in […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen joined the crew of patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) for a two-day underway, June 17. During their visit, the midshipmen were able to experience live gunfire exercises and an astern refueling with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) off […]

  • 15 April 2016

    One U.S. Coast Guard and one Navy vessel seized around 1.110 kilograms of cocaine worth approximately $32.7 million dollars in an April 7 operation in the Caribbean Sea. During a routine patrol on April 7, the crew of a maritime patrol aircraft flying in support of JIATF-S detected a suspicious 30-foot blue-hulled go-fast vessel with […]

  • 4 August 2016

    U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) returned from its third patrol in the U.S 4th Fleet area of operations on August 1. In support of Operation Martillo, Shamal’s third patrol assisted in five joint interdictions, resulting in the seizure or jettison of 1,483 kilograms of cocaine and six detainees. “Our most […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Training & Education

    As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea Sept. 6: USS Shamal (PC 13), USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USCG Tahoma (WPG 80). USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Farragut (DDG […]

  • 19 July 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded approximately $5 million worth of cocaine seized during two separate interdictions in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Unified Resolve. About 150 kilograms of the contraband was offloaded Monday, July 18, at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. In one case, Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 aboard the USS Shamal, […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) oversaw the dry-docking of USS Zephyr (PC 8) at Colonna’s Shipyard as it prepares to undergo a complete structural overhaul, Aug. 8.   Prior to Zephyr’s transfer to Norfolk she was serving as a coastal defense duties training vessel for Sailors stationed in Mayport, Florida. “Docking ships at Colonna’s is […]

  • 22 April 2015

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson recently engaged in a replenishment-at-sea with the French Navy’s replenishment oiler Meuse (A607) as part of Operation Shamal. Given the US aircraft’s massive size and weight, the operation was conducted at a safe distance to prevent any incidents from occurring. Launched on September 19, 2014, operation Shamal […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy has recently opened a new training facility for force protection and security, dubbed SHAMAN. The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Phillip Jones visited the Fleet Intelligence Centre (FIC), HMS Collingwood to officially open the SHAMAN operator and maintainer training facilities. During the visit 1SL was introduced to approximately 20 key UK and […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunters based in the Gulf have shrugged off spring storms to continue their Middle East mission. Recent exercises and training carried out by HMS Ramsey and Middleton, plus their support ship RFA Lyme Bay, have been hit by the shamal wind which brings sandstorms and rough seas to the region While it’s in […]

  • 15 September 2015

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Infanta Elena (P76) recently took part in a search and rescue mission involving a vessel with 8 migrants on board. While conducting its mission in the Alboran Sea, Infanta Elena was ordered to inspect the vessel which sailing about 30 miles away at the time. As they set the course to the vessel’s last known […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French Navy air-defense frigate FS Chevalier Paul has concluded three weeks of counter-Daesh operations in the Persian Gulf with the US carrier strike group centered around aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. During her time with the carrier strike group, Chevalier Paul provided air defense for the USS Theodore Roosevelt as it launched sorties against Daesh […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A quantity of cocaine has been seized following a joint NCA, Border Force and Royal Navy operation in the North Sea. Acting on intelligence supplied by the NCA, the ocean-going tug MV Hamal was intercepted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant about 100 miles east of the Aberdeenshire coast […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Research & Development, Training & Education

      This is a Seabird unlike any you’ve seen before – unless you’re a naval hydrographer. Which is exactly what LS Curtis Morris of HMS Echo is. The survey recorder – charged with collecting scientific data from the world’s oceans – lowers the hi-tech piece of kit into the waters of the Gulf on the […]

  • 12 July 2016

    The captain and first officer of an ocean going tug boat have been found guilty of drug trafficking following the biggest ever UK seizure of class A drugs. The cocaine, with an estimated potential street value of £512 million once adulterated, was found hidden on board the Tanzanian flagged MV Hamal in April 2015. 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. […]

  • 29 January 2015

    The Spanish Navy engaged in a migrant rescue operation in the Alboran Sea on January 27. The Navy’s Serviola class Patrol boat Vigía (P-73), which is conducting maritime surveillance tasks in the Alboran Sea, managed to save the lives of 22 migrants in cooperation with the Maritime Security and Rescue Society. Sailing from the Moroccan coast, the migrants […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Four hundred and twenty-three (423) recruits belonging to the 206th Regular Intake and 2011/1 Volunteer Intake of the Sri Lanka Navy passed out at SLNS Parakumba in Sampoor on 18th February 2012. Director General Logistics and Secretary of the Navy Rear Admiral Shemal Fernando graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and took the salute. […]

  • 9 November 2012
    Industry news

    The prestigious Ship of the Year prize has been awarded to the innovative ship, which was designed and mostly built in the Netherlands, during the annual Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam on 8 November 2012. HMS Holland was competing against ten other ships for the award, with the decision ultimately coming down to HMS Holland […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Daring has flown the flag for the Royal Navy – and UK industry – at the biggest naval showcase in the Middle East. Britain’s most advanced warship, on her maiden deployment, was joined by minehunter HMS Quorn in Qatar at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference. HMS Daring punches through choppy waters […]

  • 15 August 2016

    Two drug smugglers have been jailed for a total of 42 years on August 12 after they were caught by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset in what became known as the largest ever seizure of Class A drugs in the UK. 3.2 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of over half a billion pounds, was […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset will sail up the Clyde river in Scotland this weekend for a period of local engagement, the Royal Navy said. The Clyde-built Warship, one of thirteen Type 23 Duke-class frigates in service with the Royal Navy, arrives in Govan’s King George V Dock late on Friday evening and will welcome […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 13 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, reported today. The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise […]

  • 26 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]