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  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations. Navy’s Sea Training Group—a team comprised of specialists from all ship borne disciplines—embarked inPerth to train and mentor the crew as they worked toward this important training […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Australian National Maritime Museum opened its new ‘Action Stations’ attraction on Sunday, November 8, in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. Austal, Australia’s defence contractor, is supporting this new USD 8,5 million attraction at the Maritime Museum. The Action Stations is located in an all-new waterfront pavilion and offers a look into the history of the Oberon-class submarine HMAS Onslow, the Daring-class destroyer […]

  • 22 October 2014

    HMAS Sirius is back out at sea doing what she does best, refuelling ships for the first time since February. After an extended period of maintenance, Sirius recently left Sydney bound for the East Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) with more than 12 million litres of fuel and sporting a fresh coat of paint. However, before […]

  • 26 July 2011

    Again, pirates are back in action as they have seized another Italian tanker with 23 crewmen on board travelling near the Gulf of Guinea Sun… By Nasir Nadeem (lhrtimes) [mappress] Source: lhrtimes, July 26, 2011;

  • 11 July 2011

      A British warship allegedly having the commander of the Somaliland navy and some of his soldiers on board attracted on Saturday serious mili… By ECOP-marine (international) [mappress] Source: international, July 11, 2011;

  • 16 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac recently completed working up its whole ship skills in preparation for NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015, a global deployment that will see it represent Australia at the Centenary of Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli in April. In contrast to the Dardanelles campaign of 1915, Anzac’s role 100 years on is […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Training & Education

    As well as providing more than 600 personnel to parade at Windsor and welcoming the Olympic flame at RNAS Culdrose, it has been a busy few days for the Royal Navy. Fishery Protection vessels HMS Mersey and Tyne were both called out over the weekend to deal with separate emergencies in the South West, while […]

  • 22 April 2011
    Industry news

    After years of expensive refits and repairs to make it seaworthy, the Canadian Navy submarine stationed at CFB Esquimalt is out of the dry d… By Katie DeRosa (timescolonist) [mappress] Source: timescolonist, April 22, 2011;

  • 4 December 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Sailor from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 was recognized by the City of Jacksonville Nov. 30 for his heroic actions. Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) Airman Brett Parks was presented a proclamation from Victor Guillory, director of Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Department on behalf of Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. The proclamation designates Dec. 5 as […]

  • 16 February 2015

    As violence escalates in Libya, IOM is calling on world governments to act swiftly to face the growing threat to migrants. Over 1,600 have been rescued from unseaworthy boats on the Mediterranean Sea since Friday, February 13. IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said: This is a clear signal that the situation in Libya is […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    The wings of the Royal Marines are ready for action with their French counterparts after a month’s training aboard the FS Mistral. Two Merlins from 845 NAS are assigned to the assault ship throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans – the first time the green Merlins have gone on operations since […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy will organize a multinational cooperation exercise with merchant units  from November 17-26. The exercise will be conducted from the Maritime Action headquarters in Cartagena, Spain. The exercise will consist of interaction with the merchant traffic to coordinate shipping movements with scheduled maritime security operations like counter-terrorist or counter-piracy activities. The area considered includes […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having recently used its helicopter to successfully stop a high-speed cocaine chase, the crew of UK’s naval tanker RFA Wave Knight were part of a scenario in which they helped islanders on Tobago cope after being lashed by 110 mph winds. The Lynx helicopter flew emergency supplies and medical stores to the village of Charlottesville, which […]

  • 7 November 2011

    On 4 November 2011, following a coordinated search and detection by a French Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft, the German warship FGS KOELN, operating as part of the EU NAVFOR, disrupted a pirate action group comprising a whaler and skiff, 50 nautical miles off the coast of Tanzania. On detection, the suspect pirates jettisoned their […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Sailor assigned to the guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) was recognized Nov.7 during an awards ceremony aboard the ship for his role in helping victims of an automobile accident that occurred last month in neighboring Chula Vista, Calif. Master-at-Arms 1st Class (SW/AW) Michael Sanders, a Vandegrift crew member and native of Pensacola, […]

  • 1 June 2011

      Just days after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the Navy sent some real marine mammals into action off the Pacific… By Randy Kreider (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, June 1, 2011;

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Iron Duke’s embarked Lynx Aircraft – 404 – also known as ‘Duchess’ receives the regular TLC she needs to keep her flying during busy periods at sea and alongside. The work never ends for the Type 23’s Fleet Air Arm contingent embarked for HMS Iron Duke’s 6 month deployment away from the UK. Although […]

  • 21 February 2013

    On February 15th 2013, the maritime action ship ‘Rayo’ left Cartagena (Murcia) to integrate in Operation ‘Atalanta’. The Maritime Action Admiral delivered a farewell speech and wished the crew every success in the fulfillment of the mission. After a period of intense training, the patrol boat ‘Rayo’ departed to deploy in Operation ‘Atalanta’ in Indian […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Blyth is in action off the North West coast of Scotland as part of Europe’s largest annual multi-national exercise, Joint Warrior; a highly enjoyable and challenging experience. Among the other forces deployed are sister Sandown Class vessel HMS Bangor, Hunt class vessels HMS Brocklesby and HMS Chiddingfold. This potent Mine Counter Measure (MCM) group […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A US Coast Guard Sector Boston pollution response crew is responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, dry docked at the Boston Ship Repair facility.   The spill, estimated at approximately 11,000 gallons, is self-contained in dry dock and there is currently no oil in the water. At approximately 9 p.m., Wednesday, watchstanders […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The second edition of the bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference commenced at New Delhi, India, today. As has been the practice, the conference (from 14-16 Oct) is being held to discuss issues of operational relevance as also to identify capability gaps and review the future plans and activities of the Indian Navy. Admiral RK Dhowan PVSM […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region. Now, a large and highly capable Australian and US Navy fleet is amassing in the Coral Sea to prepare for action against the mythical ‘Kamarians’. […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The European Council yesterday launched the EU naval operation against human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean called “EUNAVFOR Med”. Its mission is to identify, capture and dispose of vessels and enabling assets used or suspected of being used by migrant smugglers or traffickers. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency Region Four and Five as well as Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio.   The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has established a safety zone on the […]

  • 22 June 2018

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) wrapped up a seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation, returning to its homeport of San Diego on June 21. While deployed, Higgins conducted security, stability, and freedom of navigation operations, observed foreign military exercises, and participated in coalition operations. Higgins sailors were kept […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Sterett-Dewey surface action group, composed of destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Dewey (DDG 105), is set to depart San Diego on March 31 to start their Western Pacific deployment. The destroyers are accompanied by command staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 and the embarked helicopter detachments from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 49 […]

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

    Sailing across the Indian Ocean on its way to Anzac Cove and beyond, the Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has kept itself busy with daily flying operations using the ship’s embarked AS350BA Squirrel helicopter. The flying operations have been a good opportunity to consolidate the skills of the flight crew; the ship’s embarked […]

  • 10 November 2014

    The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, His Excellency Dr Christoph Müller, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, travelled to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to commemorate the action between HMAS Sydney (I) and the German light cruiser SMS Emden, which occurred on 9 November […]

  • 18 November 2013

    Spanish Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Tornado’ with home port in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands departed on Thursday morning to participate in Operation ‘Atalanta’. The ‘Tornado’ is the fourth ship of her class to participate in operation ‘Atalanta’, an EU maritime security mission fighting piracy in the Gulf of Aden and […]