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  • 21 June 2017

    The European Maritime Safety Agency has picked a fixed-wing and a rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle to aid its border surveillance and control activities, according to two company announcements. The Tekever and Collecte Localisation Satellites consortium announced it has been contracted by EMSA to use its AR5 UAS to provide data gathering services for the European agency’s […]

  • 26 October 2017

    A US Coast Guard cutter offloaded close to 3 tons of cocaine in San Diego, California, on October 25. Offloaded by the crew of US Coast Guard cutter Active, the seized drugs were the result of multiple interdictions conducted by multiple Coast Guard crews in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-September through early October. The […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Warship FGS Berlin conducts three Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) activities during a recent port visit to the Seychelles in support of EUCAP Nestor.   LMCB are conducted by the European Union to build the capacity of security forces of regional partners in the fight against piracy. Firstly on 25 August Firefighting training […]

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

    Saturday, November 8, the Bulgarian Frigate VERNI concluded a more than a month‘s support to NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE). VERNI and her crew of 130 Sailors, under the command of Commander Pavlin Petcov, entered the Mediterranean Sea and commenced support to OAE on October 7th. During their patrol, the crew monitored shipping in […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka April 19 for a visit as part of its deployment to the western Pacific. With a crew of approx 130, Columbus will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. While in Yokosuka, Columbus […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Babcock has successfully trialled a new system for Fleet Time maintenance activities, geared to reducing the burden on ship’s staff (particularly valuable for lean-manned ships) and ensuring optimum safety.   The five week trial was undertaken on Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland during her recent Fleet Time Support Period (FTSP), and is now being considered […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Feb. 19, for a port visit during its deployment to the Western Pacific. This was the second port visit for Louisville’s crew of 140 during its current deployment. Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,000 tons when […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy announced that its ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69 is leaving her homeport of San Diego to join the US Navy Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Japan. The destroyer is getting underway on April 20 and will be forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, where it is scheduled […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    These exercises typically involve only a few ships but this event targets 28 vessels for activation.

  • 9 March 2018

    Naval Support Activity Washington (NSAW) is to conduct its first final evaluation problem (FEP) from March 12 to 14, the US Navy informed. FEP is a tri-annual certification event assessing the command, control, communications and Navy Security Force on all US Navy installations. “Our primary mission objective as an installation command is to protect our […]

  • 8 October 2015

    Over the weekend, the ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) entered the port of Barcelona, Spain, for a routine port visit, following a period of support to the counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE). SNMG2 currently consists of the flagship German frigate FGS HAMBURG, the Turkish frigate TCG YILDIRIM and the Italian frigate ITS […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from Submarine Group 7 and organizations around the world participated in a training and response for Simulated Submarine Casualty Exercise (SMASHEX) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug. 27-28.   SMASHEX is a table top exercise to test procedures and practices required in the very unlikely event of a submarine search, escape and rescue. Several external […]

  • 22 February 2017

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Gold Rover entered Portsmouth one final time on February 22, marking the end of her 43-year career. The tanker made the entry minutes after a wartime bomb was moved from the harbour. RN divers dealt with the German 250kg device which was dredged up overnight as part of preparatory work for the arrival […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy will continue its traditional involvement and support in Waitangi Day activities in the Bay of Islands this year. The Navy is invited annually by the people of Tai Tokerau to attend Waitangi Day activities, and plays a major part in the commemorative ceremonies. This year the Navy warship, HMNZS TE […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class, fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug. 27 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of approximately 134 enlisted and 17 officers, Buffalo will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine force. […]

  • 9 August 2017

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), concluded a three-month patrol of Indo-Asia- Pacific returning to its base at Yokosuka, Japan, on August 9. During the patrol, Ronald Reagan participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2017, designed to enhance U.S.-Australian military interoperability through a variety of maritime, land and air operations scenarios. The […]

  • 15 October 2015

    Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, welcomed SHAPE Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Intelligence (DCOS OPI), Major General Joseph Guastella, to the headquarters for an in-depth briefing on NATO maritime operations Oct 14. During the visit, Major General Guastella toured the Maritime Operations Centre, MARCOM’s nerve centre, responsible […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s carrier strike group five (CSG 5) and its flagship USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, November 21 following a three-month patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The strike group visited two countries, participated in three major military exercises, and hosted distinguished visitors from several countries while patrolling the Western Pacific. During […]

  • 6 August 2015

    US Coast Guard Cutter Active received a new commander during a change of command ceremony in Port Angeles Thursday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, Pacific Area Commander, presided over the ceremony in which Cmdr. Benjamin Berg relieved Cmdr. Phillip Crigler as the commanding officer of the Cutter. Crigler’s next assignment is the Long Range Enforcement Platform […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for a visit on January 17. The port visit is part of the Los Angeles-class submarine’s Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol. “We are honored to have the opportunity to visit Japan,” said Cmdr. Steven Tarr III, commanding officer. “I believe that healthy relationships between the United […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) carried out a “fast cruise” exercise at Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Yokosuka in Japan on February 12. A “fast cruise” is a simulation of an underway period, including multiple drills and evolutions all conducted without the ship leaving the pier. The simulation is designed to prepare the […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the weekend, the German submarine U33 completed its support to Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION and joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) in support of NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), marking the first time in over two years that a submarine has been placed under tactical control of an SNMG. The submarine will join […]

  • 12 November 2015

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) led by Rear Admiral Alberto Correia, Portuguese Navy, resumed NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE) this week. SNMG1 currently consists of the Flagship – Portuguese frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida, the Spanish frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo, the Norwegian frigate HNOMS Fridtjof Nansen and the Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg. After […]

  • 11 May 2015

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka May 8 for a visit as a part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of approximately 140, Houston will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. Houston was originally designed […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Training & Education

    A temperate evening set the stage for the commencement of Navy Week in Brisbane on August the 16th 2013.  King George Square was dressed for The Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters. The square was filled with both service men and women joined by a number of civilian personnel eagerly anticipating the show. Navy Cadets from the Brisbane Flotilla […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Industry news

    HMS Somerset returned to the active Fleet on Friday 15th March 2013 following an extensive package of sea trials, after a large upgrade package for the Plymouth based Type-23 frigate. She returns to the Fleet with improved sustainability and fighting capability. Commodore Jake Moores OBE ADC Royal Navy, Commodore Devonport Flotilla, gave HMS Somerset the […]

  • 24 July 2015

    Having concluded a successful port visit, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) got underway on July 22 from Palma de Mallorca to support NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. The Group’s flagship German frigate FGS HAMBURG was joined in Palma by the Canadian frigate HMCS WINNIPEG, the Spanish frigate ESPS SANTA MARIA, and the Spanish supply ship ESPS […]

  • 15 June 2015

    In late May, a crew of Australian Navy’s aircrew and maintainers conducted navigation training and support to Reserve Clearance Diving Team Ten activities in the ‘Apple Isle’. The MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron in Nowra, New South Wales, engaged in a self-sufficient deployment to Tasmania recently. The training involved diver drops and wet hoisting in the […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) will be deploying to Japan once it completes testing and certification. The U.S. Navy announced the destroyer would become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan in 2018. The ship was initially planned to arrive this summer, but […]