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  • 26 September 2011

    The Navy isn’t giving out exact information about when they will blow up two missiles that were ditched in the Pacific August 30, only that… By Susy Raybon (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, September 26, 2011

  • 12 August 2011

    Two Marines who ejected from their crashing fighter jet spent four harrowing hours in the chilly Pacific Ocean, yelling and blowing a whistl… (washingtonpost) [mappress] Source: washingtonpost, August 12, 2011;

  • 5 October 2011

      This is a 2,000lb mine sitting at the bottom of the Mediterranean, nearly 500ft down, off the Libyan port of Tobruk.Today it is no more, a legacy of the Gaddafi regime blown up by HMS Bangor during a concerted search of harbours in eastern Libya. After spending much of her time off Misrata helping […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) will host the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game aboard the ship’s flight deck on Veteran’s Day Nov. 11. The Michigan State University Spartans and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels​ will compete in this first-of-its-kind event. “I always talk about leaving footprints in the sand and making […]

  • 20 November 2012

      The missile launched on Nov 18 by militarists of Islamic movement HAMAS in the Gaza bay hit an Israeli naval ship… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 20, 2012; Image: military photos

  • 7 October 2011

      More than £2m of heroin and two bomb makers have been snared thanks to the latest busts by the Navy’s ‘eyes in the sky’ over Afghanistan. Ground troops intercepted drug runners trying to smuggle 2,200lb of heroin – with a street value in the UK in excess of £2m – after being guided by […]

  • 12 September 2011

      The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC, RAN says the report in the Australian newspaper today that a Navy submarine was involved in a ‘near disaster’ last month are sensationalist and will have upset the families of the Navy’s submarine force. HMAS Farncomb was at sea off the coast of Western […]

  • 29 December 2015

    According to the Colombian Navy’s facts and figures for 2015, cocaine interdiction alone allowed the navy to prevent $2 billion dollars from reaching the pockets of narco-terrorist groups. The Navy seized nearly 87 tons of cocaine and four semi-submersible transport craft. Considering that the construction of a semi-submersible can cost between US $ 500,000 and a million dollars, this […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth blew up two wartime pieces of ordnance off the Kent coast on Easter Sunday. The team from Southern Diving Unit 2 successfully dealt with a German GC mine off Sheerness and a 1,000lb Allied bomb off Margate. The German GC mine, usually dropped by parachute and containing some 1500 pounds […]

  • 31 May 2017

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth intercepted a fishing dhow carrying £65m worth of cannabis and heroin in the Indian Ocean, the Royal Navy announced on Wednesday without specifying when the action took place. The navy further said sailors aboard the Type 23 frigate destroyed 455kg of cannabis and 266kg of heroin after finding it hidden in the […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have blown up a huge German mine off the Kent coast after a delicate operation to remove it from a dredger. It took seven hours to safely dislodge the wartime device, containing 1,500lbs of high explosive, which was trapped in the teeth of the boat’s dredge head. HIS is the […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Industry news

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. With a famous 50-year career as the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will come full circle, returning to the shipyard that built her for the first inactivation of an aircraft carrier. […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Training & Education

    While there were dozens of large warships in and around Garden Island during the International Fleet Review (IFR), there was also a sizable fleet of 1:72 scale models on display. Jim Warren from Adelaide, who served in the Navy from 1967-87, had his model of the Daring-class destroyer HMAS Vampire on display. Mr Warren, the state representative […]

  • 15 July 2014

    A US Coast Guard boat crew rescued 2 men and a woman on western Lake Superior near Grand Portage, Minnesota, after they became beset by weather while kayaking Sunday afternoon.   Just before 4:30 p.m., EDT, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a mayday broadcast on VHF-FM channel 16 from three […]

  • 5 February 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga carried out another successful drug interdiction operation on February 1, bringing the total value of drugs seized by the crew since November 2017 to over AU$1 billion. The latest operation took place in the Western Indian Ocean and resulted in the seizure of 414 kilograms of heroin valued in […]

  • 2 May 2012

    The Royal Australian Navy has handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to the Pakistan Navy during a change of command ceremony on board Pakistan Naval Ship Badr in Bahrain. Commodore Jonathan Mead AM, RAN has handed over command to Commodore Mukhtar Khan SI(M) on 17 April, concluding the Royal Australian Navy’s […]

  • 21 July 2011

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have successfully blown up a huge German mine off the Essex coast. The 1,500lb Second World War device was dredged up last Friday by the vessel Congo River about seven miles off Walton-on-the-Naze. A team from Southern Diving Unit 2 in Portsmouth were faced with an initial precarious task of […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The UK Navy’s new Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dragon, has got her maiden deployment off with a bang after testing every weapon onboard. HMS Dragon sailed from Portsmouth late last month, and working with other navies, will help keep the seas safe by preventing maritime terrorism, countering piracy, hunting drug runners and deterring human trafficking. […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departed Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Jan. 9, to participate in a scheduled Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). The purpose of COMPTUEX, which is conducted by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4, is to evaluate the mission readiness of all deployable assets, […]

  • 23 October 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A basic aspect in an exhaust system of a ship is the heat emission. This heat can feed a wide spectrum of applications, but may also be experienced as a nuisance. In naval vessels, heat outside the ship is increasingly seen as an undesirable aspect. In order to suppress this aspect, Discom has done research […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Research & Development

    Royal Navy explosive experts have successfully blown up a rare 400lb German mine off the north Kent coast. A four-man team from Southern Diving Unit 2 detonated a GX buoyant mine – measuring three feet in diameter – which was caught in a fishing vessel’s nets about a mile off Margate. The quartet – led […]

  • 8 June 2016

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender on June 7 seized over a metric tonne of high grade hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. Operating with the Royal Navy-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Defender intercepted a suspect fishing dhow off the south coast of Oman. A search of the vessel found 51 bales, each weighing 20kg, […]

  • 12 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy explosive experts have on July 10 blown up a large German World War II bomb off Kent’s east coast. The 500lb device – dropped by enemy aircraft – was brought to the surface by a dredger on Sunday near the entrance to the port of Dover. It was taken three miles out to […]

  • 24 November 2014

    HMS Argyll has dealt another blow to drug smugglers after seizing more than 850 kg of cocaine in a high speed midnight chase. It is the third drugs bust for HMS Argyll in as many months. This latest haul has a wholesale value of £36 million – in total she has now seized 1,600kg of […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    In mid March, Type 45 HMS Dragon bagged a first when she conducted and completed a Light Jackstay Transfer – the method of transferring people or light stores from ship to ship. Favoured by a relatively benign sea state and challenged by a brisk wind blowing across the ships, the Type 45 took up position […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A 1000lb bomb has been located and destroyed by Royal Navy minehunter HMS Penzance in the Persian Gulf. Following a five-day exercise with her French and US counterparts designed to improve cooperation between the three nations, the British minehunter then worked with the French to find and blow up four pieces of historic ordnance scattered […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy celebrated its 62nd Anniversary yesterday, 09th December 2012. Celebrations, held in accordance with naval traditions, consisted of religious and social functions conducted to coincide with the Navy Day, which falls on 09th December. Began on 12th February 1937, as the Naval Volunteer Force, it ventured to be a formal naval force on […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy mine disposal experts watched their Japanese counterparts work during the large-scale exercise 2JA 2016. Two British observers joined the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force at its major annual test of its minehunting forces in Mutsu Bay at the northern tip of main island of Honshu. Some 20 Japanese minehunters were involved in the exercise, […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A reconnaissance mission flown by a Royal Navy Wildcat over the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat has uncovered nine illegal drug plantations in the island’s forbidden zone. Naval aviators revisited the town of Plymouth on the island, 20 years after it was destroyed by a volcano eruption. Half the island was abandoned back in 1997 when the volcano […]