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  • 17 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, JS YAMAYUKI and JS SETOGIRI arrived safely at the Muara Commercial Port. The contingent is led by Captain Hiromichi Kuwano, Commander of the 14th Escort Division. The visit took place from 10 April to 13 April 2013. Present to receive the ship at the Muara Commercial Port was […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) completed a fueling evolution at-sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 22. The four-day training event was just the second time in the last 15 years that a U.S. Navy tanker conducted fueling operations […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today visited Defence facilities in Plymouth and Devonport, meeting key Royal Navy personnel and engaging with city officials and industrial partners over forthcoming investment plans to transform part of the naval base for commercial use. The visit marks a number of important milestones for Devonport. During his tour, Mr Fallon saw […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Getting rusty on the seabed for years, wrecks of over 50 ships spoil the aquatic area. However, their lifting is a labor-consuming… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 21, 2012

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy has bought three anchor handling tug supply vessels from Norwegian shipping company Solstad Farstad in a public auction in Brazil. The vessels, Sea Fox, Sea Vixen and Sea Stoat, were previously used by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras on its fields and were offered for sale by Solstad Offshore before it merged with Farstad […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Industry news

      Greece will let its large commercial fleet employ armed guards to ward against a surge in pirate attacks, the ministry in charge of security said, satisfying a long-standing shipowner demand. “To improve safe sailing and crew safety aboard Greek ships crossing seas with increased piracy cases, an initiative has been taken to draft legislation […]

  • 23 June 2011

      Russian warships continue to secure commercial shipping in the Gulf of Aden and near the Horn of Africa, reports Northern Fleet Information Support Group. On June 22 Northern Fleet (NF) large ASW ship Severomorsk completed escorting of the first 7-ship civilian convoy through the piracy-hazardous waters and started to escort the next convoy consisting […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Norwegian defense ministry is using commercial vessels to test a new concept of operations as part of the 31-nation NATO drill Trident Juncture which is taking place in Norway. Norwegian company Simon Møkster has disclosed that its offshore supply vessel Stril Mar is taking part in the exercise and is helping the country test the Total Defence […]

  • 16 April 2018

    US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), representatives from Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) and the commercial shipping industry completed exercise Lucky Mariner on April 11. Lucky Mariner is an annual exercise led by NAVCENT’s Task Force 55 (TF 55), focusing on NCAGS skill sets employed against threats to shipping, deconflicting military operations with commercial […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US 5th Fleet’s Task Force 55 and commercial shipping industry representatives joined forces recently to complete exercise Lucky Mariner 19. The annual exercise concluded March 15 and was led by the task force’s Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) detachment designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during contingency and crisis […]

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

    Royal Navy’s 700X Naval Air Squadron have taken delivery of their first Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) mini unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The navy explained this move with the fact that these systems presented a cheap but able “eye in the sky” capability, meaning they may have utility in the Royal Navy. Possible tasks include: ship superstructure […]

  • 14 May 2014

    U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews responded to a report of three people in distress aboard a vessel taking on water approximately 22 miles southwest of the Golden Gate Bridge Tuesday evening.   The Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a call at approximately 7:25 p.m. from a person aboard commercial fishing vessel Leslie […]

  • 29 March 2011

      MTN Government Services (MTNGS), a subsidiary of MTN Satellite Communications (MTN),the global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced it has been added to the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract under the new section of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Industry news

    Commercially Supported Shipping has announced a £400,000 tender for Repair and Maintenance of Royal Navy vessels. The contractor will provide annual thermographic surveys on thirteen Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels and on an Ad Hoc basis, eight small Royal Navy vessels. A part of the survey is required to be conducted at sea to allow plant […]

  • 12 October 2018

    Double hull oil tanker Manning has fueled a landing helicopter dock of the Royal Australian Navy with naval aviation fuel (F44) by self-propelled water fuel lighter for the first time.   In a recent trial, HMAS Canberra maneuvered into position between Clark Island and the Garden Island Heritage center to receive F44 via the Damen-built and […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian and New Zealand Naviy personnel took part in a week long exercise recently honing their skills in responding to piracy activities on commercial shipping surrounding fictitious countries in the Tasman Sea. Exercise Goanna 18 drew on lessons learnt from RAN and RNZN deployments in domestic and international maritime military operations and exercise. The […]

  • 7 December 2011

    Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev taking part in the international anti-piracy campaign has formed the sixth convoy of commercial vessels and is escorting it from the Red Sea through the Gulf of Aden. According to the head of PF Information Support Department Capt 1 rank Roman Martov, the […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has decided to recall an August 2016 Request for Proposal for the commercial recycling of the non-nuclear portions of ex-USS Enterprise (CVN 65), noting that it needs more time to evaluate the best way to recycle the ship. The navy said it requires more information to determine the approach for the disposal of […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation an eight-year contract valued at up to $133 million to provide shipboard terminals that give crews access to high-bandwidth voice and data communications.   Under the agreement, Harris will provide up to 120 terminals in addition to the 70 terminals already delivered since 2008 under the indefinite delivery/indefinite […]

  • 5 August 2011

    A fisherman was rescued from a sinking 35-foot commercial fishing vessel Thursday just outside of Gloucester Harbor after the boat began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston was notified at 8:23 a.m. that the fishing vessel Little Hunter was taking on water near Eastern Point in Gloucester Harbor. Coast Guard personnel from Station […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to deploying every available source of American energy and reducing  reliance on imported oil, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced new funding available to pursue new innovations in biofuels technologies, increase production of U.S. biofuels, […]

  • 31 January 2020

    A Royal Navy officer has formally taken command of the international mission to reassure commercial shipping in the Gulf region. Commodore James Parkin took over the post during a ceremony at the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) headquarters in Bahrain, the UK Ministry of Defence said. The IMSC – which so far consists of the […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Industry news

    Strategic Marine announced it has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) to develop the Middle East’s growing market of aluminium vessels. Strategic and ADSB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create tenders for a variety of aluminium vessels using Strategic Marine’s design and construction methods. The vessels will be built […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Recapitalization of the fleet is the top priority to boost the US sealift capability and reverse declines in the US-flagged commercial fleet and shipbuilding and repair industry, according to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD). MARAD operates the vessels that are part of U.S. Transportation Command. They include government-owned ships, US-flagged commercial vessels, and intermodal systems. […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

      In an effort to combat against mining threats in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), personnel from Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS), Military Sealift Command and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) arrived for exercise Lucky Mariner 2012, April 15. Exercise Lucky Mariner 2012 is an annual U.S. Navy, coalition, […]

  • 19 May 2011

      Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18. While conducting routine operations in the Solomon Sea May 17, Ericsson received notification from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers in Australia and Papua […]

  • 6 January 2012

    EADS North America has received $9,800,000 hardware contract for 203 spare/repair parts in support of the Radio Frequency Distribution and Control System (RFDACS) Program. RFDACS provides a means of routing signals and information between the various antenna systems and other submarine communication subsystems. The work will be performed in Irvine, Calif, and is expected to […]

  • 7 May 2015

    With no further incidents following actions by Iran that led to Navy ships accompanying U.S.- and British-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz since May 1, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command ceased the mission, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said. The Navy ships accompanied the U.S. and British ships following two incidents less […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Industry news

    Austal, the Australian-headquartered global leader specialising in the design, construction and maintenance of high-performance vessels for defence and commercial purposes, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, Thailand’s premier shipyard. The MOU strengthens the companies’ cooperation and collaboration in sharing expertise and providing high-quality ship repair services to support defence […]