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  • 19 March 2020
    Authorities

    Two US Navy hospital ships will be part of the Defense Department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said. The USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy are being prepared for deployment “as needed to assist potentially overwhelmed counties with acute patient care,” Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the defense secretary for public affairs, […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Authorities

    Another two US Navy Sailors have tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus, the navy said. The first Sailor is stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Capodichino, Italy. As informed, the test sample has been sent to Rome for confirmatory lab testing. The member shared a common workspace with the first Sailor at NSA Naples who […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On March 13, a Sailor assigned to the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) tested “presumptive positive” for COVID-19, marking the first case for a Sailor aboard a navy ship. The individual is currently quarantined at home in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines, the navy said. […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Vessels

    Forty-seven sailors onboard the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) have been infected with COVID-19, the navy confirmed on April 27. The number of coronavirus cases surged from 18 on Friday to 47 on Monday. Two sailors assigned to the Kidd who tested positive for the coronavirus have been medically evacuated […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has neared the 600-mark, the navy revealed. As of April 12, 92 percent of the USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers had been tested for COVID-19, with 585 positive and 3,724 negative results, navy officials said. Additionally, 3,967 sailors […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Several dozen coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) which arrived in its homeport Toulon on April 12.  As informed by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, around 50 sailors tested positive for COVID-19. Upon the ship’s arrival, nearly 2,000 sailors were placed in isolation for […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu — meaning Sea Bridge — as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amphibious transport dock INS Jalashwa sailed to the Maldives to evacuate stranded Indian nationals. The ship arrived at the Port of Male, Republic of Maldives, on […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels

    Sailors aboard US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a ship that suffered one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks on board, are simulating being at sea while moored at Naval Base Guam as they prepare to restart operations in the Indo-Pacific.  During the simulation, or “fast cruise,” the crew will simulate normal underway […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Authorities

    Apart from the two hospital ships sent to New York and Los Angeles, the US Navy is also deploying a large expeditionary medical unit from Jacksonville, Florida to fight the spread of COVID-19. The unit will be split between Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and New Orleans to expand medical capability. They will receive and treat non-COVID-19 […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three sailors aboard the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt underway in the Pacific Ocean were diagnosed with COVID-19 and were evacuated from the ship, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly said. “We’ve identified all the folks they’ve had contact with, and we’re quarantining them as well,” Modly said at a Pentagon news conference […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific has surged, according to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly. On April 1, the Roosevelt had 93 positive cases, with 86 of those service members exhibiting symptoms and seven having no symptoms, Modly […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    About 5,000 crew on board the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific will be tested for coronavirus, a navy official said. The decision comes after additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been discovered aboard the warship. “We are taking this threat very seriously and are working quickly to identify and isolate […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Vessels

    In a sail-off ceremony that took place at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the Philippine Navy’s new missile-capable warship set sail for Subic, the Philippines, on May 18, 2020. To be christened BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), the newbuild is the first of two 2,600-ton multi-mission frigates ordered by the Philippine Navy […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Thomas Modly, Acting Secretary of the US Navy, resigned on April 7 after insulting Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the former commander of the coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. The resignation comes after Modly called the ousted commander Crozier “naive and stupid” in a speech addressed to the crew of Theodore Roosevelt on April 6. […]

  • 24 March 2020
    Vessels

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Station San Diego on March 23, and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. More than 800 medical professionals and over 70 civil service mariners who embarked on the Mercy will care for non-COVID-19 patients in Los Angeles. “This […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Seven medical treatment facility crewmembers on board the US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH), which is currently docked in Los Angeles, have tested positive for COVID-19. The infected crew members are currently isolated off the ship, navy officials said. “All who were considered to have been in close contact with those crewmembers remain in […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Vessels

    A sailor infected with COVID-19 aboard the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) passed away, the navy confirmed. The sailor was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the US Naval Hospital Guam on April 9 and died of coronavirus-related complications on April 13. He has been identified as Aviation Ordnanceman […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Apra Harbor to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific on June 4.

  • 30 March 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk on March 29 for New York City in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The commander of the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been relieved of command after saying that the navy was not doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on board the ship. In a letter sent on March 30, Capt. Brett Crozier urged the navy to engage more in battling the pandemic […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Following the release of a report into the events surrounding an outbreak of COVID-19 on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, Navy Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the ship’s former commander, will not be reinstated, Navy Adm. Michael M. Gilday, chief of naval operations said at a Pentagon news conference last week.

  • 29 April 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s coronavirus-hit guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) arrived at Naval Base San Diego on April 28. In San Diego, medical care will be provided for Kidd’s sailors and the ship will be cleaned and disinfected. As of Tuesday, 63% of USS Kidd crewmembers to include all who were symptomatic and their close […]

  • 11 June 2020
    Operations, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), that recently suffered a coronavirus outbreak on board, departed San Diego to continue her scheduled deployment on 10 June.

  • 10 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), Philippine Coast Guard’s new aluminum hull offshore patrol vessel (OPV), arrived at the Manila Bay Anchorage Area on April 7.  The newbuild was welcomed by Airbus helicopter 1452, fixed wing aircraft, PCG Islander 251, multi-role response vessels BRP Tubbataha and BRP Malabrigo from Japan, fast patrol boat BRP Kalanggaman from France, and […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have decided to join efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis currently affecting their overseas territories. In order to help relieve local populations, they decided to bring a coordinated military answer in support of civilian crisis management tools. French, British and Dutch armed forces are deploying military assets […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine is undertaking the assessment for the upcoming electrical refit that will be an important part of the mid-life refit of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan (A804). Alewijnse was awarded the contract by Damen Shipyards Den Helder in August last year and commenced work in January. The work is being […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Vessels

    The construction of submarines with nuclear propulsion systems is on the agenda of the Iranian government, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was cited by semi-official Fars News Agency as saying.  Explaining that many countries in the world are using nuclear propulsion technology, Khanzadi said: “certainly, the development program of nuclear submarine propulsion is […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Vessels

    As of June 25, 2020, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and its escort ship, the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), have been continuously at sea for 161 days, setting a new record for the US Navy.

  • 29 April 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (CSG) and the French Navy conducted a bilateral, interoperability exercise in the North Arabian Sea from April 25 to 26. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE), guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and FS Forbin (D620), operating under national tasking, […]