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  • 16 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy held an induction ceremony for a dredging vessel and its accompanying two barges at the naval dockyard in Karachi on March 15. The backhoe dredger Rah Kusha and split hoper barges – Tarseel 1 and 2 – were built for the Pakistan Navy at the Tianjin Shipyard, in China. Dredger Rah Kusha is […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities

    The UK Coastguard on October 4 said it was responding to an explosion aboard a dredging vessel two nautical miles South of Dodman Point, Cornwall. Several persons were injured in the explosion, according to the UK Coast Guard. The service only said the vessel in question was a dredger without providing more specific information. It […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities

    In addition to quantity, dredging works that helped prepare Portsmouth Harbour for the arrival of new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers have revealed lots of interesting items. More than 20,000 items, ranging from shoes to sea mines, have been found during the dredging of the approach to the Harbour, many dating back several centuries. The Defence Infrastructure […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have been called in on Wednesday morning to deal with another unexploded Second World War device found in the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. The German SC250 bomb was found in the early hours of February 22 in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour – part of a raft of […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy’s two new dredgers have been flagged and entered into service, Dutch shipbuilder Damen said. Among them is the Damen cutter suction dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos (ADR-19). As informed, the dredger will undertake various dredging, depth maintenance and land reclamation projects in the Gulf of Mexico, the first project being the […]

  • 13 June 2014

    A Royal Navy minehunter has destroyed a Second World War mine dredged up by a fishing vessel off the coast of Falmouth.   HMS Pembroke used her state-of-the-art Seafox system to seek out and destroy the mine – estimated to be around 300lbs of explosive material. Dredged up in the nets of a fisherman earlier […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Princess Anne named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in a ceremony on Monday in Portsmouth. The berth was officially named as The Princess Royal Jetty. It will be home to the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the […]

  • 2 October 2016
    Authorities

    Yemen’s Houthi fighters claim they have hit and sunk UAE Navy vessel HSV Swift by a modified C802 cruise missile in the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen’s coast. The UAE military on Saturday confirmed that one of its vessels was involved in an ‘incident’ and added that none of the crew had been hurt. It did […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and construction work for their naval bases. The contract has been placed with Damen Shipyards Group, headquartered in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. In announcing the contract, the […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has submitted a draft bill to the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly which would see Russia develop a fully functional naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus. The port is already in use by Russian warships which have been making port calls there since 1977. Under the new […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Industry news

    On the 18th of March 2014 Damen signed contracts with the Government of the Bahamas – Ministry of National Security on behalf of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) for a package of four (4) DAMEN Stan Patrol 4207, four (4) DAMEN Stan Patrol 3007 and one (1) DAMEN RoRo 5612.   Furthermore, in cooperation […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s smallest commissioned vessel, Her Majesty’s Survey Launch Gleaner, returned to Devonport homeport one last time on Tuesday ahead of her decommissioning. In mist and rain, and with a 16-metre decommissioning pennant tied to the stern rail to prevent it flapping around uncontrollably, three of the nine crew lined up for Procedure Alpha as […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Netherlands-based companies VSTEP and Damen formed a cooperation agreement for the delivery of a Nautis full mission bridge simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, under which the Bahamian defence force is acquiring a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrading its existing fleet and developing […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Russian Navy will be establishing a permanent presence at its Syrian bases after a deal signed with Syria was ratified by the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly. According to Russian news outlet RIA, the bill – submitted earlier this month – was ratified on Tuesday. In addition to the naval bases, the agreement […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Philippine Navy is set to benefit from an upgraded Rafael Ramos naval base in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, which will be upgraded under a PHP1 billion (approx. US$18.6M) project, the Philippine News Agency said in a report. Following the upgrades, which will include dredging, new wharfs, beaching ramps and a berthing area, the base will be able to […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A Word War II-era submarine wreck near the island of Fedje, Norway, has been irking the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) ever since the Royal Norwegian Navy discovered the submarine in March 2003. On 9 February 1945, as World War II raged, German submarine U-864 embarked on a journey to ally Japan. It carried 67 tonnes of liquid […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    An operation to raise the almost-submerged Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad following a collision in the Hjeltefjorden fjord on November 8 is expected to be completed within some three weeks, the navy has said. Should all go according to plans, the stricken frigate will be loaded on a 140-meter commercial barge and transported to […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded design firm Stantec a $35 million contract for the planning and preliminary design of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine. Stantec’s work will include comprehensive preliminary design services to enhance the shipyard’s capabilities to support naval operations. One area of […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has acquired the assets of Alabama-based Horizon Shipbuilding following a motion approved by the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama on June 5. With the acquisition, the military craft builder assumes ownership of a fully developed 35-acre shipbuilding facility in the Mobile Bay region, with separate east and west yards […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Work on the modernization of Canadian Navy’s CFB Esquimalt dockyard waterfront is making progress with a new contract award for one of two jetties that are to be upgraded. The existing “A” and “B” jetties are over 70 years old and need to be replaced. They were originally designed for ships that were smaller and lighter than […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Training & Education

    After a three-month absence, HMS Bristol is back where she belongs – at the foot of Whale Island – after being moved to a new berth. Tugs moved the veteran destroyer to her new berth, created to allow larger vessels to use the nearby international port. The Falklands veteran, which serves as floating accommodation and […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Industry news

    The Bahamas Ministry of National Security has moved to acquire nine vessels for the country’s Defence Force.   During a contract signing ceremony held at Cabinet Office on Tuesday, March 18, The Ministry of National Security contracted the services of Damen Shipyard to acquire four Damen Stan Patrol 4207 vessels; four Damen Stan Patrol 3007 […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities

    A team of Royal Navy divers was called upon to destroy a 500lb wartime bomb which was first dredged up and then dropped dangerously close to a major North Sea gas pipeline. The divers embarked aboard minehunter HMS Cattistock racing to the location 50 miles off the coast of Norfolk after a Dutch trawlerman hauled the […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The largest U.S. icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy is set to return from a 39-day science mission to the Arctic Chukchi Sea. The icebreaker will moor in Seward on August 10 to disembark 46 researchers from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who completed the first of three scheduled missions. Logistics for the port […]

  • 3 September 2012

    HMS Bristol, a firm fixture in Portsmouth Harbour for nearly 20 years, is about to get a new home. The Royal Navy training ship won’t be going far though, just 140 metres to the east of its current permanent berth at the tip of Whale Island. The move may be a small one, but it […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities

    Marine archaeologists hope to bring two German WW1 warships – forgotten and mostly buried by the sludge and mud at the southern end of Whale Island – back to life in 3D model form as part of centennial commemorations of the Great War. The Forgotten Wrecks of World War 1 initiative, backed by the Heritage Lottery […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Nineteen times longer, 15 times wider and a staggering 3,000 times heavier, the new carrier dwarfed the small survey craft HMS Gleaner as she scanned the huge inner basin at Rosyth, where Queen Elizabeth is in the final stages of completion. The smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, previously used to scan the wreck of the […]