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  • 2 August 2012

    The minehunters HMS Middleton and HMS Pembroke were in the Gulf of Aden on their way home when they received a distress call from the MV New Delhi Express. The 40,000-tonne merchant ship, laden with valuable containers, contacted HMS Middleton to say she was 12 miles to the south west and had suffered an engine […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    On Saturday, August 4, the town of Helensburgh will be marking one of the most significant events in the history of Scotland – the sailing of the Comet, the first commercially successful steamboat service in Europe. During the day a flotilla of ships will signify the occasion by sailing from the mouth of nearby Rhu […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news

    RFA Lyme Bay, the fifth ship to have a multi-million pound refit as part of the Cluster contract at A&P Falmouth, has arrived in the port for work to begin. She returned to Falmouth after three years in the Gulf supporting coalition operations. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    There has been some sensationalist reporting relating to a minor flood in HMAS Farncomb on 25 July 2012. The following media release is the actual statement made by the Department of Defence on 25 July 2012. On Wednesday 25 July (Australian Eastern Standard Time), while participating in Exercise RIMPAC, HMAS Farncomb suffered a minor flood […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for the Navy’s Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, July 18. The Great Green Fleet demonstration is a step towards the Department of the Navy’s […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) took on more than 900,000 gallons of 50-50 biofuel in preparation for the Navy’s Great Green Fleet demonstration, July 18. The fuel will be used for aircraft and other naval surface ships to reduce U.S. dependency on foreign oil by blending traditional petroleum-based fuel and biofuel made up of a mixture […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) departed Cannes, France July 7, after a four-day port visit highlighted by a special ceremony honoring the heroics of World War II U.S. aviators The ceremony, which coincided with Independence Day in the U.S., paid tribute to the air crew of a B-24 dive bomber that was downed […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Curts (FFG 38) conducted vertical replenishments at sea with USNS Sacagawea, July 5. During the six-hour evolution Underwood took on 60 pallets of stores, supplies and ammunition. The original plan called for Underwood to complete a connected replenishment (CONREP), but because of engineering […]

  • 9 July 2012

    On the afternoon of 4 July, in the rough seas of the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Italian Frigate Scirocco rescued a Comoros flagged supply vessel which had been adrift and in total black out for more than 13 hours. The entire operation lasted in excess of 24 hours and was conducted […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Industry news

    Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant has recently returned to her home in Scotland following a multi-million pound, three-year overhaul. The vessel, one of the UK’s four Vanguard Class nuclear submarines, was officially handed back to the Navy for operational use on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Known as a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel), the work package […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy provided U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake (WLM 563) with a 50/50 blend of F-76 and hydro-processed renewable diesel (HRD-76), June 20, to examine the feasibility of using renewable diesel fuel in Coast Guard cutters. The ship was identified as a good candidate for an initial Coast Guard test because of the make […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Industry news

    The winner of the $1.5 billion portion of Milgem program will be known on July 4, when Turkey’s top decision-making body on defense procurement, the Defense Industry Executive Committee will choose from two top Turkish shipyards, namely RMK Marine and Dearsan, Hürriyet Daily News reported. The contract entails construction of the remaining six of eight […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Industry news

    The fifth vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken by ANADOLU Shipyard for the Turkish Navy, namely TCG Ç-155, will be delivered on June 1st 2012 Friday, Anadolu Shipyard announced on May 29. A small ceremony will be organized in the Shipyard for the delivery of TCG Ç-155. Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project consists […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Industry news

    The US Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ initiative sets the bar high for the biofuels industry in May’s issue of Energy Digital. This month, Energy Digital checks in on the US Navy’s ambitious initiative to deploy a fleet of warships powered by alternative fuels by 2016. Touted as one of the most effective moves to jumpstart […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy commissioned the latest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a ceremony in San Diego, May 19. The ship is named for the city of San Diego, principal homeport of the Pacific fleet, and honors the people of “America’s Finest City” and its leaders for their continuous […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, May 19, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego, principal homeport of the Pacific fleet, and honors the people of “America’s Finest City” and its leaders […]

  • 17 May 2012

    HMS Westminster smashed the actions of three pirate groups in a fortnight – sending the boats to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. The Portsmouth-based warship treated the skiffs to a Viking funeral, blasting them out of the water with her guns and those of her Merlin helicopter. With orange-red flames billowing up in a […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on May 15 that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $133.7 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long lead time materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Siemens Industry, Inc. yesterday announced that it has been awarded a contract to equip two U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI), located in Anacortes, Wash. Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will design […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s largest ship, HMS Ocean, sailed up the River Thames today to take part in a major military and civilian exercise to ensure the London 2012 Olympic Games are as safe and secure as possible. Royal Marines snipers from 539 Assault Squadron and 43 Commando will be on board the Navy Lynx helicopters, […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Industry news

    SCOD Presents the US Coast Guard Sea Eagle; The Ultra Green Homeland Security vessel that’s tough on the bad guys, but kind to the Ecology. The first Coast Guard Cutter to provide extensive surveillance, on , above and below the ocean. The E Class Search and Rescue Sea Eagle with Helipad and underwater ROV (Remote […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth yard has had a very busy first quarter to 2012 working on 34 projects including six ferries, four of which were from P&O, tankers, MOD vessels, offshore supply vessels, tugs, barges and manufacturing the first wave energy device to go onto the FabTest site in Falmouth Bay. Some of these projects included: Adonia […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Yesterday, Xingang Shipyard handed over the First Fast Attack Craft (Missile) the PNS Azmat to the Pakistan Navy. The commissioning of PNS Azmat concluded the construction of the fast attack craft (missile) in China with the construction of a second craft to be completed in Pakistan by the end of 2012. PNS Azmat is 63 […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a $598 Million contract with the US Department of Defense for 268 AE 1107C engines for US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 aircraft. In the first year, Rolls-Royce will deliver 70 engines valued at $151 Million. The contract includes four additional option years, with deliveries […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Industry news

      The recent steel cut ceremony held at Riva Trigoso Shipyard of FINCANTIERI was not normal routine, but a very special event, under many points of view. First of all, it is the start-up of the first ‘foreign’ contract for Orizzonte Sistemi Navali. As a matter of fact, Orizzonte was born in Europe, not just […]

  • 18 April 2012

    Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that its second Fleet-class Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) completed a successful in-water demonstration last week in New Orleans following vessel modifications at the Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) shipyard. The two Textron Systems operating units recently collaborated […]