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  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. As informed, the second OPC, to be named Chase, is slated for delivery in 2023. The total value of the construction […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Germany’s Schottel will provide rudder propellers for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new ship handling tugs ordered from Ocean Industries Inc. Two tugs are to be delivered to the major Canadian naval base in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and two more to the base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The first two tugs are scheduled to be delivered […]

  • 26 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Germany’s manufacturer of propulsion systems Schottel has secured several orders to provide propulsion systems for US Navy vessels. The order includes five workboat docking vessels and two YTL tugs – all of which are to be built at the Modutech Marine Inc. yard in Tacoma, Washington. As explained by Schottel, the order represents a continuation […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Vessels

    UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria has returned to sea following a dry-docking period at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead shipyard that saw the vessel undergo its 30-year special survey. The supply ship is one of the largest vessels operated by the UK Ministry of Defence and plays a key role at the forefront of British […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Vessels

    More than a hundred mainly Dutch companies will contribute to the construction of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new combat support ship (CSS) HNLMS Den Helder (A834), shipbuilder Damen said. The contract was signed today in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On January 9, 2020, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) had a close encounter with the Russian Navy’s intelligence ship Ivan Khurs. The US Navy described the approach as “aggressive”, saying that it increased the risk of collision. “Farragut sounded five short […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Marine propulsion specialist Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the sixth ship in the US Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. The ESB 6 will be constructed by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California, and the MPDEs will […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has welcomed the first members of her ship’s company. Four Royal Navy personnel joined teams from BAE, DE&S and MCTA for contractor sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. Tamar is the fourth Batch 2 River Class OPV to be built in Scotstoun, Glasgow, and has the accolade […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Defense contractor Saab has delivered the first of 18 new and upgraded CB90 HSM boats to the Swedish defense material administration (FMV). The additional boats were ordered in July 2017 under a $47.3 million contract. Delivered by Saab’s Dockstavarvet, the new boats have improved speed and maneuverability – as well as attack power and surveillance […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats has been contracted to supply sea boats for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The deal will see the company deliver two davit-launched 8,5 meter fast rescue boats and one 10,5 meter ramp-launched special operations boat for each of the OPVs. Both boats are rigid hull […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A keel-laying ceremony held in Cadiz, Spain, has marked the start of assembly works on the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Avante 2200 corvette. The ships are built by SAMI Navantia Naval Industries (SAMINavantia), a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia S.A. The keel-laying milestone was achieved eight months after first steel […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The system was put through its paces with over 70,000 operating hours in the test environment.

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    LCAC 66 was used in various mine sweeping, detection and lane breeching missions tests.

  • 11 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian Navy special forces – the Operational Raiders Group (Gruppo Operativo Incursori) – received the first of two high-speed multi-purpose vessels from Intermarine on July 8. Angelo Cabrini was delivered a little over a year after it was launched and will support missions of GOI, which is part of the Italian Navy’s elite COMSUBIN force. […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an £85 million contract with engineering company Rolls-Royce to maintain the engines of the Royal Navy’s Type-23 frigate fleet. The contract includes a comprehensive support package to Spey gas turbines, including the overhaul of engines, provision of spares, as well as engineering and safety support. As explained, updates […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels has completed her sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. HMS Trent was put through her paces between Arran, Bute and Great Cumbrae – the same waters where her older sisters HMS Forth and Medway were tested by a mix of civilian […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities

    Russian Udaloy-class destroyer Admiral Vinogradov came within 15 meters (50 feet) of US Navy cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in a close encounter in the Philippine Sea on June 7. The US Navy has released video footage of the incident, which it labeled as an unsafe action that put the safety of crews and ships at […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The landing helicopter dock is scheduled to be launched this month.

  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

      Article by: Peter Ong The US Navy’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF) – comprised of two Coastal Riverine Groups based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Imperial Beach, California – received delivery of its first new Mark VI patrol boat in 2014. Built by SafeBoats International in Bremerton, Washington, the twelve MK VI patrol boats are […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Victoria has completed a year-long, £44 million refit, which will enable her to remain in service until 2025. The phase two of upgrades on the ship were completed by Birkenhead-based Cammell Laird. The latest upkeep work followed the first refit phase carried out by Cammell Laird in 2014. It was completed […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a multi-year contract for the purchase of 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The $3.1 billion contract is in support of full rate production for fiscal years 2019-2023. This is the second MYP contract awarded to the company after the first one, which was […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards has awarded MAN Energy Solutions Canada a CAD 55 million contract to provide essential power generation and propulsion systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Joint Support Ships. Propulsion and power generation components will include two MAN 12V32/44CR (Common Rail) propulsion engines equipped with environmental protection SCR technology, reduction gears, propulsion […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Penzance has completed a 10-month overhaul at Babcock’s Rosyth site in Fife, the defense contractor has announced. The refit included the replacement of both main engines, multiple glass reinforced plastic (GRP) repairs and addition and alteration packages. A team of over 50 Babcock employees was supported by specialist sub-contractors in their […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Independence variant littoral combat ship Charleston (LCS 18) is set to enter service in a ceremony at Charleston, South Carolina’s Columbus Street Terminal, on March 2. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Charlotte Riley, wife of former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    GE Marine on February 20 announced it has been selected to deliver gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. The contract was awarded to GE by India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). Each P17A frigate will be […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Tulsa (LCS 16), the US Navy’s eighth Independence variant littoral combat ship, is scheduled to be commissioned at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32, in a ceremony on February 16.  Oklahoma Senator James Lankford will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be […]