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  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The German Navy has been forced to withdraw its only two tankers from NATO operations this year.  As disclosed, the tanker oldies, Spessart and Rhön, will not be operational until the end of this year. Due to engine issues, both 1974-built ships will undergo repairs in the following months. The completion of repair works is not expected […]

  • 2 July 2018

    The Brazilian Navy’s second upgraded Super Lynx helicopter has performed its maiden flight from Yeovil, UK. The maiden flight started from the headquarters of Leonardo Marconi Westland (LMW) and was completed on June 21, 2018, the navy said in a statement. The N-4004 aircraft, the second of the eight Mk21B helicopters undergoing modernization, is expected […]

  • 11 June 2018

    BAE Systems has recently contracted GE’s Marine Solutions to deliver a number of marine electrical solutions to support the upgrade of Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers as part of the UK defense ministry’s Power Improvement Project (PIP). The PIP will see BAE Systems and its partners replace the existing two diesel generators with larger units, fitting […]

  • 6 June 2018

    Royal Navy destroyer and NATO SNMG2 flagship HMS Duncan has rescued two Algerian fishermen who had been stranded at sea for four days. A lookout from the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer noticed the men’s boat by chance in the western Mediterranean – and the warship immediately offered food, fuel and life-saving assistance, according to the […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of two high-speed multi-purpose vessels for the Italian Navy’s special forces – the Operational Raiders Group – was launched on May 26. The vessel was launched by Italian shipbuilder Intermarine SpA at its Messina shipyard. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli. The lead ship […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy is selling its decommissioned minehunter HMS Walney and is advertising the vessel as a “one of a kind opportunity” for potential buyers. Announcing the potential sale of the vessel, the navy said Walney has potential to be turned into “a houseboat, a stylish restaurant, a floating bar or even an office-space packed […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Four new high speed patrol boats manufactured by USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) have been commissioned on the island of Curacao. The new vessels are the first to be delivered to the DCCG under a 12-boat order announced last year. Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at the […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy-owned research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson returned to sea recently following an 18-month mid-life refit at Vigor Marine’s Harbor Island shipyard in Seattle. The vessel was “was refurbished from stem to stern”, according to Vigor Marine, and has received new operating systems and technology aimed at improving its research capabilities. R/V Thomas […]

  • 8 May 2018

    The first German Navy vessel to deploy in 2018 is returning home after concluding a five-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of the EU-led operation Sophia. FGS Sachsen, the lead ship of the German Navy’s F124 air defense frigates, is set to return to her homeport in Wilhelmshaven on May 11. The frigate and […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million-dollar service contract by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), which services US Navy ships. The agreement, worth $17.3 million, covers all MSC vessels with Fairbanks Morse engines. It is one of the largest services contracts from the US Navy in the company’s history, according to Fairbanks Morse. “We (…) appreciate […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group recently announced the selection of first equipment suppliers for the five future intermediate-size frigates (FTI) to be built for the Marine Nationale. As part of the framework construction contract awarded to Naval Group by the French Defence Procurement Agency in April 2017, the company started a process of selecting the program’s […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has awarded a £160 million (approx. $226.5m) contract to a BAE Systems-led team to resolve the power and propulsion system issues experienced by Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers. The Power Improvement Project (PIP) will improve the resilience of the Type 45 class by installing additional power generation sources in each ship, the […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Coast Guard’s Reliance-class cutter Alert was forced to return to its homeport in Astoria, Oregon, after experiencing 35 equipment casualties within the first 19 days of the patrol. The 49-year-old ship departed Astoria February 5 for a counternarcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific but was forced to abort without undertaking any operations. Alert experienced malfunctions in […]

  • 19 March 2018

    The US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, returned to its homeport in Seattle on March 16 after completing a mission plagued by several “engineering challenges”. The crew of the cutter overcame flooding and engine failure to accomplish their mission supporting operation Deep Freeze, the US military operation to resupply the US Antarctic […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force has commissioned its ninth Sōryū-class submarine during a March 12 ceremony in the Hyōgo Prefecture. JS Seiryū (SS-509), as the ninth boat in the class is named, was built and delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and will be homeported in Yokosuka. Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the country’s tenth Sōryū submarine on November 6, 2017, […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French defense procurement agency Directorate General of Armament (DGA) has authorized companies iXblue H2X and Cegelec Defense and Naval Southeast to build five follow-on hybrid-propulsion multi-mission barges for the French Navy. The March 6 announcement follows a successful operational trial for the first vessel in the class, the ‘La Cigale’  which was delivered in November 2017. The five-vessel […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Kuwait’s Marine surveillance department has contracted Spanish shipbuilder Freire Shipyard to build a new 42-meter fisheries surveillance patrol vessel. The contract for this patrol vessel came into force in February 2018, Freire announced, and the vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019. The vessel is intended to provide support for the marine […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Italian Navy shipyard in Augusta has completed a two-year modernization process and is now ready to offer extensive services for the navy fleet, including submarines. As a result of the upgrade, a Sauro-class submarine is dry docked in Augusta for an overhaul for the first time in 14 years. The last time a submarine […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Military Sealift Command has selected General Electric for work on a pilot program which will help detect “performance degradation that leads to potential failure”. GE’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot program will be used onboard two dry cargo ammunition ships, William McLean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE13), with the aim of improving performance […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A new Royal Navy small survey vessel that will replace the recently decommissioned HMSML Gleaner will be named HMS Magpie, Royal Navy First Sea Lord Admiral Philip Jones announced. The last HMS Magpie was commanded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in Malta in the early 1950s. Motor Survey launch Magpie will be charting ports and estuaries […]

  • 25 January 2018

    The US Coast Guard is set to offload over 21 tons of cocaine worth more than $721 million in San Diego on January 25. The narcotics were seized in 23 separate interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean by US and Canadian forces operating in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. Senior […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indonesian Navy commissioned its second SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigate – KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai – in a ceremony at Benoa Harbor on January 10. The vessel, which received pennant number 332, was delivered to the Indonesian Navy by shipbuilder PT PAL who worked with Dutch shipbuilder Damen under a transfer of technology agreement. The […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy decommissioned Veer-class corvettes ‘Nirbhik’ and ‘Nirghat’ in a ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on January 11, after three decades of their service. The ceremony involved the traditional lowering of the ensign and commissioning pendants with playing of ‘Last Post’. The chief guest for the ceremony was Rear Admiral R B Pandit, Flag Officer Commanding Western […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has picked a Jensen Maritime Consultants workboat design to be used for the construction of workboats for the US Navy. Jensen Maritime Consultants did not identify the boat builder that will be in charge of delivering the vessels to the navy adding only that the boats are to be […]

  • 3 January 2018

    F124 air defense frigate FGS Sachsen will become the first German Navy vessel to deploy in 2018, getting underway from her homeport of naval base Wilhelmshaven on January 5. The lead ship of the F124 frigates is joining the EU-led operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. The goal of the mission is to prevent human […]

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

    The Mexican Navy received the final two of overall ten AS565 MBe multi-mission Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France. The Mexican Navy was the first customer of the new version of the Panther after ordering the units in 2014. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the […]