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  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) entered dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) for a major maintenance period, July 18. Personnel from PHNSY & IMF, a Naval Sea Systems Command field activity, are overseeing and supervising the project. NAVSEA’s four public shipyards play a major role in maintaining America’s […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Wichita (LCS 13), the US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, was brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on January 12. “The LCS, like your favorite mobile device, offers more portability and maneuverability, while being much less conspicuous,” said Cmdr. Nathan Rowan, commanding officer of Wichita. “And, like a […]

  • 21 February 2011

    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel took a “grave view” of the passage of two Iranian warships through the Sue… By Joel Greenberg (visibli) [mappress] Source: visibli, February 21, 2011; 

  • 25 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The ship that will fulfil HMS Endurance’s role as an interim Antarctic patrol vessel entered Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time yesterday, Monday 23 May 2011. The ice-breaker MV Polarbjorn – to be named HMS Protector – has been leased on a three-year contract from Norwegian company GC Rieber Shipping and has just had […]

  • 5 September 2012

    The Navy has entered into a cooperative education agreement worth $10 million with the State of Louisiana and Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La., to support existing education, training and workforce development of the maritime industry trades. The agreement is part of a larger education initiative by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Omaha (LCS 12) will enter service in a commissioning ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Broadway pier in San Diego. USS Omaha, designated LCS 12, is the 11th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Independence-variant design. It is […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of Royal Navy’s five new Batch-2 River-class offshore patrol vessels, entered service in a ceremony held at her Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth, on April 13. At the ceremony, the ship’s Lady Sponsor, Rachel Johnstone-Burt, was joined by UK government and defense officials, as well as the families of the ship’s company. […]

  • 4 September 2014

    An overtime ban and other action short of a strike will begin on 11th September and if meaningful talks are not restarted there will be 24 hour strike on 22nd September says GMB.   560 workers at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of a strike in […]

  • 26 October 2016

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea, October 24, to conduct maritime security operations in the region. Carney entered the Black Sea to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO allies and partners in Europe as part of the U.S. operation Atlantic Resolve. “It’s great to be back […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Indian Navy Sail Training Ship, the INS Tarangini, sailed into Plymouth, UK, for a three day visit. INS Tarangini is on an eight month voyage from India to take part in the annual Tall Ship Races in Europe. The ship set off from their home port of Kochi at the end of April and […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2), one of NATO’s four Standing Maritime Forces, entered the Black Sea on Thursday, 3 July 2014, in a regularly scheduled deployment to enhance NATO’s solidarity and readiness in the region.   Led by Captain Giovanni Piegaja (ITA Navy), SNMCMG2 is currently composed of flagship ITS AVIERE (ITA Navy […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group (BATARG), with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations, Feb. 16.   While in theater, approximately 4,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to the BATARG and 22nd MEU will serve in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) before transiting to the U.S. 5th […]

  • 22 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) task unit consisting of landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky, Georgy Pobedonosets, and Kondopoga left the Mediterranean Sea… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 22, 2012; Image: Narod

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) will enter the Black Sea, Oct. 10, to promote peace and stability in the region. Cole’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the United States’ dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities among U.S., NATO, and regional Black Sea […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy began preparations for the commissioning of its second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Adelaide, which will take place Friday, December 4. The 400 crew members of the Amphibious Assault Ship are readying themselves for this occasion. Adelaide is the second of two Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) to be commissioned and marks the […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Iranian Navy’s warships have entered Port Sudan, reports the Fars News Agency citing the Navy. After passing through the strategic Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, Jamaran destroyer and logistical chopper carrier vessel, Bushehr, docked in Port Sudan, the Navy’s public relations office said. The fleet’s commanders and Sudanese Navy commanders have already had a meeting. […]

  • 4 November 2014

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) forward deployed to Rota, Spain, will enter the Black Sea Nov. 4 to promote peace and stability in the region. Ross is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security, perform search and rescue activities, […]

  • 9 December 2014

    The Indian Naval Ship “Sukanya” arrived at the Port of Colombo for logistic support on 09th December 2014. It was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The ship’s Commanding Officer Commander MD Dorai Babu paid a visit to the Deputy Area Commander of the Western Naval Area Commodore KG […]

  • 5 March 2014

    The Ukrainian Navy’s flagship Hetman Sahaydachny passed through the Dardanelles Tuesday steaming her way toward the Black Sea, as informed by the Ukrainian Government yesterday.   The frigate met up with the Turkish boat Ruşen Bey in the strait and soon passed through the Bosporus and entered the waters of the Black Sea. The General […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Industry news

    Russian two new missile corvettes have completed acceptance trials and are ready to enter service in the Caspian Flotilla, writes RIA Novosti. The new Buyan-M class ships, named Uglich and Grad Sviyazhsk, started sea trials in August and completed Kalibr-NK missiles tests during the trials. The Buyan Class corvettes are designed and built to operate […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Little Rock officially entered service following a commissioning ceremony on the Buffalo River on December 16. Little Rock (LCS 9) is the navy’s fifth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), designed and built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine. USS Little Rock completed its acceptance trials in August and was […]

  • 5 July 2011
    Industry news

      Securing contracts to build warships has emerged as an option for local shipyards seeking to sail through a global downturn in the industry… By P.R. Sanjai & P. Manoj (livemint) [mappress] Source: livemint, July 5, 2011;

  • 3 February 2015

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) entered Dakar, Senegal, on January 29. USNS Spearhead is currently deployed as part of the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. Spearhead is working with African partner nations to enhance maritime security off the coast of […]

  • 7 August 2014

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) has entered the Black Sea, Aug. 6, to promote peace and stability in the region.   Vella Gulf’s mission is to improve interoperability and work toward mutual goals, demonstrating the United States’ commitment to strengthening the collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region. […]

  • 12 January 2015

    The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal Jan. 10, 2015 entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). While deployed to the region, Iwo Jima will conduct maritime security operations and participate in theater security cooperation exercises that help maintain conditions for […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) units entered the Black Sea on March 23 for routine operations in the area, including upcoming exercises with the Georgian Navy. The task unit is composed of three frigates from Canada, Italy and Turkey, commanded by Italian Navy Rear Admiral Paolo Fantoni. The ships — HMCS Fredericton, ITS Fasan […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Russian-American naval anti-terror exercise Pacific Eagle 2011 with participation of Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit started on Oct 13 off Mariana Islands and on Oct 14 entered active phase. Warships of US Navy and Russia’s Pacific Fleet started joint anti-piracy drills. According to scenario, search teams from American destroyer are supposed to inspect Russian […]

  • 26 October 2014

    USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota is the 11th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet, and the first of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built. The Block III […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead boat of a new class of French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines is now in the water after it was unveiled in a grand ceremony on July 12. While the “launching ceremony” for the submarine Suffren was held early July, the boat entered water on August 1, according to an announcement from the French […]