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  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal Limited on May 5 announced it was awarded a US$18.5 million contract to procure long-lead-time materials for the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF 12), for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, water jets, stern ramp and other long-lead-time items, to support the detail design and construction of EPF 12. Chief […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    As the German Navy is preparing to decommission the last four fast attack craft still in service in the following days, it has shared a gallery of photos that show how the vessel type evolved through history. Gepard-class fast attack craft Hermelin, Zobel, Frettchen and Hyäne will be decommissioned in mid-Novermber as the last ships of the […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The United States Coast Guard has taken delivery of the 28th fast response cutter (FRC), Nathan Bruckenthal, in Key West, Florida. The cutter will be the second FRC stationed in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. The ship is slated for commissioning in July. The Sentinel-class FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German Navy decommissioned the last of its fast attack craft during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Warnemünde Navy Base in Rostock. With the decommissioning of the last four Gepard-class fast attack craft and therefore the last fast attack squadron, the navy is closing a chapter of its history that started in 1956 with the […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crews of the German Navy’s Gepard-class fast attack vessels ‘Hermelin’, ‘Zobel’ and ‘Frettchen’ started their final SQUADEX on February 29 before they bid farewell to their ships at the end of the year. The Squadron exercise of the 7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron takes place two times a year. In the following four weeks, sailors […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having concluded her final deployment with UNIFIL, German Navy’s fast attack craft Hyäne (Hyena) is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany, April 18. The vessel has spent nine months away from home. Hyäne’s crew will be welcomed with a ceremony during which they will be awarded with a ‘Medal Parade’, a credit to the efforts they […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Arlington (LPD 24) conducted a fast cruise Feb. 27, at Huntington-Ingall’s Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., to determine if the ship is ready to go to sea. This fast cruise was an important element of Crew Certification Phase II, conducted by the amphibious transport dock’s immediate superior in command, Commander, Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 8 […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered eight diving support fast boats for the French Navy.  The contract was awarded to Merré Shipyard on December 18, 2019, the country’s Ministry of Armed Forces said in a statement. The units — Vedettes de soutien à la plongée (VSP) — are slated for delivery by the end […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) held a commissioning ceremony for the cutter Edgar Culbertson (WPC 1137), the service’s 37th fast response cutter (FRC), at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, on 11 June.

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal, the Australian-based shipbuilding company christened the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Alabama, USA, on January 15. USNS Carson City is the seventh of 10 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF), formerly joint high speed vessels (JHSV), that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US Navy’s new Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick has successfully completed Navy acceptance trials on October 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The ship’s trials included dockside testing […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval shipbuilder Austal Limited announced January 15 that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) was delivered to the U.S. Navy on January 14 during a ceremony aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The delivery of the USNS Brunswick (EPF 6) marks the first ship in its class Austal has delivered […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    For the first time since she entered Newport News Shipbuilding in early 2009, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducted an overnight habitability fast cruise Nov. 5, reaching the complete crew move aboard milestone, which brings the Nimitz-class carrier closer to rejoining the fleet as an operational asset. “There is a key event called complete crew […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) is set to commission its 36th Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), Daniel Tarr, later this week. The commissioning ceremony for the newbuild will be held in Galveston, Texas, on January 10. The ship was delivered to the coast guard by Bollinger Shipyards in Florida in November 2019. The Coast Guard […]

  • 7 April 2020

    The US Navy has commissioned its newest fast-attack submarine, USS Delaware (SSN 791). Built at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding and delivered to the navy in October 2019, Delaware is the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was canceled for public health safety and due to restrictions on large public […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Industry news

    Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the MARGARET NORVELL, the fifth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger:  “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time delivery to the Coast Guard. The MARGARET NORVELL was delivered to the […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard U.S 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a simulated underway known as a “fast cruise” Feb. 27, to prepare for their upcoming sea trials. The fast cruise is a series of seamanship and damage control training evolutions designed to reacclimatize Sailors into an underway mindset and gauge overall operational readiness […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has commissioned its fourth Car Nicobar-class water jet fast attack craft INS Tarasa in Mumbai on September 26. Commissioned into service by Western Naval Command chief VAdm Girish Luthra, Tarasa is joining INS Tillanchang, INS Tarmugli and INS Tihayu which were commissioned in 2016 and 2017. The 48-meter-long fast attack craft will […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) yesterday held a ceremony, to mark the reception of the second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Dehshat. The first FAC, PNS Azmat was delivered to the Navy by the Chinese two months ago. The vessels were delivered as per the agreement signed between […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger delivers first of three USCG Fast Response Cutters to be home-ported in Guam

  • 22 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) began fast cruise by executing a simulated sea and anchor detail in Newport News, Va., Aug. 19. The simulated sea and anchor detail was a crucial step in ensuring the crew is ready to return Theodore Roosevelt to the fleet after a four-year refueling and […]

  • 27 October 2011

    JSC Vympel Shipbuilding Plant (Rybinsk, Russia) raises production of Project 12150 Mangust fast-speed boats. The shipyard has signed contracts for 12 boats to be built in 2012, said the yard’s deputy director general for marketing Dmitry Belyakov at 15th international exhibition Interpolitekh-2011 being held in Moscow. According to him, the shipyard has delivered 6 Mangust-class […]

  • 30 May 2014

    Cochin Shipyard Limited delivered the sixth of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for the Indian Coast Guard, today.   The Protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed by Shri Vinayakumar P, Director (Technical), on behalf of CSL and Commanding Officer (Designate) of the vessel Cmdt(JG) Umed Singh of Indian Coast Guard.  […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Training & Education

    With the announcement “we have now commenced fast cruise,” Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) began simulating an at sea environment Aug. 19 in preparation for their first underway in four years. A fast cruise is a multi-day simulated underway period consisting of drills and training evolutions to ensure the carrier […]

  • 29 April 2011
    Industry news

      Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the successful launch of the first in class USCG “Sentinel” Fast Response Cutter (FRC), Bernard C. Webber from its Lockport facility. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are pleased to announce the successful launch of the lead “Sentinel” Class Fast Response […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) arrived in Yokosuka Nov 22 for a port call over the Thanksgiving holiday, as part of its western Pacific deployment. With a crew of approximately 121 enlisted and 18 officers, this marks the first western Pacific deployment for Texas and the second of the Virginia-class. “Although the […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Industry news

      The U.S. Coast Guard took delivery of its first fast response cutter, the Bernard C. Webber, Friday in Miami.Webber is the first of 58 planned Sentinel Class patrol boats replacing the Coast Guard’s venerable but aging Island Class patrol boat fleet.  “Consistent with the Sentinel Class name, the cutter Webber will guard our coasts […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) became the first fast response cutter to be stationed in Hawaii arriving in Honolulu on September 22. The Oliver Berry is the first of three Honolulu-based FRCs that will primarily serve the main Hawaiian Islands. The 154-foot cutters are designed to patrol coastal regions and feature advanced […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    In late October and early November the Latvian and Polish territory and the Baltic Sea will be the theatre of the largest NATO and Alliance partner-countries exercise this year, codenamed Steadfast Jazz 2013. The operations at sea will be carried by twelve ships representing eight NATO countries. Polish Navy will be represented by submarine ORP […]