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  • 24 April 2014

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active seized an estimated 2,300 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean some 140 miles off the coast of Panama late last month.   Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., was on routine patrol in the region when it […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Industry news

    A huge section of hull for HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the first of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, has left BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility to embark on a four day journey to the east coast of Scotland. Employees watched as the large sea-going barge carrying the 6,000 tonne […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s River-class patrol vessel HMS Mersey is preparing to return to the UK from what will be a lengthy 13-month deployment. A remarkable achievement considering the fact that the ship has a company of just 52. The patrol vessel left Portsmouth in January 2016, heading for the Caribbean before travelling east to the Mediterranean and […]

  • 4 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      On the weekend that America celebrates it’s independence, a huge British ship has come rolling into the waters of Naval Station Mayport… By Len Kiese (firstcoastnews) [mappress] Source: firstcoastnews, July 4, 2011;

  • 28 March 2011

      A huge US Navy warship that had anchored in municipal waters here last week stirred city residents and as of press time, the Manila Bulletin… By Mars Mosqueda (mb) [mappress] Source: mb,March 28, 2011;

  • 21 July 2011

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have successfully blown up a huge German mine off the Essex coast. The 1,500lb Second World War device was dredged up last Friday by the vessel Congo River about seven miles off Walton-on-the-Naze. A team from Southern Diving Unit 2 in Portsmouth were faced with an initial precarious task of […]

  • 11 July 2011

      A huge explosion tore through a naval base in southern Cyprus Monday, causing widespread damage, the Defense Ministry said. Around 10 people… By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS (sacbee) [mappress] Source: sacbee, July 11, 2011;

  • 28 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have blown up a huge German mine off the Kent coast after a delicate operation to remove it from a dredger. It took seven hours to safely dislodge the wartime device, containing 1,500lbs of high explosive, which was trapped in the teeth of the boat’s dredge head. HIS is the […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The mighty anchors on Britain’s biggest warship have been tested for the first time. Nearly as heavy as the jets which will operate from HMS Queen Elizabeth, the 13-tonne anchors were lowered on the carrier and into the huge basin in Rosyth where she is being completed. The trial involving engineers from the Aircraft Carrier […]

  • 6 November 2014

    Falklands guardian HMS Clyde braved spring storms to pay her first visit of the Austral summer to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The patrol ship crossed 850 miles of ocean to reach the remote island – part of its domain as the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Falklands – to work with British […]

  • 26 June 2019

    On June 19, 2019, Commodore Dean Bassett became the new Deputy Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) at a ceremony in Bahrain. Commodore Steve Dainton handed over the reins to Commodore Bassett after more than two years as Deputy Commander CMF (DCCMF) and United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander (UKMCC). During his tenure he has seen […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Industry news

      Preparations for the assembly of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers got off to a flying start today as Goliath, one of Europe’s largest cranes, swung into action under the watchful eye of Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff. The event, held at Babcock’s shipyard in Rosyth, marked the official start […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence has delivered some of the most technologically advanced and well supported helicopter fleets in the world over the last year. In the last 12 months, the Merlin Mk2, Puma Mk2, Chinook Mk6 and both the Royal Navy and British Army Wildcats have all been declared ready for operational use. As […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) celebrated Father’s Day while underway in the Persian Gulf (also known as the Arabian Gulf), June 14. Preparations for the event began over a month earlier when Monterey’s Family Readiness Group (FRG) met to create a banner to send to the ship. On the banner, […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Captain Mark Hill, Commanding Officer of HMAS Cerberus, has thanked the community for making this year’s Open Day another huge success, in the establishment’s 90 year history. Approximately 6,000 people interested in the Royal Australian Navy, a Navy career or just wanting a great family day out were part of the fun and festivities at […]

  • 4 June 2014

    A small team of personnel from the Royal UK Navy’s 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), based at RNAS Yeovilton, visited South Korea to develop operating and maintenance procedures for the Lynx aircraft that both nations operate.   815 Squadron, which currently operates the Lynx Mk8 aircraft, hold an affiliation with the Republic of Korea Navy’s […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    In 2012, Russian defense companies will receive orders to the overall amount of RUR 900 bln, said Russian vice premier Dmitry Rogozin on Feb 18 addressing the session of Engineering Workers Guild. “State Defense Order 2012 is planned at the level of 900 billion rubles”, reports Interfax citing Rogozin. Comparing to 2010, financing of defense […]

  • 22 October 2014

    The 32 UK-funded vehicles are on their way to Sierra Leone where they will transport staff, medicines and equipment to help defeat Ebola. 32 UK-funded pickup trucks to assist efforts to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been loaded aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus during a planned stop at a British Naval Base […]

  • 25 May 2011

    HMS Edinburgh is leaving her Portsmouth base today for a seven-month deployment patrolling the British South Atlantic Islands, including the Falklands and South Georgia. As she journeys south, the Type 42 destroyer will call at the Cape Verde Islands and a variety of countries off the west coast of Africa before arriving in the Falklands […]

  • 14 October 2011

      Veteran destroyer HMS Liverpool will complete her 150th day on patrol off Libya on Monday – as she prepares to finish her crucial mission. After six months in the Gulf of Sirte – with only a few short breaks to pick up stores and supplies, some key maintenance and a bit of a breather […]

  • 6 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy mine hunter HMS Penzance has had to dock in Falmouth for three days instead of in Cornish, because of bad weather forecasts.   As BBC reports, this means that the ship will not be open to the public, but planned tours for local schools and sea cadets from Penzance would still […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Industry news

    The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals, the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME), is participating once again in the 2014 International Posidonia Exhibition in Athens, Greece, which is taking place between June 2 and 6.   SNAME is exhibiting its publications at its own Stand no. 2.315/3 within the USA Pavilion […]

  • 8 September 2015

    Royal Navy’s Devonport based Frigate HMS Portland had a busy visit to Rotterdam to support World Port Days where the ship had 3 days open to visitors attracting nearly 20000 people. The ships company enjoyed visits to Arnhem and Amsterdam, in addition had sporting fixtures in Netball and Hockey against local teams. Hundreds of thousands […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division completed post-shakedown availability (PSA) work on the U.S. Navy submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785). HII said it was the shipyard’s first PSA of a Virginia-class submarine and the first accomplished without having to put the boat into a dry dock for external hull work. […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Industry news

    A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) advocates from several commands on island came together to celebrate the Day of Action at Gab Gab Beach on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) April 6. According to Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Coordinator Evangeline Cabacar, the event provided an opportunity for prevention […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Training & Education

      China opens a luxury hotel which originally is refitted ex-Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev. According to South China Morning Post, EUR 9.6 mln was spent to refit the ship. Since 2004 the ship was a part of military-oriented theme park in Tianjin; there were models of combat aircraft on the ship’s deck. “Previously, China had […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Industry news

    Anadolu Shipyard has organized a ceremony to sign three contracts with the most important suppliers of its Landing Ship Tank (LST) project. The signatories of the supply contracts with the shipyard are ASELSAN, HAVELSAN and İŞBİR Elektrik, all of them companies of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. Based on the contract, previously signed with Turkish SSM […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters recently left the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for three weeks of exercises at the US Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). The ranges off Andros Island – south-west of Nassau – are centered on a natural phenomenon, the Tongue of the Ocean, a huge deep-water […]