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  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Forty members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) Fraser received a first-hand experience of naval life and operations during a visit to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on May 20, 2014.   The corps was accompanied throughout the day by members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and shown a variety of units […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Industry news

      Department of Defence has confirmed that the navy’s ”ship of shame”, the HMAS Success, will need $200 million of Australian taxpayers’ money to stay at sea. This 26-year-old oil tanker, refueling and replenishment vessel will get a ”mid-life extension” because Defence has neither maintained her properly nor made provision for a replacement. When will […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Industry news

    BAE Systems, together with Thales UK, Babcock and the UK Ministry of Defence (the Aircraft Carrier Alliance) has ventured on a major endeavor with the construction of the biggest aircraft carrier ever to be built in Britain, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is the first unit from the Queen Elizabeth Class of aircraft carriers. This challenging […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Cadets from Merchant Taylors’ and St Helen’s Schools’ Combined Cadet Force stayed onboard HMS Collingwood recently to gain a taste of Navy life. The party of 50 cadets arrived in the evening and enjoyed a hot meal before being shown to their accommodation. The following morning, the cadets were thrilled to be able to watch […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

       The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Somerset docked during week-long commissioning events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Somerset was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. She is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious dock and was built at Northrop Grumman’s  Avondale shipyard. The 24,900-ton ship is designed […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Save a Life” drunk driving awareness tour visited Naval Station Everett (NSE) July 15. A drunk driving simulator and general information on driving under the influence (DUI) was used to educate Sailors and civilians at NSE on the dangers of drinking and driving. The Save a Life Tour, operated by Kramer Edutainment and based […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has recently signed a five-year contract for the lease of inflatable life rafts with improved servicing requirements. Under the contract with Survitec, a marine safety solutions provider, the existing fleet of inflatable life rafts will be replaced with leased commercial inflatable life rafts. The servicing interval was increased to 30 months – 2.5 […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy Divers at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals Jan. 23 for helping save a life. Commanding Officer Capt. J.R. Nettleton presented the awards to four Navy Divers for their role in rescue operations that took place as a civilian diver was in distress in base waters, […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Sailor organizes cargo retrieval cables on the flight deck after MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 transfers cargo. The helicopter was engaged in cargo transfer to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command combat […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) hosted midshipmen from the Naval Academy during their recent underway for a sustainment exercise. The midshipmen were brought aboard Ike for an extensive tour of the aircraft carrier conducting flight operations to see the full range of roles involved in its […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Staff and cadets from Australian Navy Cadet units Australia, Hawkesbury and Sirius joined HMAS Melbourne in December for a day of fun and education about life at sea. The aim of the day was to provide an experience of a warship environment and let the cadets participate in activities to give insight into a career […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Command Religious Ministry Department (CRMD) aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) offers life skills classes to provide guidance and resources to help Sailors on and off duty.   “The life skills classes serve to enhance the well being of Sailors onboard the ship,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Tagaloa, […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Research & Development

    Urgent repairs to halt the deterioration of historic World War One vessel HMS Caroline have been completed making the ship safe for the next stage of a massive restoration programme. Repairs conducted by Belfast-based Blu-Marine included a top to bottom survey of the ship’s weakest spots, emergency repairs, removal and refurbishment of all portholes and […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Training & Education

    For the crew of a ship like type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, HMS Sutherland, keeping the bad guys away from the busy shipping lines is taken as part of every-day job activities. Fending off pirate attacks and safeguarding cargo ships while at the same time providing assistance to those trapped at sea falls […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Industry news

    A 1,000-tonne section of the Navy’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth was lowered into place on February 8 at Rosyth dockyard – completing the forward section of the carrier. The successful operation comes just a day after the forward island left Portsmouth to join the rest of the ship on the Forth. Just 24 hours […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The quick reactions of personnel from Pacific Partnership and the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) saved the life of a man who was drowning in the waters near the ship July 10. After the vessel arrived in port earlier in the day for its third stop of Pacific Partnership […]

  • 29 September 2016

    German Navy minehunter FGS Datteln is set return to the navy base in Kiel on September 30 after a three-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Datteln is currently on its way back from the European Naval Force’s operation Sophia which is aimed at fighting against human smugglers and traffickers in the Central Mediterranean sea. Datteln departed Germany to join […]

  • 12 March 2012

    The timely action taken by the Navy Life Saving Team from SLNS Vijaya, Kalpitiya of the North-western Naval Command saved the lives of 04 male persons in their teens, who were drowning in the seas off Thalawila on 08th March 2012. The incident occurred around 03.30 pm and one of the rescued was rushed to […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Training & Education

    As a casualty with severe injuries arrives on board RFA Argus following a battlefield skirmish, Royal Navy doctors, nurses and surgeons move into position to begin their fight to save her life.   Moving her down into the Primary Casualty Receiving Facility (PCRF)on board the ship, the medical staff of 250 personnel are fully stood […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were put through a life-like mass casualty drill as the ship transited across the waters of the western Pacific Ocean, June 28. The drill was an all-hands effort involving Sailors from George Washington’s […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Army and RAF personnel have been getting their sea legs on board HMS Richmond while on her patrol of the South Atlantic. The Yorkshire Regiment and 230 Squadron RAF are affiliated to the Portsmouth-based Type-23 frigate and seven personnel were given the opportunity to stay on board and experience life at sea. During the three-day […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month Service Life Extension Project at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. SLEP is a major mid-life overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter’s service life 15 years. Morro Bay is one of nine 140-foot WTGB icebreaking tugs built between […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Atlas Elektronik Finland has completed work on the Finnish Navy’s minelayer Pansio and delivered the vessel to the navy on October 3. Atlas Elektronik said the mid-life upgrade had been carried out together with Uki Workboat Oy (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) as a subcontractor. According to the company, the other two Pansio-class minelayers, Porkkala and Pyhäranta, will also be […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Six Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen from several universities, due for graduation this spring, joined the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and her crew for a 10-day experience of what it takes to be deployed at the open seas. The visit took place from 13 to 23 of December, amid course of […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As the Royal Navy’s HMS Albion awakens from her four-year slumber, her sailors raise a toast with veteran matelots. The assault ship has been in extended readiness since 2011 in her home base of Devonport, being brought back to life so she can take over as the nation’s principal amphibious vessel from HMS Bulwark. Albion […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has announced that it was contracted to deliver a mid-life remediation program to the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class patrol boat (ACPB) fleet. The company said it would undertake a number of hull remediation and configuration changes as well as planned and corrective maintenance work on up to seven ACPB’s at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Industry news

    NDLO and Navantia signed in Bergen a “Follow on Technical Support” for the maintaining and life support works of the F-310 class frigates built by Navantia, during the next 3 years. The contract was signed on 26th of June by the Head of NDLO Naval Systems, Rear Admiral Morten Jacobesen and the Chairman of Navantia, […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Babcock has won a five year contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide through-life engineering support for the Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel HMS Scott, following a successful competitive bid process. Under the contract, which includes an option to extend in 2018 for a further five years, Babcock will provide all aspects of […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian defense department on August 11 announced that the project to extend the service life for Navy’s Huon-class minehunter coastal vessels had been granted first pass approval by the government. The Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, said the project forecast in the Defence White Paper 2016 will ensure Defence is able to […]