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  • 7 August 2013

    Fifty seven Navy members were recognised for significant milestones in their careers during a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus recently. Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, RAN, presented 46 Operational Service Medals (OSM) and an assortment of promotion certificates and long service clasps, before an audience of ship’s company and family. […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Libeccio carried out a ‘Friendly Approach’ on Sunday 20 October. During the approach, the warship’s crew received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the area of operations is key to EU Naval Forces ability to […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    On Sunday 11 January during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, sighted several fishing vessels. In order to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and any concerns they may have about piracy, the Spanish Navy warship’s Commanding Officer tasked […]

  • 8 January 2015

    EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Rayo provided much-needed medical assistance during a ‘friendly approach’ to local Yemeni seafarers during counter-piracy operations in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). This was the sixth friendly approach that ESPS Rayo has achieved since joining Operation Atalanta. Thanks to favourable weather conditions, the ship’s radar systems were able to […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) rescued thirty eight local tourists, including two infants and eight members of the Philippine Army, who were stranded at Great Sta Cruz, Island, Barangay Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City due to bad weather on 20 July 2013. Early afternoon two days ago, while PN vessels were at sea conducting Search and […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Port Said, the first warship built in Egypt, has been launched in Alexandria. The launching ceremony took place at Alexandria Shipyard on September 6, French shipbuilder Naval Group informed. Today in Alexandria, the launching ceremony of the Port-Said took place. This state of the art #Gowind® 2500 Corvette is the first #warship built in #Egypt. […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire, burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla. Both rotary and fixed wing aircraft from the NSW Rural Fire Service are being provided access. Albatross Airfield Coordination Officer, Lieutenant Martin Burton says the base is […]

  • 28 May 2015

    On Tuesday 26 May 2015, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, hosted four local Somali leaders on board. Meetings such as this, which take place at sea near to the Somali coast, help to build mutual understanding and trust between counter-piracy forces and the Somali population. The leaders were greeted and welcomed on board by […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) joined administrators and students from Central Elementary School at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Pascagoula, Aug. 19. Over the last two weeks Sailors spent more than 200 hours rebuilding a patio damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The patio will provide students additional space to conduct classes, read, or […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Friday 6 February, during her visit to Port Victoria, Seychelles, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, conducted Local Maritime Training. This was in support of the EU maritime capacity building mission and in coordination with EUCAP Nestor. After receiving a safety brief onboard the ship’s sea boat, trainees from the Seychelles Marine Police Patrol […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Training & Education

    During the last week EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Navarra, invited local Somali leaders on board in order to help build relations between the EU Naval Force and the Somali people. After being welcomed on board, the Somalis were given an insight into the EU’s Operation Atalanta, that is helping to make the seas safer […]

  • 29 October 2015

    The Danish Navy ship HDMS Absalon met at sea with local Somali leaders on Monday and conducted medical outreach with the citizens of the coastal town of Hobyo, within the framework of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. The overall focus of the meeting was to build stronger relations between Somalia and NATO, and provide fertile ground […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the 17th of April, in the North of the Arabian Sea, the French Ship (FS) Var’s boarding team assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) gave medical assistance to several regional seafarers. While conducting a routine approach and assist visit to a fishing dhow the crew from the CTF […]

  • 9 June 2015

    During the first week in June 2015, a team from Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, met local Somali fishermen during an EU counter-piracy patrol along the Somali coastline. These meetings at sea take place when fishermen or local seafarers invite the naval forces on board to discuss any concerns that they may have and to […]

  • 16 October 2015

    Danish ship HDMS Absalon’s crew have recently welcomed local Somali authorities aboard the vessel to engage in discussions on maritime security off the coast of Somalia. Absalon’s Commanding Officer, Commander Per Moll Petersen, twice welcomed Somali leaders from the town of Hobyo aboard to discuss the situation ashore and the importance of continuing efforts at […]

  • 20 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, is back at work June 18 after four days of community partnership-building in his home state of Alabama. Rear Adm. Frank Ponds‘ visit to Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery and Tuskegee was part of the Navy’s 50 flag officers in 50 states community outreach initiative. […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Industry news

    As one of the Elizabeth River’s premier stewards, Norfolk Ship Repair continues to lead in world-class environmental efforts.   One such initiative is restoring the river’s native oyster population. NSR built a large oyster reef several years ago and now is raising an abundance of juvenile oysters (called “spat”) in floating cages. These juveniles will […]

  • 8 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Taiwan has test-fired for the first time a locally developed submarine-launched missile designed to counter the threat of China’s fast-expan… (thestandard) [mappress] Source: thestandard, July 8, 2011;

  • 29 May 2014

    French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, recently carried out several friendly approaches on dhows and skiffs off Somalia.   With the consent of the ships’ masters, direct talks were conducted in order to strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers. The aim […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government is changing its tendering process in an effort to increase the involvement of Australian companies in defense projects. “We are changing the process companies undergo when responding to tenders for defence equipment,” Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said announcing the changes. “The Australian Industry Capability Plan Template has been strengthened in […]

  • 2 May 2011
    Industry news

      Governor Dannel P. Malloy was pleased to see the U.S. Navy’s announcement awarding a $2.4 million contract for the construction of a replace… [mappress] Source: governor, May 2, 2011;

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty-eight submariners from the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) volunteered at a local elementary in their name-sake city May 3. The field-day event, which consisted of several competitive recreational activities at Jenkins Elementary, is held every year at the end of the school year. The event gave the children a […]

  • 16 March 2015

    HMAS Success and her Boarding Team came to the rescue of a local cargo dhow in the Middle East on 10 February after responding to a distress call and finding the vessel taking on water. Technical experts amongst the Boarding Party determined that sea water was flooding into the dhow’s bilge, but they couldn’t get […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Success and her boarding team came to the rescue of a local cargo dhow in the Middle East on 10 February after responding to a distress call and finding the vessel taking on water. Technical experts amongst the boarding party determined that a hull leak was flooding the dhow’s bilge; but they […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and marines from the Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol ship ESPS Relampago trained with the Tanzanian police force during their visit to Dar Es Salaam. Relampago arrived in Tanzania as part of its deployment to EUNAVFOR’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta. The four days of training included briefings on stop and search, boarding operations, navigation, ship maintenance and boat […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    RFA Lyme Bay has carried out the first of six friendly approaches in the Gulf of Aden. It was the first friendly approach carried out by a UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay Class ship, as part of European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The ship’s boat team interacted with the local seafarers to […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    During the recent port visit of EU Naval Force Warship FS Floréal to the Seychelles, the ship conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) with the Seychelles Coastguard.   The training with the Seychelles Coastguard was conducted in three sections. Firstly, two members of FS Floréal’s ship’s company conducted training on the Mercury coordination system at […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Soba chefs from the Shonan International Women’s Association and local Japanese chefs visited the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), March 6 to teach enlisted culinary specialists and other interested Sailors how to prepare and cook Soba, a traditional Japanese noodle dish. The local chefs taught a wide variety of cooking techniques to […]

  • 23 January 2020

    The Indonesian Navy’s third Nagapasa-class submarine KRI Alugoro (405) has completed the nominal diving depth (NDD) phase of the sea trials. The trials, during which the submarine dived to a depth of 250 meters, were conducted in the Bali Sea and in the waters off East Java on January 20, 2020, Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL […]