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  • 24 August 2011
    Industry news

      Philippine President Benigno Aquino is to welcome the arrival of the Pacific nation’s newest warship at an official ceremony Tuesday… (voa) [mappress] Source: voa, August 24, 2011;

  • 16 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The City of Virginia Beach hosted a Veterans Day parade and ceremony to salute past and present American veterans Nov. 12. Virginia Beach has been hosting the Veterans Day events since 1970 and is one of 64 designated sites nationwide that serve as a model for community events in honor of the nation’s veterans. More […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Training & Education

    A Pre-Commissioning Unit California (SSN 781) Sailor, originally from Compton, Calif., reflects on serving aboard the Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine on the eve of her commissioning, Oct. 29. “As a native Californian, I’m proud to represent the Golden State,” said Chief Culinary Specialist (SS) Luis Siguenza, who is one of 12 Sailors from California assigned […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities

    A video displaying the technology and warfare of the United States Navy fleet kicked off the Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) 29th annual National Symposium on January 10 in Crystal City, Virginia. The theme this year is “Distributed Lethality: Enabling Sea Control” to highlight the doctrine of distributed lethality as a valuable warfare strategy that enhances naval […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian officials announced February 22 that a new expert advisor has been elected to assist on the $26.2 billion “Canadian Surface Combatant” shipbuilding programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Through the NSPS, the Government is supporting the renewal of the Canada Coast Guard fleet, and ensuring that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Twenty-three nations, 47 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.   The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) revealed that its eleventh national security cutter (NSC) will be named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman.

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just concluded her participation in the international exercise ‘Saharan Express’ intended to develop and strengthen the capabilities of African nations in the control of their own territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.   The African Partnership Station (APS) is an initiative designed to enhance the stability and […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP yesterday joined the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano in laying a wreath in recognition of the contribution of both countries in the battle of the Coral Sea. The dedication occurred in a week where services were held around the […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Approximately 160 military personnel, including Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, and personnel from 19 nations arrived at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters Aug. 12 to begin exercise PANAMAX 2013. U.S. and partner nations train in the execution of stability operations under the support of United Nations Security Council […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Gulf of Guinea nations held a planning conference July 23-25 to set in motion objectives and initial concepts for what will be the fourth iteration of Obangame Express, a multinational maritime exercise which is set to take place in spring 2014. Obangame Express, one of four major U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet exercises in […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Indian Navy has continued with evacuation of Indian nationals from Yemen, despite mounting difficulties and challenges. On April 4,  2015, the Indian Naval Ship Mumbai, reached outside the port of Aden. Even as the battle between warring fractions intensified in Aden city, the evacuation of Indian nationals from Aden was executed on priority in near […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) assisted partner nation forces with the interdiction of a vessel carrying nearly 2,200 kilograms (4,850 pounds) of cocaine, with an estimated street value of more than $363 million, in the eastern Pacific May 6. The interdiction was conducted as part of Operation Martillo, a U.S., European, and Western […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Festivities associated with the National Unity Day were held at Black Sea Fleet (BSF). A solemn meeting took place in the BSF Officers’ Club. Among attendants were members of BSF Military Council, representatives of Sevastopol city administration, city council, Ukrainian Navy command, BSF servicemen, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, and residents of Sevastopol. […]

  • 31 March 2011
    Industry news

      Ukrainian Defense Minister Mykhailo Yezhel has said he supports the initiative of veterans of the fleet to call on the entire nation to help… (interfax) [mappress] Source:  interfax, March 31, 2011;

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Thirteen nations are scheduled to participate in the 42nd annual joint exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, set for June 6-21, in the Baltic Sea.   BALTOPS aims to enhance multinational maritime capabilities and interoperability, while improving involvement in the larger Baltic region theater security cooperation strategy. The objective of BALTOPS is to promote mutual understanding, […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Industry news

    As regulation slowly and painfully filters down the private maritime security industry, a “proliferation” of new firms from emerging countries is inevitable and British PMSCs will price themselves out of the market, according to Norton Rose partner Philip Roche. The big question, Mr Roche said, is whether shipping companies and charterers will want to continue […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Training & Education

    MORE than 170 members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines have been practising their marching skills ahead of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London. MORE than 170 members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines have been practising their marching skills ahead of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) headquarters celebrated National Engineers Week Feb. 21 with an award presentation ceremony for the command’s 2013 Engineers of the Year. NAVFAC Commander Rear Adm. Kate Gregory presented award plaques to Lt. Cmdr. LaKeeva Gunderson from NAVFAC Far East and Joshua Tomblin from NAVFAC Atlantic as the Military and Civilian Engineers […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Industry news, Research & Development

    The Asian Shipowners’ Forum has called for a United Nations resolution that would see the international body sponsor and manage armed personnel on board ships sailing through pirate-infested waters. The call, in a statement released by ASF on Wednesday, follows the group’s proposal to Working Group 3 of the Contact Group for Piracy Off Coast […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Coast Guard, Saipan Department of Public Safety, Air Force 69 Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and Naval Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five are conducting search operations for two Japanese nationals off the northwestern edge of Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report from the Saipan Department […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 18th edition of international exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) kicked in Singapore on August 19. Maritime forces from ten Indo-Pacific partner nations in addition to the US Navy will engage in “real world, real time” training designed to enhance partner nation ability to communicate, coordinate and counter illegal smuggling and piracy. Participating […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and U.S. Navy (USN) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) participated in a post Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multilateral exercise in the Hawaii operating area August 5-9. Participating maritime units included U.S. Navy […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Netherlands has become the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced satellite system. During July testing, for the first time three nations used the system simultaneously as The Netherlands connected to U.S., Canadian and domestic terminals. AEHF provides vastly improved global, survivable, jam-proof, protected communications for strategic […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A total of 53 Royal Naval reservists are taking part in a tri-Service multi-national exercise off the coast of Scotland. Exercise Joint Warrior is held in the spring and autumn of every year and provides high quality tactical training for the three UK armed forces, as well as visiting units from allied nations. The idea […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton(WMSL 753), on Saturday, Oct. 26. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the christening. His wife, Linda Kapral Papp, is the ship’s sponsor. Adm. and Mrs. Papp will be available to speak […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Canadian government has confirmed that the Canadian Surface Combatant program is not at “very high risk”. Reacting to media reports about the CSC program being in trouble, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces released a statement repudiating such claims. The statement underscores that the project is currently in the definition phase. This phase includes examining […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Vessels

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation. This is the fifth US ship to be named in honor of the Cherokee people. “It is my privilege to announce that the many Cherokee Nation citizens who’ve served throughout the years […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755), on Saturday. Munro is the company’s sixth NSC and is expected to deliver by the end of next year. Derek Murphy, Ingalls’ NSC program manager, said: NSC 6 is the most complete ship at launch, and we […]