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  • 17 September 2012
    Industry news

    The future USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) departed General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard Sept. 5 for New York City, where she will join the fleet in a commissioning ceremony, Oct. 6. This milestone marks the completion of the initial 62-ship procurement for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer program, and the 34th DDG […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard rescued a man from a boat taking on water near Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon.   At about 3:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Fairport, in Grand River, Ohio, responded to a phone call from a boater reporting a boat taking on water in the Grand River. The watchstander […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Cmdr. Roger D. Heinken assumed command of USS Freedom (LCS 1), the U.S. Navy’s first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), during a change of command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec 15. “We set out to deploy USS Freedom to the Western Pacific” Heinken relieved Cmdr. Patrick C. Thien as Freedom’s “Crew 101” commanding officer as […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    A Confederate flag finished a nearly 150-year journey as it traded hands from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society (HRHS) to Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) during a ceremony at the society’s building in Dayton, Va., July 31. Capt. Henry Hendrix, NHHC’s director, accepted the flag which will be preserved and displayed in one of the […]

  • 7 April 2011
    Industry news

      China is set to launch its first aircraft carrier on its maiden voyage soon, according to Beijing media reports… By Huang Chi-kuang & Bear Lee (focustaiwan) [mappress] Source: focustaiwan,April 7, 2011;

  • 7 February 2012
    Industry news

      Sevmash shipyard continues construction of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Vladimir Monomakh. Shipwrights began fitting-out works. SSBN Vladimir Monomakh is the third nuclear-powered submarine of Project 955 Borei being built at JSC Sevmash shipyard. The sub’s serial number is 203, she was laid down at Sevmash in March 2006. At present, most of basic […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Industry news

      China has almost completed remodeling work on the Varyag, a defunct Soviet-era carrier it purchased from Ukraine in 1998 for a reported… (chosun) [mappress] Source: chosun, July 19, 2011;

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    In an example of routine work for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, the ship’s company of HMS Dragon have tracked, and met up with, the Vice Admiral Kulakov – a large Russian destroyer – as it transits past the United Kingdom.   Dragon, a fast and powerful Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the […]

  • 20 November 2012

    The U.S. Navy is sending three warships to the Mediterranean, near Israel in case evacuation of its citizens from Israel is needed, according to the CNN.com. The warships that the U.S. Navy has sent near Israel are: USS New York (Complement: 28 officers, 332 enlisted), USS Gunston Hall (Complement: 22 officers, 391 enlisted) and USS […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Industry news

    All the hard work on certifying the ninth U.S.Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, Pre-Commissioning Unit Somerset, (LPD 25) has finally paid off enabling the ship to cast off from Avondale-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site on Monday, February 3, bound for commissioning.   Somerset will be officially brought to life on March 1, […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to return Dec. 24 to Naval Base San Diego from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. Upon return, the ship will make preparations to decommission in March after 34 years of service, 17 deployments and more than a million miles transited, and as the last remaining Tarawa-class amphibious […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities

    Four Wayuu fishermen who were reported missing since Sunday, August 3, were rescued after a five-day search.   The fishermen were on a 15-day trip sailing from Manaure, La Guajira, aboard the fishing vessel “Castrago”. After receiving information that the vessel was missing with four crew members, the Colombian Navy launched a search operation. US Coast […]

  • 21 March 2013

    The New Zealand Defence Force has confirmed that separate investigations into the death of a soldier who drowned during training in Waiouru are nearing completion. On 25 September, 2012, NZ Army soldier Private (PTE) Michael Victor Ross, aged 29 years, from Kaitaia, went missing while undertaking small boat training on Lake Moawhango, in the Waiouru […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The US. Navy reports that they detected  a Russian submarine near the southern East Coast last month, according to cnn.com It is the first time that a Russian submarine (Sierra-2) has been detected this close to the U.S., the officials reported.. Arrival of the submarine came when a U.S. Navy CSG was training off Florida. […]

  • 30 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US aircraft carrier entered a zone near the Strait of Hormuz that is now being used by the Iranian navy for military drills, an Iranian… (chinadaily) [mappress] Source: chinadaily, December 30, 2011, Image: navy

  • 13 June 2019
    Authorities

    Two oil tankers have been damaged in the Strait of Hormuz, according to the US 5th Fleet, with one reportedly being targeted by a torpedo. Front Altair, a 110,000 dwt tanker operated by Norwegian shipping company Frontline, is the one hit by a torpedo, shipping news site Tradewinds reported citing industry sources. Kokuka Courageous, another […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) entered Pearl Harbor on December 5. The vessel sailed on its final journey home after completing a patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. USS Rodney M. Davis is expected to retire from service in January 2015. The frigate, named for Marine Sergeant Rodney M. Davis (1942–1967), who […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Industry news

    Although USS Michigan (SSGN 727) only moved a few dozen yards July 8 when it left Dry Dock 2 for nearby Pier 5, the brief journey was a major step forward for the sub, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), and the U.S. Navy. Michigan’s undocking marked the beginning […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Warships of Black Sea, Baltic and Northern Fleets started conducting training mission during large inter-fleet exercises of Russian Navy… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, January 30 2013; Image: taverna

  • 20 April 2011
    Authorities

    Korea is considering deploying new frigates near Dokdo to strengthen its control of the easternmost islets, after Japan renewed its territor… (joongangdaily) [mappress] Source: joongangdaily, April 20, 2011;

  • 12 March 2014

    Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as its own. Any active efforts of […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727), a part of the Baltic Fleet (BF), continued its voyage toward the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. As soon as the vessel arrives at its destination it will join the Russian Navy’s permanent task force. As part of the journey, the frigate’s sailors conducted necessary planning and preventive maintenance […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities

    The Argentine Navy confirmed that an explosion occurred near the position from which the missing submarine ARA San Juan last sent her position. The confirmation follows reports from November 22 which said several agencies had been investigating a so-called “hydroacoustic anomaly” which took place on November 15, around the time ARA San Juan last communicated. The […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    RFA Wave Ruler arrived home on Monday, 12 December 2011, after spending nearly two years working across hurricane zones and drug-trafficking routes. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) support ship returned to Portland, Dorset,  having left for operations in February 2010. The ship’s primary role has been to undertake the Atlantic Patrol Task (North) around the […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Feb 4 kicked off naval maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz which is the key oil traffic route in the Persian Gulf. So far, Iran has not tried to block the strait which is the transit route for one fifth of world’s oil shipment. The US and allies said they […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Authorities

    Contrary to an official U.S. Navy statement from ten days ago, the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was not headed to waters off North Korea, officials and U.S. Navy photos have revealed. The U.S. Pacific Command announced on Saturday, April 9, that the carrier strike group was being redirected to sail north from […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s two warships are on standby near Yemen due to the ongoing militia forces uprising, according to Pentagon. The uprising in Yemen continues with militia forces fighting to take control of the government, and the Pentagon is monitor the situation. The vessels, USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry, are on station and ready to respond […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities

    Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) oversaw the undocking of the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8), which is nearing the end of a 12-month structural and systems overhaul as part of its dock selected restricted availability at Colonna’s Shipyard, June 2. The most significant portion of Zephyr to be restored was damage to her […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As HMAS Success began the last phase of her preparation for a lengthy deployment in November, the ship’s company welcomed a new Commanding Officer. Captain Justin Jones took command at the gangway of Success after his predecessor, Captain Allison Norris, completed a circuit of the ship’s main deck whilst sharing a few words with each […]