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  • 26 October 2020

    Just a few hours left before the first Offshore Energy Virtual Event will commence.

  • 21 September 2020
    Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched Musherib, the first-in-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence.

  • 4 September 2020
    Authorities, Operations

    The Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Navy are jointly working to put out the fire onboard a tanker off the coast of Sri Lanka, assisted by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sri Lanka Airforce and the Indian Coast Guard.

  • 24 August 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries revealed that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division met the requirements for the electronic systems light-off of the US Navy’s amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28).

  • 11 August 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s sixth Arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS) will be named in honour of Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray, a Canadian naval hero of the Second World War, the Department of National Defence announced.

  • 6 August 2020
    Operations, Vessels

    Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) have identified the location of the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) that sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30. The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command confirmed that human remains have also […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Vessels

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) new Type 075 amphibious assault ship (LHD) has headed out for sea trials according to the footage emerging on local social media. The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) was launched by Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in September 2019. The new class of ship builds upon the smaller Type 071 landing […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Vessels

    The first of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), Harry DeWolf, was delivered to the Government of Canada, in Halifax. The vessel was built by Canadian shipbuilders and was delivered by CFB Halifax Dockyard, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The vessel was moved on July 31st from Halifax Shipyard to the CFB Halifax Dockyard, where it will […]

  • 16 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On July 15, 2020, the US Navy commissioned its new amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7).

  • 8 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1.

  • 21 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On May 19, the Irish Coast Guard completed an evacuation of an ill sailor from a Norwegian frigate 109.6 nautical miles off the south coast of Ireland. An image shared by the coast guard shows that the warship in question is HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314), a Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Vessels

    Philippine Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) caught fire in the Indian Ocean on 7 May. The incident occurred a few hours after the ship departed Port of Cochin, India, for Manila convoy with landing platform dock BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602). The two ships made a stop in India to pick up […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Authorities

    A helicopter based onboard the Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton went missing on late April 29 during operations in waters between Greece and Italy. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed and five other members remain missing following the accident, the Canadian National Defense confirmed. Search operations are ongoing by air and maritime […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Vessels

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Authorities

    The US Department of Defense has officially released three unclassified navy videos showing “unidentified” aerial phenomena. The videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017. The short videos, each showing an unidentified flying object (UFO), are […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global has launched Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $750,000 USD to encourage groundbreaking research from all around the world. ONR coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the US Navy and Marine Corps. As informed, ONR Global will competitively select and […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. As informed, the second OPC, to be named Chase, is slated for delivery in 2023. The total value of the construction […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2,300-ton corvette PNS Yarmook (F-271) in a ceremony held at Constanta Port, Romania on February 13, 2020. Ordered in 2017, the newbuilding is the first of two Pakistan Navy units based on the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) design of Dutch shipbuilder Damen. PNS Yarmook was built at Damen Shipyards […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy officer has formally taken command of the international mission to reassure commercial shipping in the Gulf region. Commodore James Parkin took over the post during a ceremony at the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) headquarters in Bahrain, the UK Ministry of Defence said. The IMSC – which so far consists of the […]

  • 23 January 2020
    Vessels

    Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) has received a contract to build six new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bangladesh Navy. The construction of the new ships is part of the long-term modernization program of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. According to CDDL, the OPVs will be built at a local shipyard in joint collaboration with […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has welcomed its newest offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang.  The change of flag ceremony for the 83-meter newbuild was held in Saint Nazaire, France, on December 18, 2019. It follows the OPV-8301’s successful completion of sea trials. The OPV is scheduled to depart from France on December 30 and […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Equipment & technology

    French shipbuilder Naval Group and South Australia-based Airspeed, a specialist of composites manufacturing, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to respond to the design competition launched by Lockheed Martin Australia for the masts of the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack-class submarines. Under the Future Submarine Program, a total of twelve units will be built, with […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Vessels

    The wreck of SMS Scharnhorst, a sunken armored battlecruiser of the German Navy, has been located off the Falkland Islands, the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust said.  The Scharnhorst, the flagship of Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee’s East Asia Squadron, was sunk in December 1914 during the Battle of the Falkland Islands, a crucial naval battle […]

  • 4 December 2019
    Vessels

    A Sailor from a US Navy destroyer was medevaced by a Coast Guard aircrew off the coast of Washington on December 3, 2019. As informed, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received an initial request for a medevac from crew members aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) approximately 34 miles […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal has awarded French shipbuilder Piriou a contract for the construction of three offshore patrol vessels for the Senegalese Navy. As soon as the contract is in force, which is planned for early 2020, Piriou will launch the program to build these 3 patrol vessels scheduled over a 44-month […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The six-nation submarine search and rescue exercise Pacific Reach 2019 has concluded off the coast of Western Australia. Held at Fleet Base West and in the Western Australian Exercise Area, the drill involved assets from Australia, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United States. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda […]