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  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) rescued three mariners from a sinking vessel off the coast of San Diego, on Saturday, November 18. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) was conducting routine operations when it responded to a distress call from motor vessel ‘Ikena’. Wayne E. Meyer arrived on scene and […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on November 16 started the 2017 edition of their bilateral maritime field training exercise simply dubbed ‘Annual Exercise’. During the ten days of evolutions, Japanese and American forces will increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of through training in air and sea operations. Training will take […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard cutter Spencer has offloaded some 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin in Port Everglades, Florida, on Tuesday. The offloaded drugs were seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean and are worth an estimated $300 million wholesale, according to the US Coast Guard. The interdictions were made by multiple US […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Navy’s second Loire-class offshore support and assistance multipurpose vessel – BSAH Rhone – was launched by the Kership joint venture in Concarneau, north-western France. The launching ceremony took place November 13 with the vessel’s crew in attendance. Rhone is the second of four Bâtiment de soutien et d’assistance hauturiers (BSAH) vessels being built by a joint […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities

    Warships and other assets deployed to the EU NAVFOR operation Atalanta received a new commander during a ceremony held in Brussels, November 7. Major General Rob Magowan CBE handed over command to Major General Charlie Stickland OBE after 17 months in charge. Over the last 17 months Major General Magowan, as operation commander has overseen […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the navies of the United States, Australia and South Korea met up off the coast of South Korea for a multilateral maritime interdiction operations (MIO) exercise. US Navy destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and Royal Australian Navy frigates HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) and HMAS Parramatta joined their ROK Navy counterparts for the two-day evolution […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An anti-submarine warfare exercise hosted by the Turkish Navy kicked off at Aksaz Naval Base on November 4. Warships from five countries will be training together in the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Turkey through November 20. The exercise is called Dogu Akdeniz-17 and is organized by Turkey every two years. According to the […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Cruisers and destroyers responsible for protecting the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) honed their sharpshooting skills in multiple live-fire exercises, testing both sailors and equipment. The drill took place November 1, shortly after USS Harry S. Truman and surface ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 met to start their […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities

    A US Coast Guard cutter offloaded close to 3 tons of cocaine in San Diego, California, on October 25. Offloaded by the crew of US Coast Guard cutter Active, the seized drugs were the result of multiple interdictions conducted by multiple Coast Guard crews in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-September through early October. The […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Algerian Navy received its new sail training ship El-Mellah from Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding during a handover ceremony in Gdansk on October 21. During the ceremony, the Polish flag was lowered from the ship’s mast and an Algerian one was raised to the sound of the Algerian national hymn. El-Mellah (meaning sailor in Arabic) was […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US sailors and marines from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) gathered in Southern California to kick off the amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2017. Dawn Blitz 2017 is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise designed to train and integrate the staffs of ESG-3 and 1st MEB. It provides realistic, relevant training necessary […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducted its first flight operations with an F-35C stealth fighter on Oct. 18 during training off the coast of Southern California. An F-35C Lightning II, the Navy variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, landed on and launched from Carl Vinson during day and nighttime operations, completing another step […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy’s fifth Type 212A submarine ‘U35’ has damaged one of the blades on her X-shaped rudder during deepwater tests off the coast of Norway. The U35 is now at the TyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel where it is being assessed for damages. According to the German Navy, the accident happened on October […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) are heading to France for a scheduled port visit and ordnance disposal operations. The ships are scheduled to arrive in Cherbourg on October 20 where they will coordinate with the French Navy in preparation for historical ordnance disposal operations (HOD Ops) off the French coast, resupply the […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines and amphibious forces were joined by armed forces of the United Arab Emirates on October 15 to start a two-week amphibious exercise called Iron Magic. Iron Magic enables regional partners to coordinate amphibious landing, infantry training, military operations in urban terrain (MOUT), mechanized assault and maneuver, life fire, helicopter assault and internal security training […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK’s F-35B fighter jets are now cleared for take-off from the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after they passed land-based ski-ramp trials. This was announced by UK defense minister Harriett Baldwin who spoke on Tuesday before the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. “Successful ski-ramp trials mean the F-35 is cleared to fly […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy and Coast Guard have sent aircraft and vessel crews in response to reports of a crashed helicopter of the coast of Molokai, Hawaii, October 16. According to the coast guard, the downed helicopter is a privately owned Robinson R44 helicopter with two people aboard. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Response Coordination […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the US and Republic of Korea Navy kicked off the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea. USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Busan after a short visit to join ROK Navy MCM […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets – the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1  – has recently achieved full operational capability. As a result of this, all US squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, Naval Air Systems Command said in an announcement. “Formal declaration of full […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the Republic of Korea and US Navy are all set for a bilateral mine countermeasure exercise taking place off the southeastern coast of South Korea. US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, on October 10 to join USS Pioneer and another ten ROK Navy […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has fired the commanding and executive officers of guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain following a collision in which 10 US sailors lost their lives. Commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, were relieved of their duties on October 11 due to a loss of confidence. John […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious transport dock HMS Albion embarked officer cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College for their first experience at sea. The 18,500 tonne assault ship sent two of her largest landing craft into the River Dart to embark the group of 75 cadets. They will spend the next six weeks on board the ship […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Research & Development

    Researchers believe they have found the wreck of the first ship to be sunk in World War 2 – the SS Athenia. The wreck was located 650ft down around 50 miles south of Rockall by shipwreck hunter David Mearns as he was helping to provide the most comprehensive map of the waters for Irish Government […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the navies of Finland and Estonia met up on October 2 for four days of bilateral drills as part of exercise Baltic Shield 2017. The exercise is hosted by the 4th Mine Counter-Measures Squadron of the Coastal Fleet and is taking place in Finland, in the Archipelago Sea. The annual exercise is […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has started construction of the second Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ship (PPA). The steel-cutting ceremony took place on October 3 at the shipbuilder’s Riva Trigoso, Genova, shipyard. The unit will be delivered in 2022 and is part of the Italian Navy vessel renewal plan which started in May 2015. The project as […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities

    The UK Coastguard on October 4 said it was responding to an explosion aboard a dredging vessel two nautical miles South of Dodman Point, Cornwall. Several persons were injured in the explosion, according to the UK Coast Guard. The service only said the vessel in question was a dredger without providing more specific information. It […]