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  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Vietnam People’s Navy commissioned the final two Kilo-class submarines delivered to Vietnam by Russia in a ceremony in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on February 28. Named Da Nang and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the submarines had their flags raised at the military port of Submarine Brigade 189. The submarines were the final two of six Kilo-class […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) kicked off the seventh-annual naval engagement activity (NEA) Vietnam with a welcome ceremony at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, September 28. NEA Vietnam has evolved from annual port visits to Da Nang by U.S. Navy ships, which began more than a decade ago, to a […]

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

    Israel-based technology company Controp Precision Technologies announced it has been awarded a contract to provide a significant number of maritime EO/IR payloads to the Vietnamese Navy. The company added that this is a follow-on order of a previous order made three years ago. The iSea-40HD systems the company is to start delivering in 2018 weigh 29Kg, have […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS Tornado, currently deployed to Operation Atalanta, recently visited the Seychelles. During the port visit Spanish sailors co-operated with Seychelles forces. The training began with theory lessons on board ESPS Tornado and was followed by practical training on Sainte Anne Island, two miles from Port Victoria. It aimed to provide the Seychelles […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, October 2 for a scheduled port visit. Frank Cable is visiting as part of Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam, as both nations recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations in 2016. NEA Vietnam has evolved from […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Vietnam’s sixth and final Kilo-class submarine arrived at the port of Cam Ranh, Vietnam on January 20. Ba Ria-Vung Tau (HQ-187), as the submarine is named, is joining the other five submarines built in Russia under a $2 billion contract signed in 2009. The diesel-electric submarine was transported to Vietnam on the Dutch-registered vessel Rolldock Storm. […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Vietnam People’s Navy began the annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) April 7 with a welcoming ceremony for USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) at the port of Da Nang.   During the welcoming ceremony, Vietnamese officials from the Ministry of Defense, Foreign Relations Department, Naval Zone 3, […]

  • 15 July 2013

    Four people were rescued by the US Coast Guard near Saginaw Bay yesterday, according to the Gazzete. They were stranded in a 20-foot boat which stopped working due to alternator and battery failure on Saturday. The US Coast Guard received a report  about the accident on early Sunday morning and deployed  a Detroit-based helicopter and […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise has provided further assistance to Italian-led EU rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Saturday, September 19, in a mission that saved the lives of 377 migrants. Working as part of a wider EU mission to detect and disrupt people smuggling gangs, HMS Enterprise was tasked to rescue 377 migrants whose lives were […]

  • 11 July 2011

      A huge explosion tore through a naval base in southern Cyprus Monday, causing widespread damage, the Defense Ministry said. Around 10 people… By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS (sacbee) [mappress] Source: sacbee, July 11, 2011;

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Forty-two military officers from the People’s Republic of China who have been attending the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. made a stop in California to visit guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 16. During the visit, the group of foreign officers toured the ship’s combat information […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Adm. Wu Shengli, commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy [PLA(N)], visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) accompanied by U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert on Sept. 9, 2013.  In his first visit to the United States since 2007, Shengli, escorted by Greenert, was […]

  • 12 November 2013

    The Coast Guard and the crew of the Navy destroyer USS Cole rescued three people Sunday from the disabled 38-foot sailboat Wings approximately 210 miles offshore of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. Coast Guard Fifth District watchstanders initially received a call Friday from a commercial towing company who were relaying a request for assistance […]

  • 12 February 2016

    NATO ships will be patrolling the Aegean Sea on the look out for people smugglers in the region. The patrols will monitor migrant and smuggler movement in waters between Greece and Turkey. This decision with immediate effect came from a joint German, Greek and Turkish initiative at a NATO meeting in Brussels which also outlined further security and […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy 22nd Escort Task Group came alongside in Simon’s Town, South Africa for a formal visit from May 16-20, 2016. The visiting group was constituted by Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao, Jiangkai II-class frigate, Daqing and the Taihu replenishment ship, Taihu. The 22nd Escort Task Group is led by Rear Admiral Chen […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Training & Education

    On Saturday 8 September, Spanish warship ESPS Relámpago, currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force – Operation ATALANTA, fighting piracy off the Somali Coast, rescued 68 people after finding them adrift in a small boat in the middle of the Gulf of Aden. The stricken vessel was first sighted from the air by […]

  • 9 June 2014

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transferred 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61, and another five persons were medically evacuated to Malta, June 7.   Bataan and USS Elrod (FFG 55) rendered assistance June 6 to persons in distress at sea in the Mediterranean […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Good Samaritans, with US Coast Guard coordination, rescued 11 people from boating emergencies in four separate cases across Southern Alaska, Tuesday.   Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a mayday from the crew of the vessel Alaska Rose, that their vessel was on fire on the southwest side of Resurrection Bay with three people aboard. Good Samaritans […]

  • 31 August 2012

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is sending 15 military and civilians to Naval Station Gulfport and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans Aug. 30 as part of a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT). The team departed from Naval Air Station Jacksonville. This is the first time that a CERT team […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As the nearest ship to the scene the Royal Navy hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise contributed to a major rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean, working under an Italian-led EU mission. The vessel identified four small vessels and safely brought aboard 453 people, who were later transferred to the German frigate Schleswig Holstein and taken to the southern […]

  • 20 March 2012

    His Excellency Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Deputy Minister of Defence, Brunei Darussalam, undertook an official visit to the People’s Republic of China, to further strengthen defence cooperation between both countries and discuss matters relating to the preparation of Brunei Darussalam’s chairmanship of the 2nd ADMM-Plus meeting next year. The Minister of National […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), on June 30th sent her MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to retrieve six injured people from a small land mass, Han Island, located in Papua New Guinea. USNS Mercy received all six patients, including an 18-month old infant, who were immediately provided medical care. […]

  • 18 July 2014

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 5 Indian who were in distress in the seas off Nainativu Island on 17th July 2014.   The rescued persons were handed over to Kayts police for further action. On many occasions, Sri Lanka Navy has rescued Indian fishermen in distress on humanitarian grounds. [mappress] Press Release, July 18, 2014; Image: […]

  • 29 May 2015

    Nearly 370 people – 50 of them children – were saved by HMS Bulwark in her third rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean. The lifesaving incident was one of five being played out at the same time off the Libyan coast as Europe’s navies responded to the humanitarian crisis. The assault ship put five of […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Ocean took a brief break from her Olympic security training in London to host members of the public as the helicopter carrier opened her gangway. More than 3,500 people took advantage of the free opportunity to tour Britain’s biggest warship while he was moored in the Thames at Greenwich. Amid her high-profile Olympic security […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

    On a glorious May day, Sunday 27th; more than 1000 spectators, friends and family joined veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. Following a flypast from a Royal Navy Sea King Helicopter, which had many of the spectators cheering and waving, a reflective service of […]

  • 24 August 2015

    Irish Navy’s LÉ NIAMH rescued 225 people from two inflatable vessels in distress 112 kilometres North-East of Tripoli yesterday. The LÉ NIAMH arrived on scene and deployed two rhibs (rigid hull inflatable boats) to the first vessel. All 107 migrants were safely on board the LÉ NIAMH by midnight. Immediately following the first rescue the LÉ […]

  • 23 January 2015

    Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a call at 3:13 p.m., via VHF Channel 16 from the pilot aboard the towing vessel Nalani stating their vessel was taking on […]

  • 19 April 2012

    During the last week EU Naval Force (NAVFOR) Spanish and French frigates have ensured that much needed humanitarian aid has been delivered safely to the people of Somalia.  From 5 to 11 April, Spanish frigate ESPS Infanta Elena and French warship FS Aconit took it in turns to escort World Food Programme (WFP) ship MW […]