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  • 9 May 2014
    Industry news

    Three people have been injured in an accident onboard INS Ganga destroyer of the Indian Navy earlier today, reports the Hindustan Times.   The Godavari-class guided-missile frigate was undergoing routine maintenance and refit at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai when a fire broke out during welding activities. This is another in a series of incidents […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Thursday night, 10 April 2014, was another beautiful night on the deck of HMAS Choules when “Hands to Flying Stations” was called.   Contently walking towards the Helicopter Control Console, the Ship’s Aviation Officer (SAVO) Lieutenant Commander John Sime, set up for yet another night of flying. This time, Choules was off the coast of […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) commanding officer, and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing 1 (DCAG), successfully recorded the 200,000th arrested landing aboard TR, Jan. 15. Logging the 200,000th trap was the result of decades of dedication and professionalism from the team aboard TR, ranging […]

  • 31 December 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Driven by high-demand for predominantly submarine engineers, UK defence specialist BAE Systems plans to hire a record number of apprentices. The new recruits will work at sixteen of sites in the UK and join the Company in September 2014. As reported by BAE, the increase can in part be attributed to a requirement for hundreds […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities

    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.   Pennsylvania Gold’s patrol, which began in January, is not only the longest for an Ohio-class submarine, […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.   AE2 is one of the last untouched Gallipoli battlefield sites, and with the dedicated […]

  • 16 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) upgraded its medical department’s patient care medical records system from a local-only paper medical record system to the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) system, March 11.   TMIP allows Frank Cable’s medical department to communicate their crew member’s medical encounters to the DOD’s electronic medical record system […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The voyage data recorder from El Faro, a US flagged cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015, was successfully recovered from the ocean floor late Monday evening. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, Military Sealift Command’s fleet ocean tug USNS Apache departed Virginia Beach, Virginia, Friday with personnel from the NTSB, […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Divers from the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet set a navy record as they dove to a depth of 416 meters during underwater rescue exercises in the Sea of Japan. According to the Russian defense ministry, the dive was carried out with the help of the GVK-450 deep-water diving rescue system which was developed by the […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Industry news

      Raytheon Company’s Missile Systems business delivered a record number of Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles last year. The company’s delivery of 366 ESSMs in 2010 more than doubled the previous year’s total. “We accomplished this delivery record in 2010 by improving our already robust manufacturing and engineering processes and by responding to increased customer demand,” said […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Training & Education

    First class petty officers stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba took the chief petty officer Navy-wide advancement exam, Jan. 17, in hopes of taking the next step of achieving the rank of chief petty officer. The Navy administers the chief petty officer exam once a year for qualified Sailors. If first class petty officers pass the […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy is concluding its support for the search and recovery operations of the Japanese F-35A fighter jet that went missing over the Pacific, off Misawa Air Base on April 9. A US Navy salvage team aboard the contracted vessel DSCV Van Gogh completed its mission after locating debris from the downed JASDF F-35A. […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine on Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships have seized more cocaine in the last six months than in […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin completed a record deployment as she returned to HMAS Stirling base after being deployed for nine months. Commander Submarine Force Captain Matt Buckley described the event as “the longest single deployment for a Collins Class Submarine”. During her deployment, Rankin participated in Exercise Pacific Reach, the international submarine escape and […]

  • 3 April 2013

    The Australian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) has seized a record heroin haul during a boarding on Friday, 29 March 2013. Law enforcement agencies confirm the half a tonne of heroin has an estimated street value at $100 million AUD. According to law enforcement agencies, the 500kg haul is one of the largest heroin […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to provide mission system equipment for UK AW101 Merlin Mk4/4a helicopters. This contract is part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP), which was awarded to AgustaWestland by the UK Ministry of Defence in January 2014 to convert 25 AW101 Merlin helicopters for maritime operations. […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The elite saturation divers of the Navy, set a new national record for the deepest ocean dive when they dived to 257 meters on 9th January in the Arabian Sea about 35 nautical miles off Kochi. The divers from INS Nireekshak – Lieutenant Malkeet Singh, Mukesh Kumar Leading Seaman, BS Bora Leading Seaman, Rithesh Kumar […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard has offloaded a record amount of cocaine seized within 12 months of cocaine-chasing operations. A total of 50,550 pounds (22.9 tons) of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million was offloaded Wednesday in San Diego at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Marking a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service, […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Authorities

    Russian warships have disrupted commercial shipping in the Lithuanian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by ordering ships to alter their courses because of naval exercises, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence said. On October 10, Lithuanian Navy Control Centre recorded warships of the Russian Federation indicate six civilian ships in the Lithuanian EEZ to alter their route […]

  • 1 August 2012

    Fishery patrol ship HMS Tyne’s efforts to protect British coastal waters has resulted in a record-breaking fine of £1.62 million against a Spanish fishing company, its UK subsidiary and the masters of two fishing boats. Royal Navy River-class patrol ships – HMS Tyne, Severn and Mersey – regularly patrol the British coastline protecting the nation’s […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Training & Education

      USS Spruance (DDG 111) set the Navy record for distance while firing a missile during Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT), March 13. Spruance culminated its eighth week of CSSQT events with a record-setting missile shoot. “The crew is probably getting tired of me saying ‘first ever’ or ‘best ever’ but, when the reality […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    With four new participants, the number of countries taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, rose to 27. 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 30 to August 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga is returning from a Middle East deployment which saw the crew seize over AU$2 billion of narcotics over the course of eight months. In total, the Australian warship intercepted 16 vessels carrying illicit narcotics, seizing a total of around 31.8 tonnes of hashish and two tonnes of heroin valued […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Industry news

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto successfully disrupted her fifth – and by far the largest – narcotics shipment since March of this year as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea. During the search and inspection of a vessel by the ship’s naval boarding team on May 30th, Toronto’s crew recovered approximately […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) is looking to break its own record of simultaneously commanding and controlling 50 ocean gliders which it achieved earlier this year. According to NAVOCEANO, its oceanographic and engineering departments are on track to exceed their own milestone, achieved in April 2018. Dozens of additional gliders have been launched from […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle attempted to set a world record on Sydney Harbour on 7 November, bringing attention to an important cause. More than two hundred white paper boats were launched from Garden Island in a race to raise awareness of White Ribbon – Australia’s only national, male-led campaign to […]

  • 27 June 2013

    During the past week the NATO Shipping Centre received reports on two incidents involving fishing vessels in the High Risk Area. The first is a report of a pirated fishing vessel, while the second incident appears to be a SOLAS related accident. The first report confirms that pirates continue to display both a capability and […]

  • 12 April 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics Electric Boat reached a major construction milestone on the submarine Mississippi (SSN-782), completing work on the pressure hull in less time than any previous ship of its class. Electric Boat achieved “pressure hull complete” three weeks faster than the previous Virginia-class submarine record. Additionally, work on Mississippi’s radar, hatches, sonar dome and […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy minehunters HMAS Gascoyne and HMAS Huon achieved two firsts for their class of ships recently as they joined a Republic of Korea Navy hosted mine warfare exercise. While Gascoyne and Huon became the first units of their type to visit Korea, their trip was also the furthest north Royal Australian Navy minehunters have […]