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  • 16 May 2013

    The revelation this week that the owner of an Algerian cargo ship whose crew was held by Somali pirates paid them $2.6 million in ransom is yet another indication that the rewards these denizens reap for their illegal, life-threatening work remain a serious stumbling block to ending maritime organized crime, AdvanFort Company President and COO […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    GAO, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, issued a report which said the lethality and survivability of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) were still largely unproven, six years after delivery of the lead ships. It said that the U.S. Navy had lowered several survivability and lethality requirements and removed several design features—making the ship both less survivable […]

  • 21 May 2014

      The United States Coast Guard has resumed search for four sailors 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Tuesday.   Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston were notified at approximately 12:30 a.m., Friday, of two 406MHz personal locator beacons registered to the 39-foot U.K.-flagged sailing vessel Cheeki […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Authorities

    For the third time in nearly five years, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has stepped down from a three-month command of the multi-national Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, after coordinating operations to deter and disrupt maritime organized crime in the Gulf of Aden as part of international counter-piracy efforts. The fact that there were […]

  • 25 April 2011
    Industry news

    The navy still wants to buy six used Type U206A submarines from Germany, because they are most suitable for its needs, navy chief Admiral Ka… (klipinghankam) [mappress] Source: klipinghankam, April 25, 2011;

  • 28 November 2012
    Industry news

    Exact date of the keel-laying ceremony of another frigate for Russian Navy has not been set so far, a source in shipbuilding industry told Central Navy Portal… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 28, 2012; Image: Military

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities

    In April ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG, and Saab AB signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding concerning the sale of the Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly named Kockums) to Saab AB.   The discussions are at a final stage but still ongoing. An agreement with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Authorities

    Chief of Radio Technical Troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Air Force (AF) Command, Col. Serhiy Vyshnevsky, denied claims that the Ukrainian AF had lost control over the Crimean air space.   According to him, the Ukrainian AF military units and formations deployed in Crimea are currently blocked and cannot provide full information. Meanwhile, it […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Authorities

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EU Naval Forces (EU NAVFOR) welcomed delegates to the 41st Shared Awareness and De-confliction (SHADE) conference on counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean in Bahrain on November 22. The diversification and proliferation of wider maritime security threats in the Gulf of Aden and the Southern Red Sea, which […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has today inspected the fire damage sustained by the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg when she caught fire in a Brisbane dockyard on Monday.   Bundaberg was undergoing a period of routine maintenance in the custody of civilian contractors when the fire started onboard, inside a […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Swedish Naval Forces have spent the weekend searching for a Russian submarine that could have been stranded underwater off the coast of Stockholm, according to media reports. 200 troops, along with helicopters and ships were a part of the hunt for the submarine, The Guardian writes. In response to the latest media reports, the Swedish Armed […]

  • 20 July 2018
    Authorities

    HMAS Parramatta recently became the first Australian Anzac-class frigate to receive new A bracket bearings while still afloat. The one-of-a-kind operation was carried out to avoid impacting the ship’s mast upgrade schedule. The A bracket bearings support the propeller shafts between the ship’s hull and the propeller, and worn bearings usually means the ship must be […]

  • 27 March 2014

    Yesterday’s search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 did not yield results, according to an upadate provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).   Three objects were spotted on Wednesday by two aircraft but were not able to be relocated despite several passes. They were unrelated to the credible satellite imagery provided to AMSA. […]

  • 22 March 2011

      The South Korean military is doing its best to avoid being ambushed by North Korea again after it sank the Navy corvette Cheonan last year… (chosun) [mappress] Source: chosun, March 22, 2011;

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Issues with oxygen systems on the U.S. Navy’s T-45 and F/A-18 aircraft causing physiological episodes (PEs) within naval aviation are yet to resolved, a navy review into the problem revealed. U.S. Navy student pilots have not been allowed to fly since March this year, following an increase in cases of hypoxia caused by problems with the Onboard Oxygen […]

  • 27 March 2016
    Authorities

    Japan has released one Royal Canadian Navy sailor who was arrested in February 2016 while the navy ship HMCS Winnipeg was docked in Japan, conducting a routine port visit. In total, three members of the ship’s crew were arrested on February 1 for allegedly using narcotics. Of the arrested, one was a civilian employee while two […]

  • 6 September 2012

    So far, Russian Navy Main HQ has not received any instructions to recommission museum cruiser Avrora, said Admiral Viktor Chirkov… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, Septembar 6, 2012

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on February 23 after an eight-and-a-half month deployment and participation in two international exercises. On Operation REASSURANCE, HMCS Winnipeg served with two Standing NATO Maritime Groups, supported NATO’s mission to build maritime situational awareness in the Mediterranean Sea, and participated in three successive multinational […]

  • 18 January 2013

    Naval and armed guard protection is working, but the seas off East and West Africa remain dangerous, warns IMB. Piracy on the world’s seas has reached a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011, the latest International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report revealed on January 16. Worldwide figures were brought […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shrunken but stable U.S. Defense Department budgets through fiscal 2015 allow the U.S. Navy an acceptable forward presence and have temporarily restored critical training and operations, but the force still faces shortfalls, backlogs and higher risks, the chief of naval operations said on Wednesday.   Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert joined Navy Secretary Ray Mabus […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Authorities

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Director of Combined Maritime Forces in the Gulf region says international efforts have led to a fall in piracy attacks against merchant shipping and local fishing dhows but the risk to trade remains high. The International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre reported just one attempted attack by Somali pirates from July 2012 to […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Canada’s navy plans to spend about $120 million to upgrade 36 torpedoes, but they still won’t work in its four submarines without further re… (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, April 8, 2011; Canada’s navy plans to spend about $120 million to upgrade 36 torpedoes, but they still won’t work in its four submarines without further […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) practice their emergency response skills during daily in-port emergency team (IET) drills.   IET drills require Sailors to respond to simulated emergency scenarios such as fires, chemical spills, flooding and many other possible shipboard casualties quickly and effectively. “It’s important to know how to respond […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of the U.S. Navy’s World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) lying in Indonesian waters appears to be intact, an analysis of data from a multi-beam sonar survey has revealed. Following a 2014 expedition, specialists from the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archeology (UA) Branch suspected the wreck was vandalized by illegal […]

  • 23 September 2013

    An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Three personnel are accounted for and stable. Search efforts continue for two remaining personnel. Assisting in the search and rescue are USS Nimitz […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Plymouth-based frigate, HMS Monmouth, has welcomed her first Commanding Officer onboard to celebrate the Ship’s 20th anniversary. Commander Graham Ramsay RN (retired) commanded the Type 23 frigate when she first joined the Senior Service. Commissioned in 1993, HMS Monmouth has more battle-honours than any other serving warship. Unlike other “Duke” class frigates, Monmouth carries a […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s minehunter Rimini (engaged in the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2) identified a mine still with its releasing device in the Black Sea.   The discovery was exceptionally uncommon, due to the absence of mud on the device and the still existing connection with the anchor, as well as the physical-chemical properties of […]

  • 21 July 2011

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have successfully blown up a huge German mine off the Essex coast. The 1,500lb Second World War device was dredged up last Friday by the vessel Congo River about seven miles off Walton-on-the-Naze. A team from Southern Diving Unit 2 in Portsmouth were faced with an initial precarious task of […]