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  • 5 April 2016

    Latvian military personnel have reported spotting a Russian Kilo-class submarine within the Baltic States’ exclusive economic zone. The National Armed Forces of Latvia wrote on Twitter, April 4, that they have identified a Russian submarine in the exclusive economic zone of 11 miles from the border of Latvia. In the past, Latvia has repeatedly reported Russian […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On September 16, HMAS Sirius celebrated her 8th birthday by returning to the water and concluding her longest and most extensive maintenance period so far.   After 6 months of contractor work, Sirius is ship shape and ready to hit the high seas to support the fleet and keep the fuel flowing. Her ship’s company […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth has sailed for the first time after an 18-month refit in Plymouth having been upgraded with the latest cutting edge technology. The ship, known as the ‘Black Duke’ after James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, sailed from HM Naval Base, Devonport, for sea trials. HMS Monmouth entered refit at […]

  • 29 April 2011

      THE Naval Service will make history next month when for the first time one of its ships carries out fishery protection duties in foreign wat… By Sean O’Riordan (irishexaminer) [mappress] Source: , April 29, 2011;

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

    One hundred and two incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released today in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report. In total, 11 vessels were reported hijacked worldwide, with […]

  • 27 March 2011

      Japan’s government revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant on Saturday, including sending workers… By Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego,March 27, 2011;

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Laboon and USS McFaul have deployed for Libyan waters anent the death of four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, Xinhua reports citing local media. The said deployment forms part of the U.S. intention to […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Exploit, Birmingham URNU’s P2000 patrol ship, is currently in Scottish waters on Operation Celtic Conquerer and has recently conducted a navigation exercise for the embarked students deep into the spectacular Loch Etive.   Loch Etive is never more than a mile wide and extends for nearly twenty miles between the foot of Glen Etive […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to conduct sea trials after spending six months dry-docked in the harbor. During sea trials, Blue Ridge will execute a series of exercises, testing every aspect of the ship and crew, from full power runs and boilers flexes to […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is cleared for flight operations after the ship and her carrier air wing completed the blue water certification as part of the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). Blue water certification is one of the final qualifications a carrier and associated air wing must go through before being […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has entered Australian waters on its way to Melbourne.  The LHD01 hull has been transported from Spain to Australia by a Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin. The trip has taken around eight weeks. “The Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin has now […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Industry news, Research & Development

    Austal has launched the first of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV’s) being built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), yesterday. Hull 390 – the future RNOV AI MUBSHIR – was successfully launched after 13 months of construction and fitout at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. Based on the proven Expeditionary Fast […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) successfully launched on June 5, from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. The third joint high speed vessel is a versatile, non-combatant, transport ship that will be used for fast intra-theater transportation of troops, military vehicles and equipment.  “This launch is an important achievement for the program, as it’s the […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Admirals hanging on a rope meters above water surface is not something sailors would consider a routine procedure. Italian Navy Admiral Andrea Gueglio, however, really wanted to try transferring from one ship to another via a material transport line. Having witnessed a resupply at sea conducted between the German Navy ships ‘Frankfurt am Main’ and ‘Karlsruhe’ […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Industry news

    Following two years of construction works, the Algerian Navy’s future flagship the Kalaat Beni-Abbes (hull number 474) landing dock ship was launched at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri on January 8th, 2014.   The amphibious vessel, displacing 8 800 tons, will now proceed to sea-trials aimed at verifying the ship’s onboard systems prior to its delivery scheduled […]

  • 24 April 2011

    Iran’s Navy will maintain its strong and “strategic” presence in international waters to help protect the interest of the Islamic Republic… (iran-daily) [mappress] Source: iran-daily, April 24, 2011

  • 16 September 2015

    In the morning of September 15, Sea and Coastal Surveillance Centre of the Lithuanian Navy detected a warship of the Russian Federation while conducting 24-7 surveillance of the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea. The Russian warship was directing civilian vessel Lavinia, which was sailing in […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s second aviation-centric amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), was launched on May 1 in Mississippi. Prior to launch, the America-class ship was translated from land to the dry dock at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard on April 9. “It was probably the most well-executed translation event that we’ve seen on a larger […]

  • 19 November 2015

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France sent its carrier strike group — GAN, with the nuclear-powered FS Charles de Gaulle as flagship to the Middle East for the second time this year. This deployment is part of a mission called Arromanches 2 and represents the eighth deployment of the French carrier strike […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Members of a Latvian explosive ordnance disposal team used demolition charges to detonate a World War II-era German bottom-mine in Estonian waters, in the Baltic Sea. The operation was conducted as part of the conducting mine countermeasures operations in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia during Exercise Open Spirit 2015. EODMU-8 is working […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Industry news

    Iranian destroyer Bayandor has hit the water once again after a major revamp that lasted over a year and a half, the Associated Press writes. The modernization of the warship, undertaken as a part of the country’s efforts to attain defense self-sufficiency, included arming the warship with anti-ship missiles, overhaul of the main engines, heat […]

  • 22 March 2013

    HMAS Childers and the crew of Ardent Six (Lieutenant Commander Chris Brough) have been instrumental in recovering 77 survivors from wreckage 60 nautical miles north of Ashmore Island. Responding to a request from the Rescue Coordination Centre Australia via Joint Task Force (JTF) 639, the Armidale Class Patrol Boat recovered all survivors from the broken […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel HMAS Leeuwin (A245) arrived in Port Moresby, in late October for a five week surveying task to chart waters in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea. The proposed survey mission is of Long Reef and Rossel Island. While in Port Moresby Harbour, Leeuwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Nic Zillman, hosted […]

  • 12 August 2011

    A spike in pirate attacks off Benin has forced dozens of ships to steer clear of the West African state’s waters, the head of the country’s… (Reuters) [mappress] Source: Reuters, August 12, 2011;

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials (RWT) in late March the Navy reported May 21. The U.S. Navy must demonstrate the seaworthiness and structural integrity of each new ship class. One of the primary ways the Navy verifies these qualities […]

  • 19 December 2014

    HMS Dragon sailed between the Pacific and Atlantic, the Patagonian Canals, on the latest stage of her second deployment. Having already navigated the manmade waterway linking the two oceans when she took over Atlantic duties from HMS Iron Duke in Panama a month ago, the Portsmouth-based Type 45 made the return journey naturally – but avoiding the […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, announced that the Royal Australian Navy would participate in a unique deployment to Australia of the Spanish Armada Ship, SPS Cantabria, with a series of training exercises in Australia from mid-February until November 2013. The Cantabria deployment will strengthen the bilateral relationship between Spain and Australia, as well as […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Netherlands Navy’s Holland-class offshore patrol vessels HNLMS Groningen left for the waters off Somalia on August 9. HNLMS Groningen is deployed under the flag of the European Union’s counterpiracy mission Atalanta. This marks the first time the Royal Netherlands Navy has sent a patrol vessel on a counterpiracy missions off the East African coast. Before […]

  • 10 January 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Russian-built submarine Hanoi held her first sea trials in Vietnamese waters on Wednesday, (January 8, 2014), Thanhnien news portal writes. The submarine, the first kilo-class to join the Vietnamese Navy, with a hull number HQ 182, arrived at the Cam Ranh naval base this month. She is expected to complete the trials today and her […]