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Commander of French Submarine Forces Pays Visit to NATO MARCOM

The Commander of French Submarine and Strategic Oceanic Forces (ALFOST), Vice Admiral Louis-Michel Guillaume, and his Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Captain Bertrand Dumoulin, visited NATO… [[ This is a content summary only....

George Washington CSG Welcomes JMSDF during Keen Sword 15

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy’s 7th Fleet Sailors Get Protective Garments

Specialists with Griffin Technologies fit US Navy’s 7th Fleet Sailors with chemical, biological and radiological masks and protective garments during a week-long customized fit session to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Two US Naval Ships Collide in the Gulf of Aden

Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m. (GMT) with no injuries to crew members. USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO...

US, Japanese Military Leaders Discuss Future Cooperation

US and Japanese military leaders embarked Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 18 during Exercise Keen Sword 15. Vice Adm. Robert Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet,… [[ This is a...

Exercise Cooperation Spirit Launches in China

Defence force personnel from Australia are in China for Exercise Cooperation Spirit 2014 which begins today. The exercise aims to enhance coordination and cooperation between Australia, China and New… [[ This is a content...

USS Abraham Lincoln Gets Ready to Fight a Fire

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) received training on hose-handling procedures on November 17. Chief petty officers and first class petty officers from… [[ This is a content summary...

New Maritime Research Centre Opened in Portsmouth

UK Minister for Portsmouth Matthew Hancock opened a new £4 million centre for research into unmanned autonomous boats, submarines and other vessels on November 17. This market is estimated to be… [[ This is...

Two US Naval Ships Collide In Gulf of Aden

Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m. (GMT) with no injuries to crew members. USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO...

SNMCMG1 Sails into London, UK

Seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under command of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in London for a routine port visit. SNMCMG1 is… [[ This is a content summary...

Malaysian Navy’s Vessel Sinking in Lumut, Perak

KD Perantau 151, a Malaysian Navy’s hydrography ship, sank partially at the Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Lumut, Perak. The vessel was docked at the shipyard for maintenance works when it… [[ This...

USS Donald Cook Completes SRA in Rota, Spain

Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota completed its first selected restricted availability (SRA) on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

US, JSDF Conclude Exercise Keen Sword 15

U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up Exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off...

Australian Navy’s Remaining LCHs Lower White Ensign

As the sun slipped below the horizon, the Australian White Ensign was lowered for the final time on Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH). Past and present crew from HMA Ships Brunei,… [[...

Australian DF: Russian Flotilla Leaves Coral Sea

Australian Defence Force vessels and aircraft have completed monitoring a Russian Surface Task Group that was operating in the Coral Sea to Australia’s north. The Russian ships did not enter… [[ This is a...

HMAS Toowoomba Stops 388 Kilos of Heroin off Africa

HMAS Toowoomba has intercepted a vessel carrying approximately 388 kilograms of heroin in international waters off the east coast of Africa. The drug seizure on 17 November 2014 was part of a… [[ This...

HMNZS Canterbury Changes Command

In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke. Chief of… [[ This is a...

Australia decommissions last Balikpapan-class LCHs

The last three of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) 45 m Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) were decommissioned in Cairns on 20 November. The 364-tonne vessels – HMAS Brunei , HMAS Labuan , and...

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