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Category: Naval

LLS Alexander Shabalin Enters Mediterranean Sea

Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Shabalin has sailed into the Mediterranean Sea where it will conduct firing exercises. The vessel will become a part of the permanent task force,… [[ This is...

HMAS Newcastle: White Ribbon World Record Attempt

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… [[ This...

Damen’s SAR Vessel Wins ‘Ship of the Year Award’

Damen and its partners have won the Royal Netherlands Society for Marine Engineering (KNVTS) ‘Ship of the Year Award’ for Nh1816, the first of a series of the SAR 1906, a revolutionary new Search…...

New Zealand Lends a Wing to Operation Atalanta

Between 24 October and 6 November 2014 the Royal New Zealand Air Force contributed to the European Union’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. This is the first time… [[ This...

Image of the Day: Impressive Flares Discharge

In early November, ITS Andrea Doria’s EH 101 helicopter carried out an impressive flares discharge as part of a training exercise. When authorized, ITS Andrea Doria’s EH101 helicopter starts the… [[ This is a...

Nigerian admiral begs European partners for naval vessels

Friday, November 7, 2014 – 14:53 AAF Online Following increase in maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Obiora Charles Medani, has...

Twelve Somalis acquitted of piracy in Mauritius

Friday, November 7, 2014 – 14:47 AAF Online Twelve Somali men tried for piracy were acquitted on Thursday, 6 November, in Mauritius for lack of evidence, court officials said. This ended a year-long trial...

BNS Leopold I Pays Visit to Kenyan Fishing Vessel

EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I carried out a friendly approach on a Kenyan fishing vessel in the Somali Basin. The fishing vessel has been initially sighted by the Belgian Navy warship’s… [[...

Exercise Distant Shores: Submarine Search

Exercise Distant Shores continues off the south western coast of Western Australia, involving a series of anti-submarine warfare exercises by a force of Australian, New Zealand and Japanese ships… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Anzac Starts Testing Her Combat Systems

After a long period out of the water and alongside conducting her Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade, HMAS Anzac has sailed from Fleet Base West and made a big splash, firing two MU90 Practice…...

USS Pioneer Holds Change of Command

US Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) conducted a change of command ceremony November 5. LCDR Bobby J. Rowden relieved LCDR Todd B. Penrod as commanding officer… [[ This is a...

CNP Holds All-Hands Call for CVN 72 and CVN 78

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran and enlisted advisor Fleet Master Chief April Beldo held an all-hands call for Sailors assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and… [[ This is...

USS Cole, P-3C Orion Engage in Mavi Balina

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) and P-3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) will participate in the Turkish-led maritime exercise Mavi Balina, taking place Nov. 6-14 in the… [[ This is...

USS Philippine Sea Leaves Barcelona, Spain

Guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) departed Barcelona, Spain after completing a scheduled port visit, Nov. 5. While in Barcelona, the crew was able to participate in a variety of tours… [[ This...

New Commander aboard USS Bataan

Capt. John Carter relieved Capt. George J. Vassilakis as commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Nov. 5 during a change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay… [[...

US Navy to Christen LCS Montgomery

The US Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Montgomery Nov. 8 during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard, will… [[ This...

US Navy Simultaneously Tests Raytheon Missiles

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, a U.S. Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones successfully engaged ballistic and cruise missile targets simultaneously with a Raytheon-made Standard… [[ This is a content summary only....

UK Navy Takes Part in IMCMEX

Nearly 1,500 Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines, specialist divers are engaged in the world’s largest naval exercise dealing with the threat of mines. The core of the Royal Navy’s presence in the… [[ This...

HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, unveiled the ship’s bell recovered from the recently discovered Franklin Expedition… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Meritorious Unit Commendation Awarded to USS Asheville

The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) was presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) by Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet,… [[ This is a content...

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