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Damen Delivers New Sail Training Vessel to Oman Navy

On 12 September, the Royal Navy of Oman formally accepted ownership of its new sail training vessel at a ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The… [[ This is a...

EU NAVFOR Operation Commander Tours ITS Andrea Doria

During his visit to Djibouti this week, the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Martin Smith MBE, took the opportunity to visit the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, at…...

Italian Navy’s OPV Cassiopea Takes Part in Ramogepol 2014

The Italian Navy’s OPV Cassiopea, commanded by Lieutenant Michele Franceschino, recently engaged in the international exercise “Ramogepol 2014”, designed to combat marine and coastal pollution…. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Sandakan Port, Malaysia

HMAS Larrakia departed the port of Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo, on September 22, after a two-day stopover. The Armidale Class Patrol Boat, with Attack 4 embarked, is one week into a six-week… [[ This is...

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 15 Fishermen

Sri Lanka Naval craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 15 fishermen with 2 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing. The persons were apprehended in the seas off… [[ This is...

ATG Undergoes Drills aboard USS TR

The Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic, from Naval Station Norfolk, came aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sept. 16, to conduct 25 days of training underway for Tailored… [[ This is...

Navy Orders DSIT Solutions’ DDS System

DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, Inc., announced that a leading Mediterranean Navy has placed an order for its AquaShield™ Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system. The system is… [[ This is a...

Giddy Up Zumwalt Sailors!

The Precommissioning Unit for DDG-1000, Zumwalt, visited Maine’s U.S. Marine Reserve Center Sept. 18 to practice with small arms, take down techniques and force protection skills. … [[ This is a content summary only....

USS Whidbey Island Marines Engage in Ship Operations

Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted ship operations near Onslow Beach, North Carolina, with the USS Whidbey Island Sept. 9 and 10. … [[ This is a content...

Marines Board USS Theodore Roosevelt

Two hundred Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, embarked aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) Sept. 16 for training in preparation for TR’s upcoming… [[ This is a content...

USS Peleliu Joins ESG 7. Prepares for CERTEX

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), lead ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG), embarked the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 for patrol in the 7th Fleet area of… [[...

HII Authenticates USS Ralph Johnson Keel

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Sept. 23. The keel was authenticated by ship sponsor… [[ This is...

Future USS Ralph Johnson Keel Authenticated

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Sept. 23. The keel was authenticated by ship sponsor and military wife...

Almirante Juan de Borbón Trains in Sea Breeze

The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’, integrated into SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), is currently deployed in the Black Sea participating in exercise ‘Sea Breeze’… [[ This is a content summary...

RNZN completes sea trials of new frigate bridge system

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) ANZAC-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha has completed sea acceptance trials of an integrated bridge system developed by Canadian naval systems developer OSI Maritime. Lieutenant Commander Vicki Rendall, of...

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