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Ulstein Starts Working on Patrolling Vessels

Ulstein Group, a company engaged in ship building and ship design activities, presents their Discovery Series concept, which includes three different vessels in the Exploration, Cruising and Coastal… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Ross Leaves the Black Sea

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed the Black Sea June 3, 2015, after a series of engagements to promoted peace and stability in the region. Ross’ presence in… [[ This...

Bonhomme Richard ARG Deploys

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), underway in the East China Sea, will soon be joined by additional vessels. Bonhomme Richard ARG, which began a new deployment today, June 3, will be joined by USS…...

Spanish Navy Conducts Cleaning Campaign off Gran Canaria

Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Meteoro’ has been actively participating in the anti-pollution efforts after the Russian trawler ‘Oleg Naydenov’ sank south of Gran Canaria. The OPV… [[ This is a content summary...

EUNAVFOR Force Commander Tours ITS Grecale

On Saturday 30 May 2015, Operation Atalanta warship, ITS Grecale, which is currently deployed as part of the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia, hosted the Force Commander EU Naval Force, Rear…...

HMS Quorn Clears Historic Minefields off Estonia

Portsmouth based Minehunter HMS Quorn has spent the past two weeks taking part in a NATO operation to clear historic minefields off the coast of Estonia. Called “Open Spirit”, the operation is an… [[...

SA Navy’s Simulation Centre Officially Opened

On Friday, 29 May 2015 the Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane, cut the ribbon as a symbol to officially open the Simulation Centre at SAS SIMONSBERG (Maritime Warfare… [[...

Image of the Day: Air-Power Demonstration

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air-power demonstration. The… [[ This is a content...

New Landing Ships Delivered to Finnish Navy

On June 3rd, the Finnish Navy received its first three U-700 class (Watercat M18 AMC) landing ships in Raseborg. The new ship class is called “Jehu”. The Finnish Navy has ordered a total… [[...

Tradewinds 2015 Deals with Stopping Non-Compliant Vessels

Military and law enforcement officials from 14 nations participating in Tradewinds 2015, collaborate to discuss and practice tactics in stopping non-compliant vessels June 1 in Christophe Harbour at… [[ This is a content summary...

Welcome Home HMAS Success!

After six months conducting maritime counter terrorism, counter piracy and maritime support operations in the Middle East, HMAS Success returned home to Garden Island, Sydney today. The ship’s… [[ This is a content summary...

Japan Takes Command of Combined Task Force 151

Japan made history on Sunday 31 May as it took command of a multi-national task force for the first time since the Second World War. The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force will lead Combined...

South Korea, US stage major joint anti-submarine exercise

South Korea and the United States kicked off a major anti-submarine drill on Monday, weeks after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The three-day exercise, aimed at tackling provocations...

HMS Portland Sails to the Faroe Islands

HMS Portland has visited the Faroe Islands and became the first Royal Navy warship to visit the small island nation in 25 years. The frigate visited the Faroes – half way between Norway and...

US Army, Navy EOD Technicians Train Together

U.S. Army and U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, technicians trained together at sea during the May Underway exercise. Army EOD Soldiers from the Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico-based… [[ This is...

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