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Chinese Naval Ships to Visit Portsmouth, UK

Three Chinese Naval ships will arrive in Portsmouth next week for a formal visit aimed at enhancing military understanding between the UK and China. Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and hundreds of… [[ This is...

Submarine’s Crew Celebrate Divisions in Scotland

Escaping the elements are the men of Her Majesty’s Ship Victorious, charged with the most important task among the Royal Navy’s many missions around the globe: the nation’s continuous at sea… [[ This is...

USS Donald Cook Arrives in Bulgaria

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 8. Donald Cook’s visit to Bulgaria reaffirms to NATO… [[ This is a content...

US Coast Guard Rescues 2 from Burning Vessel

The US Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two men after they grounded their burning vessel on Freemason Island, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification… [[ This is a content...

RSS Valour Ends Search for AirAsia Plane, Returns Home

Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) ship Victory-class missile corvette RSS Valour returned to Tuas Naval Base on January 5th, after having been deployed for eight days in the Indonesian-led… [[ This is a content...

Navy, Australian Federal Police on Task in Middle East

Royal Australian Navy staff from the Combined Maritime Forces counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), did not let the festive season interrupt their important work in Bahrain… [[ This is a content...

Sri Lankan Navy Rescues Two

Naval personnel of the Rapid Response Rescue and Release Squadron (4Rs) and the naval diver attached to the KKD Naval Deployment of the Northern Naval Command rescued two civilians (two women) from… [[ This...

CSG 4 Kicks Off COMPUTEX

With the temperatures dipping into the 20s and wind chills making it feel even colder, Sailors onboard several Navy vessels pulled lines, set sail and moved one step closer to deployment, Jan. 8…. [[...

Navy Deploys a Frigate for the Last Time

The deployment of the USS Kaufman marks a historic turn for naval surface warfare, signifying the end of an era for the Oliver Hazard Perry-class Navy Frigates as the Kaufman will be the last...

US drops transfer of two frigates to Turkey

In a little noticed move during the holiday season, US president Barack Obama signed legislation authorising the transfer of surplus US frigates to Taiwan and Mexico, but which excluded Turkey. Turkey had been included...

Three Greek frigates upgraded to carry S-70B

The Hellenic Navy has certified three of its nine Elli (Kortenaer)-class frigates for accepting the Sikorsky S-70B Aegean Hawk helicopter. Work had been conducted at the Salamis Naval Base’s Technical Directorate to strengthen the...

France orders two Caribbean patrol vessels

The French defence procurement agency (the DGA) has ordered two light patrol vessels from Socarenam for the French Navy. The two Patrouilleur Léger Guyanais (PLG) vessels will be used for patrol and surveillance missions...

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