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OPV Tarifa Concludes Fisheries Campaign

The Spanish Navy’s OPV Tarifa completed a fisheries control campaign in the Mediterranean Sea. Tarifa started her deployment on April 13 when she departed Cartagena and since then monitored the… [[ This is a...

Sri Lankan Delegation Tours USS Carl Vinson

A Sri Lankan delegation, which included the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera and senior SLN officers, visited the USS Carl Vinson (CVN90), a nuclear-powered aircraft… [[ This is a...

Somaliland CG Trains with HNLMS Johan de Witt

Crewmembers from EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, have trained young officers from the Somaliland Coast Guard off the coast of Berbera. On 23 and 24 April the young officers were invited…...

NATO Vessels Depart Exercise Joint Warrior

Three of NATO’s Standing Naval Forces have completed their participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 15-1: Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures… [[ This is a content summary...

FS Var Takes Care of Local Fishermen

On the 17th of April, in the North of the Arabian Sea, the French Ship (FS) Var’s boarding team assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) gave medical… [[...

Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Carries Out VBSS Drills

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, conducts a helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure training exercise with Range Support Craft (RSC) 1. … [[ This is a...

TCG Gediz Takes a Rest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Turkish naval ship TCG Gediz arrived to the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 26 for a two-day visit. TCG Gediz is on her way from Mumbai to port Klang in Malaysia. The...

USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

US Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrived to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Saturday. The vessel is in the Shipyard for planned maintenance work and several… [[ This is a content summary...

Sri Lanka Navy Helps with Trawlers Handover

The Sri Lanka Navy facilitated to handover 16 Indian fishing trawlers which had been released by the court, and remaining in Sri Lanka until the owners of the trawlers make arrangements to take them…...

HMCS Athabaskan Holds Fleet Week New Orleans Reception

The Royal Canadian Navy’s top officer hosted allied participants of Fleet Week New Orleans April 25 aboard the Royal Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan. Vice Adm. Mike Norman,… [[ This is a content...

USNS Guadalupe Overhaul Deal Awarded

Vigor Marine LLC is being awarded an $8,7 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and drydocking availability of the USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), a Military Sealift… [[ This is a content...

USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software

US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk April 26 following the field-testing of the Navy’s new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls… [[ This is a content summary...

Carl Vinson Rests in Fremantle Port, Perth

United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson accompanied by guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and guided missile destroyer USS Gridley arrived at Fremantle Port on Sunday April 26 on a… [[ This...

HMAS Anzac Hosts Prime Minister of Australia

On the eve of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, the crew of HMAS Anzac was joined by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbot, and the Chief of the Australian Defence...

USS Pearl Harbor Appoints New Commander

US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Midway (CV 41) Museum, April 24. In the time-honored ceremony...

Officials Find Cocaine in North Sea Boat Raid

A quantity of cocaine has been seized following a joint NCA, Border Force and Royal Navy operation in the North Sea. Acting on intelligence supplied by the NCA, the ocean-going tug MV Hamal was…...

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