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Nigeria: Agency Battling Piracy, Crime in Maritime Domain

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 18:12 AAFonline Patrick Akpobolokemi, Director-General of NIMASA, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, reported on the last two years of NIMASA acquiring operational and enforcement capability and claimed...

Pak Navy Submarine Joins Naval Drills in Jubail

The Pakistani Navy submarine Hamza docked at the Royal Saudi Naval Forces Base in Jubail where both navies conducted joint exercises on May 6 and May 11. Following its arrival, several meetings were held...

Sailor Who Hit Pedestrian Faces DUI Charge

29-year-old man who police say struck and killed a pedestrian with his Jeep this weekend at the Oceanfront had a blood alcohol content of 0.25. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

Illinois Man Hacked US Navy, Others

A Salem, Ill. community college student and an enlisted man on an aircraft carrier hacked into U.S. Navy computer systems. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

Qatar buys coast guard boats from Antalya’s Ares

Turkey and Qatar strengthened their relations in a recent agreement in which Qatar’s coast guard pledged to purchase 17 high-speed boats from Antalya-based Ares Shipyard Ltd. The agreement was signed March 26th at the...

US internal politics hinder arming of key allies

A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-US Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Here, the Turkish frigate Gelibolu, ex-USS Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar,...

USS Vandegrift Returns after Rescue at Sea

SAN DIEGO — The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrived at Naval Base San Diego April 9 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a...

Sailor Found Dead at Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth was temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a sailor was found dead on base, a spokesman said. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

Navy Says Goodbye to Sailor Killed in Line of Duty

NORFOLK — Hundreds of sailors packed a Norfolk Naval Station auditorium April 7 to honor Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo , the military police officer who was shot and killed last month aboa…...

Fleet Week New York Scheduled to Return

NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced dates for the 26th Fleet Week New York. Fleet Week New York, taking place May 21- 27, is the city’s time-honored celebration...

Navy Christens Research Vessel Neil Armstrong

ARLINGTON, Va. — Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder joined family members of the late Neil Armstrong March 29 to christen the Navy’s newest research ship, named for the legendary a… …read...

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