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Operation RENDER SAFE 14 Makes Good Progress

An Australian Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has already made safe more than 6000 kilograms of World War II munitions during the first week of Operation RENDER SAFE 14 in Bougainville,… [[ This...

WHOI Bags US Navy Undersea Services Contract

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was awarded a $35,5 million contract for engineering and technical services for the US Navy. The contract will support the Navy in developing, assessing,… [[ This is a content summary...

Image of the Day: Super Hornet Prepares to Launch

An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 106 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore… [[ This...

Russian Naval Ship Moskva Leaves Singapore

The Russian Naval Ship “Moskva” left Singapore after a short port replenishment visit. The Black Sea Fleet vessel continues to perform its tasks in the Pacific Ocean after it replenished its stocks… [[ This...

F-35C completes first carrier-based arrested landing

A Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego, California, on 3 November, the US Navy announced. Commander Tony Wilson landed carrier...

HMAS Toowoomba, USNS Big Horn Engage in RAS

On 17 October HMAS Toowoomba conducted replenishment at sea with United States Navy Ship (USNS) Big Horn. USNS Big Horn supplied Toowoomba with 213 cubic meters of F-76 marine diesel, and nine cubic… [[...

INS Kora Gets Scraped by Merchant Vessel

A minor incident involving INS Kora and merchant vessel Madelieine Rickmers has been reported approximately 300 NM at sea from Visakhapatnam, wherein INS Kora was scraped by the merchant vessel in… [[ This is...

USCG Cutter Alert Ends Counter-Drug Patrol

The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria on Sunday following a counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of South and Central America. Alert’s crew members… [[...

Indian Navy Ships Vsit Port Louis, Mauritius

Three Indian Navy ships, INS Mumbai, INS Talwar and INS Deepak, arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius, on October 31. The visit aims towards bolstering bilateral ties and reinforcing cooperation in… [[ This is a...

Babcock Canada Wins CCGS Des Groseilliers Deal

The Government of Canada has awarded a $4.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc for refit and Vessel Life Extension work on Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Des Groseilliers. The shipyard portion of… [[...

USS Mount Whitney Back in Its Italian Homeport

U.S. 6th Fleet’s command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returned to its homeport of Gaeta, Italy, following routine operations to the Black Sea, Oct. 31. During the underway,… [[ This is...

Pakistan to Acquire Global Response Cutters in $350M Sale

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan for GRC43M Cutters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $350 million. The...

HMS Severn Prepares for Atlantic Patrol North Mission

UK Navy’s vessels HMS Severn and Tyne sailed in company in the waters off Scotland’s west coast as they prepared for very different missions. Tyne is safeguarding the nation’s fishing stocks by… [[ This...

USS Philippine Docks in Barcelona, Spain

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Barcelona, Spain for a scheduled four day port visit, Nov. 1. The visit marks the ship’s 10th total port visit during… [[ This is...

USS Truxtun Pays Visit to Villefranche-sur-Mer, French

The guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in the southern French anchorage of Villefranche-sur-Mer for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. The visit serves as a means to enhance… [[ This is...

New Commander aboard USS Stockdale

Command of guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) passed from Cmdr. Bo Johns to Cmdr. Sean Grunwell during a traditional change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 30. Johns… [[ This...

Future USS Daniel Inouye Launched

Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31. This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the… [[...

USS Sampson Deploys to the Western Pacific Ocean

The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) departed Oct. 31 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. The ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer… [[ This...

Marseille, France Hosts USS George H.W. Bush

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Marseille, France for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. Sailors will get the opportunity to relax and enjoy the vibrant culture of Marseille. USS George H.W…....

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