Navy News


Somali Forces Clash With Pirates, Free Indian Ship Crew

Apr 12, 2017

Somali security forces clashed with pirates early on Wednesday and freed nine seamen kidnapped on an Indian cargo ship this month, officials said.The pirates seized the dhow Al Kausar off Somalia's coast, part of a surge of attacks after years without a reported incident…

DCNS Delivers Frigate for French Navy

Apr 11, 2017

In early April DCNS delivered the FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne to the French Navy, the fourth of the series ordered by OCCAR1 on behalf of the DGA (French armament procurement agency).Delivery of the FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne…

First Coast Guard Ancient Tridents Named

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard leaders and guests joined together Thursday to recognize Rear Admiral Linda Fagan and  Master Chief Petty Officer Richard 'Shane' Hooker, the first Ancient Tridents, at the Ancient Trident Ceremony held at the Alexander Hamilton Custom House…

Mazagon Docks to Make 3 more Scorpene-Class Subs

Mar 19, 2017

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited has approached the Indian Navy with a repeat order for three Scorpene-class submarines, reports The Hindu Businessline. The leading shipyard of the country has  French shipbuilder DCNS as its technology partner for the Scorpene submarines…

Somalia Region Sends Soldiers to Free Hijacked Ship

Mar 14, 2017

Somali forces have been sent to free a hijacked ship, a regional police official said on Tuesday. 'We are determined to rescue the ship and its crew. Our forces have set off to Alula. It is our duty to rescue ships hijacked by pirates and we shall rescue it…

Navy Female Participation Rate Continues to Climb

Mar 08, 2017

Each year on 8 March, Australian Navy joins with institutions and organisations around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognising the achievements and vital role women deliver in the workforce. In 1911, when International Women’s Day began…

Indian naval ship INS Darshak to Take up Hydrographic Survey for Sri Lanka

Mar 05, 2017

INS Darshak, a Hydrographic Survey ship of Eastern Naval Command (ENC), India departed on a two-month long deployment for undertaking two Joint Hydrographic surveys along  with the Sri Lankan Navy on 03 March 2017.  The pioneer surveys…

Asbestos on Board

Feb 21, 2017

What happens when a solution to one or many obstacles ends up becoming an even larger problem? For seamen, one such problem is asbestos.  Asbestos is a natural fiber that was mined for use in construction and household products. It became…

Pirates Kidnap Cargo Ship Crew Nigerian Waters

Feb 08, 2017

Pirates have kidnapped seven Russians and one Ukrainian after attacking the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria, the Russian embassy said on its official Twitter account.The embassy has asked Nigerian authorities to assist in locating the abducted people…

HMS Global Maritime Appoints Jaenichen as Chief Operating Officer

Jan 17, 2017

HMS Global Maritime, owner and operator of the American Queen Steamboat Company as well as 85 other U.S. flagged vessels, welcomes former Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Sr. of the U.S. Department of Transportation as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO)…

Lord West to Highlight State of UK Maritime Sector

Jan 03, 2017

On January 1, 2017, Seafarers UK, celebrated the start of its Centenary Year. To mark this anniversary, Seafarers UK is holding a number of special Centenary events around the UK during 2017, in Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow and London.On March 28…

North P&I Club Expands Loss Prevention Team

Dec 21, 2016

North P&I Club has strengthened its loss prevention team this month with the appointment of loss prevention executive John Southam, a master mariner with global experience in container, offshore, shipbuilding and consultancy roles. Together…

Video: US Navy Tests Autonomous Swarmboats

Dec 16, 2016

The U.S. Navy is examining new possibilities for autonomy in future naval missions, putting autonomous unmanned vessels to the test in a recent demonstration in the lower Chesapeake Bay. Officials from the Office of Naval Research (ONR)…

New Dry Dock at BAE Systems’ San Diego Yard

Dec 09, 2016

A new 950-foot-long, 55,000-lifting-ton floating dry dock has arrived at BAE Systems’ San Diego shipyard as part of the company’s $100 million investment in the yard to service the anticipated increase of U.S. Navy ships on the West Coast.“We…

US Navy, Queensland Partner with Industry

Dec 09, 2016

A two-day Biofutures Industry Forum hosted by the Queensland government and U.S. Navy at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre commenced today in Brisbane, Australia. The forum will bring together biofutures industry leaders from…

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