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JFD Wins DSRV Contract from Republic of Korea Navy

Jan 25, 2019

The subsea operations and manufacturing company JFD, a part of James Fisher and Sons, has received a multi-million dollar contract for the design and build of an advanced Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle (DSRV).The DSRV will be delivered as a…

Global Piracy Up in 2018, Gulf of Guinea Leads

Jan 16, 2019

Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals.Worldwide…

HMAS Ballarat Seizes 3.1 tonnes of Hashish in the Middle East

Jan 14, 2019

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about $155 million* during a boarding operation that took place 8-9 January 2019 in international waters in the Arabian Sea.The fishing vessel, known as a dhow…

Indian Navy Ship to Carry Out Hydrographic Survey in Mauritius

Dec 11, 2018

Indian Navy Ship, INS Sarvekshak, has arrived in Port Louis on a two month deployment for undertaking hydrographic surveys.It was welcomed by Hon. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Housing and Lands of the Republic of Mauritius and Shri Abhay Thakur…

UK Hydrographic Office Taps Lowe as Chief Executive

Dec 10, 2018

The U.K. Hydrographic Office has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, the current U.K. National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive, to the position of Acting Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.  Rear Admiral Lowe…

Sture oil export terminal operates as normal

Nov 13, 2018

Norway's Sture oil export terminal was operating as normal on Tuesday despite the nearby sinking of a shipwrecked navy vessel, operator Equinor said.The terminal was shut for several hours last Thursday after the Norwegian frigate collided with an oil tanker near the terminal…

Norwegian Oil, Gas Plants Restart after Ship Collision

Nov 08, 2018

An oil tanker and a Norwegian navy frigate collided off Norway's west coast on Thursday, injuring eight people and triggering the temporary shutdown of a North Sea crude export terminal, Norway's top gas processing plant and several offshore fields…

BREAKING: Tanker, Frigate Collision Shuts Down Norwegian Oil, Gas to Europe

Nov 08, 2018

Norway has been forced to close the Sture Oil Terminal near Bergen and has started closing down the nearby Kollsness gas-and-condensate terminal — a lifeline of heating gas to Europe — after an early morning collision between a $440-million frigate and an oil tanker…

Saudi-led Coalition Foils Remote Controlled Boat Attack

Oct 01, 2018

A Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement foiled an attack by two explosives-laden remote controlled boats deployed by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia's Jizan port, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday…

USMMA Class of 2022 Sworn into USNR

Sep 04, 2018

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point welcomed the Class of 2022 into the U.S. Navy Reserve Saturday in a parade and ceremony at Tomb Field on the Academy grounds. The Class was sworn in on behalf of the U.S. Navy by Capt. Steven Urwiller…

US Warns Russia Against 'Harassment' of Ships Headed to Ukraine

Aug 30, 2018

The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Russia to cease what it called 'harassment of international shipping' in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait, accusing Moscow of trying to destabilize Ukraine.'Russia's actions to impede maritime…

Iran Naval Drills Underway Amid Tensions with U.S.

Aug 02, 2018

The United States believes Iran has started carrying out naval exercises in the Gulf, apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity…

Sri Lanka Shifts Naval base to China-controlled Port City

Jul 02, 2018

Sri Lanka is shifting a naval base to a port built and controlled by China, it said on Monday, a move that will strengthen security at a harbor that foreign powers fear China could use for military purposes.The base currently in the tourist…

BAE $26B Frigate Deal: Local University Sees Opportunity

Jun 29, 2018

The University of Tasmania welcomed the announcement of BAE Systems as the successful tender for $25.8 billion SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Brigid Heywood said enormous benefits would flow to Australian…

Saudi Arabia, UAE to Establish Shipping Lane to Yemen's Hodeidah Port

Jun 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced a five-point aid plan for Yemen's Hodeidah port and surrounding areas on Wednesday, after a Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen's Houthi-held main port city.As part of the plan…

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