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Hoping to Extend Maritime Reach, China Lavishes Aid to Pakistan

Dec 19, 2017

China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy. Beijing has built a school…

INS Kalvari Commissioned into the Indian Navy

Dec 14, 2017

The Prime Minister of India,  Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari (S-21), the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75 (Kalvari Class) into the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 14 December 2017…

Indian Navy Rescues Cyclonic Storm Victims in the Sea

Dec 04, 2017

Indian Navy's search and rescue operations continued for the third day over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'OCKHI'.   The ships deployed by the Southern Naval Command include IN Ships Sagardhwani…

Australia Announces Offshore Patrol Vessel

Nov 24, 2017

The much awaited announcement for the replacement to the current Armidale Class patrol boats was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Russell Offices in Canberra. Lürssen was named as the prime contractor for the 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) with the Australian PV80 variant…

EU Leads the Way with Ambitious Action for Cleaner and Safer Seas

Oct 06, 2017

At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas.  Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide…

Metal Shark Wins USN PB(X) Contract

Oct 02, 2017

Metal Shark won the contract to produce the U.S. Navy’s next-generation patrol boat, the PB(X), the replacement for the fleet of force protection boats currently in use with Navy Expeditionary Combad Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF). Subject to annual appropriations…

India's INS Satavahana Concludes Basic Submarine Course

Sep 23, 2017

Passing out ceremony of Basic Submarine Courses for Sindhughosh and Shishumar Class was held at Submarine School, INS Satavahana on 22 Sep 17.  A total of 39 officers and 47 sailors successfully completed their training and will now be…

Australian Navy: Getting On Board the Gap Year

Sep 18, 2017

The Australian Defence Force Gap Year – Navy is an opportunity for young Australians to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program, with no further obligations on the participant to continue to serve. The…

Garamendi Receives Navy League's Hirsch Award

Sep 18, 2017

U.S. Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, received the Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Navy League of the United States…

US Amphibious Assault Ships Relief Mission in Virgin Islands

Sep 07, 2017

The amphibious assault ships USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) along with the Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are supporting the lead federal agency in providing humanitarian relief efforts for Hurricane Irma…

Florida Navy Bases Prepare for Irma

Sep 06, 2017

Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, directed the evacuation of non-essential personnel and family members from Naval Air Station Key West…

USS America Pulls into Changi Naval Base

Aug 21, 2017

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived Aug. 21 at Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore and is moored across the pier from the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).  While in Singapore, America will provide…

Australian Submariner Memorial Dedication

Aug 18, 2017

Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, joined Rear Admiral Mike Noonan, Deputy Chief of the Navy, and veterans to dedicate a memorial on the site of ex-HMAS Platypus, Australia’s decommissioned east coast submarine base, honoring all who have died while serving in Australian submarines…

UKHO Supports HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth

Aug 16, 2017

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has supported the safe arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth by providing specialist marine geospatial and hydrographic expertise and data capabilities. Following initial dredging operations…

Crowley Awards USMMA Midshipman Pisarski

Jul 31, 2017

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently presented U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Midshipman Sara Pisarski with the company’s Maritime Security Enhancement Award. The Maritime Security Enhancement Award, established in 2003, gives a one-time…

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