Shipyard finishes maintenance on USS Connecticut

September 6, 2019 – Returning another strategic asset to service with the fleet, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility completed its work on USS Connecticut (SSN 22) Sept. 5. Connecticut had moved out of the shipyard’s Dry Dock 4 on Aug. 10 to put the finishing touches on its five-and-a-half-month period of maintenance and modernization, formally known as a docking continuous maintenance availability. Shipyard personnel invested more than 30,200 man-days into the effort on Connecticut, which began March 26 when the sub entered dry dock. “Maintaining and modernizing…

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TKMS Calls 7th International SubCon2019 a Great Success

September 6, 2019 – “one family. world wide. deep down.” was the motto of the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon 2019, which took place from 3 to 5 September 2019 under the patronage of Norbert Brackmann, member of the Bundestag and Maritime Coordinator of the Federal Government of Germany. The three-day conference hosted by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems served as an exchange about innovations, their applications and experiences in the use of submarines between navies and industry from around the world. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems said, “The…

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ORCCA: New combat system for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines unveiled

September 6, 2019 – At the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon 2019 kta naval systems, a joint venture of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Kongsberg, presented its new combat system for non-nuclear submarines. The system called ORCCA combines for the first-time maximum adaptability with the highest level of IT security. It enables its operator to conduct an integrated data analysis from a wide range of systems on board via one multifunctional console – for a sound and quick decision-making process. Kathrin Rohloff, CEO of kta naval systems: “ORCCA is the most…

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TKMS Unveils 4th Generation Fuel Cell System

June 9, 2019 – During its quadrennial SubCon submarine conference held in Kiel, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems unveiled the 4th Generation Fuel Cell (FC4G) for submarine applications after having finished an extensive test program with more than 70,000 operating hours in the test environment. This is an improvement of an already unrivalled and proven system. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “Our customers have been using our fuel cell systems for more than 15 years now. With this 4th generation we are making something great even greater. This is…

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Visit of Indian Naval Ships to Sihanoukville, Cambodia

September 5, 2019 – As part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to South East Asia and Western Pacific, Indian Navy ships Sahyadri and Kiltan are making a port call at Sihanoukville, Cambodia from 05 – 08 Sep 19. The ships are part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the Operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, based at Visakhapatnam. The port call is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Cambodia. IN Ships Sahyadri, under the command of Capt Ashwin Arvind and Kiltan, under the command of…

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INS Tarkash at Lagos, Nigeria

September 5, 2019 – As part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Lagos, Nigeria today, on 05 Sep 19 for a three day visit. The port call has been scheduled to celebrate the 60th anniversary of establishing of diplomatic relations between India and Nigeria. INS Tarkash, commanded by Captain Sathish Vasudev, is one of the most potent frontline frigates of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors. The ship is part of…

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Death of Admiral Louzeau

September 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Former Chief of Staff of the Navy and 1st Commander of France’s first nuclear submarine-launcher (SNLE): The Redoutable, Admiral Bernard Louzeau died on the night of 5-6 September 2019. The Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of the Naval Staff pays tribute to him ” 1st commander of the Redoutable, CEMM from 1987 to 90, he built the navy today. His penetrating intelligence, his strategic vision, the quality of his commandment have marked those who served him. It will remain an example and a reference. ”…

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USCGC Mellon returns after 80-day Joint Canada/US patrol of Pacific Ocean

September 6, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), including two Canadian fishery officers, returned to their homeport of Seattle Sunday after an 80-day patrol detecting and deterring illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity in the Pacific Ocean. IUU fishing deprives the international economy of billions of dollars and undermines the livelihoods of legitimate fish harvesters around the world. It impacts food security, affecting millions of people, including many vulnerable coastal communities. Combatting global IUU fishing through international partnerships is a priority for Canada and the United…

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UK Adds 15 to Protection of Military Remains Act Protected List

September 2, 2019 – The final resting places of 571 people who lost their lives at sea around the UK will be protected by the Ministry of Defence. The wrecks of another 15 ships and submarines – including seven U-boats – will be given additional legal protection by Whitehall as it adds to an already-extensive list of hallowed sites enshrined in UK law. Among the shipwrecks now covered by the 1986 Protection of Military Remains Act is one of Scotland’s worst wartime tragedies. The yacht Iolaire struck rocks close to…

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China confirms wreck site of battleship from First Sino-Japanese War

September 2, 2019 – Chinese archeologists said Monday they have confirmed the wreck site of a Chinese battleship sunk in the Yellow Sea by the invading Japanese fleet in 1894. An archaeological team has also retrieved more than 150 shipwrecked relics from the Dingyuan Battleship, the flagship vessel of the Beiyang Fleet of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) sunk in the First Sino-Japanese War, according to a seminar held on Liugong Island, Shandong Province. The discovery came after two months of an underwater survey jointly carried out by the Underwater Cultural…

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