Hawaii-bound BRP Jose Rizal makes stopover in Guam

August 3, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first missile-frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), has made a stopover over Naval Base Guam Sunday, on its way to join the Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020) which will be held off Honolulu, Hawaii from August 17 to 31. “Said layover was intended for refueling, re-provisioning, and other health and…

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HMS Trent Commissions and Deploys on Same Day

August 3, 2020 – The most important day in HMS Trent’s short service career has seen her receive her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment this afternoon. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian deters international crime and…

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Search & Rescue Concluded for Eight Missing Off Camp Pendleton

August 2, 2020 – After an extensive 40-hour search, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). I Marine Expeditionary force. and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) concluded their search and rescue operation for seven missing Marines and one Sailor, today. All eight service members are presumed deceased. The 15th MEU and the ARG leadership determined that there was little…

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High North 2020 Completed

July 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, July 28, 2020, Alliance ship returned to the Norwegian port of Tromsø, thus closing the High North20, before three Arctic research campaigns of the three-year High North 2020-2022 program. The research activities and scientific objectives of High North20 have been achieved, while respecting the stringent health protocols aimed at containing the emergency COVID…

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Seafuture Rescheduled for 2021 in La Spezia

July 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – In view of the current international health emergency, the consequent regulations released by the government and the international trade fair calendar, in order to make the event safe, Italian Blue Growth Srl, the organizing company of Seafuture, in consultation with its partners, the Italian Navy, AIAD, Regione Liguria, Chamber of Commerce of the Riviere…

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Amerigo Vespucci Celebrates San Giorgio Bridge Opening

August 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – After a short stop at anchor in the splendid waters of the Gulf of Palmas, Sant’Antioco, the sailing school ship Amerigo Vespucci of the Navy, engaged in the education campaign for the first-class official students of the Naval Academy, will set course to Genoa where, on 3 August, he will participate in the inauguration…

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U.S. Navy identifies Sailor who died in Guam

August 1, 2020 – Gerald William Turner, Jr., 23, a Gunner’s Mate Seaman assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) was pronounced dead at 2:08 p.m., July 30, 2020 at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. Turner was found unresponsive within a designated liberty area at Naval Base Guam during a scheduled port visit. Three search and…

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ARC Gloria Begins Three Week Training Cruise With No Shore Leave

August 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Friday, July 31, the ARC ship “Gloria” will set sail from Cartagena to a new voyage, in which 77 Cadets, including 14 women from the Naval Cadet School “Almirante Padilla”, will advance their training cruise as future Officers of the Colombian Navy, complying with the biosecurity protocols established by the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

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HS Ypoploiarchos Karathanasis Commissioned

July 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the ceremony of naming and joining the Navy of the newly built Rapid Missile Patrol “Ypoploiarchos Karathanasis” took place at the Rapid Vessel Command in the area of ​​the Skaramaga Naval Fort. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of National Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, the Deputy Minister of National…

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