Kongsberg Sonar for New Norwegian Coast Guard Ships

August 19, 2020 – Kongsberg Maritime is celebrating the signing of a contract with Vard to deliver its market-leading sonars to the Norwegian Coastguard. The sonars will be used on board three new craft planned for launch between 2022 and 2024, replacing the existing Nordkapp-class vessels. KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-metre, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast…

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Japan International Cooperation Agency Financing Six Coast Guard Ships for Vietnam

July 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi on July 28, targeting the “Marine Security Capacity Building Project” with a limit of ¥36,626 million. We signed (Loan Agreement: L/A). The South China Sea has a high risk of marine accidents…

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BAE Systems sells six Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats to Austal for new Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Ships

June 17, 2020 – The RIBs, built and customized in BAE Systems’ Boats factory in Portsmouth, UK are being supplied to Australia’s Austal to equip two Cape-class Patrol Boats they are building for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. The P24 is a small and agile boat that can be deployed for a variety of tasks from counter-piracy and counter-narcotics…

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Patrol Ship Chiaya Launched for Taiwanese Coast Guard

June 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 9 am to 10 am today (2), President Tsai Ing-wen, together with Chairman of the Ocean Commission Li Zhongwei, Director of the Maritime Patrol Administration Chen Guoen and Chairman of Taiwan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Chairman Zheng Wenlong co-chaired the “4000 The naming and launching ceremony of the first ship of the tonnage patrol…

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Vietnamese Fishing Vessel Sunk By Chinese Coast Guard

April 4, 2020 (VNA) – Vietnam has lodged an official complaint with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel near the former’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said on April 3. The Vietnamese vessel, number QNg 90617 TS, with eight fishermen on board, was fishing near Phu Lam…

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