USNS Brunswick Makes First Visit to Pohnpei Federated States of Micronesia

Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) made its first port visit to Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 25-30. Brunswick’s visit was part of a goodwill tour to the area, designed to maintain regional stability in the Western Pacific. While in port, Navy and Marine Corps personnel from U.S. Pacific Fleet, Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, U.S. 3rd Fleet, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Commander Task Force (CTF) 33 conducted site surveys for future medical engagements and engineering projects in Oceania. To celebrate friendship and continued…

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Deltamarin signs contract with Rauma Marine Constructions to join the design team of Finnish Navy project

Deltamarin has signed contracts with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the basic design of deck outfitting and machinery for the vessels to be built in the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2020 project. The work will be done on the client’s premises in Rauma and Turku and will last until spring 2018. “Deltamarin is well-known for passenger ship designs, especially ro-pax ferries, and cargo ship designs, for example bulk carriers and special vessels. However, over the years we have also participated in several navy and coastguard projects. We are now very proud…

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Trident Warrior 2017 Paves Way for Future At-Sea Experimentation

In its 15th year of execution, Trident Warrior (TW) explored innovative solutions through fleet experimentation during various evolutions off the coast of southern California from June to August. Directed by the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), and supported by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F), TW17 featured at-sea experimentation of more than 20 critical maritime initiatives. Participants in TW17 included organizations such as SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Pacific, Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I), Naval Information Forces…

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Navy in Vietnam Remembered

Commemorative services for Vietnam Veterans’ Day involving both current and former Royal Australian Navy members took place across the country recently with Navy’s Western Australian-based personnel attending services at War Memorials in Port Kennedy and the City of Joondalup. The Port Kennedy service was well attended and included children from local schools as well as many veterans. The service was again arranged by the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA with Executive Officer HMAS Stirling, Commander Milton Treeby, laying a wreath and personnel from Stirling forming the catafalque party….

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Bonhomme Richard arrives in Melbourne for port visit

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Melbourne for a scheduled port visit August 28. Bonhomme Richard and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently completed amphibious integration training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX), which tested the MEU’s ability to conduct all of its core missions such as stability operations, non-combatant evacuation and disaster relief. “Over the past month, BHR’s crew has been doing remarkable work,” said Capt. Larry McCullen, Bonhomme Richard’s commanding officer. “Our blue-green team came together to execute AIT and earn certification as true professionals….

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USCGC Maria Bray deploys in support of Hurricane Harvey operations

Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray is deploying Tuesday in support of Hurricane Harvey operations. While deployed, Chief Warrant Officer Michael Tomasi, the Maria Bray’s commanding officer, states the unit will assist in a variety of missions. “We’re going to do a little bit of everything,” Tomasi said. “We’re going to assist in opening up the shipping lanes so commerce can start flowing in. We’ll provide any search-and-rescue as needed and obviously any humanitarian supplies and support that they need.” Maria Bray is a 175-foot keeper-class coastal buoy tender homeported in…

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FS Auvergne Integrates With CTF 150

Google Translation Under the aegis of the Pakistani command, the multi-mission frigate Auvergne joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on August 24th. This force participates in the Indian Ocean in the fight against illicit trafficking financing terrorism. The operational deployment of the FREMM Auvergne is part of its long-term deployment to verify its military capabilities in an operational environment. In this region marked by both instability and a very strong maritime traffic, the building patrols the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Cayman Marine embarked allows…

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USS Ashland Arrives in Guam for VRAV during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

USS Ashland (LSD 48), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Guam Aug. 29, as part of a scheduled voyage repair availability (VRAV).  The VRAV comes as Ashland, forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, fulfills a multi-month deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The ship will undergo important upkeep and repair work made possible by Guam’s facilities and ship support personnel.  Ashland and other ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, recently supported the 31st MEU’s periodic certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Australia. CERTEX provided an opportunity to…

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Coast Guard establishes safety and security zones for Los Angeles Fleet Week

For the safety of Fleet Week participants and spectators, a temporary security zone is planned for the Port of Los Angeles beginning Tuesday, and ending September 5. The Captain of the Port establishes security zones during high-profile events to minimize hazards to port operations. The security zone is scheduled to encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor of the Port of Los Angeles within a 200-yard radius of underway Navy vessels greater than 100 feet in length. Additionally, the security zone around anchored or moored Navy…

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CGAS Houston Rescue Operations August 29

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 29, 2017. Coast Guard air crews from around the nation are assisting in rescue efforts. In total, there are 21 helicopters assisting with around-the-clock rescue operations in Houston: seven MH-60 Jayhawks and 14 MH-65 Dolphins. “The Coast Guard is continuing to work with all federal, state and local agencies for rescue operations in the Houston area. We have pulled assets and resources from across the country to create a sustainable force,” said Vice Adm….

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Coast Guard Strike Force responds to aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi

The Coast Guard is responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey near Corpus Christi Sunday. The Coast Guard National Strike Force is evaluating the area for potential hazardous material and pollution after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. “One of our critical focuses here is to assess any potential hazmat or pollution caused by Harvey, said Capt. Tony Hahn, incident commander and captain of the port in Corpus Christi. “We are working diligently with our partner agencies to gage and respond to any incident that occurs from Harvey.”

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Rotterdam goes out for anti-pirate work

Google Translation HNLMS Rotterdam left August 27th to Somalia. The amphibious transport vessel is participating in the anti-piracy surgery Atalanta. The crew consists of Dutch and Swedish soldiers. People wave at the quay like Zr. Ms. Rotterdam leaves. The Scandinavian colleagues take combat boats (CB90s) to East Africa. That’s because Rotterdam offers plenty of space. The ship also features a helicopter, drones and extensive medical facilities. On the way to Somalian waters there is an integration practice. For example, Dutch-Swedish crew starts to play a part in the European mission….

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USS America Concludes Support to USS John S. McCain

USS America (LHA 6) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Singapore after supporting the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Aug. 27. America will continue on its maiden deployment. While in Singapore, Sailors and Marines aboard America provided initial support for the McCain crew to include berthing for 155 Sailors, daily supplies, counseling, medical/dental services and communications network support. Additionally, America’s Sailors assisted with damage control efforts by providing watchstanders and additional equipment. “I was glad to help out our fellow shipmates,” said Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel)…

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John C Stennis aims for excellence during operational pause

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and crew took a pause from their normal training and maintenance Aug. 25, to focus on safe and efficient operations. The operational pause was directed by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson in the wake of several U.S. Navy vessel mishaps, including the collisions of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) with civilian vessels and seeks to address issues which may have led to these mishaps. “Recent events indicate these tragic incidents are not limited occurrences but part…

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