Vital de Oliveira Studying Domestic Oil Spills

November 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The “Vital de Oliveira” Hydroceanographic Research Ship left Ilhéus-BA Port, on November 13th, to conduct the North-East Coast Environmental Survey Commission, with the purpose of collecting and measuring environmental data, in order to contribute for the understanding of oil dispersion along the affected coast. The works will take place along the northeastern coast and involve several tasks, such as the realization of oceanographic stations for vertical profiling of temperature and salinity of the water column; collection of water samples for chemical analysis to verify…

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52 Illegal Immigrants Intercepted in Mona Passage

November 14, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Dominican Republic Navy air and surface units interdicted 52 migrants aboard a makeshift vessel during an illegal voyage Wednesday in the Mona Passage. The group of migrants included 51 Dominican Republic and one Cuban nationals, 39 men and 13 women, who were safely returned to the Dominican Republic. The interdiction was the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG). “The close collaboration and effective communication between the…

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HMAS Leeuwin enjoys engagement with Micronesia, Palau

November 15, 2019 – HMAS Leeuwin has conducted a series of Officer-of-the-Watch manoeuvres with Micronesian patrol boat FSS Independence and Palau patrol boat PSS Remeliik, off the coast of the Pacific island of Yap. Leeuwin’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Mitchel Dupen, said this was likely the first time that Australian, Micronesian and Palau vessels had conducted the manoeuvres known as ‘OOWMANS’ together in the home waters of Micronesia. He said it represented the strong bond that was being built between the three nations. “This was an amazing prelude to our pilotage…

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USS Mount Whitney Arrives in Lisbon

November 14, 2019 – USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 13, for a scheduled port visit. The arrival supports the disembarkation of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) who were aboard Mount Whitney to certify as a NATO Expanded Task Force Commander during exercise Trident Jupiter 2019. The exercise served to train and evaluate the staff’s ability to command and control high-end joint warfare operations. “Exercise Trident Jupiter was the culmination of months of joint planning and coordination,” said. U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jason…

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Project 20385 Gremyashchiy Conducting Cold Weather Trials in White Sea

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the head corvette of project 20385, built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg, arrived at the White Sea Naval Base (Navy) of the Northern Fleet for state tests. On the berth, the ship was met by Rear Admiral Konstantin Kabantsov, commander of the Belomorsky naval base. After receiving the report of the corvette commander on the successful completion of the inter-naval transition and the readiness to conduct tests in the White Sea, Rear Admiral Konstantin Kabantsov congratulated the “Thundering” crew on…

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Undocking of Modernized Pacific Fleet frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate (reclassified from destroyer earlier this year) of the Pacific Fleet “Marshal Shaposhnikov” undergoing modernization was removed from the dry dock of JSC “Dalzavod Ship Repair Center” in Vladivostok and delivered to the outbuilding pier of the enterprise. During the docking period, repair of bottom-side valves and hull structures was carried out, electromechanical equipment was installed and the foundations for fundamentally new equipment were completed. New sections of shaft shafts were manufactured, trunk cable routes were partially replaced, and they were laid for…

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China Donates Five Patrol Craft to Ecuador

Statement from Chinese Embassy in Ecuador On October 31, 2019, my handover of the unpaid military aid material to Ecuador was held at the Coast Guard Command Square in the southern base of the Guayaquil Naval. Ambassador Chen Guoyou signed a handover certificate with Ecuadorian Defense Minister Osvaldo Harlem. The commander-in-chief of the Allied Commander Lieutenant General Lala, the commander of the Navy, Major General Darwin Haring, the Commander of the Army, Major General Altamirano, and the Tufa Super Military Officer of our library attended the ceremony. Ambassador Chen said…

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Two Project 23040G Moving to Novorossiysk for Testing

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Two large hydrographic boats of the 23040G project, Vladimir Kozitsky and Boris Slobodnik, built for the hydrographic service of the Russian Navy at the Nizhegorodsky Teplohod enterprise, began their transition to the city of Novorossiysk, where they will pass all stages of testing. Both boats are designed according to the project 23040G. This project was developed on the basis of the basic project 23040 of its own design of the Nizhny Novgorod Motor Ship plant in accordance with the technical requirements of the Navy…

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U.S. Navy Selects Resolvn to Develop and Maintain Virtual Cyber Training Networks

November 14, 2019 – Resolvn has been awarded a contract to develop and maintain the U.S. Navy’s high-fidelity virtual training range on the PCTE platform. Consisting of fourteen connected networks including those of a power plant, multiple internet service providers, a DoD facility, municipal buildings, and others, the range’s modular design will allow training managers to efficiently deploy instances of any, or all, of the fully functioning networks referenced above. This robust virtualization of real-world environments will significantly reduce the time required to implement individual and team defensive or offensive…

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HMAS Sirius Visits Viet Nam

November 14, 2019 – Replenishment ship HMAS Sirius has arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, as part of Navy’s second East Asia Deployment for 2019. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the visit is representative of Australia’s strong and deepening ties with Vietnam. “Our close cooperation in peacekeeping, maritime security and counter-terrorism is underpinned by our shared commitment to a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific,” Minister Reynolds said. During her transit to Vietnam from Malaysia, the Sirius travelled with the RAN frigate HMAS Stuart and…

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816 Squadron enhances RFS air attack capability

November 14, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters’ superior Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) cameras and sensors have been working throughout the nights to support firefighting efforts across New South Wales. Each night, soon after dusk, the aircrew are joined by RFS specialists flying over fire grounds to assess and map current fire movements. The two aircraft have been flying from 7pm each night until 5am the next morning. RFS Air Attack Supervisors Mr Peter Sergeant from Cameron Park Brigade, near Newcastle and Mr Jason Conn from…

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USS Emory S. Land Conducts Weapons Handling Training Evolution with USS Asheville

November 13, 2019 – USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) completed ordnance handling training with USS Asheville (SSN 758) while the submarine was moored alongside, Nov. 11. Land’s crew demonstrated their ability to transfer ordnance and provide hotel services to a submarine while Land was anchored. “It’s to exercise the capability that the tender can moor a submarine outboard at anchor and still be able to conduct ordnance movements,” said Lt. j.g. Joel Walter, Land’s weapons handling officer. “It allows us to exercise our capabilities, not just in port, but…

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Boxer ARG Arrives Pearl Harbor for Tiger Cruise

November 13, 2019 – The USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 13, for a port visit. Boxer ARG and the 11th MEU are on the return leg of a deployment after leaving San Diego in May. While pierside at Pearl Harbor, Sailors and Marines of the Boxer ARG and 11th MEU will enjoy liberty, explore Oahu, and experience Hawaiian culture. “It has been a successful deployment for the Sailors and Marines of the Boxer ARG…

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USS Detroit (LCS 7) Readied for Deployment

November 13, 2019 – The Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) prepared the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7), which departed, Oct. 31 for its maiden deployment with maintenance support. To ensure Detroit was ready to execute its mission, SERMC dry-docked Detroit eight months ago and performed maintenance to the ship systems. Cmdr. Howard Meehan, Commanding Officer, USS Detroit said, “I want to highlight the outstanding support we’ve received from SERMC. Their expertise, willingness to help, and diligent efforts are truly noteworthy.” Detroit is deployed to the U.S. Southern…

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Turkey-led drill shows interoperability

November 12, 2019 – The Dogu Akdeniz-19 (Eastern Mediterranean-2019) joint international naval exercise is important to demonstrate the interoperability between the allied nations of Turkey and Pakistan, a Pakistani navy captain said on Tuesday. PNS Alamgir Captain Muhammad Akram told Anadolu Agency that all personnel participating in the exercise were provided with advanced training, along with the opportunity to observe various types of navy ships. Opening the ship’s doors to Anadolu Agency, Akram said the crew were extremely proud to take part in the 12-day multinational maritime exercise, which concludes…

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