D’Entrecasteaux on a humanitarian mission to Vanuatu

November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – Loaded with containers, the Entrecasteaux Multi-Mission Building (B2M) set sail in early October to provide humanitarian aid to various Vanuatu associations. This cargo of humanitarian freight is part of its patrol mission in the ZRP of New Caledonia. Having left Nouméa on 5 October 2018, his port in New Caledonia, the B crew of D’Entrecasteaux had prepared for a week before the departure the logistical aspects of this mission. The goal was to ship all the material harvested to Luganville, on the large island…

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UK Standing by for Storm Isaac in the Caribbean

September 13, 2018 – The UK’s military is on standby in the Caribbean and fully prepared to assist British Overseas Territories in the path of Storm Isaac. As the storm makes its way towards the Caribbean Windward islands, an Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team has been deployed to work with the Governors and supporting agencies on the islands. A further 87 engineers, medics, maritime experts and other specialists have joined the regular crew of RFA Mounts Bay, which is the mobile hub of the British relief effort. Approximately 1,000 personnel…

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USNS Mercy Participates in Humanitarian Disaster Relief Exercise as Part of MSC’s Ongoing Participation in RIMPAC 2018

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) conducted a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 11-13, as part of MSC’s ongoing participation with the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This year marks the second time Mercy has participated in a HADR at RIMPAC. In early exercises that featured a HADR piece, operations were carried out in a conference room, in a tabletop scenario. Mercy’s physical presence in Hawaii at RIMPAC provides a unique opportunity to get the HADR aspect…

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GSL Delivers Second AOPV to Sri Lankan Navy Ahead of Schedule

Continuing with its unparalleled track record of delivering ships ahead of contractual schedule in last 4 years, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has once again delivered second Sri Lanka Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (SL AOPV) of Sri Lankan Navy ceremoniously at Vaddem, Vasco da Gama yesterday, 25 days ahead of schedule. The vessel will be the largest and most advanced ship in the Sri Lankan Navy fleet. This is the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) delivered in the current financial year. The ceremony was attended by High Commissioner of Sri Lanka…

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