BRP Jose Rizal exceeds design speed for endurance range

  December 18, 2019 – BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first guided-missile frigate, exceeded design speed at endurance range during the ship’s initial sea trial which was held last November 23 to 27 off South Korean waters. “During the first sea trials, BRP Jose Rizal’s speed was higher than her design speed at endurance range,” Philippine Navy (PN) public…

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UMS Moattama Makes First Foreign Port Call in Vladivostok

November 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the first helicopter carrier ship dock (DVKD) “Moattama” of the Naval Forces of the Republic of Myanmar arrived in Vladivostok with the first ever business trip. The meeting ceremony for the warship was held at the 33rd pier of the Pacific Fleet on the Ship Embankment. The commander of the second fleet of…

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BRP Antonio Luna Launching Set for September

August 29, 2019 – The Philippine Navy’s (PN) second missile frigate, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), will be formally launched in September. “Our second frigate will be launched in September. By that time, the first frigate (BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will be finished (fitting its equipment),” said Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad during an interview with reporters at the…

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KNM Maud Maiden Arrival in Haakonsvern

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – Like Canada, Norway balked at the cost of a joint support vessel (JSS) and ordered a replenishment ship with limited container capacity on the upper deck. KNM Maud (A530) maiden arrival at Haakonsvern March 29th. New logistics and support vessel Project P2513, New logistics and support vessel, will acquire a multi-roll vessel that will…

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DSME to Build New Submarine Rescue Ship for South Korean Navy

December 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (CEO Jung Sung-lip) announced on July 7 that it has concluded a detailed design and construction contract for the new type submarine structure (ASR-II) of the ROK Navy. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will complete the construction by the end of 2022 and deliver it to the…

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Royal Australian Navy Minehunters exercise with regional partners in North East

November 5, 2018 – Two Royal Australian Navy Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, have completed a successful visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), in their first deployment to the region in more than 70 years. Participating in multi-national Mine Countermeasure Warfare activities, Gascoyne and Huon joined ships and contingents from 13 nations to share knowledge and improve cooperation…

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Chancellorsville, Benfold Arrive at Busan

October 12, 2018 – USS Chancellorsville and USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived to Busan, South Korea, Oct. 12. Chancellorsville and Benfold pulled into Busan, South Korea, for a regularly scheduled port visit. Chancellorsville and Benfold are underway with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group, and are forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability…

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INS Rana at South Korea to Participate in IFR

October 10, 2018 – INS Rana which is currently on Operational Deployment to the North West Pacific region in the pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, arrived Jeju, Repubic of Korea to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR) being held at from 08 – 15 Oct 18. During the 7-day visit, INS Rana, commanded by Capt Atul Deswal will…

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‘Birth Day’ of New Zealand’s Largest-Ever Navy Ship

August 14, 2018 – The keel-laying ceremony for the future HMNZS Aotearoa has been held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The keel laying, marking the official “birth day” of the ship, is an important ceremonial occasion, which has traditionally represented the laying of the initial piece of timber that would make up the ship’s backbone.…

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US Navy Kicks Off 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced June 29th the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17…

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Vendémiaire on ASIA 2018.1 Mission

Google Translation The Vendémiaire surveillance frigate sailed on January 15 from Nouméa, for a three-month mission that will take its crew from Indonesia to South Korea through China or Guam. This deployment aims to strengthen knowledge of sensitive areas of the Western Pacific such as the South China Sea. During the first leg of the mission, the frigate anchored in…

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USS Mississippi visits Jeju during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived at Jeju-do, Republic of Korea Nov. 22, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia- pacific region. “The U.S. and ROK navies share a strong partnership that is continually strengthened by routine interactions that enhance and foster our relationship,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea. “This…

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USS Chief Arrives in Busan ahead of MN MIWEX

USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, Oct. 10 for a routine port call as the ship makes final preparations for the Multinational Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MN MIWEX). MN MIWEX consists of ships, aircraft, and explosive ordnance units who will participate in a week of drills meant to detect and neutralize mines in order to create safe…

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