Auvergne Takes Operational Break in Beirut

On operational break in the Lebanese capital from January 5 to 8, 2022, the crew of the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne worked to strengthen the ties that unite the National Navy and the Lebanese Navy. Common dives and participation of several mechanics from Auvergne in a technical intervention on the Lebanese patrol boat Trablous, notably punctuated the exchanges. Captain Dannoui,…

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HMS Protector Completes First Antarctic Mission

The Navy’s sole Antarctic research ship has completed her first stint of the year around the frozen continent – which has revealed the impact of global warning. HMS Protector is on a five-year mission to support international research into wildlife, the changing climate and shifting waters of Antarctica and upholding the UK’s long-standing commitment to the region. The Plymouth-based icebreaker…

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USS Nevada Visits Guam

The U.S. Navy ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam January 15th. This port visit to Guam reflects the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, and complements the many exercises, operations, training, and military cooperation activities conducted by Strategic Forces to ensure they are available and ready to operate around the globe at any time.…

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USNS Hunter Completes Availability On-Time

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) completed USNS Hunter’s (TSV 3) Chief of Naval Operations Availability, returning the training vessel to the fleet rotation on schedule Jan. 10. TSV 3 was undergoing a Docking Phased Maintenance Availability at Lyons Shipyard Inc., in Norfolk, Virginia. During the availability the ship received a 10,000-hour top end overhaul of its port and starboard main…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Returns from African Deployment

After three months of mission, the NRP D. Carlos I returned today, January 15, 2022, to the Lisbon Naval Base after completing the technical-scientific and cooperative security activities on the West African coast. During the present mission, the Navy vessel performed 1647 navigation hours and carried out the activities planned within the scope of Defense Domain Cooperation, with emphasis on…

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Defense Ministers of UK & Norway Hold Discussions

The challenging security situation in Europe was the main topic when ministers Wallace and Enoksen met in in Oslo on Thursday 13th of January. Both the UK and Norway are deeply concerned about the situation in and around Ukraine. We value our close cooperation with our most important European ally, and appreciate this opportunity to discuss the security situation and…

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Bureaucrats Coin New Symbolic Term: NATO Command Ship

The Royal Navy today took charge of NATO’s most important task force with a ceremony aboard aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales in Portsmouth. For the next 12 months it is responsible for leading the alliance’s Maritime High Readiness Force – an international task group formed to deal with major global events. The most senior sea-going staff in the Royal…

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PT PAL Delivers Two Ships to Indonesian Navy

PT. PAL Indonesia (Persero) handed over the ship to the KRI Hospital, dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo-991 to the Indonesian Navy. After previously laying the keel of the ship on October 14, 2019 and launching it on January 7, 2021, now the KRI Hospital Auxiliary Vessel dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo-991 is ready to join the Navy fleet unit. As is known, the Hospital…

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Long Blue Line: “Men Against the Sea”

By Lt. Elliott P. Smyzer, United States Coast Guard Reserve [This essay is adapted from the non-fiction book chapter “Men against the Sea,” Sea, Surf and Hell: The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1945), 72-78.] The Coast Guard patrol craft Wilcox was lost off the Mid-Atlantic coast Sept. 30, 1943. The following account is taken…

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