Duero Deploys for SNMG2

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The mine hunter “Duero” left its base port of Cartagena this Sunday, September 20, bound for the port of Toulon (France) to join the NATO Permanent Mine Action Group No. 2 (SNMCMG-2). Her return is scheduled for November 2020. The ship has been dismissed by the Commander of the Mine Action Force, Captain Miguel…

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PMB Defence Contracted for Canadian Submarine Batteries

September 19, 2020 – PMB Defence (PMB) has been assigned the contract to supply submarine batteries to the Canadian Government for its Victoria Class submarines. The Royal Canadian Navy operates four Victoria Class conventional submarines which have been active in the service since 2003. PMB will manufacture the lead-acid based battery systems at our new state-of-the art production, research and…

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Kraken Completes Successful Sea Trials of SeaScout® System

September 21, 2020 – Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed over 3 weeks of sea trials in Nova Scotia with our SeaScout® system installed on the company’s research and survey vessel Ocean Seeker. The SeaScout® system consists of the Kraken’s Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS), Tentacle Winch® and, the KATFISH™…

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Third Drug Bust This Month for HNLMS Groningen

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has intercepted a drug shipment in the Caribbean for the third time this month. The day before yesterday, the patrol ship managed to stop a sailing boat with 80 kilos of cocaine on board with the Caribbean Coast Guard. The counter for Groningen thus stands at 1 ton of drugs intercepted in…

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JFD Delivers Full-Scale Mockup of South Korean Navy Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV)

September 24, 2020 – JFD delivers full scale mock-up of Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) for the Republic of Korea Navy The mock-up is part of a multi-million-pound contract for the design and build of an advanced SRV, awarded by shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). It aims to ensure the highest standards in safety for submariners, confirming the capability…

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SSBN Aleksandr Nevsky Returns to Kamchatka

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine “Aleksandr Nevsky” returned to Kamchatka, to its permanent base after a long-term fulfillment of tasks at sea. At the pier, the submariners were met by the commander of the Pacific Fleet’s submarine forces, Vice-Admiral Vladimir Dmitriev, officers of the submarine formation headquarters, representatives of the Vilyuchinsky urban district administration,…

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Theodore Roosevelt on First Post-COVID Carrier Qualifications

September 23, 2020 = USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 23, to test the ship’s capabilities and to complete fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications (FRS CQ). This is the first time the ship has been underway since returning from a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, July 9. “It is…

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First Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter in Guam Arrives

September 23, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to…

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Spanish Navy Conducts Maritime Traffic Control Scenario (NCAGS) Exercise

September 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy is conducting the Maritime Traffic Control Scenario (NCAGS) of the MARSEC-20 maritime security exercise from September 14 to 25 throughout the coastline and Spanish and neighboring waters, including the Canary Islands. and Balearic. The main objective of the exercise is to train personnel in cooperation procedures with ships and agencies responsible for…

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It’s All In the Name

September 17, 2020 – Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) today. While history and tradition are important to the U.S. Navy there are times when a name does not capture the role and mission of a force. The new name captures the MESF growing blue-water…

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