Australia Announces Names for Five OPVs

April 9, 2020 – During the ceremonial keel laying for the second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, announced the names of the next five vessels. In these unprecedented times, observing all COVID-19 restrictions, Vice Admiral Noonan announced the names during the speech delivered virtually, via video…

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JSS Karel Doorman Deploying to Caribbean April 13

April 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Karel Doorman, the world’s only Joint Support Ship (JSS), leaves for the Caribbean on Monday. Defense will send the naval vessel to support civilian authorities in fighting the corona crisis if the situation calls for it. The support and supply vessel is initially deployed for 3 months. As soon as the Karel Doorman…

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Philly Shipyard Wins Major Training Ships Contract

April 8, 2020 – Philly Shipyard, Inc., the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, has been awarded a contract for the construction of up to five (5) National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) from TOTE Services, LLC (TOTE), an industry leader in ship management, marine operations and vessel services. TOTE was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration…

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