Việt Nam Requests China Investigate Hoàng Sa Incident

June 14, 2020 – Việt Nam has asked China to investigate the incident where Chinese vessels seriously disrupted a Vietnamese fishing boat in Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago’s waters on June 10. Relevant agencies said Việt Nam’s fishing boat QNg 96416 TS was moving about seven nautical miles to the south of Lincoln Island when a steel vessel plated 4006 (allegedly…

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Senator Hawley Introduces Taiwan Defense Act

June 11, 2020 – U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA). The bill ensures the United States is able to continue meeting its obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s aggressive military build-up. TDA requires the Department of Defense to maintain the ability to defeat a Chinese invasion –…

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FS Languedoc Begins Operation AGENOR Patrols

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the Courbet and the Forbin , the multi-mission frigate Languedoc commanded by Captain Helluya joins Operation AGENOR , the military component of the maritime surveillance mission in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, EMASoH . Placed under the international seal with the deployment of the Dutch frigate De Ruyter , recently disengaged…

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SNMG1 Visiting Kiel June 17th

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) arrives at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1. After…

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USCGC Edgar Culbertson Commissioned in Galveston

The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson, the service’s 37th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston today. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the ceremony, along with Lt. Katie Shveda, Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson commanding officer. Edgar Culbertson, the cutter’s namesake, was a Coast Guard…

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PPG NOVAGUARD 810ER Certified by NAVSEA for Potable Water Tanks

June 12, 2020 – PPG today announced that its PPG NOVAGUARD® 810ER coating has been qualified by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA®) for use on potable water tanks. This qualification makes it the only coating that passes NAVSEA tests for six classes of tanks: fuel tanks, seawater ballast tanks, chemical holding tanks, bilges, well deck overheads, and potable…

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Suppliers sought for frigate program

June 12, 2020 – ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging circumstances imposed by COVID-19. A live webinar was held on May 22 by the business leaders and supply chain team, which provided an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program. The program aims to contract local businesses to supply material and…

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