USS Pinckney Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim

July 15, 2020 – Today, USS Pinckney (DDG 91) challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claim in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea. The U.S. Navy previously contested Venezuela’s excessive claim June 23, when the USS Nitze (DDG 94) lawfully and peacefully completed a similar operation in international waters outside of Venezuela’s 12 nautical-mile territorial…

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USCGC Harold Miller Commissioned in Galveston

July 15, 2020 – The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller, the service’s 38th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Wednesday. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the ceremony, along with Lt. Michael Salerno, Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller’s commanding officer. Harold Miller, the cutter’s…

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Navy Awards Contract for Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle Prototype

July 13, 2020 – The Navy on July 13, 2020 awarded a $34,999,948 contract to L3 Technologies, Inc. for the development of a single Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MUSV) prototype, with options to procure up to eight additional MUSVs. The award follows a full and open competitive procurement process. Funding is in place on this contract for the initial prototype.…

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Dumont D’Urville Rescues Two Guadeloupe Fishermen

July 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – Alerted on Wednesday 1st July by the Regional Operational Center Surveillance and Rescue in the Antilles and Guiana (CROSS AG), the top military commander in the West Indies ordered sending the support ship and overseas aid (BSAOM) Dumont D’Urville to assist two fishermen who went to sea the previous evening on board a fishing…

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USS Tripoli Joins the Fleet

July 15, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Tripoli (LHA 7), today, July 15, 2020. Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned the USS Tripoli administratively and the ship transitioned to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity to…

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USS Ralph Johnson Tours Spratly Islands

July 14, 2020 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operated in the Spratly Islands, July 14. This freedom of navigation operation upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea, recognized in international law, by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea threaten the freedom…

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