NUSHIP Supply successfully completes Sea Acceptance Trials

August 13, 2020 – NUSHIP Supply, the lead ship for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) new Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships, successfully completed its Sea Acceptance Trials in Ferrol, Spain last week. The sea trials lasted three days and two nights and included testing of the RHIB davit and a Dry-hookup with the Spanish Navy’s AOR, SPS Cantabria.…

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BRP Jose Rizal Being Tested for Flaws During RIMPAC

August 17, 2020 – The deployment of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first missile-frigate, to the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises would test its system and help identify and correct design flaws, an official of the Philippine Navy said Monday. “Our ship is new and it is only through constant use (will its) imperfections come out. It…

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French Navy Assists in Wakashio Grounding in Mauritius

August 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – On July 25, 2020, the MV Wakashio ran aground on reefs located at the south-eastern tip of Mauritius. Due to the oil spill at sea, the armed forces in the southern Indian Ocean zone (FAZSOI) mobilized and intervened in support of their Mauritian partner in order to fight against marine pollution. On August 6,…

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France Charters MN Calao for Beirut HADR

August 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the departure of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre for Beirut on Sunday August 9, it was the turn of the chartered vessel MN Calao to set sail on Wednesday August 12 evening for Lebanon. It carries 1600 tonnes of material on board, including around one hundred military vehicles and devices (trailers, etc.)…

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Smetlivy Conversion to Museum Ship Nears Completion

August 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet patrol ship Smetlivy was taken out of the repair dock and moored at the berth for the next stage of its operation as a museum ship. While the ship was at the dock, the specialists of the Sevastopol Marine Plant branch of Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center JSC performed work on…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Naples

Aug. 13, 2020 – The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in port Naples, Italy, for a routine logistics stop, Aug. 13, 2020. The ship, which is the second of a new class of sea-basing ships, departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on July 27, for its inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March. Its crew consists…

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JMSDF Monitors Passage of Russian Ships

August 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, August 5th, around 11:00 am, “Hayabusa” (Mai Tsuru), the third missile fleet “Shirataka” (Sasebo) and the fourth aviation group “P-1” (Atsugi) moves southwest about 90 km northeast of Kamitsushima to the southwest. Two destroyers and one Boris-Chilikin-class supply ship were confirmed, for a total of three ships. After that, these ships sailed…

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