Recycling of the former RFA Black Rover and Gold Rover

September 16, 2020 – The former Black & Gold Rover ceased operational service in 2017 and was deemed no longer fit for further use. The Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) advertised the sale of the ships for Recycling only, requesting expressions of interest from recycling yards within the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation (OECD) and were in full compliance with the…

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Philly Shipyard Will Participate in the U.S. Navy T-AGOS Industry Studies

September 16, 2020 – Philly Shipyard, Inc., the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, will participate in the U.S. Navy’s Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance (T-AGOS(X)) industry studies under an award made to its teammate and prime contractor, BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. BMT is a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy experienced in supporting U.S. Government…

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Bollinger Awarded Floating Dry Dock Contract for Columbia Class Submarines

September 16, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced today that it will construct a state-of-the-art, floating dry dock for General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ new Columbia Class of Ballistic Missile Submarines. “Bollinger Shipyards is pleased to expand our current relationship with Electric Boat and to play a critical role in increasing…

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Wilson Sons and Damen Jointly Bidding on Antarctic Support Vessel of the Brazilian Navy

September 15, 2020 – Wilson Sons and Damen announce partnership in the bidding for the construction of the new Antarctic Support Ship (NApAnt) of the Brazilian Navy, which will replace the Oceanographic Support Vessel Ary Rongel. Bids must be submitted by the end of this year and final announcement of the winner in mid-2021. “Since our first work with Wilson…

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Crowley Completes Challenging Over-the-Shore Fuel Delivery to U.S. Military in the Aleutians

September 16, 2020 – Crowley successfully lightered and delivered nearly four million gallons of military specification fuel to Eareckson Air Station on the Aleutian Island of Shemya in Alaska, overcoming challenges that included Mother Nature’s destruction of the island’s shoreside dock, remote location and challenging weather and sea conditions. Shemya’s radar and aircraft refueling station, Eareckson Air Station (missile defense…

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HMS Sutherland Simulates Target for Spearfish Trials

The world’s “most advanced torpedo” is on the cusp of entering service with the Royal Navy after extensive trials in Scotland. The upgraded Spearfish – the principal weapon of the UK’s Submarine Flotilla against enemy ships and submarines – was ‘fired’ repeatedly at frigate HMS Sutherland as scientists, engineers and sailors study its performance. Over four days on special ranges…

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Polish Navy Removing Second World War Tallboy Bomb

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two German sea mines from World War II were destroyed yesterday and today by mine divers from Gdynia in the Gdańsk Bay. Meanwhile, the navy is slowly making its way to remove Tallboy, a gigantic bomb discovered at the bottom of the Świnoujście canal. It is already known that the operation will be carried…

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Fisheries police mission for the patrol boat Arago

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Monday, September 7, the patrol boat Arago carried out a fishing police operation on a Chinese vessel in the French Polynesia Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE PF). This intervention was made possible thanks to information received the day before by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) of Tahiti. A Polynesian fisherman had indeed reported…

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