Mercy Ships Announces the Global Mercy, World’s Largest NGO Hospital Ship

October 6, 2020 – Today, Mercy Ships announced a first look at the construction of the world’s largest NGO hospital ship which plans to sail to Africa in late 2021 under the name of Global Mercy. Mercy Ships, a faith-based global organization powered by charitable donors and volunteers, has been providing world-class surgical care to those in need for more…

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DOD Taps Sea Machines for Autonomous VTOL Replenishment Vessels

October 5, 2020 – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for surface vessels, announces that it has been awarded a multi-year Other Transaction (OT) agreement by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The primary purpose of the agreement is to initiate a prototype that will enable commercial ocean-service barges as…

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Sea Machines and Metal Shark to Supply USCG R&D Center with New Autonomous Vessel

September 29, 2020 – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announces today that it has partnered with shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats, of Jeanerette, Louisiana, to supply the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)’s Research and Development Center (RDC) with a new Sharktech 29 Defiant vessel for the purposes of testing and evaluating the capabilities of available autonomous vessel technology. The 29-foot, welded-aluminum monohull pilothouse…

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Strong 2020 for Cammell Laird

October 7, 2020 – Cammell Laird has reported a strong 2020 despite the challenges of Covid-19 – with its construction hall, workshops and dry docks in continuous use since the start of the year. Speaking about operating during a global pandemic, the CEO of Cammell Laird, David McGinley said: “Despite the restrictions and challenges of the last few months, the…

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Latouche-Tréville Joins EURONAVFORMED

October 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – Having sailed from Brest on September 18, the anti-submarine frigate (MDTF) Latouche Treville , committed since 1 st October in the Mediterranean in direct support to EURONAVFORMED IRINI operation launched on March 31, 2020 Council Decision European. The integration of Latouche-Tréville into Task Force 464 therefore marks the return of France to this European…

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FS Languedoc Patrols Strait of Hormuz with HMS Montrose & HDMS Iver Huitfeldt

October 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed since April 2020, the Languedoc frigate is part of Operation AGÉNOR, the military component of the European led Maritime Situation Awareness in the Straight of Hormuz (EMASOH) initiative. This mission aims to strengthen the assessment of the situation and the surveillance of maritime activity as well as to guarantee the freedom of navigation…

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Surcouf Trains in Shallow Water MCM During Dynamic Mariner 20

October 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of its participation in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner 2020, the La Fayette (FLF) -type frigate Surcouf embarks for several days a detachment of the group of Mediterranean clearing divers (GPD MED) belonging to the Navy. national and mine warfare specialists from the Belgian Navy. Uncommon on an FLF whose main mission…

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GE LM2500 Gas Turbines for Pakistan Navy’s New MILGEM Corvettes

October 6, 2020 – GE Marine announced it has signed a contract with STM (Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik Ve Ticaret A.Ş.), Ankara, Turkey, to provide LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the Pakistan Navy’s new MILGEM multipurpose corvettes. STM is the main propulsion system integrator for the MILGEM newbuilds. In July 2018, the Pakistan Navy contracted for four MILGEM corvettes with…

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