USS Ralph Johnson Seizes One Ton of Narcotics in Arabian Sea

December 7, 2020 – Everett -based USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 2,000lbs (900kgs) of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Dec. 4. This seizure, conducted in direct support of CMF’s Combined…

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New Training Craft to Revolutionize BRNC Training

December 7, 2020 – Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) has taken delivery of the first of eight new boats which are set to revolutionize training at the world-renowned College. The new ‘Sea Class 15’ work boats will replace the aged picket boats currently used by Officer Cadets for exercises on the River Dart. Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Mike Garner, the…

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Cross-deck Exercise Between Greek, German & Italian Ships

December 7, 2020 – Last week the Greek Adrias Flagship with the German Frigate Hamburg and the Italian Offshore Patrol Vessel Cigala Fulgosi performed a in cross-deck inter-operability exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. There activities gave pilots from the three ships the opportunity to land and launch on the different flight decks and are essential for maintaining high standards of…

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Project 12700 Yakov Balyaev Final Sea Trials in Sea of Japan

December 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – The newest mine-sweeping ship of project 12700 “Yakov Balyaev” entered the Sea of ​​Japan for the final stage of factory running and state tests. At sea, the crew, together with industry representatives, will finally confirm the operability of the trawler’s systems and mechanisms, and will test the ship’s weapons. It is planned that on…

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First of Two Cape Class for Trinidad & Tobago Launched

December 4, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), under construction at the Company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. Under a A$126 million contract awarded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), Austal is constructing two…

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BRP Antonio Luna Communications System Undergoing Tests

December 7, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s prospective missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), will undergo a test of its communications system as part of its second sea acceptance trials this week. The test would be conducted off the waters of Ulsan, South Korea, PN public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said in an interview with…

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