Keel Laying Ceremony for Massachusetts (SSN 798)

December 11, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony today for Virginia-class attack submarine Massachusetts (SSN 798). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually, without an audience. “This construction milestone is typically a small ceremony with shipbuilders and the submarine’s crew in attendance,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News…

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Colombian Navy seizes more than one ton of Cocaine

December 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – So far this year, more than 130 tons of the illicit substance have been seized in the Colombian Caribbean. In the last hours, Coast Guard units from Coveñas managed to seize more than a ton of cocaine hydrochloride, aboard a Go-Fast boat that was abandoned by its crew on the beaches of the municipality…

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Hobart Class Exercises Together at Sea for First Time

December 12, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy’s three Hobart Class Destroyers have exercised together for the first time, demonstrating their cooperative capabilities to increase maritime security and stability in our region. HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney conducted joint tests, trials and exercises off the east coast of Australia, further developing their air and surface warfare capabilities. Minister for…

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Fifth Astute class Christened Barrow-in-Furness

The fifth Astute class submarine has officially been named Anson in a ceremony at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. In line with tradition, Anson was blessed by The Venerable Martyn Gough QHC, Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy and then christened with a bottle of cider being smashed against her hull. The 97 meter…

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Search Ends for Missing USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor

December 13, 2020 – The U.S. Navy ended search and rescue efforts for a missing Sailor assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and has changed his status to deceased. The search ended at sunset Saturday after Theodore Roosevelt, USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Charleston (LCS 18), USS Portland (LPD 27)…

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Taiwan International Shipbuilding Launches Patrol Vessel

December 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corporation built a 100-ton patrol and rescue boat (Taiwan Ship No. HNO.1143) for the Marine Commission’s Marine Patrol Agency Fleet Branch. The launch ceremony was held at 11:00 am on December 8, 2020 at the Keelung Plant of Taiwan Shipping Company. The ceremony was co-chaired by Director Tang Ronggui of Taiwan…

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