DSCT Launches SA Navy’s First Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

March 25, 2021 – On 25 March 2021, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) procured by ARMSCOR for the South African Navy (SAN). The vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security by enhancing the country’s capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-effectively to threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing.…

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Project 09852 Belgorod Assigned to Pacific Fleet

April 6, 2021 (TASS) – The Belgorod special-purpose nuclear submarine will serve in the Pacific Ocean after passing state trials and commissioning, a source close to Defense Ministry told TASS. “According to preliminary information, the Belgorod submarine will serve in the Pacific Ocean after commissioning. However, it would be able to perform missions in any location of the World Ocean,”…

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Regina Maria Returns from SNMG2 Duty

April 5, 2021 – The “Regina Maria” frigate docked in the Constanta military port, thus concluding its participation in the Permanent Naval Group of North-Atlantic Alliance SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), in the international waters of the Black Sea, according to a press release sent by the Naval Joint Chiefs of Staff (SMFN). The frigate, with a Puma Naval…

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Tall Ship ARM Cuauhtémoc Begins 2021 Cruise

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Secretary of the Navy within the framework of the events alluding to the celebration of the “200 years of the Mexican Navy”, informs that this morning it sailed from the port of Acapulco, Guerrero, the Sailboat School Ship ARM “Cuauhtémoc” (BE-01) to start the Instruction Cruise “Bicentennial of the Mexican Navy” in national…

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USS Sioux City Deploys for Drug Patrol

April 2, 2021 – The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), along with the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, detachment 3, is underway to support operations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Sioux City will support counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Sioux City’s operations will involve practical exercises…

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Joint training Exercise in the Indian Ocean

April 5, 2021 – HMAS Anzac and HMAS Sirius will join vessels from France, India, Japan and the United States for the French-led maritime Exercise La Perouse. This annual exercise will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 5-7 April 2021. Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP welcomed the exercise, saying Australia’s participation highlights the importance of…

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U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Depart Puerto Rico

April 2, 2021 – Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) with the Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Puerto Rico to transit the North Atlantic to Europe, Thursday, April 1, 2021. “U.S. Coast Guard cutters have a long history of protecting America’s interests at home and abroad. This…

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