JS Akizuke Deploys for Somalia Patrol

April 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 18, JS AKIZUKI as the 5th Deployment Surface Force for Information Gathering (DSIG) Activities, commanded by CAPT OSAMURA Hisamitsu, commanding officer of Escort Division 5, departed from SASEBO port for their mission in the Middle East. JS AKIZUKI, taking all possible measures for COVID-19, will head to the North Arabian Sea, replace…

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In Historic First, Navy’s Oldest Floating Dry Dock To Support Dive Boat Repairs

April 22, 2021 – For the first time, the Navy’s oldest floating dry-dock, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) Dynamic (AFDL 6), successfully docked a dive support boat, April 15. Dive Support Boat 1103, attached to the MARMC’s Dive Locker, will undergo emergent repairs. Boat 1103 is one of four dive boats in the Dive Locker’s fleet, which is vital…

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After 14 Years of Construction, Navantia Launches Submarine Isaac Peral

April 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – His Majesty the King, accompanied by His Majesty the Queen and by Their Royal Highnesses the Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofía, has presided at the Navantia shipyard in Cartagena the launching ceremony of the S-81, ‘Isaac Peral’, the first submarine of the S-80 series destined for the Spanish Navy. Her Royal Highness…

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