Enabling Persistent Maritime Surveillance

Over a two-week period in late 2020 in the protected waters of Vancouver, Canada, International Submarine Engineering Ltd (ISE) tested its prototype of an underwater dock. The dock is a platform for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to upload data and re-charge their onboard batteries all while staying submerged. Setting aside the technical achievement, in this article we’re going to discuss…

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Bollinger Submits Proposal for USCG Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter

June 11, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards, a privately-held and leading designer and builder of steel military and commercial vessels, today submitted its proposal to the United States Coast Guard to build Stage 2 of the Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. If chosen, Bollinger would construct and deliver a total of 11 vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard over the…

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U.S. 3rd Fleet hosts RIMPAC initial planning conference

June 11, 2021 – Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the Initial Planning Conference for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 at Naval Base Point Loma, June 1 to 10. More than 300 personnel from countries scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the virtual IPC to begin preparations for the exercise. RIMPAC 2022 is currently scheduled to be in-person.…

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