Coast Guard breaks ground on new cutter support facility at Base Los Angeles/Long Beach

July 28 2021 – The Coast Guard broke ground Wednesday on a new facility at Base Los Angeles/Long Beach in San Pedro that will be home to the service’s newest additions to its fleet. Located at 1001 S. Seaside Avenue, the new $35 million, 11,500 square-foot Naval Engineering Department facility is scheduled to be an extension to the existing Maintenance…

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16th Pacific Partnership mission begins in Manila

Pacific Partnership 21, the annual U.S-led multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with a medical subject matter expert exchange at Manila Naval Hospital, July 28. The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) arrived at the mission port July 14, where participants disembarked before conducting a…

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MARAD Awards Vessel Acquisition Management Contract to Crowley

July 28, 2021 – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Solutions business unit has been awarded a multi-year, $638 million contract for Vessel Acquisition Management (VAM) by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). Crowley’s strategic acquisition and vessel management service will assist MARAD in the enhancement of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), helping reduce the overall age of the fleet and increase ship reliability.…

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Carrier Strike Group sails with Indian Navy in two-day exercises

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group has completed its first major workout since entering the Indian Ocean. Led by flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, the task group sailed with the Indian Navy for a range of exercises in the Bay of Bengal. The series of close maneuvers and drills saw the Royal Navy aircraft carrier, frigates HMS Kent and Richmond, RFA support…

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USCGC Dependable Returns from Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to Virginia Beach after a 29-day patrol in the north-eastern coast of the United States, Tuesday. Throughout the patrol, the Dependable’s crew conducted over 15 living marine resource boardings resulting in violations ranging from commercial fishing vessel safety discrepancies to various fishing violations. Living marine resource enforcement patrols are vital to the continued sustainability and…

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RFS Kapitan Guriev Heading to Iran for “Depth 2021”

SBS “Kaptain Guriev” for the first time makes a sea transition from Novorossiysk to the Gulf of Oman. The Russian tug will be used as a staff vessel to ensure the participation of the national team of the Russian Navy in the international competition for diving all-around “Depth-2021”, which will be held in August on the territory of the Islamic…

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Two Members of Caspian Flotilla Returning from St Petersburg

The crews of the small missile ship (MRK) “Grad Sviyazhsk” and the anti-sabotage boat (PRDKA) “Yunarmeets of Dagestan” of project 21980 “Grachonok” of the Caspian Flotilla (KFl) will make the transition from St. Petersburg to the point of permanent basing in Kaspiysk after participating in the Main Naval Parade. The inter-base and inter-fleet transition is scheduled to begin at the…

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RFS Romuald Mukhlevich Searching for Sunken Ships in the Arctic

The hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich” went to the Barents Sea to participate in the final stages of the complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society “Remember the War”, dedicated to the study of ships and vessels that died during the Great Patriotic War. The vessel’s research trip to the Arctic, which began yesterday, will last until…

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