ROVs Hercules & Argus Recovery Updates

One week after remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) Hercules and Argus became detached from the cable that connects them to E/V Nautilus, Ocean Exploration Trust is relieved to announce that as of September 2nd, 2021, both of our beloved vehicles have been recovered from the seafloor and are back onboard Nautilus. In two ROV dives over the course of 26 hours,…

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INS Airavat Delivers COVID Supplies to Thailand

As part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR, INS Airavat arrived at Sattahip, Thailand with COVID Relief Material on September 3rd. The ship is delivering 300 oxygen concentrators based on the requirement projected by the Government of Thailand in its fight against the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. INS Airavat has been deployed to deliver COVID relief to friendly foreign nations in South…

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Drydock 2 Upgrade Announced

September 4, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $63-million construction project Aug. 30 for improvements to the Dry Dock 2 complex at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The two-year project, part of the Navy’s comprehensive Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), adds enclosures and other facilities to the existing dry dock in order to increase the…

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Philippines Order Eight Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M)

The acquisition of eight units of Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) is among the 2019 President-approved projects under the Horizon 2 List of the Revised AFP Modernization Program. Duly awarded to Israel Shipyards Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel under a Government-to-Government procurement scheme, the project is divided into two lots. Lot 1 covers the delivery of nine…

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Northern Territory Hosts India AUSINDEX 21

This week the Northern Territory will host the biennial AUSINDEX maritime warfare exercises between the Royal Australian Navy and the Indian Navy. AUSINDEX 21 provides our Navies an opportunity to strengthen joint defense capabilities in support of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond said that the fourth iteration of AUSINDEX will deepen the…

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Italian Officer Cadets Learn the Art of Replenishment at Sea

The Education Campaign at sea continues for the Cadet Officers and NCOs of the Navy aboard the destroyer Luigi Durand De La Penne and the refueling Etna who, in these days, have carried out a lateral refueling during navigation in the Gulf of Taranto. The activity is one of the many that are normally carried out by the Naval Units,…

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USS Arleigh Burke Arrives in Tallinn

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe, Sept. 4, 2021. The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective defense of the European region and reinforces the strong bond between…

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German Navy Practices for Helicopter Crash

An aircraft accident exercise took place in Cuxhaven September 4, 2021. The large-scale alerting and rescue exercise serves civil-military cooperation. At times there will be increased background noise with smoke development in the vicinity of the former “Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf barracks” in Altenwalde. Residents in this area are asked for your understanding. During the alerting and rescue exercise, an aircraft…

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