Peru Maritime Authority Monitors Foreign Fishing Fleet

On Saturday, September 4, the National Maritime Authority – General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard, arranged a maritime exploration flight in order to monitor the foreign fishing fleet dedicated to fishing for giant squid, showing that it is carrying out its operations. activities at a distance of approximately 260 nautical miles from our coasts, outside our National Maritime Domain.…

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Svitzer Australia Awarded RAN Towage Contract

Svitzer Australia, Australia’s leading towage provider, has been announced as the successful tenderer for a long-term contract to provide towage services for the Department of Defence, servicing the Royal Australian Navy (the Navy). Svitzer as the winner of the Defence Marine Support Services Package 3 tender, will provide towage services for Australia’s naval fleet, the management of Navy towage assets,…

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Exercise Strengthens Ties With Singapore

The longstanding bilateral defense partnership between Singapore and Australia was again on display during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). The cooperative activity, held on September 1, continued a long history of exercising together, which has built trust, precision and technical skill. This year’s activity combined elements from Mine Warfare Team 16, Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), air and marine capabilities. A…

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Finnish Staff Officers for Exercise Northern Coasts 21

Two staff officers from the Navy will participate in the international Northern Coasts 21 exercise led by Sweden from 10 to 24 September. Northern Coasts 2021 is a multinational invitation exercise to NATO and NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The exercise is a combat combat exercise in nature and is carried out on the southern coast of Sweden, the southern…

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Ultra & Raytheon to Support Hobart Class Destroyers

September 8, 2021 – Ultra (Australia) is pleased to announce it has entered into agreement for the 5th year of in-service support for the Australian Hobart Class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) ships together with Raytheon Australia. This contract ensures that the Integrated Sonar System installed on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) DDGs, which is comprised of a Hull Mounted Sonar and…

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ILA Warns Automated Crewless Ships Will Not be Handled

September 7, 2021 – Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association has a message to any shipping companies planning to utilize autonomous container cargo ships without crew: Don’t sail them into ILA ports from Maine To Texas, Puerto Rico, and Eastern Canada – they won’t be unloaded or loaded by ILA Members! Media reports in recent week have featured stories…

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USS Paul Hamilton Completes Availability Early

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully supported the early delivery of USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) from availability on Aug. 13. “The team’s commitment to getting Paul Hamilton back in action was clearly reflected in their hard work and resulted in an early delivery,” said Capt. John Bauer, commanding officer, SWRMC. “Their enthusiasm to work through and overcome any challenges…

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