Coast Guard Monitors Backlog of Anchored Vessels in Puget Sound

The Coast Guard continues to monitor container ships anchored in the greater Puget Sound area due to a logistics backlog affecting the entire West Coast of the U.S. and Canada from Los Angeles to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. This unprecedented backlog has resulted in a greater number of ships, in particular container ships, utilizing anchorages in Puget Sound. As of…

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HMS Audacious Commissioned at HM Naval Base Clyde

ASTUTE-Class attack submarine, HMS Audacious, was formally commissioned September 23, 2021 during a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde. Members of the ship’s company and personnel from the Submarine Flotilla (SUBFLOT) were joined at the Faslane site by the boat’s sponsor, Lady Elizabeth Jones, as they welcomed HMS Audacious to the Royal Navy Fleet. The ceremony marks the completion of…

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First Drug Seizure for FS Languedoc Crew B

Monday, September 20, 2021, following the detection of a suspicious dhow in the northern Indian Ocean, in international waters, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc , was detached from Operation AGÉNOR and placed in support direct from the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150). The Languedoc has made visiting this dhow which were discovered more than 1.5 tonnes of cannabis resin and…

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FS Loire Returns from Mediterranean Patrol

Having left Toulon at the beginning of September for a short-term deployment in the central Mediterranean, the patrol carried out by the Metropolitan Support and Assistance Building (BSAM) Loire was part of a vigilance posture to contribute to the assessment of the situation throughout CECMED’s area of ​​permanent responsibility. It allowed the crew to reconnect with a complex operational theater,…

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ARA Bouchard Assists in Scientific Research

On September 4, the ocean patrol boat ARA “Bouchard” set sail from the Mar del Plata Naval Base with scientific personnel from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET); of the Sea Research Center (CIMA) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), to carry out the deployment tasks of measurement equipment for the development of the research projects…

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France Hands Over Command of EUROMARFOR to Spain

On September 22, 2021, during a ceremony at the Rota naval base in Spain, Wing Vice-Admiral Xavier Baudouard, Commander of the Naval Action Force, handed over command of the European maritime force EUROMARFOR to the Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río, Admiral Commander of the Spanish Fleet (ALFLOT). EUROMARFOR, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, is a non-permanent naval force…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Ends Surveys in Gulf of Lyon

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, crew B of the Beautemps-Beaupré hydrographic and oceanographic vessel (BHO) completed their hydrographic and geophysical surveys, which began in early August in the Gulf of Lion. Return on this mission which contributes to a better knowledge of the seabed. Using its sounders placed under its hull as well as a towed sonar and magnetometer, the…

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