Austal USA Awarded its First Steel Shipbuilding Contract

Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal USA has been awarded its first steel vessel construction contract by the United States Navy, a US$145 million (~A$198.5 million) build of two Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ships (T-ATS 11 and 12). The contract modification establishes options for up to three additional T-ATS ships, which, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Begins Gulf of Guinea Patrol

A detachment of the Northern Fleet, consisting of the large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov”, the medium sea tanker “Akadimik Pashin” and the rescue tugboat “Altai” under the flag of the commander of the anti-submarine ships of the Northern Fleet, Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik, entered the Gulf of Guinea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean. Along the route of passage, the marines…

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FS Pluton Assists in Underwater Archaeological Research

Between September 21 and October 10, 2021, the building-base of clearing divers (BBPD) Pluton and the group of clearing divers (GPD) Méditerranée operated in Corsica, for the benefit of the Department of Underwater and Underwater Archaeological Research (DRASSM) ), before heading for the Vacca rock in order to continue processing the historic ammunition present on this site. After five days…

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Problems of Study and Preservation of Marine Heritage

On October 5, the V International Scientific and Practical Conference “Problems of Study and Preservation of Marine Heritage”, organized by the Museum of the World Ocean in cooperation with the USC, opened in Kaliningrad. The conference brings together the best specialists in the protection and research of marine history objects, provides an opportunity to exchange experiences, expand cooperation and “synchronize…

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OCEA OPV 150 Gyptis Launched for the French Maritime Affairs

In December 2019, following a call for tenders, the French Maritime Affairs placed an order to OCEA for its new offshore patrol vessel, the “GYPTIS”, which will be based in Marseille. The vessel, type OCEA OPV 150, specifically designed for sustainable and responsible navigation, has just been launched by the OCEA shipyard and is now starting a phase of sea…

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JPN-USA-GBR-NLD-CAN-NZL Multilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) unit conducts a multilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy (USN), Royal Navy (RN), Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with…

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RFS Romuald Muklevich Locates Several World War II Shipwrecks

The crew of the Northern Fleet hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich” confirmed the coordinates of the location at the bottom of the Barents Sea of ​​the patrol ship “Tuman”, which died in an unequal battle with three Nazi destroyers 80 years ago. Hydrographers also discovered the Bluebell corvette, the Matabele destroyer, the Passat patrol ship and an unknown ship – presumably…

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