Crew Safe After Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Crash

Three crewmembers of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter are safe after ditching their helicopter in the Philippine Sea during a routine flight overnight. The aircraft was operating from HMAS Brisbane as part of a Regional Presence Deployment with HMAS Warramunga, when the crew conducted an emergency landing in the water. HMAS Brisbane deployed sea boats and rescued the…

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Silver Ships Awarded $8.2M Delivery Order for Navy and Coast Guard Boats

Aluminum workboat builder Silver Ships, Inc. was recently awarded an $8.2 million Delivery Order as a result of being awarded a Firm-Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) single award contract (N00024-21-D-2205) by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction and delivery of up to 110 Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Surface Support Craft (SSC) and U.S. Coast GuardSpecial Purpose Craft,…

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FPDA Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) member-nations – Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom – will be commemorating the FPDA 50th anniversary this year, with a flypast and a naval vessel display put up by member-nations at the conclusion of Exercise Bersama Gold 2021. The FPDA 50th anniversary flypast and naval vessel display will be conducted over…

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Franco-Gabonese Cooperation in Port-Gentil

Having trained with Fennec Elements of French in Gabon (EFG) off Libreville, ocean Patrol (MHP) Commander Ducuing, engaged in 158 e mandate HIGHBUSH operation, stopped at Port Gentil from September 20 to 24, 2021. On this occasion, the patroller reaffirmed the links between the French and Gabonese navies. The PHM sailors first started by providing fire safety training: firefighting equipment,…

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Japan Property Disposal Saves US Navy $$

Good working relations between the U.S. Navy and Defense Logistics Agency property disposal specialists in Japan recently saved the service at least $75,000 earmarked for equipment disposition. In 2020, the security office for Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, needed to rid itself of deteriorating sky watch towers and a mobile small arms firing range that had been unusable for over a…

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ITS Antonio Marceglia Rescues Merchant Ship off Ghana

Yesterday morning the frigate Antonio Marceglia intervened to rescue the freighter QUEEN ZENOBIA, flying the Liberian flag, off the coast of Ghana, which reported that it had people on board unrelated to the crew. Having received the alarm by e-mail from the Maritime Multinational Coordination Center of Accra (Ghana) *, concerning the presence of intruders equipped with axes intent on…

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UK Minehunters Continue to Push Tech Boundaries

Minehunter crews in the Gulf have been pushing the tech boundaries and honing skills with American allies in the latest combined Anglo-American workout. The two navies hold regular joint exercises to ensure there’s no ‘skills fade’ in the delicate art of finding and neutralizing mines – especially as crews and ships regularly rotate through the region, so there’s a high…

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Project 636.3 Magadan Commissioned at Admiralty Shipyards

A solemn ceremony of transferring a large diesel-electric submarine Magadan of project 636.3 to the Navy took place in St. Petersburg at the enterprise of the United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC “Admiralty Shipyards”. The St. Andrew’s flag was raised on the submarine. The ships of the Admiralty Shipyards transferred the Magadan submarine to the Russian Navy 1 month ahead of schedule.…

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The Long Blue Line: GITMO Lighthouse

By J. Edwin Nieves, Coast Guard Auxiliary History Division Acting Branch Chief and Petty Officer 1st Class Sean C. Kinane, Port Security Unit 301 For some years before the 1898 Spanish-American War, U.S. naval forces had an interest in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Author of the famed book, “The Influence of Sea Power upon History,” U.S. Navy Captain Alfred Mahan, looked…

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Philippine Navy Frigate Receive Mistral SAMs

The Mistral 3 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) of the two Jose Rizal frigates of the Philippine Navy (PN) – BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) – was delivered at Subic Bay International Airport in Bataan on Friday, October 8. The procurement and delivery of the Mistral SAMs is part of the PN Frigate Acquisition Project which was awarded…

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