USNS Puerto Rico Supports Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan

The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11) is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps during Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan, Dec. 4 – 16. “The crew of USNS Puerto Rico is proud to work with the Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force on our maiden deployment and our first port calls to Japan,” said Capt. Curtis Shelton, master…

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HMS Dragon Commemorates Wartime Carrier Ark Royal

Sailors from HMS Dragon paused to remember the most famous aircraft carrier in the Royal Navy’s history, 80 years after she was lost. The destroyer’s Mediterranean patrol took her over the wreck of HMS Ark Royal which finally succumbed to a torpedo strike about 30 nautical miles east of Europa Point in Gibraltar in November 1941. Just one sailor was…

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NVL Begins MMPV Construction in Bulgaria

Germany’s NVL Group, formerly Lürssen Defence, and its local shipyard partner MTG Dolphin, joined representatives of the contracting authority to launch construction of the first of two Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels (MMPV) for the Bulgarian Navy in Varna, Bulgaria December 4th. The highlight of the traditional steel cutting ceremony was the power-up of the plasma cutting system for the first…

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BIMCO Unveils SEV-GUARDCON for Security Escort Vessels

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a new standard contract for security escort vessels (SEVs). The standard is a balanced contractual framework for SEVs that accompany merchant ships in high threat areas such as the Gulf of Guinea which has recently seen a rise in piracy activity as the dry season has begun. The new contract is dubbed SEV-GUARDCON because it…

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HMS Northumberland Conducts Deck Student Pilot Landing Training

HMS Northumberland helped push navy aviators of the future to the limit to prepare them for operations around the world. Every pilot who wishes to operate with the Royal Navy must know how to land their aircraft on the deck of a warship in all conditions, day and night. It’s no simple task with the ship pitching and rolling beneath,…

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Australia Completes Participation in ANNUALEX

Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels have finished nine days of maritime warfare training with four nations during ANNUALEX 2021. HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga joined the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy in the Philippine Sea to practice maritime communications, flying operations, replenishments at sea, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare. Commander of the…

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USNS Big Horn Took Part in ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea

Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO198) conducted underway replenishments with partners and allies as part of Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX), in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the United States took part in the multilateral, multinational exercise, led by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The exercise…

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ARA Espora Conducted Naval Gunfire Support Exercises

The corvette ARA “Espora” made a navigation in the vicinity of the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base in order to continue training in Naval Fire Support exercises. Officer students of the Basic Artillery Course of the Navy Officers School (ESOA) embarked. As part of the naval training plan for the Sea Fleet, the corvette ARA “Espora” set sail under the command…

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