GRSE Launches First of Four New Indian Navy Survey Ships

‘Sandhayak’ made her first contact with the waters of Hooghly River at 1410 December 4th at the Launch Ceremony graced by Shri Ajay Bhatt, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri. In keeping with the Naval maritime tradition, Smt Pushpa Bhatt, spouse of Shri Ajay Bhatt, launched the ship to the chanting of invocation from Atharva Veda. These survey ships are capable of…

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Rescue Operation by Indian Coast Guard At Sea

A major fire in the engine room of MV Kavaratti with 624 passengers and 85 crew onboard was reported to Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai by Lakshadweep Development Corporation Ltd. Ship was on passage to Androth from Kavaratti. The fire was brought under control by the alert crew of the ship and Indian Coast Guard Ship Samarth deployed…

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Communist China & Vietnam Conclude 31st Joint Patrol in Beibu Gulf

According to relevant agreements between the Chinese and Vietnamese militaries and the routine annual plan, the 31st joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, conducted by the Chinese PLA Navy and the Vietnam People’s Navy, wrapped up successfully on November 26, 2021. China and Vietnam each dispatched two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol, which lasted for nearly 28…

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Russian-Egyptian Naval Exercise Friendship Bridge-2021

A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) is completing the transition to the port of Alexandria in the Arab Republic of Egypt to participate in the joint Russian-Egyptian naval exercise “Bridge of Friendship-2021”. The official call of the ships of the fleet into the port is scheduled for December 3. The detachment includes the frigate…

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HII Delivers Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) to the U.S. Navy during a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 30. This milestone officially transfers custody from HII to the U.S. Navy. “I am again very proud of our DDG team today,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls Shipbuilding president. “Not…

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Naval Workboat Otter Celebrates 40 Years

Naval Workboat Otter, Navy’s longest serving workboat, recently marked its 40th birthday at HMAS Cairns. The original designer and port services crew were joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns Commander Glenn Williams and Chaplain Bradley Galvin at the small boats pontoon for the celebrations. Resplendent in a fresh coat of paint with her call sign flying proudly, Otter was saluted…

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