39th PLAN Escort Group’s First Operation for 2022

On January 4, local time, the 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce safely escorted eight Chinese fishing boats to the southern waters off the Bab El-Mandeb Strait, successfully completing the first escort mission in 2022. The escort taskforce received the escort application from eight Chinese ocean-going fishing vessels on December 28, 2021, local time. These fishing vessels were affiliated with China…

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BRP Magat Salamat Reactivated for Typhoon Relief

The recently reactivated vessel of the Philippine Navy, the former BRP Magat Salamat (PS20), is now performing humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations in the areas of Mindanao that were severely devastated by Typhoon Odette. PS20 departed Eva Macapagal Wharf in Surigao del Norte early Wednesday, January 5, carrying a total of 30 tons of assorted relief goods for…

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NSWCPD Trains Future USS Carl M Levin Sailors

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) hosted more than 20 crew members from USS Carl M. Levin (PCU 120) for land based shipboard operational training from Oct. 25 through Nov. 19, 2021 to ensure that the Sailors were sufficiently prepared for eventual sail-away, Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) onboard testing support, final contract trials, and future deployment. Named after…

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