Navantia Delivers First Corvette to the Royal Saudi Navy

Navantia delivered to the Royal Saudi Navy the first of the five corvettes built in its shipyards in the Bay of Cádiz March 31st in a ceremony held at the facilities of the La Carraca Naval Base, in San Fernando. The delivery ceremony for construction 546, named AL-JUBAIL, was attended by the commander of the Saudi Navy, Vice Admiral Fahad…

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USCGC Kimball Offloads $223 Million Worth of Drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) crew offloaded more than 11,300 pounds of cocaine and more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana worth more than $223 million Thursday in San Diego. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered during eight interdictions of suspected drug smuggling…

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Fincantieri Launches Fourth Qatari Corvette

The launching of the corvette Semaisma, the fourth of the Al Zubarah-class of four vessels ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The ceremony, held in a restricted format and in full compliance with anti-contagion requirements, was attended by H.E. Khalid bin Yousef…

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Visit to Djibouti “Contributes to Regional Stability”

PROPAGANDA Foreign media on Tuesday claimed that a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ship recently docked at the PLA Support Base in Djibouti “for the first time,” in an obvious attempt to hype the “China threat” theory. But analysts said that such a docking would be normal so the PLA vessels that carry out escort missions in the Gulf…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Completes Visit to Liverpool

The Royal Navy’s flagship has departed Liverpool after a visit that forged closer ties between the Senior Service and the city. HMS Queen Elizabeth made a stop in Liverpool across five days during which the ship’s sailors engaged with the local community, including a rugby match against Birkenhead side Old Parkonians, and culture stops at museums and the city’s historic…

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HMS Richmond Patrols Baltic Sea With Allies

HMS Richmond has carried out patrols and escorted British supply ships alongside allies in the Baltic Sea. The Type 23 frigate has spent the past few weeks in the region working with navies and personnel from NATO as well as those from the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). Her time in the Baltic gave Richmond’s ship’s company the chance to conduct…

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Blue Safe Corridors: Human Rights at Sea

While many seafarers who found themselves in Ukrainian territorial waters and ports managed to be evacuated shortly after Russia launched a ‘special operation’ in Ukraine on the 24th February 2022, others remain stranded on board their ships, unable to leave as widely confirmed by the recent Human Rights at Sea mission to Odesa, as well as by the International Chamber…

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KRI Teluk Palu Arrives in Jakarta

KRI Teluk Palu-523, which was inaugurated some time ago by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Yudo Margono, as the defense system for the Indonesian Navy, which had just arrived at Mako Kolinlamil Pier, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Monday (28/3). The Republic of Indonesia warships with the type of tank transport (AT) 6 produced by the nation’s children at the…

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