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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