New Icelandic Coast Guard Ship Freyja Arrives from Rotterdam

The patrol ship Freyja docked in Siglufjörður November 6th after a five-day voyage from Rotterdam. Many people made their way to Hafnarbryggja in Siglufjörður to see the ship when it arrived at the harbor accompanied by the patrol ship Týs, the Coast Guard’s helicopter and the rescue ships of the Landsbjörg Accident Prevention Association. In addition, responders in the North…

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China’s First 10,000-ton OPV Haixun 09 Enters Service

China commissioned its first 10,000-ton class maritime patrol vessel Haixun 09 with the most advanced technologies and strong comprehensive capability on Saturday, and the ship is expected to enhance the country’s maritime traffic governance. As the first such comprehensive command flagship in China’s maritime system operating in deep seas, Haixun 09 has the capabilities of cross-sea safety patrols and emergency…

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ASNE Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium Oct 17-19

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is excited to return to the West Coast and the San Diego Convention Center for the 2021 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS). The FMMS three-day agenda includes senior military keynotes, industry speakers, informative panels, innovation theater speakers, technical paper presentations, and a professional development course. All FMMS keynotes and panels will be…

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US & Indonesian Coast Guards Conduct Joint Training

USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) and KN Pulau Dana (323) September 20, in the Singapore Strait. Together, the crews participated in ship-to-ship communications drills, multi-unit maneuvering and maritime domain awareness while at sea. “These maritime exercises with our Indonesian partners forge a stronger relationship, allowing our respective crews to work together and build on each others’ strengths,” said Munro’s Commanding Officer…

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Colombian Navy Intercepts Another Cocaine Submersible

In less than a week, the Colombian Navy prevented the entry of more than $128 million into FARC dissident groups, seizing more than 4.2 tons of illicit drugs. During the course of operations to exercise control of the sea, the Colombian Navy managed to seize more than two tons of cocaine transported aboard a semi-submersible, in the waters of the…

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Taiwanese Coast Guard Receives New Patrol Vessel

The Marine Commission’s Maritime Patrol Agency Fleet Sub-Administration was commissioned by Taiwan International Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to build a 100-ton patrol and rescue boat (Taiwan Ship No. HNO.1144). The PP-10073 will be delivered at the Keelung Plant at 14:00 on August 6, 2021. The ceremony was co-chaired by Zhu Youliang, Director of the Keelung Plant of Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corporation…

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First Philippines MRRV Launched at Shimonoseki Shipyard

The first of two 94-meter multi-role response vessels (MMRVs) acquired by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project Phase II (MSCIP Phase 2) has been launched at the Shimonoseki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan today, 26 July 2021. The two MRRVs will be the largest vessels…

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Communist China Coast Guard 2301 Reconnoiters Senkaku Islands

June 16, 2021 – The China Coast Guard (CCG) 2301 fleet conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands on June 16, according to an online statement by the CCG. This marks the sixth time that Chinese officials announced patrol information in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands since 2021. According to official public records, the CCG 2502…

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USCGC Eagle Visits Iceland

June 14, 2021 – USCGC Eagle (WIX 327), “America’s Tall Ship,” arrived in Reykjavik Wednesday and proceeded to host tours and senior officials through the weekend.
 Aboard Eagle moored in the harbor, Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, joined by Jonathan Moore, principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, met…

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