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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Rohde & Schwarz supports coast guard maritime homeland security missions

October 21, 2020 – Coast guards around the world need to balance unprecedented demands. They must perform their traditional duties, such as search and rescue (SAR) operations, while also fighting crime and safeguarding maritime homeland security. They must detect, locate and identify different types of offshore distress situations, illegal operations and threats. Rohde & Schwarz has extensive experience in managing…

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France Unveils New VTS and SAR Communications Facility

October 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – Thanks to the generalization of radio waves, then radars, defining your position at sea became easier and easier from the first half of the 20th century. But with the constant increase in the number of ships during the 1960s and 1970s, the management and securing of major international maritime routes reached unprecedented complexity. Faced…

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Kongsberg Sonar for New Norwegian Coast Guard Ships

August 19, 2020 – Kongsberg Maritime is celebrating the signing of a contract with Vard to deliver its market-leading sonars to the Norwegian Coastguard. The sonars will be used on board three new craft planned for launch between 2022 and 2024, replacing the existing Nordkapp-class vessels. KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-metre, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast…

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