USCGC Harriet Lane Returns from Drug Patrol

February 18, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 71-day counter-drug patrol Feb. 12. In support of the Coast Guard’s 11th District and Joint Interagency Task Force South, the Harriet Lane crew worked throughout the duration of the patrol in conjunction with a deployed aviation detachment from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron…

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Coast Guard Cutters Offload $330 Million Worth of Narcotics in Port Everglades

February 8, 2021 – Two Coast Guard Atlantic Area-based cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics, Thursday and Monday, at Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell crew offloaded more than 7,200 pounds of cocaine, Thursday, worth more than $123 million, and the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crew offloaded more than 11,800…

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USCG Commissions First PATFORSWA Sentinel-class Cutter

January 22, 2021 – USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s first Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Thursday. Adm. Karl Shultz, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the 41st Sentinel-class cutter ceremony. Moulthrope is the first of six FRCs to be homeported in Manama, Bahrain. The cutter’s sponsor is Mrs. Dawn Schultz,…

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Aircraft Carrier Truman Achieves Series of Historic Milestones

November 24, 2020 – Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) recently reached the midpoint of the first Extended Carrier Incremental Availability (ECIA) conducted at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. This milestone was accompanied by a successful startup of Truman’s propulsion plant, the first time a crew has performed this evolution at the midpoint of a maintenance availability. The pioneering…

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DIO delivers world class submarine simulator to HMNB Clyde

November 23, 2020 – The Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) has delivered a £34-million submarine escape, rescue, abandonment and survival (SMERAS) training building for the Navy at HMNB Clyde in Faslane. The SMERAS is a unique and modern facility which will give the Navy the capability to carry out essential on shore training for personnel in vital escape, rescue, abandonment and…

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HMS Spey’s Portsmouth Arrival Marks Proud Moment for OPV Fleet

October 30, 2020 – HMS Spey, the Royal Navy’s newest warship, has been successfully delivered to Portsmouth, marking the end of the Defence Equipment and Support-led procurement of the Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) fleet. Spey is the final OPV designed and built by BAE Systems at its dockyard in Glasgow and her homecoming is a moment of enormous…

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BAE Systems secures major mine neutraliser contract with US Navy

September 21, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralizers for the US Navy. This is the fourth consecutive Archerfish contract awarded to BAE Systems since 2003 and will see the Company deliver to the US Navy over the next…

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NOAA improves marine navigation near Georgia and New Hampshire naval bases

September 10, 2020 – Two new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems, also known as PORTSⓇ, are improving maritime safety near Kings Bay, Georgia, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, near two U.S. Navy installations. NOAA and the U.S. Navy partnered to install the first new PORTS in two years, the 34th and 35th in the nationwide network. The system near Naval Submarine Base…

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