Bayern Returning From Far East February 18th

On Friday, February 18, 2022 at 4 p.m., the frigate “Bayern” will return from the Indo-Pacific after a successful presence and training voyage. The crew of around 180 covered about 43,000 nautical miles with their ship. With the deployment of the “Bavaria” in the Indo-Pacific, the German Navy was able to fly the flag and demonstrate on the spot that…

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Communist China & Vietnam Conclude 31st Joint Patrol in Beibu Gulf

According to relevant agreements between the Chinese and Vietnamese militaries and the routine annual plan, the 31st joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, conducted by the Chinese PLA Navy and the Vietnam People’s Navy, wrapped up successfully on November 26, 2021. China and Vietnam each dispatched two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol, which lasted for nearly 28…

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Jamaican Defense Force Receives Damen Stan Patrol 4207

A Damen SPa 4207, the second vessel in an order of four Damen vessels for the Jamaica Defense Force Coast Guard, has been officially handed over in Kingston, Jamaica. Construction on the vessel had already begun when the global pandemic struck and the rapid spread of the virus meant that upon completion of the vessel, pandemic travel restrictions made it…

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RAN Has Successful Submarine Search and Rescue Exercise

The Royal Australian Navy has successfully completed its annual submarine search and rescue exercise off the coast of Western Australia, along with international participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Navy’s submarine abandonment, escape and rescue system has been certified for another year as part of Exercise Black Carillon 21, which ran between 17 October and 10 November 2021 The system…

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HMS Richmond Visits Vietnam

This morning (October 1st), British Royal Navy HMS Richmond ship arrived in Cam Ranh International, starting a visit with a four-day bilateral collaboration series in Vietnam. The visit took place at the time of the 10th anniversary of the defense relations between the UK and Vietnam, just two months after the first visit of the British Secretary of Defense to…

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Indian & Vietnamese Navies Conduct Joint Exercise

In continuation with ongoing deployment of Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) on 18 Aug 21. The bilateral interaction aims to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies and would be another step towards strengthening India-Vietnam defense…

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Việt Nam denounces China’s military drill in Hoàng Sa Islands

Việt Nam on Thursday (August 5th) condemned China’s newly announced military drill near its Hoàng Sa (Paracels) archipelago as a serious violation of the country’s sovereignty. Spokesperson for the foreign ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the comment during the press briefing in Hà Nội, in response to a military drill held between August 6-10 in the northern part of…

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Việt Nam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban

April 30, 2021 – Vice Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Đoàn Khắc Việt underlined Việt Nam’s objection to China’s recent fishing ban while detailing Việt Nam’s viewpoints on several issues related to the East Sea (South China Sea) at the ministry’s regular press conference on Thursday. Replying to a question about reports the Chinese coastguard declared it will…

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