Cammell Laird Throws Weight Behind Plans for two £150m Disaster Relief Ships

October 9, 2019 – Cammell Laird is supporting plans by former international development secretary Penny Mordant for the building of two £150m disaster relief ships, paid for from the foreign aid budget. Daily Telegraph has reported this week that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in talks with Ms Mordaunt over plans dubbed “Britannia 2.0” for two new ships to be deployed around the world to help with relief efforts and also promoting British business. Under the plans one of the new ships would be called “Britannia” and the…

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Virginia-Based Sailors, Marines Return Bahamas HADR Mission

September 18, 2019 – Sailors and Marines returned to Norfolk, Virginia, this week after providing unique military capabilities supporting relief to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The service members came from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG); Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM)-14 and HM-15; and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 and HSC-26. Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command, the Bataan ARG provided support to the U.S. Agency for International Development enabling the broader effort to address the acute humanitarian needs of the Bahamian people. The Bataan ARG, comprising…

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Chilean Officer Serving on USNS Comfort

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Attending mostly to Venezuelan refugees, this noble humanitarian mission is in Granada after successfully passing through Trinidad and Tobago. Pomegranate. Within the framework of the “Continuing Promise” mission, led by the Southern Command of the United States through the 4th Fleet, the “USNS Comfort” Hospital Ship continues to be used as a platform to perform surgeries, with medical personnel, nurses on board , pavilions and scanner. Chilean 1st Lieutenant Jorge Núñez is taking part in 2019. The mission has doctors and health professionals from…

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Royal Navy Deploys Extra Medics as Part of Bahamas HADR Assistance

September 7, 2019 – The Royal Navy has deployed extra medics to join Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay in delivering humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. A team of 18 military medical staff will arrive in the region this evening and will provide emergency care, surgery and intensive care to those in need. They join Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay, which is delivering aid to the Bahamas following the destruction caused by the devastating hurricane. Mounts Bay was prepositioned in the region for hurricane season,…

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JS Izumo Provides HADR Assistance at Subic Bay

June 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense will conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA / DR) seminars on the ship of the escort ship “Izumo”, which will visit the Philippines (Subic Bay) as part of the FY 1991 Indo-Pacific region dispatch training (IPD 19) of the Maritime Self-Defense Force. Japan will inform you as we will In this seminar, it will be introduced and displayed to the Philippine army etc. about the life rescue equipment of the Ground Self Defense Force, the disaster response capability of…

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Indian Navy on standby notice in view of Cyclone Vayu

June 12, 2019 – The following preparatory actions have been initiated by Headquarters, Western Naval Command, Mumbai to respond expeditiously to the developing situation in view of #CycloneVayu: State Administration, local District authorities and Indian Coast Guard authorities have been directed to caution fishermen against proceeding to sea and take all necessary precautions in view of inclement weather. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) bricks and relief material have been embarked on board nominated ships of the Command and are ready to be deployed at short notice. Indian Navy ships…

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INS Magar Departs for Mozambique with Relief Material

March 28, 2019 – INS Magar, an amphibious warfare vessel, departed Mumbai for Port Beira in Mozambique with essential relief material for the cyclone ravaged areas. The Indian warship is carrying 300 T of relief supplies including essential medicines, anti – epidemic drugs, food provisions, clothing, repair and rehabilitation equipment, and temporary shelters. The ship is also carrying a naval Chetak Light Utility helicopter that will be used in the ongoing relief operations. She is bound for Port Beira and will become the fourth Indian Navy ship after INS Sujata,…

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Local Indian Diaspora Join Indian Navy’s HADR Efforts in Mozambique

March 25, 2019 – The HADR efforts by the Indian Navy in Mozambique have galvanised the local Indian Diaspora to work in tandem with the ships of the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy (Sujata, Sarathi and Shardul) currently deployed there. The local community along with Indian Community has enthusiastically joined the HADR efforts being undertaken by the ships. The Rescue teams have voluntarily been provided vehicles by the Indian community for travel to affected areas and for coordination with the local authorities. The Indian Diaspora have also organised…

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Coalition of Hope Seeking Ex-USS Nassau

COH supports a broad range of humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief missions on an on-going basis. Examples of our efforts include material support to those in need in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (US), disaster-relief missions to Haiti following the nationwide devastation of that country by earthquake, support to flood victims in Pakistan and the Philippines, humanitarian assistance to those impacted by superstorm Sandy (US) and other projects of a lesser magnitude. In conjunction with a broad coalition of nations, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and other key global partnerships, Coalition…

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D’Entrecasteaux on a humanitarian mission to Vanuatu

November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – Loaded with containers, the Entrecasteaux Multi-Mission Building (B2M) set sail in early October to provide humanitarian aid to various Vanuatu associations. This cargo of humanitarian freight is part of its patrol mission in the ZRP of New Caledonia. Having left Nouméa on 5 October 2018, his port in New Caledonia, the B crew of D’Entrecasteaux had prepared for a week before the departure the logistical aspects of this mission. The goal was to ship all the material harvested to Luganville, on the large island…

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UK Standing by for Storm Isaac in the Caribbean

September 13, 2018 – The UK’s military is on standby in the Caribbean and fully prepared to assist British Overseas Territories in the path of Storm Isaac. As the storm makes its way towards the Caribbean Windward islands, an Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team has been deployed to work with the Governors and supporting agencies on the islands. A further 87 engineers, medics, maritime experts and other specialists have joined the regular crew of RFA Mounts Bay, which is the mobile hub of the British relief effort. Approximately 1,000 personnel…

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USNS Mercy Participates in Humanitarian Disaster Relief Exercise as Part of MSC’s Ongoing Participation in RIMPAC 2018

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) conducted a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 11-13, as part of MSC’s ongoing participation with the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This year marks the second time Mercy has participated in a HADR at RIMPAC. In early exercises that featured a HADR piece, operations were carried out in a conference room, in a tabletop scenario. Mercy’s physical presence in Hawaii at RIMPAC provides a unique opportunity to get the HADR aspect…

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GSL Delivers Second AOPV to Sri Lankan Navy Ahead of Schedule

Continuing with its unparalleled track record of delivering ships ahead of contractual schedule in last 4 years, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has once again delivered second Sri Lanka Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (SL AOPV) of Sri Lankan Navy ceremoniously at Vaddem, Vasco da Gama yesterday, 25 days ahead of schedule. The vessel will be the largest and most advanced ship in the Sri Lankan Navy fleet. This is the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) delivered in the current financial year. The ceremony was attended by High Commissioner of Sri Lanka…

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