Steel Cutting for First Pakistani MİLGEM Started

September 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar visited TCG Kınalıada for the 4th Ship of the MİLGEM Project, which was realized with the honors of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Pakistan MİLGEM Corvette Project. Accompanied by the Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler and Admiral Adnan Özbal, Commander of the Navy, Minister Akar…

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Launching Ceremony 1500 T MPV for PMSA

May 22, 2019 – Launching ceremony of 1500 Tons state of the art Maritime Patrol Vessel being built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Maritime Patrol vessel is a multi-mission vessel with steel hull…

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Construction of warship for Pakistan underway

January 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – China recently started construction of an export version of one of its advanced warships and will deliver it to Pakistan as part of a major arms deal, according to China State Shipbuilding Corp, a large State-owned defense contractor. It said the ship is a version of the Chinese Navy’s most advanced guided missile frigate,…

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Steel Cutting of Second Pakistani Type 05A Frigate Held in China

December 20, 2018 (APP):Steel Cutting ceremony of first war ship of Type 054A Frigates Project, being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard China. Addressing the ceremony as chief guest Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat said the accomplishment ushered new chapter in Pak-China friendship that had matured through the tests of times and…

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RFS Severomorsk Makes Port Call at Karachi

November 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet (SF), led by a large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Severomorsk”, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Indian Ocean, came to the port of Karachi (Pakistan) with an unofficial visit. The program of the visit, which will last for several days, includes protocol events with the…

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Regional Ties Strengthened As Exercise Kakadu Wraps Up In the Top End

September 13, 2018 – Exercise KAKADU 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, drew to a close in Darwin today, after a fortnight of activities aimed at enhancing regional maritime security. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said KAKADU was a military highpoint for Australia as well as a significant diplomatic achievement, with this year’s exercise involving…

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Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 835 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2017. 543 were broken down – by hand – on the tidal beaches of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: amounting to 80,3% of all tonnage dismantled globally. “The figures of 2017 are a sad testimony of the shipping…

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Australia Relieves Pakistan in Command of CTF 150

The Pakistan Navy (PN) today handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) after conducting a change of command ceremony at CMF Headquarters in Bahrain. Commodore Mal Wise, RAN, assumed command of CTF150 from Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi, PN at a ceremony at CMF headquarters in Bahrain. The…

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One year later and no lessons learned at Gadani as ACES is set aflame – again!

Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off November 8th after a massive fire broke out on-board the ship ACES (IMO 8021830). This is the same floating oil production tanker that blew up on 1 November last year – an explosion that caused the death of 31 workers and seriously injured at least another 58 workers. Fortunately, reports…

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Chinese ocean-going naval task group ends visits to 20 countries

A Chinese naval task group on an ocean-going visit mission came back to a naval port in Zhoushan City , Zhejiang Province of East China, on Oct 15, after completing its mission of visiting 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. The task group consisted of the guided-missile destroyer Changchun, the guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu.…

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