USS Germantown Arrives in Phuket

November 3, 2019 – USS Germantown (LSD 42) and embarked 3rd Marine Division arrived in Phuket, Thailand, Nov. 3. “It’s great to be able to bring our blue and gold team to one of Thailand’s beautiful cities,” said Cdr. Christopher Causee, commanding officer. “We look forward to strengthening regional security and alliances along with fostering new friendships during this visit.”…

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King of Thailand Christens New Frigate

October 17, 2019 – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn ceremonially launched a newly-built navy frigate, named HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej, on Wednesday. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, accompanied by Queen Suthida, presided over the launch ceremony and anointed the navy frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej, named after the late king and father of the current one, at Sattahip naval base in Chonburi province. The frigate,…

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Goa Maritime Conclave– 2019 Inaugurated

October 4, 2019 – The Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)-2019 was inaugurated by the National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Kumar Doval, at Goa on 4th October 2019. Inaugurating the conclave, which was conducted by the Naval War College, the NSA, during his key note address brought out that the Sea, Cyber, Space are areas which would pose both opportunities and challenges…

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HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan Commissioned

September 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Vice Admiral Luechai Ruddit Is the chairman of the ceremony of the royal boat of Prachuap Khirikhan, with Admiral Noppadon Supakorn, commander of the Naval Operations Division, Vice Admiral Sompong Nakthong, commander of the Gulf Fleet Battle squadron Ship personnel And honored guests to welcome at Laem Thian Port Port Sattahip Port, Sattahip District,…

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Sea Phase of maiden IN-RSN-RTN Trilateral Exercise Commences

September 19, 2019 – Sea Phase of maiden SITMEX-19 (Singapore India Thailand Maritime Exercise), between Indian Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) commenced in the Andaman Sea from 18 Sep 19. IN Ships Ranvir, a Guided Missile Destroyer, Kora, a Missile Corvette, Sumedha, an Offshore Patrol Vessel along with Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8I…

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China and Thailand Sign shipbuilding Agreement for Type 071E LPD

September 11, 2019 – China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and the Royal Thai Navy held the signing ceremony of the shipbuilding agreement on exporting Type 071E landing platform dock (LPD) in Beijing on Sept 9. This is the first time for China to export abroad amphibious transport dock, or dock landing ship, and also marks a major achievement between China…

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Indian Warhips Visit Laem Chabang, Thailand

August 31, 2019 – As part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to South East Asia and Western Pacific, Indian Navy ships Sahyadri and Kiltan are making a port call at Laem Chabang, Bangkok from 31 Aug – 03 Sep 19. The ships are part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the Operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval…

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Indo-Pacific Maritime Forces Kick off 18th SEACAT Exercise

August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from 10 Indo-Pacific partner nations began the 18th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) in Singapore, Aug. 19. The goal of the SEACAT exercise is to bring together regional partner nations to engage in “real world, real time” training designed to enhance partner nation ability to communicate, coordinate…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Force returns to Australia

May 26, 2019 – The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force has returned to Australia following a three-month regional engagement mission to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra will anchor off Darwin tomorrow, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint Operations, Air…

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USNS Fall River Arrives in Thailand for PP19’s Final Mission Stop

May 18, 2019 – USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), a Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Sattahip, Thailand for the final mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2019, May 18. Pacific Partnership has evolved over the years from emphasis on direct care to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges.…

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China-Southeast Asian countries joint naval exercise

A total of 13 naval vessels from China and Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Brunei, Burma, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, steam in formation in the waters off Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, during the maritime maneuver phase of the China-Southeast Asian countries joint naval exercise on April 26, 2019. The three-day joint naval exercise, which concluded on April 27,…

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