Category archives for: Naval News

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floated Out

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floated Out

The lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been successfully floated out of the dock in Rosyth.   Capable of carrying up to forty aircraft, the 65,000-tonne warship was officially named by the Queen Elizabeth earlier this month. The official […]

US Coast Guard Reports Multi-Million Drug Bust

US Coast Guard Reports Multi-Million Drug Bust

The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of USD3.5 million, and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.   While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland,  a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, detected […]

TORM Lotte Helps Save Up to 300 Lives

TORM Lotte Helps Save Up to 300 Lives

TORM Lotte, a product tanker owned by Danish shipowner TORM A/S, has assisted Italian and Maltese authorities in a rescue operation to save a large group of boat refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.   TORM Lotte, sailing under DIS flag, was bound for La Skhira when the vessel on 18 July at 1245 hrs CET […]

Ominous Cloud over Australian Naval Shipbuilders

Ominous Cloud over Australian Naval Shipbuilders

The future of the Australian multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding industry will be a hot topic on today’s agenda of the Australian Senate in Canberra.   Namely, the Senate will hold an urgent hearing today on the Government’s decision to prevent Australian ship builders from bidding to build two navy supply ships, favouring either Spain or […]

19 Migrants Die off Lampedusa, Italy

19 Migrants Die off Lampedusa, Italy

The Italian Navy has disclosed that nineteen people died in an effort to reach Italy on a boat carrying hundreds of migrants en route to the Italian island of Lampedusa, Reuters reports.   The bodies were found in the hold of the boat, leading the Italian Navy to believe that the cause of death is carbon monoxide […]

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

Update: Collision off Malaysia Claims 11 Lives

Update: Collision off Malaysia Claims 11 Lives

Seven more bodies have been recovered following Monday’s collision between a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel and a boat carrying illegal immigrants off Tanjung Piai, bringing the number of casualties to eleven, according to Malaysian The Star.   An official involved in the search and rescue operation said that 61 people have been rescued […]

LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad

LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad

An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity of the Port of Spain, Trinidad, according to a statement of Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Transport.   A group comprised of up to ten armed men approached Virgo Gas tanker in fishing vessels on July 10 and managed to board the […]

Indian Coast Guard Airlifts 11 Crew from Listing Cargo Ship

Indian Coast Guard Airlifts 11 Crew from Listing Cargo Ship

Eleven crew members have been rescued earlier today off Mumbai, India after a merchant vessel MV Priyanka, carrying 1900 metric tones of iron pellets onboard grounded, the Indian Coast Guard informed.   The vessel is said to had drifted to shallow waters having broken anchor about 20 nautical miles south of Mumbai and started listing […]

Grounding of Sabre Spirit Under Investigation

Grounding of Sabre Spirit Under Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of the Sabre Spirit, a 190-foot Panamanian flag roll-on/roll-off cargo ship, after the vessel ran aground Friday morning off Current Cut, between the islands of Saint Thomas and Great Saint James, U.S. Virgin Islands, and was refloated afterwards with the rising tide.   There is no sign […]

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