Category archives for: Naval News

Image of the Day: USS Truxtun Replenishes at Sea

Image of the Day: USS Truxtun Replenishes at Sea

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) conducts a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet […]

UK Ministry of Defence Awards £3.2 Billion Contracts

UK Ministry of Defence Awards £3.2 Billion Contracts

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2 billion (USD 5.18bn) of contracts to support the management of the UK’s naval bases. The contracts will also cover the maintenance and repair of the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines. Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has been awarded a £2.6 billion (USD […]

AMSA Rescues 15 from Burning Vessel

AMSA Rescues 15 from Burning Vessel

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reports that fifteen people have been rescued from a burning fishing vessel about 670 km west of Carnarvon, West Australia, Wednesday morning, October 1. AMSA coordinated the rescue after detecting a Taiwanese coded distress beacon from a fishing vessel at about 11.30 pm AEST, Tuesday, September 30. AMSA tasked its search […]

Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily

Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily

Nordic American Tankers Limited’s vessel the Nordic Passat performed a rescue operation involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2014. The refugees were in a wooden boat with engine trouble, the company said in a release. Nordic Passat was in an area South East of Sicily when it got involved in […]

Tonnes of Cannabis Seized off Somalia

Tonnes of Cannabis Seized off Somalia

A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated AUD 280 million (USD 245.5m). The five day operation involved the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion, which was called […]

UPDATE: Rescued 300 Migrants Persuaded to Disembark in Cyprus

UPDATE: Rescued 300 Migrants Persuaded to Disembark in Cyprus

Around 345 migrants, believed to be Syrian refugees, agreed to disembark from a cruise liner that came to their rescue off the coast of Cyprus after hours of negotiations. Cyprus authorities launched a search and rescue operation off its coast for the 300 people stranded at sea yesterday. According to the rescue party, the operation went smoothly […]

UPDATE: Vessels Mobilizing for MH370 Underwater Search

UPDATE: Vessels Mobilizing for MH370 Underwater Search

Vessels involved in the search for the ill-fated Malaysia airlines plane, flight number MH 370 that went missing early March, are being mobilised for the underwater search for the wrecked plane. After resupply in Fremantle, Fugro Equator commenced passage back to the search area on 19 September and arrived on 24 September to recommence survey […]

USCG Opens Center for Arctic Study and Policy

USCG Opens Center for Arctic Study and Policy

Officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy established the Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP) in a ceremony held on September 19, 2014. The establishment of the Center is part of the Coast Guard’s strategic objectives for the Arctic which include improving awareness, modernizing governance, and broadening partnerships in the region. The Center will […]

USA Joins ReCAAP

USA Joins ReCAAP

The United States of America has become the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP), the U.S. Coast Guard reports in a release. Established in 2006, ReCAAP’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation through information sharing, capacity building and cooperative arrangements in combating piracy and […]

MIT Developing Ship-Repairing Bacteria

MIT Developing Ship-Repairing Bacteria

Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions. To create their new waterproof adhesives, […]

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