Category archives for: Naval News

USA: AMSEA Wins Maintenance Deal for MSC’s Fleet

USA: AMSEA Wins Maintenance Deal for MSC’s Fleet

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics’ wholly owned subsidiary American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) a $32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships (LMSR) for the Military Sealift Command. Under the terms of the modification, AMSEA will provide services including crewing, engineering, maintenance, procurement and provisioning. Initially […]

Video: Docking of Canada’s Largest Icebreaker

Video: Docking of Canada’s Largest Icebreaker

The Government of Canada has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada. The CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is Canada’s largest […]

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s 1st Damen SIGMA Frigate

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s 1st Damen SIGMA Frigate

The keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy’s first Damen SIGMA Frigate has taken place at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. Construction works on the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules that are being built in Vlissingen, are proceeding according to […]

Austal Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s 10th LCS

Austal Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s 10th LCS

U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., April 16. The ship’s sponsor, Ms. Roxanna Green, was unable to attend the ceremony. The ship’s namesake, former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, authenticated the keel by having her […]

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel. The French Fishing Vessel (FV) Cape Saint Vincent called for assistance late on the night of the 10th of April. The French Joint Headquarters […]

Drifting Cargo Vessel Wilson Gdynia in Need of a Tug, UK

Drifting Cargo Vessel Wilson Gdynia in Need of a Tug, UK

Eight crew members of the stricken general cargo vessel Wilson Gdynia are still waiting for help after the ship lost steerage approximately 20 miles west of Skerryvore Lighthouse, South West of Tiree on April 12th. According to the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency, the Barbados-flagged vessel alerted Stornoway Coastguard by VHF on Saturday (10:30 local time) […]

U.S. Navy Names 1st Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

U.S. Navy Names 1st Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, 610-foot-long warship, the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as […]

HMS Echo, HMS Tireless Help in MH370 Search

HMS Echo, HMS Tireless Help in MH370 Search

Britain, through the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, is making a valuable contribution to the Australian-led search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Following a request by the Malaysian authorities for support from the Royal Navy, the survey ship HMS Echo was diverted from her patrol in the […]

USA: Lead Ship in Zumwalt-Class to Be Named at GDBIW

USA: Lead Ship in Zumwalt-Class to Be Named at GDBIW

The U.S. Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. […]

U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of Newest Ship

U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of Newest Ship

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) to the U.S. Navy yesterday. America completed sea trials in February, with no major deficiencies identified. Following delivery, the commissioning crew will move aboard and begin shipboard training in preparation for the ship’s sail-away. Commissioning is slated for late 2014 in […]

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