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USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine

USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.   The crew from Asaed requested assistance and Byrd was […]

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

USS Makin Island ARG Leaves San Diego Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ? An […]

Bollinger to Build Six More FRCs for USCG

Bollinger to Build Six More FRCs for USCG

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).   The U. S. Coast Guard awarded a $255 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., July 23, 2014 for the production of six more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). This option award brings the total […]

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, will, together with Ares Shipyard (Ares), design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites for the Qatar Coastguard.   This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 […]

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Defence and security company Saab’s acquisition of the Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition strengthens Saab’s position as a comprehensive supplier of naval military systems.   The required decisions and approvals for Saab’s acquisition of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB) have now been […]

Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ?

Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ?

An urgent Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding industry – employing over 15,000 direct jobs – started in Canberra this morning.   The hearing will focus on last month’s decision by the Government to shut out Australian ship builders – including Adelaide’s ASC – from tendering to build two Navy supply ships. […]

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed. Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident INS Kuthar, Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvette, was damaged while operating in the Andaman and […]

Fourth OPV Enters Indian Navy Fleet

Fourth OPV Enters Indian Navy Fleet

The Indian Navy received the fourth 105 m class Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) INS Sumitra on 16 July, 2014.   Goa Shipyard Limited was contracted to design and build the four NOPVs in order to reinforce the country’s maritime defence. INS Sumitra, the Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel, is fitted with a large number of […]

Boustead to Build Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs

Boustead to Build Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs

Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) has received an order to construct six Second Generation Patrol Vessels with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) capability for the Royal Malaysian Navy.   According to Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the company finalized the negotiations with The Ministry of Defence Malaysia (MoD) and signed a formal agreement with a value of RM9 billion (USD […]

Senate Subcommittee Approves $800 Mln LPD Funding

Senate Subcommittee Approves $800 Mln LPD Funding

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday said the FY2015 Defense Appropriations Bill fits within budget constraints while fortifying the nation’s long-term security interests, including approval of $800 million for procurement of a 12th LPD class amphibious warship.   Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, on Tuesday supported subcommittee approval of the defense spending […]

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