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US Navy Sends Ship to Assist Sunken Korean Ferry Victims

US Navy Sends Ship to Assist Sunken Korean Ferry Victims

The U.S. Navy has sent its amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, which was conducting maritime operations in the Yellow Sea, to provide assistance to people from a sunken ferry in the South Korean waters, the Navy said.   The ferry carrying over 460 people, including a vast number of high school students, sank today […]

Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors: Steep Learning Curve

NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation is made up of a team of people from a vast range of ranks, categories and experience.   They recently had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as […]

USA: VMM 265 Supports Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group

Mission readiness is an essential part of an amphibious ready group (ARG). The composite Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) aboard the forward-deployment amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is a great example of the mission readiness the U.S. Armed Forces strives for.   “The mission of VMM-265 is to bring in […]

UK: HMS Iron Duke Uses New Artisan Radar for First Time

UK: HMS Iron Duke Uses New Artisan Radar for First Time

With a loud roar and a flash of fire, a Seawolf missile erupts from its launcher aboard HMS Iron Duke, proving the Navy’s new cutting edge 3D radar system.   It’s the first time the new radar – Artisan – has been used to track a sea-skimming target ahead of the missile knocking it out […]

MH370: HMAS Perth’s Ship’s Army Joins Search Mission

MH370: HMAS Perth’s Ship’s Army Joins Search Mission

The support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN is truly a tri-service undertaking with soldiers from HMAS Perth’s Ship’s Army Detachment (SAD) assisting the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.   The Army Reserve detachment primarily drawn from 5/6 battalion, The Royal Victorian Regiment, was serving […]

MCPON Tours USS Chafee

MCPON Tours USS Chafee

Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a two-week fleet enhancement trip to the Pacific region April 14.   While in Pearl Harbor, Stevens visited the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) where he was given a guided tour that included the ship’s Combat […]

UK: Royal Navy Tests Remote-Controlled Boat

UK: Royal Navy Tests Remote-Controlled Boat

A remote-controlled boat that can search, hunt and destroy mines will be tested by the Royal Navy before the end of the year.   The motorboat called Hazard – currently being put through its paces by a specialist team of sailors in Portsmouth Naval Base – can act as the ‘mother ship’ to an assortment […]

General Dynamics Canada to Upgrade Sonar Systems of Portuguese Frigates

General Dynamics Canada to Upgrade Sonar Systems of Portuguese Frigates

General Dynamics Canada is installing an adjunct processing system on three VASCO DA GAMA-class frigates of the Portuguese Navy. Designed by General Dynamics Canada, the ECLIPSE adjunct processor provides the in-service AN/SQS-510 sonar systems with enhanced operational capability to detect submarines and torpedoes.   “General Dynamics Canada has a 40-year history of providing and supporting […]

USS Bonhomme Richard ARG Flexes Its Muscles West of Korean Peninsula

USS Bonhomme Richard ARG Flexes Its Muscles West of Korean Peninsula

The USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is conducting maritime operations in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula, from 15th to 18th of April.   According to the U.S. Navy, these operations are being conducted in international waters and are intended to reinforce regional stability and increase maritime interoperability, which is critical to […]

HMS Diamond Halfway Through Her Mediterranean Deployment

HMS Diamond Halfway Through Her Mediterranean Deployment

As she reaches the midway point of her Mediterranean deployment HMS Diamond has taken on fuel and supplies from the French tanker FS Var.   With the sun setting in the background, this is the fifth replenishment at sea (RAS) for the Type 45 destroyer which has been deployed in the region since January. A […]

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