Category archives for: Operations

USCG Seizes Huge Amount of Cocaine

USCG Seizes Huge Amount of Cocaine

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active seized an estimated 2,300 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean some 140 miles off the coast of Panama late last month.   Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., was on routine patrol in the region when it […]

UK: HMS Blyth Rescues Stricken Men

UK: HMS Blyth Rescues Stricken Men

HMS Blyth, which left her base port at Faslane for a three-month NATO deployment to the Mediterranean, has rescued two stricken men after their Wayfarer dinghy capsized off Ailsa Craig late yesterday afternoon.   The two men, thought to be in their late 20s, had set out from Largs on Tuesday, April 22 for a […]

Spanish OPV Relampago Escorts WFP Ship

Spanish OPV Relampago Escorts WFP Ship

The Spanish Navy’s oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided escort to a World Food Program ship transiting the area.   The escorted vessel, the merchant ship ‘Juba Liner II’, departed from the Kenyan port of Mombasa towards Somalia transporting food to the refugees […]

Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE Heads to Baltic Sea

Standing NATO  Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE Heads to Baltic Sea

On Tuesday, 22 April 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) deployed to the Baltic Sea to enhance maritime security and demonstrate the Alliance’s commitment to the safety and security of Baltic member States.   The group is composed of the Norwegian flagship HNoMS VALKYRIEN, the Dutch mine hunter HNLMS MAKKUM, the Belgian mine […]

USS Bonhomme Richard Finishes SAR Mission in Korea

USS Bonhomme Richard Finishes SAR Mission in Korea

With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea April 22 after assisting with search and rescue operations near the site of the Korean passenger ferry Sewol.   The completion of Bonhomme Richard’s search and rescue mission comes after South […]

LE ROISIN Detains Spanish Fishing Vessel

LE ROISIN Detains Spanish Fishing Vessel

The Irish Naval Service Ship LÉ ROISÍN detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel at 4 pm on April 18th, for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.   The fishing vessel was detained approximately one hundred nautical miles south west of Mizen Head and was due for arrival into Castletownbere on Saturday 19 April. It brings to […]

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Christened The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. US General Voices Need for More […]

MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370

MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370

At the recent media conference conducted by the Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d), said that the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield had detected an oil slick on Sunday evening in her current search area.   Preliminary analysis of the sample collected by ADV Ocean Shield has […]

US Coast Guard Assists Burning Vessel

US Coast Guard Assists Burning Vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a vessel that caught fire and became disabled with two men and a dog aboard south of the McCormick Bridge in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Thursday.   A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., joined the vessel on the scene, the […]

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

The Royal Navy has taken over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 from the Royal Australian Navy at a formal change of command ceremony in Bahrain.   Commodore Jeremy Blunden RN assumed command of CTF 150 from Commodore Daryl Bates RAN bringing to an end the RAN’s fifth command of CTF […]

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