Category archives for: Operations

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 50 Fishermen

Naval Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 50 Indian fishermen and 7 Indian fishing trawlers poaching well within Sri Lankan waters North of Point Pedro (PPD) and Kovilam bay area on 28th July 2014.   The arrested fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and […]

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 […]

USS Donald Cook Sails Back to Rota, Spain

USS Donald Cook Sails Back to Rota, Spain

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.   Donald Cook arrived on station in February, and departed Rota a month later to conduct naval operations with partners and allies in both the […]

Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines.   General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation […]

USCG: 97 Cuban Migrants Sent Back to Cuba

The US Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba.   The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern is […]

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Visits Romania

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw reinforced NATO’s commitment to collective defence with a visit to Bucharest, Romania on Thursday, 24 July. In light of the Ukraine Crisis, NATO continues to implement a series of comprehensive assurance measures on land, sea and air in which Romania has played a vital role. […]

US Coast Guard Seizes USD 3.5 Mln Worth of Drugs

US Coast Guard Seizes USD 3.5 Mln Worth of Drugs

The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.   While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel […]

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 […]

Bechtel Plant Machinery Wins Naval Nuclear Propulsion Contract

Bechtel Plant Machinery Wins Naval Nuclear Propulsion Contract

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $39,4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for naval nuclear propulsion components.   Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (99 percent), and Schenectady, New York (1 percent). No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts. Fiscal 2014 other […]

HMS Duncan Hosts UK Defence Secretary

The UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has praised the Royal Navy’s professionalism after witnessing the advanced sea training which prepares British, allied and partner warships for operations.   Michael Fallon flew on Friday to the Royal Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan, from where he observed the rigorous training Ships’ Companies go through in the […]

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