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Australian Navy Ship Medevacs French Fisherman in Distress

Australian Navy Ship Medevacs French Fisherman in Distress

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 […]

MH370: Chinese Replenishment Ship Restocks in Albany, Australia

MH370: Chinese Replenishment Ship Restocks in Albany, Australia

The town of Albany in Western Australia played host to a unique international visitor on 9 April when the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) vessel Qiandaohu visited.   The Fuchi class replenishment ship had spent more than a month at sea with a Chinese fleet as part of the international search for missing Malaysia […]

USS Hue City Catches Fire, No Injuries

USS Hue City Catches Fire, No Injuries

A fire broke out aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) late Monday, April 14 as the ship was transiting the Atlantic, the U.S. Navy informed.   There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and the ship continues to operate under her own power. The extent of the damage is […]

MH370: No Objects of Interest Found from Bluefin-21 Gathered Data

MH370: No Objects of Interest Found from Bluefin-21 Gathered Data

The six hours of data gathered by the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Bluefin-21 deployed on Monday night from Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield within the MH 370 search mission has been downloaded and analysed. No objects of interest were found, Australian JACC said.   The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle was again deployed last night from ADV […]

USCG to Offload about USD 110 Million of Cocaine

USCG to Offload about USD 110 Million of Cocaine

Crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Legare are going to offload approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine today at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.   The cocaine haul is a result of two separate drug interdictions and has an estimated wholesale value of $110 million. USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast […]

Ukrainian Navy Moves Third Ship to Odesa

Ukrainian Navy Moves Third Ship to Odesa

Under achieved arrangements with Russia, the Ukrainian Navy has evacuated its third ship from Sevastopol, Crimea to Odesa, the ‘Balta’ degaussing ship, as informed by the country’s Defence Ministry. The ship was towed yesterday to her new deployment location.   The evacuation operation was successful and the crew ensured good operation of the ship’s mechanisms. […]

HMAS Success Not Giving Up on Spotting MH370 Debris

HMAS Success Not Giving Up on Spotting MH370 Debris

The crew of HMAS Success have not wavered in their efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the vast southern Indian Ocean.   The ship has maintained round-the-clock lookouts in the hope of finding debris which could be connected to the missing aircraft and provide some clue to its final location. […]

Korean Escort Task Group Talks Anti-Piracy with OCEAN SHIELD Counterparts

Korean Escort Task Group Talks Anti-Piracy with OCEAN SHIELD Counterparts

Earlier this month, Captain Yu Byeong-Joo, Commander Republic of Korea Naval Escort Task Group, visited NATO Operation OCEAN SHIELD Task Force Commander (CTF-508), Rear Admiral Eugénio Diaz del Rio, on board his flagship to discuss counter-piracy activities.   The Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS KANG GAM CHAN and the Spanish frigate ESPS CRISTÓBAL COLÓN are […]

Russian Attack Plane Approaches USS Donald Cook in Black Sea

Russian Attack Plane Approaches USS Donald Cook in Black Sea

A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday (April 14).   The USS Cook was patrolling in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the U.S. Navy ship, Army […]

FGS Rhon, FGS Brandenburg Conduct RAS

FGS Rhon, FGS Brandenburg Conduct RAS

“All those involved in the replenishment at sea are required at their station”. When this order is broadcast over loudspeakers on board the German tanker FGS Rhön, the seamanship crew reacts quickly by donning their hard hats and safety gear before making final preparations for what is a highly specialized manoeuvre at sea.   At […]

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