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USA: Norfolk Ship Repair Restores Local Oysters

As one of the Elizabeth River’s premier stewards, Norfolk Ship Repair continues to lead in world-class environmental efforts.   One such initiative is restoring the river’s native oyster population. NSR built a large oyster reef several years ago and now is raising an abundance of juvenile oysters (called “spat”) in floating cages. These juveniles will […]

Harris Corp to Provide Shipboard Terminals for US Navy

Harris Corp to Provide Shipboard Terminals for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation an eight-year contract valued at up to $133 million to provide shipboard terminals that give crews access to high-bandwidth voice and data communications.   Under the agreement, Harris will provide up to 120 terminals in addition to the 70 terminals already delivered since 2008 under the indefinite delivery/indefinite […]

Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars

Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars

Annapolis-based Northrop Grumman, a global security company, has received a USD 25 million modification to previously awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division.   Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will continue depot level repair, maintenance, related engineering services, change kits and integrated logistics support documentation for the AN/AQS-14A Sonar Detecting […]

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 […]

Coast Guard Pacific Area Gets New Commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area Gets New Commander

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014.   “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as […]

USA: GDBIW’s LCS Design Contract Modified

USA: GDBIW’s LCS Design Contract Modified

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has won a USD 28.6 million contract modification for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class design services.   Under this contract, the shipbuilder will provide necessary engineering, program, and technical support for LCS class ships, including class baseline design services, class documentation services, class engineering studies and interim […]

HMS Quorn, RFA Cardigan Bay Represent Royal Navy at DIMDEX

HMS Quorn, RFA Cardigan Bay Represent Royal Navy at DIMDEX

HMS Quorn has been flying the flag for the Royal Navy at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX).   The Portsmouth based minehunter, currently deployed in Bahrain, was representing the Royal Navy along with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Cardigan Bay as part of a contingent of 18 ships from different nations. […]

USA: Rolls-Royce to Support AE 1107C Engines

USA: Rolls-Royce to Support AE 1107C Engines

Rolls-Royce has been awarded $39 million to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force.   The Rolls-Royce MissionCare™ contract, a modification of a prior agreement, includes repairs and support services, with work carried out at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Oakland, California, as well as […]

Commander of PLA-N Farewelled from HMAS Success

Commander of PLA-N Farewelled from HMAS Success

Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) was farewelled from HMAS Success on 20 April following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean.   Commander Wan joined Success as a Liaison Officer for the Chinese vessels searching as part of the international fleet trying to locate Malaysia Airlines flight […]

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