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UNHCR: Deadliest Week for Refugees

UNHCR: Deadliest Week for Refugees

The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies.   “In all, we now believe 1,889 people have perished this year while […]

USS Norfolk Back in Homeport

USS Norfolk Back in Homeport

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from its final regularly scheduled deployment on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The city of Norfolk’s namesake will begin deactivation in 2015.   Norfolk, under the command of Cmdr. Greg Zettler, returned from the Central Command area of responsibility where the crew executed […]

ITS Andrea Doria Docks in Fujairah, UAE

ITS Andrea Doria Docks in Fujairah, UAE

Italian Navy’s destroyer Andrea Doria (D553) docked in the port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, where it was visited by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates, Giorgio Starace.   Prior to the docking, the vessel spent a long period of time at sea during which it took part in a replenishment at sea operation with RFA Wave […]

Ike Leaves Dry Dock

Ike Leaves Dry Dock

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 26.   Thirty feet of water was introduced to Dry Dock 8 on Aug. 25, and the remaining space was flooded to the waterline Aug. 26. Once flooding […]

Image of the Day: Son Welcomes Father from Deployment

Cmdr. Martin Muckian, commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772), is welcomed by his son at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the return of the submarine from a six-month deployment.   The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 25, following […]

CPO Selectees Assist in Preserving a Piece of Naval History

Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees helped to preserve a piece of naval history in Hampton Roads, Aug. 20, aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64) as part of the CPO 365 Phase II training.   The battleship is located at the Nauticus Maritime Museum in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The CPOs and CPO selectees […]

DCNS Ends Indian Navy Crew Training Sessions

DCNS Ends Indian Navy Crew Training Sessions

DCNS has successfully completed the operational and intermediate level crew training sessions of Platform Management System and Steering Console for the Indian Navy on 8th of August, 2014.   The trainings were conducted during five weeks at HBL, Hyderabad, for the crew of 1st & 2nd Scorpene® India submarines and MDL employees, for a total […]

HMS Bulwark Leads Cougar 14 Deployment

HMS Bulwark Leads Cougar 14 Deployment

The Fleet Flagship of the Royal UK Navy, HMS Bulwark, sailed from Plymouth yesterday (Tuesday) to lead the Royal Navy’s major amphibious deployment, Cougar 14.   The amphibious command and control ship, carrying Royal Marines and a range of all-terrain vehicles, will be joined by recently refurbished HMS Ocean and other ships from the UK’s […]

HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth

HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth

A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from HM Naval Base Portsmouth – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class.   Mick Ord, Managing Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, said: “This is a significant milestone for the […]

Video: Demolition of BAE Systems Submarines Site Begins

Video: Demolition of BAE Systems Submarines Site Begins

Buildings have begun to be demolished at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow as part of a £300m-plus redevelopment programme that will transform the way of building submarines.   The Company released a video of Barrow Submarines site demolition timelapse as a result of over 100,000 images that were taken over 4 weeks by photographer, Mike Vallance. Demolition specialists are […]

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