Category archives for: Asia Pacific

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 […]

Royal Navy, Air Forces Get Thanks from The Philippines

Royal Navy, Air Forces Get Thanks from The Philippines

Senior officials from the Philippines have thanked the team in charge of the UK Armed Forces’ month-long response to the typhoon which devastated their islands last year. The Royal Navy – spearheaded by HMS Daring and Illustrious – and the RAF in particular played a key role in delivering aid and providing help last November […]

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 […]

Crew of Australian Navy Ships Celebrates Easter Sunday

On Sunday, the crew of HMA Ships’ Paluma and Mermaid celebrated Easter Sunday at anchor off Jar Island, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia. It has been nearly 195 years since CMDR Phillip Parker King, RN, and His Britannic Majesty’s Cutter Mermaid first surveyed and documented Vansittart Bay and its surrounding coastline.   Vansittart Bay is located […]

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 […]

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th.   In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by […]

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 […]

USS Lake Erie Sailors Participate in COMSERV Project

Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at Holy Family Home April 14.   The COMSERV was designed to allow Sailors to interact with members of the local community while providing assistance to the residents and managers of Holy Family Home. “It always […]

USS Howard Finishes Its Visit to Manila

USS Howard Finishes Its Visit to Manila

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) completed its visit to Manila April 11-14 while on their Western Pacific deployment.   During their port visit Howard crew members interacted with the Manila community through visits to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Hospicio de San Jose, and historical sites. The crew paid their respects […]

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