Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SafeGuard ARMOR Helps Choose Protective Gear

Deciding on the right gear for maritime security comes with an increased level of difficulty due to the variety of body armor available on today’s market. SafeGuard ARMOR, a premium body armor designer and manufacturer, advises on choosing the right body armor and other measures that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing protective gear.   There are 3 types of body armor available […]

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën Returns from Operation Atalanta

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën Returns from Operation Atalanta

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is on her way home after a successful three months deployment to the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, the counter-piracy mission of the European Union.   Before joining Operation Atalanta, the ship conducted two-weeks of pre-deployment training on her way to the Suez Canal. After a brief stop in Malta, the […]

Hydro Group Wins Submarine System Requirements Deal

Hydro Group plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, has secured a contract with BAE Systems, valued at approximately £2million, for work to be delivered over the next two years.   Hydro Group has been selected by BAE Systems to design, develop and qualify […]

HNLMS Van Speijk Joins EU Naval Force

HNLMS Van Speijk Joins EU Naval Force

HNLMS Van Speijk, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) multipurpose frigate, arrived on the African east coast for her participation within the EU Naval Force.   However, before entering the area of operations further preparation was necessary: additional specific training for the mission and the integration of all attached units on board had to be executed. Integration […]

HMS Iron Duke Brings World Cup Trophy to Cape Town

HMS Iron Duke has sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy – ahead of next year’s event being held in the UK.   Even thick rain clouds could not prevent HMS Iron Duke displaying the gold of the Web Ellis Trophy on her deck as she arrived in the South African city […]

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