Category archives for: South & Central Asia

Philippine Coast Guard Assist Vessel in Distress

Nine passengers were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22.   Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine trouble three hours later while enroute to Taytay, Palawan. The […]

USS Cape St. George Stops By in Singapore

USS Cape St. George Stops By in Singapore

The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Singapore Aug. 20 for a good will and friendship building port visit as well as a voyage repair maintenance availability.   Prior to arriving in Singapore, the ship participated in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest naval […]

USS Rodney M. Davis Takes Part in Sail Raja Ampat

The crew of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) sailed alongside other navies during Sail Raja Ampat Aug. 22-23.   Sail Raja Ampat is part of a series of international maritime events hosted by the government of Indonesia in West Papua, Indonesia. Crew members welcomed Indonesian Navy Ensign Michael Kasake, a […]

USS Russell Hosts CNS Yueyang Crew

The officers and crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) played a key role in supporting one of three People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships visiting San Diego by hosting the crew of the frigate CNS Yueyang (FF 575), Aug. 10-14.   Along with Yueyang, the destroyer CNS Haikou (DD 171) and supply ship CNS Qiandaohu (AO […]

Project 75 Submarine Construction Progressing on Schedule

Project 75 Submarine Construction Progressing on Schedule

Indian Defence Minister Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitley accompanied by Admiral RK Dhowan Chief of the Naval Staff visited Mazagon Docks Limited, Mumbai on 27 August and reviewed the progress of the Project 75 (Indigenous submarine construction) as well as the other ongoing warship building projects including P-15 B class stealth destroyers.   With all […]

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 […]

USS Makin Island Visits Students in Hong Kong

Fourteen Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) visited young men at the Hong Kong Student Aid Society Holland Hostel as part of a community relations event (COMREL) Aug. 21.   Cmdr. Timothy Moore, chaplain aboard Makin Island, and the chaplain department organized and facilitated the COMREL event. “Going out […]

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 15 Fishermen

Sri Lanka Naval craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 15 fishermen with 2 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Trincomalee on 25th August 2014.   The arrested persons along with illegal fishing nets and FGDs were handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour police for further investigations. Press […]

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept

The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Aug. 22.   The aircraft was on a routine […]

INS Kamorta Officially Commissioned

INS Kamorta Officially Commissioned

Breaking new grounds in the making of warships in the country, India, commissioned the first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, INS Kamorta, on 23 Aug 2014, at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard.   The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley who commissioned the warship, described the development as ‘the coming of age of our ship building industry’. […]

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