Category archives for: South & Central Asia

MBLT5 Arrives in Manila for Retraining and Refurbishing

After almost 10 years battling lawless elements in Mindanao, members of Marine Battalion Landing Team 5 (MBLT5) arrived at Headquarters Philippine Navy on July 22 for retraining and refurbishing.   As a fitting tribute and recognition to their various accomplishments, an arrival ceremony headed by no less than the Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Jesus C […]

USS Blue Ridge Boosts U.S. – Japanese Relations

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Otaru, Japan, after a four-day port visit devoted to boosting U.S.-Japanese ties July 22.   During the visit, Blue Ridge crew members, embarked 7th Fleet Staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific hosted a ceremony on the […]

Keel Laid for Indian Coast Guard’s New OPV

Keel Laid for Indian Coast Guard’s New OPV

Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) held a keel laying ceremony for Indian Coast Guard’s fifth of the New Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) on 22nd July 2014.   The contract for the construction of six OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard was signed on 9th May 2012. The first keel laying ceremony to mark the commencement of […]

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 38 Indian Poachers

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 38 Indian fishermen along with 9 Indian fishing trawlers poaching well within Sri Lankan waters on 21st July 2014.   Eighteen Indian fishermen along with 5 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the seas North of Delft were arrested by naval craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine […]

USS Fitzgerald Strengthens Relationship with Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Fukuoka, Japan, July 18 for a goodwill and friendship building port visit.   This marks Fitzgerald’s first visit to Japan’s sixth largest city. “We are excited to interact and learn more about the beautiful Japanese culture and share a bit of our own,” said […]

CNO Concludes Visit to China

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Friday after a successful four-day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).   Adm. Wu Shengli, commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), hosted Greenert’s visit, which marked the […]

ROKN Members Board USS George Washington

ROKN Members Board USS George Washington

Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Commander, Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 Rear Adm. Kim Jong-Il, and members of his staff, embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Shiloh (CG 67) as part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) for five […]

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests Three for Drug Smuggling

Sri Lanka Navy recently arrested three persons for drug smuggling in the general area of Medawachchiya town.   Naval troops attached to SLNS Barana of the North Western Naval Command and SLNS Pandukabaya of the North Central Naval Command on information received arrested the persons with 17.5 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) on 18th July 2014. The […]

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed. Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident INS Kuthar, Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvette, was damaged while operating in the Andaman and […]

Chinese Sailors Take Part in RIMPAC Search Exercise

The Republic of China Navy, along with the US Navy, has conduced a search exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on Wednesday.   Chinese sailors boarded vessels in search for mock pirates and smuggled goods. The crew from the Chinese destroyer Haikou (171) boarded the Coast Guard cutter Waesche, playing the role of a merchant ship transporting valuable paintings, […]


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