Category archives for: South & Central Asia

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 […]

Sri Lanka Navy Holds Insignia Awarding Ceremony

Sri Lanka Navy Holds Insignia Awarding Ceremony

The Insignia Awarding Ceremony of the 21st Intake of the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was held at the SBS Headquarters in Trincomalee on the 21st of April 2014. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.   A large audience including family members of the SBS […]

International Warships Dock in China for Multinational Drill

International Warships Dock in China for Multinational Drill

China will host ships from seven countries these days ahead of the exercise “Sea Cooperation 2014″, according to the Times of India.   The Indian Navy’s warship INS Shivalik arrived in one of the 10 busiest ports in the world, the Chinese Port of Qingdao, on Sunday 20th April. This is the second time that […]

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 […]

Indian Navy Appoints New Chief of Naval Staff

Indian Navy Appoints New Chief of Naval Staff

Admiral RK Dhowan took over as the 22nd Chief of the Naval Staff of Independent India yesterday. He is the 20th Indian officer to assume command of the Indian Navy.   On assuming command, Admiral RK Dhowan paid tribute to the country’s martyrs by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate and […]

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 […]

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s SIGMA Frigate

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s SIGMA Frigate

In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keel laying ceremony took place on 16 April 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia.   The construction of the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT […]

US, Malaysian Sailors Hold SUBSAFE Seminar

US, Malaysian Sailors Hold SUBSAFE Seminar

Sailors from the Quality Assurance (QA) team aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) hosted officers from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) for a Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE) seminar in Sepangar, Malaysia, April 15.   The purpose of the seminar was to give the RMN officers some insight into how the U.S. Navy’s […]

Multinational Exercise Obangame Express Kicks Off

Multinational Exercise Obangame Express Kicks Off

Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African nations in order to enhance those maritime forces’ collective ability to deter illicit activity […]

USS Bonhomme Richard ARG Flexes Its Muscles West of Korean Peninsula

USS Bonhomme Richard ARG Flexes Its Muscles West of Korean Peninsula

The USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is conducting maritime operations in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula, from 15th to 18th of April.   According to the U.S. Navy, these operations are being conducted in international waters and are intended to reinforce regional stability and increase maritime interoperability, which is critical to […]

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