Category archives for: South & Central Asia

Sri Lanka Navy Stops Largest Ever Gold Haul

Sri Lanka Navy Stops Largest Ever Gold Haul

Sri Lanka Navy Ship Ranadheera attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol intercepted a fibre glass dinghy smuggling approximately 45 kilograms of gold in the seas 25 nautical miles West of Mathagal on October 1, 2014.   Two persons manning the boat were also taken into naval custody during the interception made around […]

HMAS Stuart Takes a Break in Malaysia

HMAS Stuart Takes a Break in Malaysia

The Australian Navy’s HMAS Stuart took some time out of their hectic schedule to pay a visit to Malaysia.   The Anzac class frigate arrived in Kuala Lumpur, one of the most advanced and vibrant cities in South East Asia, on 23 September for a brief port visit, before sailing to participate in exercises with the Republic […]

Indian, Indonesian Navies Strengthen Bonds

The 24th edition of Indian–Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was conducted from 09 to 30 September 2014.   The Indian Navy have been carrying out coordinated patrolling twice a year since 2002 near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) to keep this part of the Indian Ocean region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international […]

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

HMAS Larrakia recently departed the Vietnamese port of Ho Chi Minh City, after a successful four-day visit that included a mixture of official receptions, a sporting engagement and shore leave for the 34 members of ship’s company.   The port visit, which coincided with a visit to Vietnam by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim […]

USS Rodney M. Davis Waves Goodbye to Singapore

The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departed Singapore Sept. 28 following a weeklong port visit.   While moored in Singapore, the ship’s crew held a “Halfway Party” to mark the mid-point of the ship’s final deployment. Sailors also had a chance to explore Singapore and participate in […]

Indian Coast Guard’s Eleventh FPV Launched

Indian Coast Guard’s Eleventh FPV Launched

Cochin Shipyard launched the eleventh of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for Indian Coast Guard yesterday.   The vessel named ‘ICGS ANAGH’ was launched at a ceremony at Cochin Shipyard, after which the keel of BY – 512 the twelfth FPV was laid. CSL has so far delivered 8 vessels in the 20 vessel series […]

USS Germantown, 31st MEU Engage in PHIBLEX

USS Germantown, 31st MEU Engage in PHIBLEX

The US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) commenced Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 15 in Subic Bay, Philippines, Sept. 29.   PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Navy and Marines to […]

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 16 Indian Poachers

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 04 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters.   The poachers were conducting the illegal ops north-west of Kareitivu when they were apprehended on 29th September 2014. The fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna […]

Australian Chief of Navy Visits Vietnam

Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, recently wrapped up a busy inaugural visit to Vietnam where he met a number of government and military officials across the country.   Flying into the north of Vietnam after a one-day visit to Japan, where he met his Japanese counterpart Admiral Kawano, Chief of Navy held […]

Sri Lanka Navy Rescues Indian Fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy patrol craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol rescued four Indian fishermen.   The Indian fishing vessel ran-aground in the seas south of Delft on 28th September 2014. The rescued fishermen were handed over to Delft police for further action. Press Release, September 30, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy


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