Category archives for: South & Central Asia

Indian Coast Guard Expands FPV Fleet

The Indian Coast Guard Ship “Abhiraj”, the fourth in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned on September 2, 2014 at Tuticorin.   The 50 meter indigenous FPV displaces 290 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with an endurance of 1500 […]

NOPV INS Sumitra to Join the Indian Navy

NOPV INS Sumitra to Join the Indian Navy

The new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), INS Sumitra, built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy, will be formally commissioned  by Admiral Robin K Dhowan PVSM, AVSM,  YSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff  on 4th September 2014 at Chennai.   The state-of-the-art warship will join Eastern Naval Command at Chennai for nation’s maritime surveillance and coastal […]

Philippine Navy Joins National Peace Commemoration

The Philippine Navy (PN) joined the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) in commemoration of the National Peace Consciousness Month 2014, with the theme: “Nagkakaisang Bayan para sa Kapayapaan”.   A simultaneous Flag Raising Ceremony, recitation of the Harmony Prayer and reiteration of the Pledge of Peace were collectively conducted by PN […]

Sri Lanka Navy Assists Fishermen

Sri Lanka Naval craft attached to Eastern Naval Command on routine patrol rescued two fishermen.   Their fishing vessel capsized in the rough seas off Trincomalee on 30th August 2014. The fishing vessel was towed ashore safely and handed over to the rescued fishermen. Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy

KAKADU 2014: HMAS Sydney, JS Hatakaze Conduct PASSEX

KAKADU 2014: HMAS Sydney, JS Hatakaze Conduct PASSEX

In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014 , HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.   Throughout the time ‘in company’ together, the ships conducted Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres (OOWMANS), Replenishment at Sea Approaches (RASAPS), visual signalling exercises, publication exercises (SYNTEX), Screenplay […]

USS Blue Ridge, ROK Navy Engage in UFG 14

USS Blue Ridge, ROK Navy Engage in UFG 14

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff departed Busan, Republic of Korea Aug. 30 after conducting joint exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 (UFG 14) with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy during a 17-day port visit.   The exercise enhances combat readiness and interoperability by utilizing cooperative training […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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