Category archives for: South & Central Asia

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 50 Fishermen

Naval Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 50 Indian fishermen and 7 Indian fishing trawlers poaching well within Sri Lankan waters North of Point Pedro (PPD) and Kovilam bay area on 28th July 2014.   The arrested fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and […]

US Navy, JMSDF VBSS Teams Build Unity aboard USS John S. McCain

US Navy, JMSDF VBSS Teams Build Unity aboard USS John S. McCain

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was the stage for a compliant boarding exercise involving visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), July 27, as part of exercise Malabar 2014.   “Every boarding event comes with risk,” said John S. McCain’s […]

Exercise CARAT Singapore Kicks Off

Exercise CARAT Singapore Kicks Off

The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.   Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, delivered remarks before several hundred participating U.S. Navy Sailors and members of the Republic of Singapore navy. Thomas noted that CARAT Singapore stood out […]

Royal Thai Navy Implements Enterprise Geographic Information System

Royal Thai Navy Implements Enterprise Geographic Information System

The Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) is responsible for surveying the navigable waterways of Thailand and producing official nautical products to serve both the Royal Thai Navy and mariners.   In addition, the hydrographic department has the vision to support all dimensions of operations for the Royal Thai Navy by the end of 2024. […]

U.S. Navy Ships Arrive at Changi Naval Base

U.S. Navy Ships Arrive at Changi Naval Base

USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) are in port Singapore July 28 in advance of the 2014 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)exercise with the Republic of Singapore Navy.   Under the command of Destroyer Squadron 7, the two ships will participate in a number of in port exchanges and […]

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

USS Makin Island ARG Leaves San Diego Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ? An […]

Indian Coast Guard Repatriates 41 Sri Lanka Fishermen

Indian Coast Guard Repatriates 41 Sri Lanka Fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy facilitated the repatriation of 41 Sri Lanka fishermen who had been released from the Indian custody.   The fishermen along with 8 fishing trawlers were taken over from Indian Coast Guard Ship “Sarang” at the Indo-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) North of Kankasanturai on 24th July 2014. Sri Lanka Naval […]

USS Fitzgerald Visits Fukuoka, Japan

Sailors from Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) visited The Fukuoka Institute of Technology, July 19, during a goodwill port call to Fukuoka.   The Sailors played basketball with the students, after which the school held a reception for the Sailors in the cafeteria featuring Japanese cuisine. “This was more than I expected,” said Seaman Apprentice […]

India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 – 30.   The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore in Sasebo, Japan, training will include subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations; maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations; anti-piracy operations; […]

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 […]

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