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Multi-Ship Replenishment at Sea off Horn of Africa

Multi-Ship Replenishment at Sea off Horn of Africa

Whilst conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa different nations from different task forces often meet. In this case the US supply ship USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53 provided two flagships with fuel.   FGS Brandenburg flagship of the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta took station on the supplier’s left and […]

USS Mason Arrives in Norfolk

USS Mason Arrives in Norfolk

Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) returns Norfolk, Va. from a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR), April 18.   “This deployment was the culmination of nearly 30 weeks of training, preparation and assessments,” said Cmdr. Mikal Phillips, Mason’s commanding officer. “This crew was extremely well prepared mentally, […]

Personnel Recovery Training Takes Place aboard USS Blue Ridge

Personnel Recovery Training Takes Place aboard USS Blue Ridge

U.S. 7th Fleet hosts the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency’s (JPRA) personnel recovery training aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during the week of April 14.   The JPRA is charged with coordinating and advancing capabilities for military, civil, and diplomatic efforts to obtain the release or recovery of captured, missing, […]

Lockheed Martin to Repair U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Parts

Lockheed Martin to Repair U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Parts

Lockheed Martin, a US-based global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, has received a USD 7.2 million contract to repair 12 items of the common cockpit for the U.S. Navy’s H-60R/S helicopters.   The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform, and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and […]

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 […]

Meritorious Service Medal for HMCS Athabaskan’s CPO

Meritorious Service Medal for HMCS Athabaskan’s CPO

A chief petty officer in HMCS Athabaskan has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his “initiative and unrelenting efforts” in executing crucial repairs to the ship’s tow-line while at sea.   Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel William Rowe received the honour from the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, […]

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 […]

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th.   In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by […]

US Coast Guard Assists Burning Vessel

US Coast Guard Assists Burning Vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a vessel that caught fire and became disabled with two men and a dog aboard south of the McCormick Bridge in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Thursday.   A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., joined the vessel on the scene, the […]

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

The Royal Navy has taken over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 from the Royal Australian Navy at a formal change of command ceremony in Bahrain.   Commodore Jeremy Blunden RN assumed command of CTF 150 from Commodore Daryl Bates RAN bringing to an end the RAN’s fifth command of CTF […]

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