Top News of 2012

Top News of The 2012


1. January US Navy to Deploy Third Carrier Group to Persian Gulf


The US will dispatch another carrier strike group led by USS Enterprise to the Persian Gulf in March 2012, reported US Navy on Jan 25.

The carrier group based in Norfolk, VA will also include a guided missile cruiser and three guided missile destroyers, reports Interfax.

USS Abraham Lincoln had already entered the Persian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz on Jan 22. She is escorted by a guided missile cruiser and two destroyers (USN), one British and one French warships….


 2. February Italian Cargo Vessel Enrica Lexie Stays at Coast of Kochi for  Further Investigation


The Italian cargo vessel Enrica Lexie has been perceived anchored at the outer channel off the coast of Kochi for further investigation as it was required by Indian law enforcement agencies including the Coast Guard, Kerala Police and the Navy.

The vessel sailing to Fujaria was involved in a shooting incident which took place on February 15, when her armed security guard fired at a fishing boat believing that they were being approached by pirates….


3.March Coalition Warship Provides Assistance to MT Stolt Valor in Persian Gulf


Stolt Tankers B.V., a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited and operators and owners of MT Stolt Valor, confirm that the vessel suffered an explosion on board whilst transiting the Persian Gulf.

A Coalition warship is presently on site and is providing assistance. We understand that 24 of the 25 crewmembers are safe and on board the Coalition vessel…


4.April Russia to Deliver Frigates, Aircraft Carrier to Indian Navy in 2012


Appearing at the Defexpo India-2012 exhibition, president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Roman Trotsenko confirmed that two Project 11356 frigates and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya would be delivered to Indian Navy in 2012, reports RIA Novosti.

Besides, Trotsenko said Russia would complete modernization of another Indian Project 877EKM diesel electric submarine.

According to USC, “totally, we’re executing over ten India’s naval orders”


5. May Russia: Ivan Gren to Get Twin Sister


It is planned to build a twin sister for large landing ship Ivan Gren recently launched in Kaliningrad under Russian Navy’s contract…


6. June SAAB to Equip HTMS Chakri Naruebet


The defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of the command and control system on the aircraft carrier H.T.M.S. Chakri Naruebet. The order amounts to MSEK 180.

The contract involve upgrading the aircraft carrier with the latest generation of command and control system, 9LV Mk4. Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ship, which will allow communication between the ship and the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen fighter aircraft and the airborne radar system Erieye, carried by the Saab 340 AEW…

7. July USS Abraham Lincoln Arrives in Turkey


Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 arrived in Antalya, Turkey, for a scheduled port visit, July 17.

The port visit will provide Sailors the opportunity to experience the Turkish culture and traditions, take tours of the surrounding areas, interact with Turkish citizens and unwind following an at-sea period…


8. August Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries


The Examiner reports that a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter collided with a Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday morning.

The U.S. Navy says that no one was hurt in the collision…


9. September Russia: Fire Incident at Corvette Soobrazitelny


Corvette Soobrazitelny happened to be motionless in the western part of the Baltic Sea due to fire in the ship’s engine room.

According to information available to Central Navy Portal, although the crew managed to extinguish the fire, as a result of firefighting activities some equipment was flooded by water and went out of service. No one suffered in the accident…


10. October Russia Rejects India’s Claims for INS Vikramadiya Delivery Penalty



Russia rejected India’s claims on modernization of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Admiral Gorshkov), reports Defense News referring to a source in Indian defense ministry. Moreover, the Russian party declared about unlawfulness of India’s sanctions for delayed delivery of the carrier saying Indian Navy had purchased low-grade components.

India planned to claim compensation from Russia for delayed delivery of Vikramaditya at the meeting of Russian and Indian defense ministers Anatoly Serdiukov and A.K. Antony. Earlier on, Russian news agencies reported that India had not made any claims and agreed with the need to improve the ship’s powerplant and delivery schedule update…



11. November Navy to Decommission USS Enterprise



The U.S. Navy is going to scrap the nation’s oldest active duty warship USS Enterprise (“Big E”), according to CNN.

USS Enterprise is the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the “Big E…


12. December Russian Navy Sends Amphibious Ships with Marines, Armor to Syria


Russian landing ships Azov and Nikolai Filchenkov left Novorossiysk for Syrian port Tartus with marines and several combat vehicles onboard, reported Russian General Staff on Monday.

“Having taken special-task marine units and several combat vehicles aboard, landing ships Azov and Nikolai Filchenkov left Novorossiysk for Syria”, reports Interfax referring to the source…



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