Top News of the Week Jan 20 – Jan 26, 2014

Top News of the Week Jan 20 - Jan 26, 2014

Indian Navy’s First Domestically-Built Sub Ready for Sea Trials

The Indian Navy will begin sea trials for its first domestically-built nuclear-powered submarine, INS Arihant, in a few weeks, as reported by the Zee News.   INS Arihant is a 6,000-ton vessel built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam, India.

Iranian Navy Ships Head for Atlantic Ocean

The Iranian Navy deployed two warships for their first-ever navy mission in the Atlantic Ocean, the Arab News reports.   The ships, Sabalan and Khark, carrying about 30 navy academy cadets, will undertake a three-month voyage across the Atlantic.

Algerian Navy’s BDSL Hits the Water at Fincantieri

Following two years of construction works, the Algerian Navy’s future flagship the Kalaat Beni-Abbes (hull number 474) landing dock ship was launched at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri on January 8th, 2014.

MU90 Torpedo Acquired by Two More Navies

The MU90 lightweight torpedo developed by the European Economic Interest Group EUROTORP formed by DCNS, THALES and the Italian company WASS, is attracting growing interest among world navies. 

USS Seawolf Comes Home from Six-Month Deployment

The US Navy’s fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) has concluded her first deployment in over five years as she pulled into her Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on January 21.

US Coast Guard Assists Sinking Cargo Ship off Guam

The US Coast Guard saved twenty-four crewmembers from a sinking cargo ship Rich Forest near Guam on 19 January 2014.   The Coast Guard received report of flooding from the ship, which was carrying logs en route to China.

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