Top News of the Week of Aug 9 – 15, 2014


UK Awards £348 Million Warship Contract

More than 800 Scottish jobs have been protected thanks to a £348 million contract to build 3 new vessels for the Royal Navy. The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards in Glasgow.


Four Fishermen Rescued Near Cartagena

Four Wayuu fishermen who were reported missing since Sunday, August 3, were rescued after a five-day search.


HHI Launches Fifth “Yun Bong Gil Ham” Submarine

Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, held a launching ceremony for the Republic of Korea Navy’s 214-class submarine, SS-II, the fifth Yun Bong Gil Ham.


Future of HMAS Bundaberg Still Unknown

Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has today inspected the fire damage sustained by the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg when she caught fire in a Brisbane dockyard on Monday.


Russian Navy to Expand Fleet with New Submarine

The Russian Navy will soon commission the first in the series of six Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines.


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