Japan Signs $345 million Agreement with Vietnam to Finance Six Patrol Boats

August 11, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Japan will provide Vietnam Coast Guard with six patrol boats in a lease-financing deal worth 36.6 billion yen ($345 million)

Venezuelan Maritime Patrol Boat Sinks After Collision With Portuguese Cruise Ship

April 1, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

A Venezuelan Coast Guard boat deployed to conduct maritime patrol sank in the Caribbean Sea after it collided with a Portuguese cruise ship, on Monday. The “Resolute” cruise ship bearing a Portuguese flag crashed into the Navys “Naiguatá GC-23” patrol boat with 44 onboard just north of La Tortuga islands within...

USS Roosevelt to Test Sailors for Coronavirus in Guam

March 27, 2020 @ 01:33 PM

The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier is heading for a possible quarantine into Guam following the positive testing for COVID-19 virus of three sailors and possible infections of dozens more. According to the US media, the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the warship, that had 5,000 personnel on board,...

New Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald Ford's Flight Deck Certified for Aircraft Ops

March 26, 2020 @ 05:39 AM

The US Navy has announced that the first-in-class carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed flight-deck and carrier air-traffic control center certifications on March 20

Mitsubishi to Build Underwater Drone Equipped-Multi-Role Response Vessels for Philippines Navy

March 6, 2020 @ 07:41 AM

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has signed an agreement with the Republic of Philippines today to construct two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) for its Navy which will be built at Shimonoseki Shipyard in Japan for delivery in 2022. Both vessels will be equipped with secured communication systems for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance, helideck...

Digital Drawing of Latest Singaporean Endurance-class Ship Unveiled at Airshow

February 12, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

ST Engineering displayed a digital drawing of the Joint Multi Mission Ship, the Endurance 170, at the Singapore Air show 2020 (February 11-16). The ship is intended to host helicopters as well as the F-35B jets that the city-state will be buying from the US

Mexican Navy Commissions POLA-class Warship built by Damen

February 11, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) has received the Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) Class vessel ARM Reformador, based on the Damens SIGMA Frigate and claimed to be the most advanced naval ship with a South American navy. The delivery ceremony was attended by Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Secretary of the Navy

India Tests Indigenous Aircraft Carrier’s Engines

February 10, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

The engine of the Indian Navys first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-1) INS Vikrant has completed trials, and is expected to embark on its sea trial by mid-2020. “Major structural and outfitting work of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has been completed

New Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy

February 10, 2020 @ 08:12 AM

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Lockheed Martin have delivered “St.Louis” Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the United States Navy

US Destroyer Ready to Undergo Tests Nearly 3 Years After Fatal Accident

February 4, 2020 @ 05:38 AM

The US Navy's USS Fitzgerald guided-missile destroyer that was damaged in a deadly collision with a cargo ship nearly three years ago has undergone repairs and will soon begin testing at sea. On June 17, 2017, the warship collided with MV ACX Crystal, a Philippine-flagged container ship, about 80 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo, Japan

Damen Reveals New Offshore Support, Submarine Rescue Vessel Concept

January 29, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020 which features a stable platform with crew accommodation, low carbon emissions, alternate fueling and various support options including submarine rescue. “We were approached by several different operators at the same time, all looking for slightly different offshore capabilities, but similar enough that their requirements could be met with a conceptual standard platform,” says design & proposal engineer Mark Couwenberg

India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in Mid-2020

January 21, 2020 @ 07:21 AM

The Indian Navy's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-1) INS Vikrant will embark on its first sea trial in mid-2020. The Empowered Aex Committee (EAC) reviewed the progress in the construction of the boat at the Cochin Shipyard on Monday