The 30th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out for the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali from a naval port in Qingdao of east China’s Shandong Province on Monday (Aug 6) morning to carry out the escort mission. The taskforce consists of the guided-missile frigates Wuhu (Hull 539) and Handan (Hull 579), the […]
The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace, which is on Mission Harmony-2018, arrived on Thursday (Aug 2) in the Fijian capital city of Suva, beginning an eight-day goodwill visit and providing humanitarian medical service in Fiji. Brigadier general Apakuki Kurusiga, commander of the Fijian homeland guards, Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo, local citizens as […]
Russian Pacific fleet warships Admiral Tributs, Admiral Vinogradov and the tanker Pechenga has completed two-month deployment and returned to Vladivostok on July 12. During two months, the Pacific Fleet handled tasks in the Asia-Pacific region and made port calls of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan.
Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia),during first Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) deployment instituted recently by the Pakistan Navy. The objective of RMSP is to maintain presence along critical choke points/ maritime areas to fulfill international obligations for maritime security and safeguard national shipping while observing freedom of navigation across high […]
Virginia-class submarine USS JOHN WARNER SSN785 returned home to Norfolk after a six-month deployment
Virginia-class submarine USS JOHN WARNER SSN785 returned home to Norfolk Wednesday (July11) after a six-month Sixth Fleet European deployment. She launched 6 Tomahawk cruise missile at Syrian chemical weapon targets in April.
The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40) has deployed to the waters surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct Southern Seas 2018. Gunston Hall is hosting a multinational staff consisting of representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and the United States throughout the […]
More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month deployment. The new Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan joined Minister for Defence, the Honourable Marise Payne to congratulate the ship’s company on a record breaking deployment. While deployed, […]
Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. Japan will send its large helicopter carrier KAGA to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. The tour of JS KAGA will begin in September. The 248 metre-long (814 ft) Kaga, which can operate several […]
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 26. “Manila is one of the favorite port visits for Sailors in the Pacific thanks to the beauty and welcoming people of the Philippines,” said […]
French frigate Nivôse has seized 251 kilograms of heroin after boarding of a dhow off the coast of Somalia.
Within a month of joining Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), the French frigate, Nivôse, has seized 251 kilograms of heroin in the latest success for the Marine Nationale in the Indian Ocean. The ship, whose home base is in the French overseas department of Réunion, is currently conducting operations in support of the Combined Maritime […]