INS Godavari Successfully Foils Piracy Attempt on Greek Ship

first_img View post tag: Greek View post tag: Naval INS Godavari has successfully foiled a piracy attempt on a Greek ship MV Elinakos in the Gulf of Aden. Eight Somali pirates attempted to hijack the Greek ship in the early morning of 16 Jul.INS Godavari was escorting four other ships at the time in the Gulf of Aden, when she received the distress call. INS Godavari was quick to launch a helicopter to locate the skiff being used by the pirates. She subsequently launched marine commandos to board the pirate boat. On being approached by the naval boat, they dumped their arms, ammunition and other piracy triggers. A German naval ship, the Niedersachsen, also coordinated with Godavari in the operation. INS Godavari continued with her escort mission, on completion of the operation.INS Godavari has been deployed in anti-piracy escort operations in the Gulf of Aden since 25 May 11, and has safely escorted 219 ships of various countries since then. Last week, INS Godavari escorted a Pakistani ship, the MV Islamabad, with an all-Pakistani crew of 38. The Indian Navy has been deploying ships since 2008 in the Gulf of Aden for escorting merchant vessels and Indian Naval ships have escorted 1,665 ships successfully.[mappress]Source: indiannavy, July 20, 2011; View post tag: Godavari View post tag: attempt View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Foils View post tag: successfullycenter_img View post tag: piracy View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today INS Godavari Successfully Foils Piracy Attempt on Greek Ship View post tag: INS View post tag: ship INS Godavari Successfully Foils Piracy Attempt on Greek Ship July 20, 2011last_img read more

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Russia: Submarine Force Turns 106

first_img Russia: Submarine Force Turns 106 March 20, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: submarine Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Submarine Force Turns 106 View post tag: 106 Russian submariners celebrate their occupational holiday on March 19. Presently, submarine force is the key strike component of Russian Navy. Performing combat patrols in different regions worldwide all-year-round, nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines protect Russia from potential aggression, defend its national sovereignty, freedom and independence.The first official document mentioning about submarines was Report of the Navy Minister A.A. Birilev issued on March 6 (old style), 1906. It was reported to the Russian Emperor about the necessity to include submarines into warships classification. The tsar gave his high permission, and the naval ministry decree was issued in five days.As of today, submarine force has considerably greater number of tasks and purposes. Russia’s State Arms Program 2011-2020 provides procurement of ten Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered strategic submarines. Construction of modernized Project 885 Yasen-M attack submarines goes on actively. In-service subs are being upgraded as well.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 20, 2012; Image: mil View post tag: Naval View post tag: Force View post tag: turns View post tag: Russia View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

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SMM, MS&D 2012 Under One Roof in Hamburg Messe Platz, Germany

first_img SMM, MS&D 2012 Under One Roof in Hamburg Messe Platz, Germany Share this article View post tag: one March 30, 2012 View post tag: Platz View post tag: Roof View post tag: Navy View post tag: Germany Back to overview,Home naval-today SMM, MS&D 2012 Under One Roof in Hamburg Messe Platz, Germany View post tag: Hamburg View post tag: Naval View post tag: SMM View post tag: News by topic The worldwide networking of economic relations continues to grow with enormous dynamism. The security of shipping routes and ports is essential for this global development, which has made shipbuilding and shipping key industries in global logistics.SMM, the world’s leading maritime industry fair, is focusing increasingly on these areas and working in close cooperation with MS&D, international conference on maritime security and defence hamburg – a unique forum for this subject, to be held on the occasion of SMM at the Hamburg Fair site on 4 and 5 September 2012. It is hosted by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) with partners DVV Media / Griephan and the German Maritime Institute (DMI). They believe that SMM is the right platform for MS&D, bringing together international experts from the top levels of government and public authorities, maritime companies, academia and international institutions and from the navies of a range of different countries. Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of HMC, feels that MS&D is an excellent fit to the wide ranging subjects of the 25th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology, international trade fair hamburg: “Modern, innovative technologies for shipbuilding and offshore technology, as presented at SMM, are key to the security of international shipping and offshore activities in a changing maritime environment.”The Chairman of MS&D is Hans-Joachim Stricker, Vice Admiral (ret.) of the German Navy and fleet commander until July 2010. “The operating areas of naval forces have changed considerably in recent years – civil security and military defence are inevitably becoming closely intermeshed.” The two-day conference is divided into three panels, which deal with the maritime issues currently in global discussion.Following the welcome speeches and a keynote address, the first day of the conference  focuses on “Changes in the maritime environment”, with experts analysing the situation of maritime security and defence, the impact of climate change, and the policy implications of dynamic development of the offshore sector, including developments in the Arctic.The second day of the conference, 5 September, starts with Panel II on “Security of the maritime logistic chains”, with senior executives from international shipping companies, coastguards and seaports analysing the status quo and future developments in terms of technology and security, including the issue of asymmetric threats from piracy and terrorism.Panel III then gives an overview of future possibilities of the maritime sector, putting the economic potentials in the foreground. Experts discuss the opportunities arising from convergence of the civil and military sectors. Presentations include the possible technical design of a “ship of the future”.“The 21st century can also be described as a maritime century,” says Hans-Joachim Stricker to summarise the thematic scope of the conference. “Secure shipping routes and seaways are indispensable for globalisation and the prosperity of nations.” He added that the problem of piracy would have to be tackled with resolution.The community of nations has been working together successfully for some years now in Operation “ATALANTA”, but a final solution to the problem has still not been found, as shown by last year’s statistics for pirate attacks. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a specialist agency of the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC) which records all pirate and terrorist attacks on international shipping worldwide, shows in its 2011 Report a total of 439 pirate attacks, that is a slight drop versus 2010 (445 attacks). The coasts of Somalia remain a hotspot of piracy, accounting for 54% of all attacks. Captain Pottengal Mukundan, Director of the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, says that the various measures are gradually having an impact. They include above all preventive activities by the international navies. And he adds that deterrence is enhanced by the measures taken by more and more shipping companies, protecting their ships with armed private security personnel.Hans-Joachim Stricker says “The MS&D conference, with its wide range of subjects, is just the right forum for intensive exchange of views with the experts from many different countries. Its international character promotes discussion of the right approaches to make progress.”A visit to SMM 2012 enables delegates at the MS&D Conference to get a wide range of information in a very efficient way on the construction and functioning of security and defence equipment and systems, surveillance and monitoring systems, sensor and communication technology, and command and information systems. The exhibits in the new temporary hall B8 and in focused areas of the various exhibition segments showcase technologies, systems and equipment for improved security.SMM, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg is the leading event for the international maritime industry, and will be held for the 25th time this year. It is the ideal platform to present products, see innovations, meet new customers, cultivate relationships, and close deals. SMM 2012 will be held on 90,000 sqm of hall space, with more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 60 countries expected.Alongside MS&D (Maritime Security and Defence), another premium event at SMM will be gmec, global maritime environmental congress, which will be an integrated component in the SMM supporting programme for the second time. The SMM Ship Finance Forum will be held for the fourth time, on the day before the start of SMM, hosted jointly by HMC and Financial Times Deutschland. And another component which is now a fixture at SMM events is the SMM Offshore Dialogue, to be held for the second time. It provides a platform for industry experts to discuss oil and gas production at sea and offshore wind energy. More than 150 items are included in the supporting programme for trade visitors – over 50,000 of them are expected from all parts of the world.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 30, 2012; Image: Bertram Solcher/HMC (BS) Training & Education View post tag: 2012 View post tag: under View post tag: Messe View post tag: MS&Dlast_img read more

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Russia: Ivan Gren to Get Twin Sister

first_imgIt is planned to build a twin sister for large landing ship Ivan Gren recently launched in Kaliningrad under Russian Navy’s contract…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, May 25, 2012; Image: JSC Yantar Shipyard View post tag: Russia Russia: Ivan Gren to Get Twin Sister Industry news View post tag: Ivan View post tag: get View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Twin View post tag: Naval View post tag: Gren View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Sister Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Ivan Gren to Get Twin Sister May 25, 2012last_img

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USS Nimitz Remembers Battle of Midway

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz Remembers Battle of Midway View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the turning point of the Pacific campaign in World War II, June 4.“Every Sailor on board this ship is fully aware of its namesake’s role in this decisive battle,” said Nimitz Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Ruth. “More importantly, the crew recognizes the collective efforts of every Sailor, Airman and Marine that made such a monumental victory possible.”The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) audio project “Soundwaves” will feature numerous audio recollections from veterans of the battle. Among these include the narrative of retired Rear Adm. Mac Showers (then ensign) who was with Rochefort when the plan to discover “AF’s” location was developed. Additionally, the ship’s website features a video documentary on the experiences of retired Cmdr. Harry Ferrier who, as a 17-year-old radioman and gunner at the time, took off from Midway in one of the island’s six TBF-1 “Avenger” aircraft to defend against the approaching Japanese fleet. His was the only one to return.Ferrier, who lives quietly in Oak Harbor, Wash., was the ship’s guest of honor at the ship’s remembrance dinner this year. “I’m not a hero,” he explained. “To me, the real heroes of Midway are the guys who didn’t come back.”The vastly outnumbered and badly damaged U.S. Pacific Fleet was on the brink of annihilation following the devastating attack by Japanese forces at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. In a bold strategic move that countered conventional wisdom at the time, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Chester Nimitz took the advice of the Intelligence officers on his staff and positioned his struggling fleet, undetected, to the northeast of Midway Atoll in early 1942. Nimitz’ codebreakers had successfully deciphered enough of the Japanese communications to determine they were building for a major offensive in the Pacific.In a move historians would later reflect as pivotal, Cmdr. Joe Rochefort devised a trap to get the Japanese to reveal the location of their offensive, codenamed “AF.”Armed with this information, Nimitz successfully deployed his remaining aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (CV 6), USS Hornet (CV 8) and USS Yorktown (CV 5) to the tiny island where they took the approaching Japanese fleet completely off guard. Successful coordinated attacks from the American carriers’ dive bombers destroyed four of the Japanese carriers effectively ending the empire’s dominance of the Pacific theater.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 6, 2012 View post tag: Remembers View post tag: USScenter_img USS Nimitz Remembers Battle of Midway June 6, 2012 View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: Battle View post tag: Midway Share this articlelast_img read more

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Top News of the Week May 13 – 18, 2013

first_img Top News of the Week May 13 – 18, 2013 May 19, 2013 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week May 13 – 18, 2013 center_img USS Kearsarge Anchors in Eilat, IsraelThe multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), along with embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) arrived in Eilat, Israel for a regularly scheduled port visit, May 14.US Navy: First Mobile Landing Platform DeliveredThe Navy accepted delivery of the first Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), from General Dynamics-NASSCO, May 14, in San Diego, Calif.INS Vikramaditya Undergoes Cosmetic Repairs before Delivery to Indian NavyThe aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has been put in a dry dock at Russia’s Sevmash shipyard for “cosmetic” repairs ahead of final sea trials and delivery to the Indian navy later this year, the company said.Russian Navy to Receive Newest Baltic Fleet WarshipRussia’s newest Baltic Fleet warship, the Project 20380 Boiky corvette, will be handed over to the Navy on May 16, St. Petersburg’s Severnaya Verf shipyard said on Monday. The Boiky has completed sea trials and undergone a series of final tests at the shipyard.British HMS Astute Submarine Wraps Up Final TrialsBritain’s first new hunter-killer submarine in a generation is preparing to take her place on the front line as her final trials come to an end in the USA.Russia Could Include Nuclear Sub in Its Mediterranean Task ForceRussia’s Mediterranean task force will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said.   Share this articlelast_img read more

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Russia: Severnaya Verf Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Corvette Provorniy

first_img View post tag: holds View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: shipyard Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Severnaya Verf Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Corvette Provorniy Russia: Severnaya Verf Shipyard Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Corvette Provorniy View post tag: Corvette View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: LAYING Industry news Share this articlecenter_img Severnaya Verf shipyard based in Saint-Petersburg held, July 25th, a keel-laying ceremony for corvette Provorniy of Project 20385. The corvette will be constructed for the Russian Naval Fleet and are further development of the Steregushchiy-class corvettes.Project 20385 was developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau on the basis of already in-service Stereguschiy-class (Project 20380) ships. New corvette differs from predecessors by larger displacement (2,200 tons) and dimensions. Her length is 105 meters, beam is 13 meters, and draft is about 8 meters. Multipurpose ships of the project 20385 are designed to combat surface ships, submarines, providing air defense and artillery support for the landing and amphibious operations.Borisov Y.I., Deputy Minister of Defence, Zakharov I.G., Vice-President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Golubev K.G., Chief Engineer of the Almaz CMDB and other highly-ranked officials attended the event. At the ceremony, Mr. Borisov said that according to the state programme of weapon acquisition up to 2020 the Russian Naval Fleet would have 16 such corvettes. They would be built at the Severnaya Verf and the Amurskiy Shipyards.[mappress]Press Release, July 31, 2013; Image: Nordsy View post tag: Provorniy View post tag: Severnaya July 31, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Verf View post tag: Defence View post tag: KEELlast_img read more

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George Washington CSG Ends Three-Month Patrol

first_img August 8, 2014 View post tag: Ends Authorities George Washington CSG Ends Three-Month Patrol Share this article GWCSG conducted four goodwill port visits and participated in a trilateral naval field training exercise with Indian navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during Malabar 2014.The strike group conducted goodwill port visits to Hong Kong, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Sasebo, Japan where Sailors interacted with foreign nationals through sporting events, cultural Morale, Welfare and Recreation events and community relations (COMREL) projects.George Washington successfully completed Core I and II training assessments to evaluate the carrier’s watch standers in requisite warfare areas of damage control, navigation and medical response.George Washington also hosted distinguished visitors, conducted numerous replenishments-at-sea and had a chance to relax to celebrate Independence Day and the ship’s birthday with a steel beach picnic on the flight deck.GWCSG ships finished up the patrol by hosting friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise where they had a chance to watch a sea and air power demonstration, damage control olympics and participate in ship tours to experience at-sea life aboard a Navy warship.GWCSG ships will now enter a maintenance availability to increase their material readiness and prepare for another upcoming patrol.Ships currently in the GWCSG include the flagship, George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Stethem (DDG 63).GWSCG is forward-deployed in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting the security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, August 08, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Naval View post tag: CSG Back to overview,Home naval-today George Washington CSG Ends Three-Month Patrol View post tag: George Washingtoncenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: asia View post tag: three George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) returned to its forward-operating location at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 8, after completing a three-month patrol of the 7th Fleet area of operations. View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Patrol View post tag: monthlast_img read more

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HII to Hold Keel Laying for John F. Kennedy

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HII to Hold Keel Laying for John F. Kennedy View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: John F. Kennedy HII to Hold Keel Laying for John F. Kennedy View post tag: Navy August 19, 2015 View post tag: Keel-Laying Share this article Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that it will host a keel-laying ceremony for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).The event will be held at the Company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division alongside Dry Dock 12 on Saturday, August 22.The ship’s sponsor and daughter of the ship’s namesake, Caroline Kennedy, will participate via video.Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the first new design for an aircraft carrier since Nimitz (CVN 68). The ship will be equipped with two newly-designed reactors and has 250 percent more electrical capacity than previous carriers. The improvements will allow the ship to load weapons and launch aircraft faster than ever before.[mappress mapid=”16702″]Naval Today Staff, Image: HII View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HIIlast_img read more

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US Navy’s Ohio Replacement Platform Moves Ahead

first_img U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. – Marine Systems (NGSC-MS), a $15.5 million contract to provide support for the production of the Common Missile Compartment.Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will perform technical engineering services, design and development engineering and tactical underwater launcher hardware production to support the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement platform.NGSC-MS will be required to assess and analyze technologies and concepts to support the selection of a preferred system design. The result of the effort will support developing and procuring a cost effective launcher subsystem for the future Sea Based Strategic Deterrent submarine.According to General Dynamics, another defense company involved in the program, the Ohio replacement program is scheduled to begin production in 2021. A total of 241 missile tubes will be manufactured over the course of the program, including missiles for the U.K. Successor submarine.The effort requires risk reduction and design and development engineering for integrating the D5 missile life extension into a missile tube for the Ohio replacement platform by conducting system evaluation and qualification testing and related analyses. This testing and analyses will support verification and validation of the technical solution to provide the needed capabilities and characteristics of future launcher subsystems.The works are expected to be completed by September-end, 2016.[mappress mapid=”17394″]Image: US Navy Authorities US Navy’s Ohio Replacement Platform Moves Ahead November 11, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Ohio Replacement Platform Moves Ahead View post tag: Northtop Grumman View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Ohio Replacement Share this articlelast_img read more

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