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USS Colorado Commissioned

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Hoskins/Released

 Colorado is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state and was brought to life by her sponsor, Annie Maybus Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.    "To the crew of USS Colorado, this is your day" said Mabus, addressing

Role-Playing to Design Security Drills

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 A four-day workshop on how to best design and conduct drills and maritime security exercises, has been held in Kingston, Jamaica (13-16 March), said a press release from International Maritime Organization (IMO).  The aim of the event was to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to plan,

Lloyd’s Register Acquires Cyber Security Firm Nettitude

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced it has acquired cyber security services provider Nettitude.    LR, who already provides a range of cyber security services such as certification, compliance, training, audit and security consulting, said the acquisition strengthens its existing portfolio to provide services including penetration testing,

US Navy to Commission Submarine USS Colorado

Lt. Anthony Matus uses an XBox controller to maneuver the photonic mast aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788). Colorado is the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine and is scheduled to be commissioned March 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Colorado (SSN 788), during a ceremony Saturday, March 17, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. The principal speaker will be U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado. Annie Mabus, daughter of 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus,

Two New Patrol Boats for Pakistan Customs

Handing over Ship’s model Photo Damen

Pakistan Customs has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats. The handover ceremony took place on March 10 at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd (KS&EW). The celebrationwas attended by distinguished guests including Dr Miftah Ismail, advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Mr.

Port Security Training in Dominican Republic

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) maritime security training is underway for port facility security officers, managers and designated authority officials in Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic (12-16 March).    Run by IMO in collaboration with the Dominican Republic Ministry of Defence (Cuerpo Especializado de Seguridad Portuaria),

Libya Seizes Tanker Suspected of Fuel Smuggling

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Libya's naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said on Thursday.   Libya's western coast is a departure point for the smuggling of heavily subsidised gasoline to neighbours such as Tunisia and Malta,

US Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle

Photo: US Navy

 A pair of U.S. Navy submarines recently surfaced in the Arctic Circle as part of multinational maritime exercise north of Alaska.   Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) surfaced in the Arctic Circle March

Hydroid Introduces New High Speed, Low Cost Micro AUV

REMUS M3V (Photo: Hydroid Inc.)

Marine robotics manufacturer Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, announced the release of the new REMUS M3V compact, one-man portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).   Low cost and ready to use right out of the box, this micro AUV supports numerous applications including search and survey; intelligence,

SECNAV Names Newest Destroyer in Honor of U.S. Marine

Photo: US Navy

 Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher.   In 1966, Gallagher, who immigrated from Ballyhaunis, Ireland in 1962, joined the Marine Corps where he served in H-Company,

Cohort Companies to Deliver Maritime Defense Technologies

Photo: Cohort plc

Cohort plc companies MASS and SEA have been selected to form part of a new UK Ministry of Defense maritime research and development program being managed by defense technology company QinetiQ.   QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to manage the

U.S. Navy Assesses Fleet Structure

 The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall/Released)

Following the release of new national security and defense strategies, the Navy is undertaking a new Fleet Structure Assessment that could alter its stated goal of a 355-ship fleet, senior service officials told Congress this week. A new FSA would take a look at the mix of surface ships and submarine

Tenth Successful Interdiction for HMAS Warramunga

Photo: Australian Government

HMAS Warramunga’s crew has seized record amounts of narcotics on Operation Manitou following their latest interdiction.   In the latest haul, the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate seized approximately 132 kilograms of heroin valued at almost $40 million while patrolling international waters of the Arabian Sea on 6 March 2018.

VADM Schultz Nominated as 26th Coast Guard Commandant

USCG Vice Adm. Schultz, the commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the nomination by  President Donald Trump of Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz to be the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday.   Vice Adm. Schultz, the commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area, currently serves as the operational

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