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China Pushing Sea Claims Under Cover of COVID-19 -US Commander

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by MacAdam Kane Weissman)

China is using the coronavirus as a cover to push territorial claims in the South China Sea through a surge in naval activity meant to intimidate other countries that claim the waters, the commander of U.S. Forces in Japan said on Friday.There has been a surge of activity by China in the South China Sea with navy ships,

Austal COO Gregg Promoted to CEO

Patrick Gregg (Left) and David Singleton standing in front of a Guardian-class patrol Boat at Austal's Australian shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. (Photo: Austal)

Australian shipbuilding group Austal announced its Chief Operating Officer Patrick Gregg will take over as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021, following a six-month transition from current Managing Director and CEO David Singleton.Gregg was appointed as COO 3.5 years ago with a view to

USS George Washington Overhaul 75% Complete

USS George Washington (CVN 73) is undergoing refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipyard. RCOH is a nearly four-year project performed only once during a carrier's 50-year service life that includes refueling the ship's two nuclear reactors, as well as significant repairs, upgrades, and modernization. (U.S. Navy photo by Marlan Sawyer)

The U.S. Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) reached the 75% completion point of the ship’s force work package.The warship entered dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia in August 2017 to start her fueling complex overhaul (RCOH) period, the sixth Nimitz-class

New RIBS for UK Navy

(Photo: UK Royal Navy)

New powerboats have been delivered to the UK Royal Navy’s Tyneside headquarters to improve seafaring training for reservists.HMS Calliope in Gateshead has taken delivery of two Gemini RIBs to take the unit’s volunteers out on to the water – part of an initiative to provide numerous

US Navy Issues COVID-19 Guidance

A U.S. Navy Seaman holds onto mooring line on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt as the ship departs Apra Harbor May 21, 2020, after being sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak on board. (U.S. Navy photo by Erik Melgar)

The U.S. Navy has issued standardized operational guidance aiming to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through its deploying units after more than 3,100 confirmed cases and 12 deaths have been reported in its ranks and several warships have been sidelined by onboard outbreaks.The guidance, which outlines

Fincantieri: No Canceled Shipbuilding Orders to Date

File photo: Fincantieri

The coronavirus pandemic has not caused Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri to lose any of its existing orders, CEO Giuseppe Bono told a Senate defense committee.While the company has not received any order cancellations to date, the company—one of the world's top cruise ship builders—said

USS Oakland Completes Acceptance Trials. Delivery Set for June

USS Oakland acceptance trials - Credit: Austal

The Independence-class littoral combat ship - the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) - has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Austal has informed.The LCS 24 is the 12th Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama for the United States Navy (USN).

USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns to Sea Following COVID-19 Outbreak

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returns to operations in the Philippine Sea on May 21 following an extended visit to Guam in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by Kaylianna Genier)

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway for the first time since being sidelined by an onboard coronavirus outbreak that infected hundreds of sailors and led to the firing of the ship's commander.Theodore Roosevelt was in the Asia-Pacific region when a number of its sailors began falling ill with COVID-19,

Australian Navy Commissions Destroyer HMAS Sydney

The crew of HMAS Sydney 'cheer ship' inside Jervis Bay, NSW following the ship's commissioning ceremony at sea. (Photo: Tom Gibson, Royal Australian Navy)

The Royal Australian Navy welcomed its newest Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Sydney, into the fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since World War II.Commissioned during a ceremony off the coast of New South Wales on Monday, Sydney is the last of three Hobart Class vessels built

Detyens Wins $24 Mln Ship Repair Contract

File photo: Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) (U.S. Army photo by Jacob Gleich)

Charleston, S.C. repair yard Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a $24,235,291 firm-fixed-price contract for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul dry-docking of the U.S. Navy oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Work is expected to be complete by October 2020.The contract includes options which,

Ingalls Lifts Deckhouse onto DDG125

Two cranes were used to lift the 320-ton aft deckhouse onto guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Wednesday lifted the aft deckhouse onto guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The 320-ton aft deckhouse includes radar equipment rooms, main engine intake and exhaust compartments, electric shop and staterooms.“Our

US Navy's Newest Yard Tug Launched

The U.S. Navy's first YT 808 class vessel docks after being launched by Dakota Creek Industries (Photo: U.S. Nay)

The U.S. Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class vessel was launched at Dakota Creek Industries' (DCI) shipyard on May 16. The Navy and DCI plan to conduct acceptance trials for the vessel in July, followed by planned delivery in August.The new tug is the first in a series of six being built by the Anacortes, Wash.

After US Warning, Iran Says its Navy Will Still Operate in Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels approach U.S. Military ships in international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo)

The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships.“The naval units of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman will continue their regular

US Tells Gulf Mariners to Stay Clear of Its Warships

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels in April approached U.S. Military ships in international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo)

In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.”The notice to mariners, which was first reported by Reuters, follows U.

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