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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.

UK’s Third River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Named

(Photo: BAE Systems)

The third of five new River class offshore patrol vessels being built for the U.K. Royal Navy, HMS Trent, was officially named during a ceremony at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow on Tuesday.   “This is another landmark moment for the River class offshore patrol vessel program and an important day that honors the traditions of the Royal Navy,

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.

Stena Line, Swedish Club to Test Emergency Plans

Photo: The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club and Stena Line have completed a major Emergency Response Training Exercise, designed to test how Stena’s own emergency procedures integrate with those of the authorities and support services in the event of a major incident.   The round table exercise took place last week at the Swedish Sea Rescue Society headquarters,

23 Migrants Likely Dead on Trip from Libya to Italy

The International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday that 21 migrants were missing, and had probably drowned, after two boats, a rubber dinghy and a wooden boat, set off from Libya for Italy and had to be rescued.   IOM spokesman Joel Millman told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva that all 132 people on the rubber dinghy had been rescued,

Damen to Deliver Three Patrol Vessels for South Africa

Stan Patrol 6211 (Image: Damen)

 Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) said it has received an order from Armscor – the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defense – for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 meters.    The new vessels – the first of a Damen Sea Axe design to operate in South Africa – will form part of the South African Navy’s Project Biro.

First Women in Maritime Taskforce Meeting Held

Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP. Photo: Maritime UK

 UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP joined the first meeting of maritime sector's new Women in Maritime Taskforce, demonstrating government support for the initiative.    At the meeting she said: “This task force will be crucial in opening up the wealth of career opportunities in the maritime industry to women around the country.

Qatar’s New Patrol Boat Completes Sea Trials


The first of two new 48-meter patrol boats for the Qatar Coastguard has completed sea trials.     BMT has partnered with ARES Shipyard (ARES) to design and build 17 patrol boats from advanced composites in 36 months – 18 months ahead of schedule. The latest in the series – the 48-meter ARES 150 HERCULES

Chinese Warships Enter East Indian Ocean

File Image (CREDIT: AdobeStock / (c) VanderWolf)

Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency.   A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-tone amphibious transport dock

Lebanon Rejects U.S. Proposal on Disputed Waters with Israel

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri told a U.S. envoy on Friday that Lebanon rejects current proposals over the disputed marine borders with Israel, state media said.   U.S. diplomats have been mediating between Lebanon and Israel over tensions including an Israeli border wall and Lebanon's decision to

UN: 22 Ethiopian Migrants Missing off Yemen

Twenty-two Ethiopian migrants are missing after being dumped in the sea off Yemen, the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.   IOM spokesman Joel Millman said the missing people were on one of four boats that brought 602 Ethiopian men and women to the coast of Yemen's Shabwa governorate in the past 24 hours.

Bollinger Delivers USCGC Richard Snyder (FRC 27)

USCGC Richard Snyder in Key West, Fla. (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Louisiana shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards said it delivered the U.S. Coast Guard’s 27th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder, on February 8, 2018 in Key West, Fla.   The vessel’s commissioning is slated for April, 2018 in Atlantic Beach, N.C.   The 154-foot patrol craft

USCG Cutter Joseph Gerczak Arrives in Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in Honolulu following a 42-day transit from Key West, Fla. (USCG photo by Sara Muir)

The U.S. Coast Guard’s second of three new 154-foot fast response cutters (FRC) stationed in Hawaii arrived at its homeport of Honolulu on Sunday. The new cutter, Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126), was built by Bollinger Shipyards in Louisiana and delivered the U.S. Coast Guard on November 9, 2017 in Key West, Fla.

Sentinel Awarded Contract for Patrol Vessel Charter

Lundy Sentinel (Photo: Sentinel)

Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine has been awarded a contract to provide a patrol vessel to be chartered by the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) in international and EU waters. Lundy Sentinel is one of the firm’s growing fleet of new built multi-role emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs).

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