By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jessica M. Bailey, Commander Task Force 73 Public Affairs The U.S. Coast Guardâ€™s Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs) lent its specialized training to the sixth annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise which concluded Aug. 21. SEACAT was an at-sea, scenario-driven, fleet training exercise involving the U.S. along with six Southeast Asian countries tracking and boarding simulated critical contacts of interest. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. David Alvarez, a planning action officer specializing in Maritime Security Operations for the Coast Guardâ€™s Pacific Area Command, said the exercise is not only beneficial for the hands-on and live-action training experience, but also opens the door for information sharing and learning for everyone involved. The Coast Guardsmen who also played a part in the recently completed Combined Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, hope the MSST's contribution to SEACAT helped in linking regional stability to the ideals of cooperation and the promotion of sovereign partnerships between the U.S. and the participating nations. â€œThe MSSTs were involved in the CARAT phase as subject matter experts (SMEs) and engaged with Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei in naval boarding exercises,â€ Alvarez said
The Singapore-leg of the annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise started here on Monday with the participation of the navies from the countries such as Singapore, the United States, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. According to a statement by the Ministry of Defense, the annual SEACAT exercise is taking place from Aug.14 to 22, and the Singapore leg will last two days from Aug. 20 to 21.
"Ship repair in the U.K. is looking positive for 2003" say the A&P Group, who has confirmed that all 14 of their dry docks are full with various vessels under repair, refit and conversion. A&P Tyne is currently hosting a number of ships including Stirling Shipmanagement's 2,270dwt offshore supply vessel Putford Enterprise, the 2,067dwt offshore supply vessel Pacific Banner owned by Swire Pacific Offshore, Boyd Line's 1,621grt Arctic Warrior and P&O Ferries' 20,446grt PO Kent.
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dan Meaney, Commander Task Force 73 Public Affairs The seventh annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise began in , Aug. 18. Designed to focus information sharing, cooperation and coordination, SEACAT brings six countries together for simultaneous bilateral exercises with the . The multifaceted exercises present participants with realistic situations involving criminal and terrorist threats requiring international
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott, Carrier Strike Group 7 Public Affairs The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) trained with the navies of , , , and the Republic of the Aug. 17-20 during the Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise. The seventh-annual exercise focused on improving the interoperability between regional navies and their ability to collectively intercept vessels using the seas to transport criminals
When the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company purchased its latest Incat-built high speed ferry for service on the Irish Sea it continued a relationship established 22 years ago. In 1987, Incat’s chairman Robert Clifford was invited by naval architects Hart Fenton, acting for then Steam Packet shareholder Sea Containers, to visit the Isle of Man with a view of building a high speed craft to serve the island’s needs
Since reopening in August last year (2002), A&P Birkenhead has made significant strides to becoming a major force in the northern European shiprepair industry. One of the first operations carried out by A&P Group was to put in place efficient and effective quality systems in all the yard’s departments. This drive has been rewarded with the award of the ISO 9002:2000 accreditation from Bureau Veritas Quality Inspectorate (BVQI), which will also carry out six-monthly audits of the yard.