Maritime Security

Battelle Unifies Maritime Technologies Leadership Structure

Positions Battelle, Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte to offer market-driven innovation to government and commercial customers   Battelle’s maritime technologies range

Denmark Arrests Former OW Bunker Manager Wanted for Fraud in Italy

Denmark has arrested a former manager of collapsed ship fuel supplier OW Bunker and intends to hand him to Italy, where he is suspected of fraud, the Danish public prosecutor said on Thursday.

US Navy to Expand Torpedo Defense Measures

Submarine-launched torpedoes are a significant wartime threat to military and civilian ships, and the U.S. Navy is seeking countermeasures through effective methods of detecting,

NASSCO Opens Bremerton Repair Facility

General Dynamics NASSCO celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Bremerton, Wash., yesterday. The facility will support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.

USCG Commandant to Address PVA Convention

Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zukunft will attend the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. and deliver a keynote

Philippines to Buy Naval Assets, China Sea Dispute Simmers

The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent

USCG Provides SAR Planning Support to Korea

  Coast Guard search and rescue crews were relieved by Republic of Korea assets on Saturday in their search for 26 crewmembers from the fishing vessel 501 Oryong that capsized Nov.

Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships Safe

  Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed

Keels Laid for Oman’s New Naval Ships

Austal Australia has completed the keel laying for two 72-meter High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) for the Royal Navy of Oman. The occasion was formally recognized

Austal Delivers Fourth Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited has delivered Cape Sorell, the fourth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design,

Libyan Rival Force Says Will Continue Offensive to Take Oil Ports

A Libyan force allied to a non-recognized parliament in Tripoli will continue a military offensive to take eastern oil ports but will not damage the facilities, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

Shipping Industry Modifies Contract Clauses for Ebola Risks

Some of the shipping industry's biggest trade associations are modifying freight contracts to reduce commercial exposure for companies whose ships travel to countries

ClassNK Tops 230 mi GT

  Leading classification society ClassNK announced that its register topped 230 million gross tons for the first time at the end November 2014. The announcement

Saab to Overhaul Swedish Navy Submarine

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to overhaul the Swedish Navy submarine HMS Södermanland. The order, valued at SEK121 million,

BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines.

More Air Strikes Near Eastern Libyan Oil Port

Libya's recognized government conducted air strikes against rival government forces trying to seize major oil ports in the east and targets in the west on Monday,

US, UK Navies Plan Future Cooperation

Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing

Fincantieri Launches Italian Navy Frigate

Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate Alpino, the fifth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered

US Navy Tests Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11.   GhostSwimmer

Call on Governments to Address Migrants at Sea Crisis

Speaking at a high level Dialogue on Protection at Sea, hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the International Chamber

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