US Navigation Moves in S.China Sea to Continue
The United States will conduct freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea again, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a speech on Saturday, although he gave no timeline for any such actions. Carter's comments, delivered at a defense forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, came at the close of a trip to Asia, where he cruised on a U.S. aircraft carrier operating in the South China Sea and blamed Beijing's island-building for rising tensions in the region.
Brazilian Village Destroyed in Dam Deluge
From when the first warnings were heard, the Brazilian village of Bento Rodrigues had about 25 minutes to escape. The water from a broken dam holding waste water from the nearby Samarco mine in Minas Gerais state moved fast down the valley. A flood believed to be some 20 meters (65 feet) high swept through the village of 600, destroying homes and livelihoods within minutes. Apart from a few houses spared by being on higher ground, homes are little more than bare walls now.
Xi Says Wants S. China Sea Issue Resolved Peacefully
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday China has always insisted the dispute in the South China Sea should be resolved peacefully through talks. Freedom of passage in the South China Sea has never been a problem and will never be a problem Xi said, during a visit to Singapore. (Reporting by Rujun Shen; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)
Portsmouth Holds Coast Guard Day Festival
The City of Portsmouth held a 2015 Coast Guard Day festival Saturday at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion Park in Portsmouth. The City of Portsmouth is a designated Coast Guard City and held the festival to honor the men and women of the service and their families. The festivities included a children's half-mile run, a 5K run, live music, food and games. Leading the children's half-mile run was Sammy the Sea Otter and leading the 5K run were the Coast Guard Riders…
Fugro Acquires ROV Support Vessel
Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius, the most advanced vessel of her type built in Brazil. The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83 metres is length with a deck area of 520 square metres and accommodation for 60 people. Permanently equipped with two Fugro-built 150HP work class ROVs, Fugro Aquarius is capable of operating in water depths of 3,000 metres. The stern A‐Frame…
Tideland Signal Corporation Acquires IMT
Tideland Signal Corporation today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the IMT B.V. Group of Companies (“IMT”). IMT is well known for developing innovative lighting, navigation and signalization products and systems with clients ranging from offshore to marine, construction and governmental organizations. The product range is valued for its suitability for demanding and critical application areas and is designed to withstand the harshest of marine environments.
Sydney farewells Namesake RAN Ship
Australia has farewelled a Royal Australian Navy ship that has served the country for over three decades in a ceremony today on Sydney Harbour. The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd), together with the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, attended the decommissioning of HMAS Sydney, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney.
Triton 1650/3 LP Introduced at Boat Show
Triton Submarines LLC, America’s leading builder of personal submersibles designed for yacht deployment, provided details of its new Triton 1650/3 LP (Low Profile) submersible model at a press conference at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show today. This lightweight, low-profile version of Triton’s most popular acrylic personal submersible model is designed and engineered to take a pilot and two passengers to depths of 1…