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Halliburton Introduces New Stimulation Vessel

Halliburton Energy Services, a business unit of Halliburton Company, introduced Stim Star, its new deepwater stimulation vessel, to more than 400 customers in Houston and New Orleans. The vessel is commercially available for service in the Gulf of Mexico. Stim Star is the latest addition to Halliburton's existing state-of-the-art deepwater stimulation fleet, which includes War Admiral and Man-o-War. All three vessels are equipped to deliver Halliburton's latest stimulation technology solutions - Delta FracPac service, water packs, and Sandstone 2000 service - to both deepwater and shelf customers. "The addition of Stim Star expands the rough sea capabilities of Halliburton's Gulf fleet to better handle the deepwater environment," stated HES president Edgar Ortiz.

Indian Navy Decommissions INS Nirbhik, INS Nirghat

Photo:  Indian Navy

The Indian Naval Ships Nirbhik and Nirghat have been decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, after a glorious 30 and 28 years respectively in the service of the nation. The solemn ceremony involved traditional lowering of the ensign and commissioning pendants with playing of ‘Last Post’. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Rear Admiral R B Pandit, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, who had commanded Nirghat earlier. Cdr V R Naphade, (Retd) and Commodore S Mampully, (Retd), the commissioning Commanding Officers of Nirbhik and Nirghat respectively were the Guests of Honour.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 17

1846 - Ships under Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry capture Laguna de Terminos during Mexican War. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz named Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet, to relieve Admiral Husband Kimmel. Admiral William Pye becomes acting commander until Nimitz's arrival. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 17

1846 - Ships under Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry capture Laguna de Terminos during Mexican War. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz named Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet, to relieve Admiral Husband Kimmel. Admiral William Pye becomes acting commander until Nimitz's arrival. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 17

1846 - Ships under Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry capture Laguna de Terminos during Mexican War. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz named Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet, to relieve Admiral Husband Kimmel. Admiral William Pye becomes acting commander until Nimitz's arrival. (Source: Navy News Service)

Jay M. Cohen, Rear Admiral USN (ret), Joins Halo Board

Paul C. Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS),announced the addition of the Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Rear Admiral USN (ret), as Chairman of the Board. Admiral Cohen is a native of New York. He was commissioned in 1968 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He holds a joint Ocean Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from MIT. His early Navy assignments included service on conventional and nuclear submarines.

Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Planned in Liverpool

Left to right: BOA veteran Jim Rainsford, Vice Admiral Mike Gretton campaign chairman, veteran Graeme Cubbin (Photo: Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Campaign)

A fundraising campaign to build a international memorial dedicated to the estimated 100,000 people who lost their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, as well as those who served and survived, is being launched in Liverpool. The Battle of the Atlantic Memorial (BOAM), the charity leading the campaign, will stage a press call with war veterans on the Liverpool’s iconic waterfront to launch the fundraising effort to build the 28 meter monument in the shape of a merchant ship split in two.

Newest Navy Ship Visit

USS Stockdale (DDG 106), the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, will be arriving at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme on Tuesday, April 14th at approximately 10:00 a.m. and will be Commissioned during a formal ceremony on April 18 at 11:00 featuring Admiral Keating as the Keynote Speaker and H. Ross Perot as the Honorary Chair for the event. An estimated 100 Vietnam Veterans and former Prisoners of War, and Medal of Honor recipients are attending this historic commissioning and the surrounding events. Named after the much respected American war hero and former Vice-Presidential candidate, Navy Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale, the fast warship will provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities.

New EU NAVFOR ATALANTA Ops Commander

The outgoing Operation Commander Rear Admiral Peter Hudson CBE (left) hands over to the new Operation Commander Major General Buster Howes OBE. (Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR)

On 14 June 2010, Rear Admiral Hudson Peter Hudson CBE handed over the responsibility of Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Op ATALANTA to Major General Buster Howes OBE. The handover was conducted in the Operational Headquarters in Northwood near London. Rear Admiral Hudson, who joined the operation in June 2009, has been instrumental in the ongoing success of EU NAVFOR and the execution of the Op ATALANTA mission. Rear Admiral Hudson leaves EU NAVFOR to continue his appointment as Commander United Kingdom Maritime Force (COMUKMARFOR) in Portsmouth.

Admiral Olsen Tapped to Lead Webb

Charles Visconti, Chairman of the Webb Institute Board of Trustees, announced that Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, Jr., the current Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., was selected to succeed Ronald K. Kiss on July 1, 2005 as President of Webb Institute. Admiral Olsen, born in Brooklyn, grew up in New London, where he graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1969. He later earned an M.S. in Administration from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, Ca., and an M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies form the Naval War College. During his 34 years of service in the United States Coast Guard…

VADM Paul Zukunft Nominated to be 25th U.S. Coast Guard Commandant

Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, nominated as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, announced on February 28th that Paul F. Zukunft has been nominated by President Obama to be the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. Johnson said last Friday, "I am proud to announce President Obama's intent to nominate Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Since I became Secretary, I have had the opportunity to get to know Vice Admiral Zukunft, and if confirmed he will be a great leader for the future of the Coast Guard. As a 37 year veteran of the U.S.

Iran Stages Massive Navy Drill in Indian Ocean

Pic: Islamic Republic of Iran Army

Amid rising tensions with the US, Iranian naval forces have launched the final stage of a large-scale drill north of the Indian Ocean to enhance their defense capabilities, reports PressTV. Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced the beginning of the maneuver, code-named Velayat 95, on Sunday. The latest exercise, stretching from the Strait of Hormuz and Oman Sea to north of the Indian Ocean, marks the last phase of war games that started in 2016. The commander said that the war games include electronic warfare…

Admiral Loy, USCG Joins U.S. Naval Institute Board

Adm. James Loy USCG Ret. The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), the professional association of the Sea Services, today announced that Admiral James Loy, currently a senior counselor at The Cohen Group, will join the Board of Directors. Admiral Loy joins a diverse group of accomplished executives and leaders from all avenues of society in service to USNI. The USNI Board Of Directors guides the Institute in its mission to preserve and promote Naval Heritage and to foster critical dialogue about the future of national security. Admiral Loy comes to USNI with a distinguished 45-year career in public service, including a position as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

Maritime Strategy Port Call at University of Denver

The diplomats of tomorrow met with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. John Morgan and naval strategist Capt. Dan Cloyd at the , March 26 to discuss the new joint-service Maritime Strategy and what it means to the nation's future. Over 50 students and faculty from the university's Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) gathered in an intimate forum to listen to Morgan as he described the way ahead for national and global security, shared Sea Service responsibility for peace and prosperity and layered defense of the American homeland. He also outlined goals for the prevention of war and planning for humanitarian relief as priorities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Morgan is the deputy chief of naval operations for information, plans and strategy.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 24

1814 - Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812. 1864 - Naval Forces under Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter with Army forces under Major General Benjamin F. Butler begin unsuccessful two-day attack against Fort Fisher, NC. 1950 - Under cover of naval gunfire support, Task Force 90 completes a 14-day evacuation of 100,000 troops and equipment and 91,000 refugees from Hungnam, North Korea. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 2

1775 - Congress orders first officers commissions printed. 1908 - Rear Admiral William S. Cowles submits report, prepared by LT George C. Sweet, recommending purchase of aircraft suitable for operating from naval ships on scouting and observation mission to Secretary of the Navy. 1941 - First Naval Armed Guard detachment (7 men under a coxswain) of World War II reports to Liberty ship, SS Dunboyne, 1944 - Two-day destroyer Battle of Ormoc Bay begins. 1965 - USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) and USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25) become first nuclear-powered task unit used in combat operations with launch of air strikes near Bien Hoa, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941. 1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 2

1775 - Congress orders first officers commissions printed. 1908 - Rear Admiral William S. Cowles submits report, prepared by LT George C. Sweet, recommending purchase of aircraft suitable for operating from naval ships on scouting and observation mission to Secretary of the Navy. 1941 - First Naval Armed Guard detachment (7 men under a coxswain) of World War II reports to Liberty ship, SS Dunboyne, 1944 - Two-day destroyer Battle of Ormoc Bay begins. 1965 - USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) and USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25) become first nuclear-powered task unit used in combat operations with launch of air strikes near Bien Hoa, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941. 1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 7

1861 - Naval forces under Rear Admiral Samuel F. DuPont capture Port Royal Sound, SC. 1881 - Naval Advisory Board submits report recommending the new ships in U.S. Navy be constructed of steel instead of iron. 1973 - War Powers Resolution becomes law. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 24

1814 - Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812. 1864 - Naval Forces under Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter with Army forces under Major General Benjamin F. Butler begin unsuccessful two-day attack against Fort Fisher, NC. 1950 - Under cover of naval gunfire support, Task Force 90 completes a 14-day evacuation of 100,000 troops and equipment and 91,000 refugees from Hungnam, North Korea. (Source: Navy News Service)

Today in U.S. Naval History: March 12

USS Intrepid (CV-11) (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 12 1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941. 1956 - In first overseas deployment of Navy missile squadron, VA-83 left on USS Intrepid For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: November 7

Today in U.S. Naval History - November 7 1861 - Naval forces under Rear Admiral Samuel F. DuPont capture Port Royal Sound, S.C. 1881 - Naval Advisory Board submits report recommending the new ships in U.S. Navy be constructed of steel instead of iron. 1973 - War Powers Resolution becomes law. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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