Navy

Indian Navy sends seven warships to import oxygen for COVID relief

  In support of India’s fight against Covid-19 and as part of operation Samudra Setu II, the seven Indian Naval (INS) ships Kolkata, Kochi,  Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and Airavat have been deployed for shipment of liquid medical oxygen-filled cryogenic containers and associated medical equipment from various countries announced the Indian Navy. INS Kolkata and INS …

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Asterix civilian crew receive rare special medals

  HALIFAX, NS – Federal Fleet Services (FFS), operator of Canada’s leading combat support ship, m/v Asterix, announced today that 52 of its civilian crew have received the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational Service Medal with Expedition (OSM-EXP) for their support during Operation PROJECTION in 2019. Operation PROJECTION shows Canada’s ongoing commitment to global peace. The deployment of sailors, ships and …

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town launches first SA Navy Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

  On 25 March 2021, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) procured by ARMSCOR for the South African Navy (SAN). The vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security by enhancing the country’s capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-effectively to threats such as illegal trafficking …

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Metal Maritime and Danish Shipping applaud deployment of Danish frigate to the Gulf of Guinea

  A Danish Absalon class frigate is scheduled to head south for the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of West Africa, in the autumn. The area is heavily plagued by piracy and kidnappings, and is rightly described as the world’s most dangerous waters. That is why Metal Maritime is happy with the decision to …

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Royal Navy Revives Tall Ship Training for the First Time in Decades

  Over four months junior sailors are crewing TS Tenacious – giving them a unique insight into the days of sail and the chance to pick up key leadership skills. The square rigger is running in and out of Portsmouth with Royal Navy sailors performing tasks and duties Nelson would recognize: from heaving and hauling …

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