UK: BMT Nigel Gee to Deliver Naval Architecture to Oceanco

first_imgBMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced its latest collaboration to deliver naval architecture and engineering expertise to premier Dutch custom yacht builder, Oceanco following completion of the 110m PA107 design.The 110m DP001 project which has been the main focus of work in 2011 is now fully compliant with the latest Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) for up to 36 guests. The design is intended to be a lower GRT variant of the PA107 concept. Building on the hull form development work undertaken for PA107, BMT and Oceanco worked with MARIN to undertake further hull form optimisation making extensive use of both CFD and model testing.In addition to DP001 the team is also supporting the Weyves/ Elie Saab 117m design which was first unveiled by Oceanco last year. The Weyves Couture yacht is the first design to come from Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab and Weyves International Ltd. Work is currently being carried out on developing the technical background, as well as further refinement of the yacht’s general arrangement.James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee comments: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Oceanco in order to not only help develop the most innovative of ideas but to turn those designs into state of the art engineering reality for the modern day yacht market.”[mappress]Source: bmtrenewables, September 23, 2011; UK: BMT Nigel Gee to Deliver Naval Architecture to Oceanco View post tag: Naval View post tag: Nigel View post tag: to View post tag: deliver View post tag: Navy View post tag: BMT View post tag: Geecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: BMT Nigel Gee to Deliver Naval Architecture to Oceanco September 23, 2011 Industry news View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Oceanco View post tag: Architecturelast_img read more

BSF Frigate Ladny Visits French Navy’s Main Naval Base Toulon

first_img Share this article View post tag: main View post tag: Ladny View post tag: French View post tag: News by topic View post tag: visits View post tag: Navy View post tag: Frigate Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Ladny heading for the Mediterranean Sea has called at French Navy’s main naval base Toulon before joining Russian Navy carrier group comprising ships of Northern and Baltic fleets.In Toulon, the Russian warship was visited by Consul General of the Russian Federation in Marseilles and the Principality of Monaco Yury Gribkov, officials of the consulate general and their families.Crewmen of the host ship – destroyer Jean de Vienne – also visited BSF frigate Ladny. They watched the ship and met with Russian counterparts.In accordance with the protocol, the cruise commander BSF Antisubmarine Ship Brigade EO Capt 2 rank Pavel Yasnitsky and the ship’s commanding officer Capt 2 rank Alexei Kirichok paid a visit to the Toulon naval base commander, French Navy deputy commander for Mediterranean operations, and French Navy’s surface fleet commander.On invitation of the French party, Russian naval mariners paid a return visit to destroyer Jean de Vienne. Later on, Russian and French sailors played a friendly soccer game. In the evening, BSF frigate Ladny was opened for public visits.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 19, 2011; Image:  sevastopol View post tag: BSFcenter_img BSF Frigate Ladny Visits French Navy’s Main Naval Base Toulon December 19, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today BSF Frigate Ladny Visits French Navy’s Main Naval Base Toulon View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Base View post tag: Toulon View post tag: Naval Training & Educationlast_img read more

USS Elrod Recovers 89 Bales of Cocaine in Support of Operation Martillo

first_imgGuided missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) recovered 89 bales of cocaine in support of Operation Martillo on April 20 in the Western Caribbean Sea.An SH-60B Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 60 Det. 3, embarked on board Elrod responded after receiving a transmission from a P-3 operated by U.S. Customs Border Protection.Elrod joined in pursuit, along with authorities from Panama, as two 40-foot twin-engine vessels tried to evade authorities in the waters of the Western Caribbean, resulting in the drugs being subsequently jettisoned into the sea.The Navy-Coast Guard response team recovered 89 bales of cocaine, weighing 4,840 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $362 million.“I am very proud of the teamwork and collaborative effort between the ship, our air detachment and our USCG Law Enforcement Detachment,” said Cmdr. Jack Killman, Elrod’s commanding officer. “Our mission is clear; to disrupt illicit trafficking that jeopardizes the safety in the region and ultimately our own national security.”This seizure is in addition to the 1,000 lbs. recovered by Elrod March 22.Operation Martillo (Spanish for ‘hammer’) is a U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a component of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. government’s coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations. It does so by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 30, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Recovers April 30, 2012 View post tag: Cocaine View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS View post tag: Martillo USS Elrod Recovers 89 Bales of Cocaine in Support of Operation Martillo View post tag: Navy View post tag: 89 View post tag: Bales View post tag: operation View post tag: Support View post tag: Elrod Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Elrod Recovers 89 Bales of Cocaine in Support of Operation Martillo View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

J+S Exhibits Specialist Navy Equipment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

first_img J+S Exhibits Specialist Navy Equipment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia View post tag: equipment May 14, 2012 View post tag: specialist Barnstaple and Aberdeen based engineering firm J+S recently returned from exhibiting at the biennial Defence Security Association exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the second time J+S have demonstrated their capabilities in the Far East following their successful attendance at Oil & Gas Asia last year.On this occasion the focus was on their Defence business with J+S exhibiting the ground breaking Low Profile Array as well as their new Echo Sounder – the ES800, which is now being fitted fleet wide across both the surface and the submarine fleets of the Royal Navy. The ES800 has already been sold to the Saudi navy for their Minehunter fleet and other export opportunities were explored at the show.The first order for the Low Profile Array has now been received from the Singaporean Defence Scientific Organization and significant interest in the technology was expressed by a number of visitors to the J+S stand.Amongst the visitors to the J+S stand, was the Right Honourable Gerald Howarth MP the Minister for International Security Strategy within the Ministry of Defence. David Jeffries, the Managing Director of J+S, took the opportunity to explain J+S’ capability and aspirations in the export markets to the Minister who was enthusiastic in his support of Defence based SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) like J+S and their attempts to grow internationally.Commenting later David Jeffries observed:“We regularly update our local MP Nick Harvey on progress in developing our Defence business and Nick is of course the Minister for Armed Forces within the MoD. On this occasion it was really useful to be able to demonstrate to Gerald our commitment to the export markets. We are all aware of the continuing pressures on spending in the UK Defence markets and companies such as J+S have to get out and win business internationally if we are to continue to grow our Defence operations.Our Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy businesses are delivering strong performances in tough markets but Defence remains our largest sector and exporting is the key to success in this area.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 14, 2012; Image J+S View post tag: Kuala Lumpur View post tag: Exhibits Equipment & technology View post tag: JS View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today J+S Exhibits Specialist Navy Equipment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Malaysialast_img read more

Russia: Black Sea Fleet Surface Ships Hold Landing Assault Drill

first_imgBlack Sea Fleet (BSF) surface ships supported by naval aircraft held a landing assault drill during the Caucasus-2012 military exercise…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 24, 2012; Image: Flot View post tag: Landing View post tag: Assault Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Black Sea Fleet Surface Ships Hold Landing Assault Drill View post tag: sea Russia: Black Sea Fleet Surface Ships Hold Landing Assault Drill View post tag: Drill September 24, 2012 View post tag: fleet View post tag: Navycenter_img Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Black View post tag: ships View post tag: hold View post tag: Surface Share this articlelast_img read more

USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners

first_img View post tag: Boats View post tag: Honor View post tag: Fallen View post tag: usa USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners Back to overview,Home naval-today USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners View post tag: held View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Ceremonycenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Tolling View post tag: Naval May 24, 2013 More than 200 Sailors, veterans and civilians attended the “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony hosted by members of the U.S. Navy Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans (SubVets) at the Naval Undersea Museum’s Jack Murdock Auditorium, May 23.The ceremony honors the memory of the submariners who lost their lives in the line of duty, especially those during World War II. In the ceremony, the names of every U.S. submarine lost, along with the fate of its crew, are read aloud as a ship’s bell is tolled for each in turn.Cmdr. Jeffrey S. Smith, commanding officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), delivered the opening remarks at the ceremony and said to everyone in attendance, “Why do we remember?” “This ceremony is a glimpse into the soul of the submariner … courage, sacrifice, duty, honor, humility,” said Smith. ” We remember because it would be shameful beyond words not to. We will remember … we who dive the ocean depths, who brave its icy grasp, who silently guard our nation’s freedom.”Presently, the Navy has 72 submarines operating around the world, around the clock, performing missions to protect and defend American at all times. “The fact remains that our brothers and sisters in the submarine force, just as in the days past, are ready to make sacrifices in the defense of our nation,” said Smith. “The young women and men proudly wearing their dolphins today have inherited the legacy of our ancestors. To our submarine fathers, you taught us well, we have the watch and rest assured it’s in good hands.”In attendance were several Sailors from submarine commands stationed at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. “If we ignore our past, we are doomed to repeat it,” said Command Master Chief Kevin F. Staub, Submarine Group 9. “If we understand who we are and where we come from, we can better understand our role. Just as our submarine fathers passed history on to us, we need to pass the history on to the younger generations.”Submarine Veteran Richard Litscher, a member of the former Balao-class submarine USS Trumpetfish (SS 425) attended the ceremony to remember his friends and shipmates who passed away. “We are the only ones who know what we did behind enemy lines, so we can be there for each other,” said Litscher. “Everyone leans on everyone for help.”At the end of the ceremony, the names of the 52 submarines lost during World War II, along with the fate of its crew were read by retired Chief Electrician Robert Paul followed by a ceremonial bell rung by retired Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Harry Gilger. “These boats are forever on patrol,” said Paul.The “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony has been held on Memorial Day weekend since 1977.[mappress]Press Release, May 24, 2013 View post tag: Submariners View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Most Read News, Mar 30 – Apr 5, 2015

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: 2015 View post tag: News by topic April 5, 2015 US Navy Vessel to Take Part in Exercise Joint WarriorTwo U.S. Navy ships, the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed Norfolk, Va., for Scotland, March 27, to participate in Joint Warrior 15-1.USS Peleliu to Retire after 34 Years of ServiceThe amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 34 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, March 31.HII Launches Future USS John FinnThe future USS John Finn (DDG 113) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard March 28.Ingalls Shipbuilding Bags USD 604.3 Mln DDG 121 DealHuntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $604.3 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis guided missile destroyer DDG 121 for the U.S. Navy.Exercise Joint Warrior ApproachesA large bi-annual military exercise is set to take place across various UK locations next week, involving the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce. View post tag: Navy Most Read News, Mar 30 – Apr 5, 2015center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Most Read News, Mar 30 – Apr 5, 2015 Authorities View post tag: Most View post tag: Read Share this articlelast_img read more

LÉ NIAMH Saves 225 People off Tripoli

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today LÉ NIAMH Saves 225 People off Tripoli View post tag: Saves View post tag: Navy View post tag: africa Irish Navy’s LÉ NIAMH rescued 225 people from two inflatable vessels in distress 112 kilometres North-East of Tripoli yesterday.The LÉ NIAMH arrived on scene and deployed two rhibs (rigid hull inflatable boats) to the first vessel. All 107 migrants were safely on board the LÉ NIAMH by midnight.Immediately following the first rescue the LÉ NIAMH was re-tasked to assist with the rescue of a further 118 migrants in the vicinity. Weather conditions at the time were good.

 The LÉ NIAMH now has 225  rescued migrants on board (139 male, 74 female and 12 children) who are receiving water, food and medical assistance, where required.The LÉ NIAMH is awaiting direction from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre for its next tasking.[mappress mapid=”16745″]Image: Irish Defence Force View post tag: 225 View post tag: people View post tag: LE Niamh View post tag: Naval LÉ NIAMH Saves 225 People off Tripoli View post tag: News by topic Authorities Share this article View post tag: Tripoli August 24, 2015last_img read more

Raytheon to work on US Navy sensor interconnectivity

first_img View post tag: US Navy Raytheon contracted for work on US Navy sensor interconnectivity View post tag: Raytheon Share this article Authoritiescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon contracted for work on US Navy sensor interconnectivity March 15, 2017 The U.S. Office of Naval Research recently awarded Raytheon an $11.8 million contract for work on networking technologies that would provide greater sensor interconnectivity and enhance integrated fires capabilities for naval operations.Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will advance situational awareness for force-wide integrated air and missile defense.New and existing ships, planes, UAVs and expeditionary forces will communicate and share critical information across data links. These links connect one platform to another via radio frequency to transmit and receive digital information.“CIIF brings the Navy closer to full spectrum awareness and supports distributed lethality,” said Colin Whelan, vice president of advanced technology at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Battlefield commanders need instant access to as much information as possible to protect critical assets and save lives. CIIF ties together that information – from land, sea and air-based sensors, across the services – in ways never before possible.”last_img read more

NATO concludes Baltic Sea search and rescue drill

first_img May 11, 2017 Share this article View post tag: Dynamic Mercy NATO search and rescue drill Dynamic Mercy concludes in Baltic View post tag: SAR View post tag: Baltic Seacenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO search and rescue drill Dynamic Mercy concludes in Baltic View post tag: NATO Authorities NATO’s Baltic Sea search and rescue drill Dynamic Mercy concluded on Wednesday, May 10.The two-week exercise was divided into six challenging aeronautical and maritime training scenarios.In total, nine Rescue Coordination Centres (RCC’s) comprising of joint, maritime and air centres from eight NATO countries and partners with adjacent search and rescue regions participated.Military and civilian air and maritime assets from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden collaborated and interacted together during the training scenarios.NATO says the aim of exercise Dynamic Mercy is to practice and develop inter-regional and cross boundary cooperation and coordination between the RCCs of allies in NATO’s northern region with Partner Nations that have common search and rescue region (SRR) boundaries with those of Allies. The exercise is held annually, either in the Atlantic or the Baltic Region, this year focusing on the Baltic.During this year’s exercise, through live and synthetic SAR scenarios, cross region cooperation and interaction between RCCs (military and civilian) and mobile SAR units were tested and activated. These coordinated procedures are vital for common understanding of multiple national services, and crucial for rescuing lives at sea.“Dynamic Mercy is an extremely important exercise for NATO, as it enables NATO to work side by side with RCCs, SAR units, civilian agencies, and companies from different countries and regions,” said Captain Colin Walsh, Chief of Staff for Commander Maritime Air NATO. “NATO annual oversight and coordination ensure a consolidated effort in Search and Rescue, contributing to a better understanding of the complex SAR environment due to the multiple actors involved.”last_img read more