US Navy awarded contract for 12 30’ Rapid Response Skimmers to Kvichak Marine,Industries,Inc.To be delivered over next 18 months,with options for up to 30 more to be delivered through 2019.Will supplement current fleet of over 85 in operation in Navy ports worldwide since 1994.Ideally suited for use on oil spills in waterways,bays & harbors.All-aluminum,30’-3” long,beam 9’-8”,draft 2’-6″,easily trailerable.Twin 90hp outboards,speed of up to 17 knots.
Britain will deploy Royal Navy warship & RAF military transport aircraft to help people devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.HMS Daring & crew will provide humanitarian assistance,helicopter lift from on-board Lynx & engineering & first-aid expertise.Type 45 destroyer also carries equipment to make drinking water from seawater.At least one Boeing C-17 will be allocated to move vital humanitarian aid & large equipment to where it is needed.
German navy minesweeper FGS ROTTWEIL (M 1061)
Royal Navy’s newest &a sophisticated ship will make weekend visit to Liverpool.State-of-art Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon will sail to city Friday March 7,going alongside Cruise Liner Terminal til March 10.During busy 4 days on the Mersey,will host potential Royal Navy recruits,Cadets,students,Royal Navy Reservists from HMS Eaglet & other local organisations. Sunday’s Sea Cadet visitors will come from across the North West region, including Chorley, Rochdale, Salford, Bolton and Fleetwood.
Catamaran design high speed landing craft approaching the well deck of French BPC Tonnerre. Roughly equivalent to USN & Royal Navy amphibious landing ships.
Mediterranean Sea (April 18, 2017) Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Task Unit Two (SNMG2 TU.02) ships ESPS Méndez Núñez and ESPS Patiño steam with Turkish Navy ship TCG Gelibolu during a Passing Exercise in the Mediterranean Sea.
French Marine Nationale BPC Mistral & FLF La Fayette depart Brest for Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2014, a regular training & patrol exercise. BPC Mistral is lead ship for it's named class of amphibious assault ships/helicopter carriers.DCN Lorient shipyard built & put into service in 1996 frigate La Fayette also lead of class of 5 warships,called title " stealth frigates "with emphasis on reducing radar & acoustic signatures.
160617-N-XD363-417 NAPLES, Italy (June 17, 2016) - The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) transits off the coast of Naples, Italy. Ike, the flagship of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Gendron/Released)
26 August 2013.This exercise between Crete & Cyprus intended to train crews to share expertise. Based on realistic scenario, French Aconite frigates USS Gravely & USS Barry (Arleigh Burke-type frigates) coordinated to gather information on surface threat & implement appropriate response. Allied visit also made to get closer to understanding the threat. Team led boat raid on board vessel identified as suspicious & launched investigation & search for evidence.
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 13, 2013) The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), transits the waters of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Freedom's maiden proof-of-concept deployment, a 9-month assignment forward-operating from Singapore, is also the first ever for a LCS and the ship is scheduled to return to its San Diego homeport later this month. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)