The Philippines: Coast Guard Searches for Missing Fisherman

first_img Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Basco is searching for a reported missing fisherman onboard his non-motorized banca at the vicinity waters of Diura, Mahatao, Batanes yesterday, 07 April.The incident was reported by his wife, Teresita Carzon, who disclosed that his husband Artemio Carzon, 58 years old and resident of Brgy Uyoy, Mahatao, Batanes went on fishing venture but failed to return home as expected.Immediately, personnel of CGS Basco coordinated with local fisherfolks of Basco and Mahatao, Batanes to conduct search and rescue (SAR) operation to subject fisherman. CGS Basco together with SOU-NELZN and civilian volunteers conducted SAR operation at vicinity waters of Diura, Mahatao, Batanes for possible sighting of missing fisherman but yielded negative report.CGS Basco personnel also conducted foot patrol at vicinity of Basco, Mahatao, Ivana and Uyugan, Batanes in search for the said fisherman. The team subsequently received information from Licinio Merin, Brgy Captain of Brgy Uyoy, Mahatao, Batanes that the non-motorized banca of subject fisherman was seen along the shoreline or Diura Fishing Village of said barangay. Teresita Carzon positively identified the found boat to be that of his missing husband.According to the fisherfolk who found the banca, it was seen drifting along Diura Fishing Village around 2:00PM yesterday and was damaged on its starboard side.CGS Basco continued disseminating to all fisherfolks, motor banca operators and coastal barangay officials to be on the look-out of said missing fisherman and report immediately to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Detachment if sighted.[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, April 8, 2013 View post tag: Naval Share this article April 8, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today The Philippines: Coast Guard Searches for Missing Fisherman Training & Education View post tag: Defence The Philippines: Coast Guard Searches for Missing Fisherman View post tag: Defensecenter_img View post tag: Guard View post tag: missing View post tag: coast View post tag: Disherman View post tag: Navy View post tag: Searches View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

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Filipino Refugees in Sabah Arrived in Tawi-Tawi

first_img View post tag: Naval A total of 128 Filipino refugees including a newly born child caught in the on-going stand-off in Sabah, Malaysia were safely brought home by the Philippine Coast Guard after one their vessel fetch them in the Philippine-Malaysian boundary near Taganak in Tawi-Tawi.Coast Guard Southwestern Mindanao chief Commodore Leopoldo Laroya said that PCG Station in Bongao received information from their detachment in Taganak that 128 returnees have arrived at Taganak, Tawi-Tawi from Sabah around lunchtime of April 9.Officials and crew members of PCG search and rescue vessel BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) were immediately informed regarding the said incident and went to Taganak, Tawi-Tawi to transport said returnees.BRP Nueva Vizcaya arrived at said locality and departed Taganak carrying a total of 128 returnees composed of 58 adults and 70 children.While the said Coast Guard vessel underway at vicinity southwest off Pearl Bank, one of the returnees successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl with the humanely assistance of Ensign Felix Angelo Angue PCG and Seaman First-class Alvin Balmonte, member of engineering department of said vessel without the presence of any medical personnel on board.The new born baby girl together with her mother was immediately brought to the nearest hospital for further medical assessment. The other returnees were turned-over to DSWD for proper disposition.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 15, 2013; Image: The Philippine Coast Guard Training & Education View post tag: Refugees View post tag: Sabah View post tag: arrived View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navycenter_img Share this article Filipino Refugees in Sabah Arrived in Tawi-Tawi Back to overview,Home naval-today Filipino Refugees in Sabah Arrived in Tawi-Tawi View post tag: Filipino April 15, 2013 View post tag: Tawi-Tawi View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

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USS Thach to Return to San Diego

first_img View post tag: Return Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Thach to Return to San Diego View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: San View post tag: Diego The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) will return to San Diego from its deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR), April 12.Due to budget limitations imposed by sequestration, the Secretary of Defense decided on March 21 that Thach would return to homeport earlier than expected. Thach departed San Diego on deployment Jan. 8.Thach’s crew of 220 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen performed Counter-Illicit Trafficking operations designed to improve maritime stability within the region and protect free use of the sea lanes by thwarting the activities of drug traffickers and criminal organizations.The ship disrupted over 379 kilograms of cocaine and more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana totaling over $10 million.“It’s a bittersweet feeling to return home early from deployment,” said Thach Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Hans E. Lynch. “Our counter-narcotics mission is valuable to the U.S. and our partner nations but I’m glad that we are all able to reunite with our loved ones back here in San Diego.”The ship also took part in a community relations project in Panama, helping to refurbish and deliver books to an elementary school as part of Project Handclasp.The ship was an integral part of Operation Martillo (Spanish for “hammer”), 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 (JIATF) South, a component of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). 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.The Operation Martillo team on Thach includes an interagency partnership with the ship’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team, U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Thach was also be supported by an embarked helicopter detachment, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49, Detachment 2 based at Naval Air Station North Island.Thach will conduct operations and training within Third Fleet’s 50-million square mile AOR.Joint interagency and international relationships strengthen U.S. Third Fleet’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 12, 2013 View post tag: Defensecenter_img April 12, 2013 View post tag: News by topic USS Thach to Return to San Diego View post tag: Navy View post tag: Thach Training & Education View post tag: USSlast_img read more

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King of the Junglies Engages in Exercise Albanian Lion

first_img View post tag: UK View post tag: News by topic View post tag: King of the Junglies View post tag: Navy Two Sea King Mk 4 helicopters and 52 personnel of 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) recently deployed on Exercise Albanian Lion, along with two full companies from 40 Commando Royal Marines, for what will be one of the last overseas deployment of this type for the venerable ‘King’ of the Junglies. Exercise Albanian Lion is the first phase of the Cougar deployment, a UK Armed Forces’ major overseas amphibious exercise.Initially, A Flight, 845 NAS conducted helicopter work-up serials (“Fly-Ex”) with RFA Lyme Bay, HMS Bulwark, HMS Ocean and RFA Waveknight in order to deliver training for all involved personnel and develop safe and efficient working practices.Exercise Albanian Lion culminated in a simulated large-scale amphibious assault in Albania. The detachment was able to provide round-the-clock availability of both aircraft for tasking.Working closely with RAF Chinooks crews, operating from the capital Tirana, two companies of elite Royal Marine Commandos were swiftly delivered from the Task Group to their objectives in two major assaults over a four day period.All of this was achieved with a detailed tactical overlay that effectively reflected a modern complex battlefield; all planned, controlled and conducted from the impressive Command and Control hub onboard HMS Bulwark.The detachment saw the first Junglie use of a synthetic Temporary Aircraft Shelter (TAS), which had been erected on the flight deck of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay.With Albanian Lion complete, and the aircraft having flown an impressive 80 hours, the Task Group heads South through Suez. The period sees the flight working with a German, US and French ships.[mappress]Press Release, October 14, 2014; Image: UK Navy October 14, 2014 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today King of the Junglies Engages in Exercise Albanian Lion center_img View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Albanian Lion King of the Junglies Engages in Exercise Albanian Lion View post tag: europe View post tag: Engages View post tag: Naval Authoritieslast_img read more

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USS Michigan Sails to Busan, Korea

first_img View post tag: navz View post tag: Korea View post tag: asia Authorities Share this article USS Michigan Sails to Busan, Korea View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Michigan June 24, 2015 The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrived at Busan for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, June 23.With a crew of approximately 165, Michigan will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.USS Michigan is one of four Ohio-class guided-missile submarines.  Measuring more than 560 feet long and weighing more than 18,000 tons when submerged, Michigan is one of the largest submarines in the world.The vessel is homeported in Bremerton, Washington and is forward deployed from Guam.[mappress mapid=”16307″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Michigan Sails to Busan, Korea View post tag: Busanlast_img read more

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Ohio class submarine launches Trident II D5 missiles

first_img View post tag: SSBN Authorities A U.S. Navy Ohio class ballistic missile submarine from Submarine Group 10, which has not been named, launched three Trident II D5 missiles completing a Follow-on Commander’s Evaluation Test (FCET).This test (FCET) is undertaken to obtain, under operationally representative conditions, valid reliability, accuracy, and performance of the missile system for use by Commander, Strategic Command and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.The last one was designated FCET-52 and spanned a three-day period. The operation marked the 158th, 159th, and 160th successful test flights of the Trident II D5 missile.The U.S. Navy said the safety of the public was of highest importance throughout the mission. Missiles were therefore unarmed and all launches were conducted from the sea and landed in the sea.The Trident II D5 is the latest generation of the U.S. Navy’s submarine-launched fleet ballistic missiles, following the highly successful Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident I C4 programs, as Lockheed Martin, the American defence company that produces the missiles, explains.First deployed in 1990, the Trident II D5 missile is currently aboard Ohio-class and British Vanguard-class submarines. View post tag: Trident II D5 Missile Ohio class submarine launches Trident II D5 missiles View post tag: US Navy Share this article March 17, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Ohio class submarine launches Trident II D5 missiles last_img read more

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Australian, Indian frigates train together in Indian Ocean

first_img November 30, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian, Indian frigates train together in Indian Ocean View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Australian, Indian frigates train together in Indian Ocean The crew of Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta recently took the opportunity to conduct exercises with their Indian Navy counterparts after a port visit to Goa, India.After a short period alongside that included games of cricket and volleyball, Arunta sailed from Goa in company with the Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate Teg for a series of exercises in the Northern Indian Ocean.Arunta’s officer of the watch, Lieutenant Pat Velu, said the ships completed a series of exercises including maneuvering drills, station keeping, live weapons firings and a photo exercise.“Exercises like this are a great chance to see how other navies work,” Lieutenant Velu said.“It is impressive that despite the language barriers, two warships from different parts of the world were able to work together with such synergy,” he said.This was Arunta’s second exercise with the Indian Navy in just over 12 months and follows on from the Australian-Indian naval exercise AUSINDEX15 held in the waters off Visakhapatnam, India in 2015.Arunta will start operational maritime security patrols in the Middle East region as part of operation Manitou at the end of November.Operation Manitou is Australia’s contribution to counter terrorism, counter piracy, narcotics interdiction and contributes to stability in the region. View post tag: HMAS Aruntacenter_img View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: INS Teg Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

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US, ROK Navy mine countermeasure exercise starts off Korea

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US, ROK Navy mine countermeasure exercise starts off Korea US, ROK Navy mine countermeasure exercise starts off Korea Authorities Share this article Mine countermeasure ships from the US and Republic of Korea Navy kicked off the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea.USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Busan after a short visit to join ROK Navy MCM assets and began integration procedures to ensure all participants can work together.Over the next week, mine countermeasures ships, aircraft, and explosive ordnance personnel will conduct a series of drills meant to practice procedures and tactics to detect and neutralize sea mines in order to create safe navigation routes in given areas of operation. The evolutions are meant to provide increased mine countermeasure interoperability and readiness to respond to a contingency on the Korean peninsula.Leading up to the MN MIWEX, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea Navy hosted their fourth annual Mine Countermeasures Symposium in Busan at the Republic of Korea Fleet Headquarters in Busan, Oct. 12-14.The three-day long exchange was designed to enhance mine countermeasure coordination, training, cooperation and improve capabilities in mine countermeasures operations.“The relationship between the U.S. and ROK navies is stronger than it ever has been,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of CNFK. “Together our navies work to strengthen the alliance and relationships we have with the UNC Sending States through engagements like the symposium that highlight cooperation and interoperability.”In attendance at the symposium were representatives from nine United Nations Command (UNC) Sending States including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.The UNC Sending States representatives will also observe portions of the exercise.Participating nations contributing forces to MN MIWEX include Canada, the Philippines, the United States, and ROK. View post tag: MCMcenter_img View post tag: MN MIWEX October 16, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: ROK Navylast_img read more

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US Navy announces Little Rock (LCS 9) commissioning date

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy announces Little Rock (LCS 9) commissioning date View post tag: Freedom-variant View post tag: USS Little Rock October 20, 2017 US Navy announces Little Rock (LCS 9) commissioning date Share this articlecenter_img Authorities View post tag: US Navy The US Navy will be christening its future Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Little Rock (LCS 9) in a ceremony at Canalside, Buffalo, on December 16.The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on October 18.The future LCS 9, commanded by Cmdr. Todd Peters, is the tenth littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the fifth of the Freedom variant design.It is the second warship named for the Arkansas state capital and will be commissioned alongside its namesake ship, which serves as a museum at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.In the summer of 2013, the keel of Little Rock was laid down. The ship was christened and launched on July 18, 2015 during a ceremony at Marinette Marine Corporation’s shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.After commissioning in Buffalo, she will make her way to homeport in Mayport, Florida.The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom variant and the Independence variant, designed and built by two industry teams. The Freedom variant team is led by Lockheed Martin (for the odd-numbered hulls, e.g. LCS 1). The Independence variant team is led by Austal USA (for LCS 6 and the subsequent even-numbered hulls). View post tag: LCSlast_img read more

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USS Zumwalt begins first operational underway

first_img View post tag: Zumwalt-Class View post tag: USS Zumwalt Photo: USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs San Diego on March 8, as part of an operational underway. Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navycenter_img The lead ship of US Navy’s Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), got underway from San Diego on March 8 to start its first operational underway.The underway represents a milestone for the new class of ships, of which only three will be built.Zumwalt’s crew recently completed a post-delivery maintenance availability designed to thoroughly evaluate the ship’s systems and equipment to include radars and engineering plant.“My crew has been looking forward to continued testing and operations at sea, leveraging the newly installed capabilities of this platform,” said Carlson. “Our primary focus is executing a safe underway, while building both competence and confidence in operating Zumwalt across the spectrum of naval warfare.”Zumwalt’s crew will carry out combat system testing during the underway and will visit Canadian naval base Esquimalt, according to USNI News.Zumwalt-class ships are delivered through a two-phase approach in which combat systems are installed and activated subsequent to hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) delivery. USS Zumwalt was commissioned in October 2016 in Baltimore before starting its transit to San Diego where it began combat systems installation, testing and evaluation, and operational integration with the fleet.The ship is expected to be ready to join the fleet by the end of the year. Share this articlelast_img read more

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