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Unmanned vessel joins UK Ship Register

15 Nov 2017

Source: World Maritime News

The UK Ship Register has signed its first-ever unmanned vessel to the flag.

As explained, the move shows how the register “is adapting to the changes in the maritime industry.”

ASV’s C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring. It can be used under direct control, semi-manned or completely unmanned

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15 Nov 2017

Ship USS Kearsarge returns home after hurricane relief tour

08 Nov 2017

Source: The Maritime Executive

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge returned home to Naval Station Norfolk on Monday, ending her 68-day tour in support of disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean.

On August 31, Kearsarge and embarked elements of the 26th and 24th Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) prepared to depart Norfolk for Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. "Besides delivering combat power from the sea, amphibious assault ships are ideally suited to deliver assistance and aid," said Kearsarge's CO, Capt. David K. Guluzian. "We can transport large amounts of manpower and supplies to areas in need using our small boats, landing craft and helicopters.

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08 Nov 2017

Delivery of 2 Triton Drones to Navy

06 Nov 2017

Source: Executive Biz

Northrop Grumman is set to hand over this year two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy as the service intends to replace its fleet of P-3C Orion and EP-3E Aries II aircraft that work to perform maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

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06 Nov 2017

Maritime Monday

04 Nov 2017

Source: GCaptain

USS Europa in Bremerhaven, May 1945 – Europa was inactive for most of World War II. There were plans to use her as a transport in Operation Sea Lion, the intended invasion of Great Britain, and later conversion to an aircraft carrier. None of these plans came to pass The United States claimed the ship as a war prize on 8 May 1945 and gave the vessel to the US Navy for use as a troopship, sailing as the USS Europa (AP-177).

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04 Nov 2017

Warship blueprints were stolen in North Korea

03 Nov 2017

Source: Gcaptain

By Haejin Choi SEOUL, Oct 31 (Reuters) – North Korea probably stole South Korean warship blueprints after hacking into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd’s database in April last year, a South Korean opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday.

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03 Nov 2017

Approval for grounded bulk carrier in Germany

02 Nov 2017

Source: GCaptain

The owners of the grounded bulk carrier Glory Amsterdam have hired a salvage company to pull the ship off the beach in Germany, but it could be days before any refloat attempt is made, German officials said Tuesday.

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02 Nov 2017

China World's Offshore Nuclear Reactor

02 Nov 2017

Source: GCaptain

China’s first offshore nuclear reactor is set to be completed soon, engineers involved in the project said, bolstering Beijing’s maritime ambitions and stoking concerns about the potential use of atomic power in disputed island territories.

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02 Nov 2017

Sailors missing for 5 months rescued

01 Nov 2017

Source: gCaptain

Two Hawaiian women who were rescued from their disabled sailboat in the Pacific Ocean last week have admitted to having an EPIRB on board that was never activated, the U.S. Coast Guard has said

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01 Nov 2017

DP World to buy two Dubai maritime entities for $405m

19 Sep 2017

Source: The National

DP World, the world’s fourth largest ports operator, plans to take over two state-owned maritime entities in Dubai for US$405 million, its second acquisition of assets in the UAE in three years after buying the Jebel Ali free zone owner in a $2.6 billion acquisition.

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19 Sep 2017

Russia aviation firm MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Indian Navy

18 Sep 2017

Source: Financial Express

Eyeing a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG today said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies.

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