Daily News

last updated on 20 November

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This page is to feature daily news bullets on international navies (and beyond these on developing crises), as they are published on the Internet. Updates dependent on availability of the editor,  usually every work-day in late morning (German time). Given dates usually eflect the time of an event, not of media reporting it. Please, note that these news are just a “snapshot in time”, with some of them requiring verification or  updates.

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17 November

ALGERIA
New Algerian Navy sail training vessel „El Mellah“ (938), built by Polish Stocznia Gdansk, departs Gdansk on transfer voyage ... one stop reportedly scheduled in Coruna (Spain)

ARGENTINA
Argentine Navy submarine „San Juan“ (German TYPE TR1700) declared „missing“ when it failed to make required position/situation reports for 48 hrs ... last located on 15 Nov in San Jorge Gulf (off Patagonia), enroute from Ushuaia to home base Mar del Plata ... 44 crew on board ... major SUBMISS operation initiated, with other regional navies as well as British Royal Navy, US Navy and NASA deploying assets to assist

CHINA
Overall 36th JIANGDAO corvette „Guangyuan“ (552) commissioned into service with the South Sea Fleet

NORTH KOREA (incl. related, non-naval)
North Korea once again rules out any negotiations with Washington „as long as joint US - South Korea military exercises continue“

TURKEY
Submarine rescue vessel „Akin“ formally decommissioned from service

USA
The „Carl Vinson“ Carrier Strike Group completed a three-week sustainment exercise off southern California ... operational work-up for a regular West Pacific deployment scheduled to begin in early 2018

18 November

ARGENTINA
Update: Search for missing submarine „San Juan“ expanded ... Argentinan Navy suspects communications problem ... seven short signals intercepted today (!) may have been attempts to establish contact via satellite phone ... bad weather in search area

JAPAN
Djibouti has agreed to Japanese request for renting an additional 3 hectares of land adjacent to its anti-piracy base ... provide shelter for Japanese in emergency situations, including armed conflicts ... in return, Japan will build a facility to provide disaster response training for the Djiboutian army
(rmks: The Chinese will just love it ... )

NORTH KOREA (incl. related, non-naval)
Analysis of new satellite photos said to show North Korea on "aggressive schedule“ to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine (SSB) ...currently has a prototype sub and a submersible launching barge for test firings ... „significant“ work under way at Sinpo shipyard to expand facilities; another SSB may already be under construction

PIRACY
Arabian Sea: Italian Navy frigate „Virginio Fasan“ (EU NavFor in operation „Atalanta“) in the southern Somalia Basin intercepts and apprehends six suspected pirates with a whaler (mothership) and skiff ... responded to attacks on a container ship and a fishing vessel

RUSSIA – SYRIA (incl. non-naval)
Six Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 Backfire-C long-range bombers, flying out of Russia, strike IS targets at Al Bukamal in eastern Syria

USA

  • The US Navy will buy as many as 72 MQ-25 Stingray tanker drones to operate from aircraft carriers ... initially purchase only four prototypes, wanting the chosen contractor to show it meets requirements before going into series production
  • One year after releasing its 355-ship fleet goal, the Pentagon still has not released an outline or a budget for how it plans to add the 47 ships required to that end ... with current budget caps (valid until 2022) any sort of buildup will be difficult
  • Destroyer „Benfold“ slightly damaged when a Japanese tug during a towing exercise in the West Pacific lost power and drifted into it ... no injuries; damage „minimal“

19 November

ARGENTINA
Update: Search for missing submarine „San Juan“ continues with currently 15 warships and five aircraft deployed ... US Navy has sent unmanned submersibles and undersea rescue equipment ... British Royal Navy survey ship „Protector“ arrives in area ... stormy weather with 6-m waves hampering search efforts ... meanwhile, „no clear evidence“ that intercepted satellite phone signals originated from the submarine

BLACK SEA
French Navy frigate „Guepratte“ passes the Turkish Straits into the Black Sea

CHINA
„Harmonious Mission 2017“: Hospital ship „Heping Fangzhou“ arrives in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) to begin her next 8-day mission stop, providing free medical services to local residents

20 November

RUSSIA – JAPAN
Japanese Navy destroyer „Hamagiri“ arrives in Vladivostok (Russia) for Russia-hosted annual search & rescue exercise „Sarex 2017“, to start on 25 Nov

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