Daily News

last updated on 24 February

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Auf dieser Seite wollen wir stichwortartig und - mit Blick auf unsere Leser im Ausland - auch nur in englischer Sprache tagesaktuelle Nachrichten zu internationalen Marinen aber auch zu krisenhaften Entwicklungen abseits von Marinen anbieten, so wie sie im Internet zu finden sind. Aktualisierung (möglichst) an jedem Werktag, jeweils am späten Vormittag. Das jeweilige Datum bezieht sich auf den Tag eines Ereignisses (Medienberichte können durchaus mit gehöriger Verspätung kommen). Wir weisen darauf hin, dass diese Daily News immer nur einen momentanen Sachstand reflektieren können, und dass einzelne Meldungen ggf. einer späteren Ergänzung oder auch Verifizierung bedürfen.

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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15 February

SOUTH AFRICA
The MoD’s acquisition agency Armscor has named Damen Schelde’s Damen Shipyards Cape Town as preferred bidder for the South African Navy’s project “Biro” ... to build three offshore patrol vessels (85-m Sea Axe 1800) and three inshore patrol vessels (FCS 5009)

21 February

INDIA
The Indian Coast Guard commissions offshore patrol vessel „Shaunak“ ... 4th of six SAMARTH class 105-m OPVs, built by Goa Shipyards

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Damen Schelde / ADSB deliver new patrol vessel „Arialah“ (P 6701) ... first of two ships ordered in Dec 2013 by the UAE’s Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency (CICPA) ... built at Damen Schelde subsidy in Galati (Romania) with final outfitting by ADSB in UAE ... 67-m „Sea Axe“ design ... armed with 57-mm gun and RAM air defence system ... capable of operating a light helicopter

23 February

MIGRATION
Mediterranean: The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container

UNITED KINGDOM
Helicopter carrier „Ocean“ about to complete her mission in the Persian Gulf and head for the Mediterranean ... according to local paper scheduled to visit Beirut (Lebanon) „next week“

USA
The US Coast Guard awarded contracts to five US-based companies to identify design and systems approaches, production timelines as well as reduce acquisition cost for a heavy polar icebreaker

UPCOMING / PLANNED EVENTS

AUSTRALIA (multinational) (27 Feb)
More than 17 ships and a number of aircraft to participate in Australian-hosted (inaugural) exercise „Ocean Explorer 2017“ ... 27 Feb – 10 Mar off the Western Australian coast ... develop task group capability, practice anti-submarine and air defence, primary focus on sea control operations ... Australian Air Force to support some scenarios ... foreign participants will include frigate „Te Kaha“ and tanker „Endeavour“ (New Zealand), frigate „Carabiniere“ (Italy), frigate „Cristobal Colon“ (Spain)

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