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Rusting oil tanker poses risk of disaster

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A rusting oil tanker, the FSO Saferoff, Yemen's Red Sea coast is loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil and experts have warned...

Unexploded bombs pose problem on Guam

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Roughly 11,000 bombs and other munitions were dropped on Guam in World War II, but never detonated, the Navy Times reports. Decades later, the U.S....

Steel contract signed for Hunter Class frigate program

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ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program. Navy News reports. Under the contract announced...

US Navy fires program manager for Ford carrier

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The program manager for the oft-delayed and over-budget aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford was fired earlier this month (July 2020), Navy Times reports. But...

Sydney City Marine gets ADF docking qualification

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Sydney City Marine (SCM) has been assessed by the Naval Technical Bureau (NTB) as having achieved the requirements of the Australian Defence Force Maritime...

Congress slows Pentagon’s unmanned push

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Unmanned surface vessels are all the rage in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the U.S. Navy has lined up behind the...

Two new vessels for RNZN

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The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) new fleet tanker/replenishment vessel sailed into Auckland Harbour on 26 June following a 15-day journey from the South...

USS Preble and Coast Guard in massive drug seizure

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The guided-missile destroyer Preble and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment recovered more than $40 million worth of cocaine during a just concluded...

US to pay $9.5b for two N-subs

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The U.S. Navy is poised to ink almost $10.4 billion in contracts with General Dynamics Electric Boat to procure the first two Columbia-class ballistic...

French sub burns in fierce fire

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One of France’s six Rubis-class nuclear-powered submarines, the Perle, burned for more than 14 hours “in an unbelievably fierce fire” June 12 in dry...