Royal Navy patrol ship scores £204 million drug bust in Caribbean Sea

Personnel aboard the Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent and seized bales containing narcotics

The Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Trent has seized cocaine shipments worth £204 million (US$254 million) during a recent nighttime interception in the Caribbean Sea, the navy confirmed late last week. The ship has seized £511 million (US$638 million) worth of narcotics across five...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/royal-navy-patrol-ship-scores-204-million-drug-bust-in-caribbean-sea/

US Navy takes delivery of fleet oiler Earl Warren

The US Navy John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Earl Warren

The US Navy took delivery of a new John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler (T-AO) on Tuesday, May 7. The delivery of USNS Earl Warren follows the successful completion of integrated sea trials to test the readiness and capability of the ship and to validate requirements. The John Lewis-class...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/naval-auxiliary-support-vessels/us-navy-takes-delivery-of-fleet-oiler-earl-warren/

US Navy christens new unmanned surface vessel

Christening ceremony of Vanguard, the US Navy's newest unmanned surface vessel

The US Navy christened its newest unmanned surface vessel (USV) during a recent ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Built jointly by Austal USA and L3Harris Technologies, Vanguard is the US Navy’s first USV purpose-built from the keel up for unmanned operations and is part of the Overlord program...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/unmanned-systems/us-navy-christens-new-unmanned-surface-vessel/

US Navy’s fifth America-class amphibious ship to be named after Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

The America-class amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli

US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro has confirmed that the US Navy’s fifth America-class amphibious assault ship (LHA) will be named USS Helmand Province. The LHA commemorates the multiple US Marine Corps operations that took place in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province as part of Operation...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/us-navys-fifth-america-class-amphibious-ship-to-be-named-after-afghanistans-helmand-province/

Rescue boat delivered to Wisconsin’s Suamico Fire Department

The Suamico Fire Department's new eight-metre SAR boat built by Ocean Craft Marine

Annapolis, Maryland-based Ocean Craft Marine (OCM) has handed over a new search and rescue (SAR) boat to the Suamico Fire Department in eastern Wisconsin. The rigid inflatable boat (RIB) has a length of 26 feet (eight metres) and features OCM’s proprietary high-performance, concave reverse-chine...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/small-craft-world/ribs-and-rhibs/rescue-boat-delivered-to-wisconsins-suamico-fire-department/

Who’s Who: Maritime Movements for March/April 2024

WORK BOAT WORLD: Dennis Tetzlaff will take over as the new Chief Operating Officer Fleet of Stena Line in addition to becoming part of the group’s management team. Tetzlaff worked in various professions within the shipping and cruise industry over the past two decades. Most recently, he comes from...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/whos-who-maritime-movements-for-march-april-2024/

Attack submarine New Jersey delivered to US Navy

The US Navy Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine during alpha sea trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has delivered the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS New Jersey to the US Navy. The submarine is the eleventh Virginia-class boat delivered by NNS, and the 23rd built as part of the teaming agreement with General Dynamics...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/submersibles-naval/attack-submarine-new-jersey-delivered-to-us-navy/

Yemen’s Houthi rebels resume attacks on shipping following two-week lull

A Sea Viper missile launch from the UK Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have resumed their attacks against shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden following a lull of more than two weeks, US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed. CENTCOM said in an update via X (formerly Twitter) that, at 11:51 local time on Wednesday, April 24,...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/yemens-houthi-rebels-resume-attacks-on-shipping-following-two-week-lull/

US Coast Guard commissions tenth Legend-class national security cutter

The US Coast Guard cutter Calhoun is moored to the pier on the morning of its commissioning ceremony, April 20, 2024, in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The US Coast Guard commissioned its newest Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) during a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, April 20. USCGC Calhoun is the tenth Legend-class cutter to join the coast guard and is the fourth NSC to be homeported...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/non-naval/us-coast-guard-commissions-tenth-legend-class-national-security-cutter/

OPINION | FONOPs send a message – but they don’t speak for themselves

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey conducts routine underway operations.in the South China Sea, November 3, 2023.

The Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) program run by the US Department of Defense has become a symbol of China-US naval competition and of the West’s advocacy for a rules-based order. Operational assertions are thrust into the limelight whenever China responds to one. And barely any US...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/opinion-fonops-send-a-message-but-they-dont-speak-for-themselves/

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