US Marine Corps acquires two new combat watercraft

A Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Craft demonstrator built by The Whiskey Project Group

The US Marine Corps recently took delivery of two new combat reconnaissance watercraft in a series built by Australian-New Zealand partnership The Whiskey Project Group (TWPG). Designated as a Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Craft (MMRC), the vessels are capable of reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, interdiction, and battlespace shaping operations. Low-observable features that make the craft […]

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US Navy takes delivery of amphibious ship Richard M. McCool Jr.

The US Navy amphibious transport dock USS Richard M. McCool Jr. during acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, March 4, 2024

The US Navy took delivery of its newest amphibious transport dock (LPD), the future USS Richard M. McCool Jr., in a ceremony on Thursday, April 11. Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the ship honours US Navy veteran and Medal of Honor...

Hawaii operator welcomes new sightseeing boat

Pride of Maui Elua, a new sightseeing vessel owned by Hawaii tour operator Pride of Maui

Pride of Maui, a tour company based in Wailuku, Hawaii, has taken delivery of a new sightseeing boat built by Breaux Brothers Enterprises of New Iberia, Louisiana. The vessel has been named Pride of Maui Elua, “elua” being the Hawaiian translation of “two” as it is the second vessel in the owner’s...

Saam Towage Canada christens electric harbour tugs

One of two electric harbour tugs that Saam Towage Canada will operate in the Port of Vancouver

Saam Towage Canada formally named its two newest electric harbour tugs in a ceremony at the Port of Vancouver on Wednesday, April 10. The tugs were designed by local naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd (RAL). Each has a length of 23 metres, a moulded beam of 11.85 metres, a maximum draught of...

US boatbuilder unveils autonomous amphibious craft for military use

Metal Shark Boats' new 30-foot autonomous amphibious vehicle

Louisiana-based boatbuilder Metal Shark Boats has unveiled a new type of autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) with amphibious and semi-submersible navigation capability. Metal Shark said the ASV combines multiple technologies to meet the current and near-future warfighting requirements of the US military and its allies. Merging autonomous, amphibious, and semi-submersible capabilities with the performance and seakeeping […]

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Maritime attack drone delivered to US Defense Department

Maritime Tactical Systems' newest 5.5-metre ASV for maritime attack missions

A new type of autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) designed for maritime attack missions was recently procured by the US Department of Defense (DOD). Built by Florida-based unmanned systems specialist Maritime Tactical Systems (MARTAC), the 18-foot (5.5-metre) ASV was designed as a low-cost, attritable...

German sea rescue organisation christens newest boat

Helene, a new 8.9-metre boat delivered to Germany's DGzRS maritime rescue organisation

The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger; DGzRS) formally named the newest vessel to join its fleet of rescue boats in a ceremony on Sunday, April 7. Helene is the latest example in a series of 8.9-metre rescue boats that also includes SRB 86,...

NR Marine Services welcomes new crewboat to fleet

NR Predator, NR Marine Services' newest crewboat

UK offshore support specialist NR Marine Services has taken delivery of a new catamaran crewboat built by Isle of Wight-based Diverse Marine. The Walker Marine-designed NR Predator has an LOA of 27.6 metres, a beam of 9.8 metres, a draught of 2.4 metres, a depth of five metres, and space for 24...

South Korea’s third KSS-III submarine commissioned into service

A Dosan Ahn Changho-class submarine of the Republic of Korea Navy

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) recently commissioned its newest diesel-electric submarine into service. ROKS Shin Chae-ho is the third South Korean Navy submarine to be built under the KSS-III series, also known as the Dosan Ahn Changho-class. Like its sisters, the 3,000-tonne, 83.5-metre-long...

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