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  • China welcomes Indonesian offer to help resolve South China Sea disputes

    China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has responded to Indonesia's latest offer to mediate the South China Sea disputes by saying it stands ready to work with relevant countries to maintain peace and stability in the region. An Antara news report on 24 March cited President Joko Widodo as saying that

  • US-led exercise in Gulf of Guinea boosting regional maritime security efforts in West Africa

    Key Points 'Obangame Express 2015' is focusing on regional and national maritime security co-ordination to counter piracy, illicit fishing and trafficking, and energy security threats Officials attribute decline in Gulf of Guinea ship hijackings in part to the annual exercise A bespoke

  • USN's fifth JHSV completes acceptance trials

    The US Navy's (USN's) fifth-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) recently completed acceptance trials, officials announced on 24 March. Held in the Gulf of Mexico, the week-long trials tested the aluminium catamaran's systems and equipment, and concluded on 13 March at

  • GRSE launches Indian Navy's fourth Mk IV LCU

    India's state-owned enterprise Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has launched the Indian Navy's fourth of eight Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels. The ship, LCU L54, was launched at GRSE's facility in Kolkata on 23 March and joins three other vessels in the class, which were

  • USN testing and installing new arresting gear in tandem for CVN 78

    Key Points HII installs AAG in USS Gerald R Ford , while the USN begins testing of the system at NAWC Aircraft Division Lakehurst The navy deems parallel testing and installation as necessary in order to maintain the ship's delivery schedule Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun

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