Piracy – Indian Navy located the bulker RUEN – 16.12.2023

Last Saturday 16th December, the Indian Navy stated that it was shadowing the Bulgarian-managed bulk carrier that was boarded by unknown attackers, likely Somali pirates 380 miles East of the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea.  The 2016 built RUEN homeported at Valletta (MLT  Flag)  with a multinational crew, of whom 8 are […]

Malta Naval Visits – FFG 50 USS TAYLOR – 17.02 – 21.02.2007

On Friday 17th February, 2007 at 1446 hrs the United States Navy Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS TAYLOR FFG 50 entered Grand Harbour, Malta for a 4 day Diplomatic Visit assisted by 2 Tug Malta tugs FELICA and PAWLINA. Ship is named for Commander Jesse J. Taylor (1925–1965), a naval aviator who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his […]

Malta Naval Visits – TCG GEMLIK F 492 – 21-24.07.2020

The first naval vessel to host a diplomatic visit after the chaos of the Pandemic Disease COVID-19 was the Turkish Navy Gabya Class Frigate TCG GEMLIK F 492 which entered Grand Harbour on Tuesday 21st July, 2020. Originally a US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate USS FLATLEY FFG 21, she was the […]

Naval News – Chilean Navy with new ships – 15.04.2020

Australia officially transferred 2 former Adelaide Class frigates Melbourne (FFG 05) and Newcastle (FFG 06) to the Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile). A commissioning ceremony took place on Wednesday 15th April, 2020 at the HMAS Watson naval base in Sydney. Both ships, based on the USN Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate were decommissioned in 2019 […]

Naval News – Dynamic Manta Exercise 2019

NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2019 (DYMA 19) naval assets started building up for the exercise off the Sicilian coast. DYNAMIC MANTA remains to be one of the most challenging exercises for NATO. It provides NATO nations’ with an excellent opportunity for their forces to practice together in a pure joint environment and simultaneously […]