Both naval and non-naval vessel reviews are featured as part of this month’s focus on the exciting maritime security sector. Featured vessels include RIBs for Philippine and Lebanese use and multiple patrol vessels for operators in Africa, Europe, and South America.
Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast Guard • Naval
We also take a closer look into a new class of guided missile frigate for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the latest example of the US Navy’s 12-strong San Antonio-class amphibious ships for use in expeditionary missions and other related operations worldwide.
- Kumano – Second ship in new Japanese stealth frigate class
- KB-1 – Versatile high-speed coast guard boats for Turkey
- Sentinel – UK’s newest customs patrol boat deployed to Gibraltar
- Contraalmirante Cordero – Argentine Navy to operate new patrol vessel on border and fisheries enforcement
- Paolo Thaon di Revel – Italian Navy places 143m patrol ship into service
- New multi-role RIB for Philippine Coast Guard
- Fort Lauderdale – US Navy amphibious ship boasts large expeditionary transport capacity
- Durable interceptor RIBs for Lebanese Army commandos
Features and Opinion:
– “This global network of undersea cables continues to expand, and it is emerging as a likely priority target in future conflict, particularly as the cables often lie the vicinity of strategic maritime chokepoints.”
– by Trevor Hollingsbee, former UK Royal Navy officer and Baird Maritime‘s resident maritime security expert and columnist
– “The proposed centre would encourage the emergence of long-term relationships between Indo-Pacific maritime law enforcement agencies and their counterparts in the region.”
– by Anthony Bergin, senior fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and Lee Goddard, retired rear admiral in the Royal Australian Navy and former commander of Maritime Border Command and of the Joint Agency Task Force of Operation Sovereign Borders
News and Gear:
- Listing tanker abandoned in Arabian Sea off India; all 22 crew rescued
- Royal Navy confirms at-sea seizure of smuggled Iranian missiles
- Egyptian Navy’s fourth Gowind-class corvette begins sea trials
- Proposed Australian Army landing craft secures DNV AIP
- Squid fishing vessel goes missing in Indonesia’s Arafura Sea
- Construction starts on Russian Navy’s fifth Project 20385 corvette
- Work Boat World Maritime Security Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – July 5, 2022
- Finnish Border Guard to set up new vessel support facility at Port of Lappvik
- Belgian Federal Police’s newest patrol boat launched in France
- Sea trials begin for Philippine Navy’s newest fast attack craft
- Work Boat World Emergency Service Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – July 1, 2022
- Royal Navy decommissions survey ship HMS Echo
- Keel laid for Royal Canadian Navy’s fifth Harry DeWolf-class patrol ship
- Indian Coast Guard, partners respond to deadly helicopter crash in Arabian Sea
- US to supply 23 military vessels to Ukraine
Recent Important Features:
– “A large number of modern pirate attacks in the Strait of Malacca have occurred in the territorial waters of Indonesia and Malaysia – not on the high seas.”
– by Thu Nguyen Hoang Anh, graduate student at the European University Institute majoring in transnational governance
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
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