Carrier Strike Group

Naval News – NATO Allies start Neptune Strike 22 Maritime Exercise – 24.01.2022

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) began the 12 day maritime exercise “Neptune Strike ’22” on Monday January 24th in the Mediterranean Sea amid fears of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The USS HARRY S. TRUMAN aircraft carrier, along with her carrier strike group and air wing are the …

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Naval News – Maiden Deployment for HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH R 08 – 2021

In the afternoon of Saturday 30th May, 2021 the Aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH R 08 left her home in Portsmouth ahead of her first operational deployment. She will lead the UK’s Carrier Strike Group, which is taking part in an exercise off Scotland before departing for a tour of the Indo-Pacific region. Image by …

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Naval Visits – USCG HAMILTON WMSL 753 – 17-20.05.2021

The fourth ship in the Legend Class of the United States Coast Guard USCGC HAMILTON WMSL 753 called for the first time at Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 17th May, 2021 making her the first of the class to call here too. She passed breakwaters around 1505 hrs with 2 tugs ready to assist coming …

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Haifa Port – June 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Passers By – Naval Units during February & March 2021.

Various naval units pass the Malta-Sicily straits like other ships and to mention some – On Friday 5th February, 2021 the 103 metre Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 passed by on her way to Sudan, the first US Navy ship to visit Port Sudan since the founding of U.S. Africa Command …

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Naval News – USS PHILIPPINE SEA Commanding Officer relieved after bunker spill – 18.05.2020

Captain Erica Hoffman, a New York native and Naval Academy graduate of which she was the commanding officer of the US Navy guided missile cruiser USS PHILIPPINE SEA CG 58 since 26th April, 2019 was relieved of her posting by the commander of Carrier Strike Group Two on Monday 18th May due to a “loss …

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Naval News – U.S. Navy Relieves Commanding Officer of USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 after Letter Leak – 02.04.2020

On Thursday 2nd April, 2020 the United States Navy relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT CVN 71 who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard the ship. Below is the Official Navy Press Release from the Office of the Navy Chief of …

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