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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 sank – 14.04.2022

The Russian Navy Slava Class or Project 1164 Atlant Guided Missile cruiser RFS MOSKVA 121 that was damaged in an explosion last Wednesday 13th April sank while she was being towed to a safe port on Thursday 14th April, 2022. TASS reported “The cruiser “Moskva” sank while being towed in a storm – Russian Defense …

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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 damaged – 12.04.2022

On Tuesday 12th April, 2022 the Russian Navy Black Sea Flagship RFS MOSKVA 121 has suffered major damage with around 500 complement abandoning the ship, state media said late Tuesday in reports following Ukrainian claims of hitting the ship with a missile strike. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the mishap of the cruiser according to …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Ukrainian Navy sank her frigate to avoid Russians capturing her – March 2022

U 130 HETMAN SAHAIDACHNY was a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built at the Kerch Shipyard as a Project 1135.1 frigate of Krivak III Class. She was launched on 29th March 1992 and commissioned on 2nd April 1993. Homeported at Odessa since March 2014, she was the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy. She was built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding yard, the …

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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had …

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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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Piracy – Denmark to deploy Naval Unit to Gulf of Guinea – March 2021

Expressing the serious concern about the maritime security situation in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish government announced that it plans to deploy a frigate to the region in the fall of 2021. The decision to deploy a naval vessel to the region comes after the Danish Minister of Défense and shipping companies including Maersk …

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Naval News – Japanese Navy Submarine hit bulker while surfacing – 08.02.2021

The crew of the Japanese Navy Soryu Class Diesel-electric submarine SS 501 SORYU suffered minor injuries, while the submarine suffered damage to her mast, after they surfaced underneath a Hong Kong homeported 229 metres long bulker OCEAN ARTEMIS. The submarine was in the process of surfacing about 27 nautical miles south of Cape Ashizuri on Japan’s …

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Passer By – Super Servant 4 with 2 Naval Vessels aboard – 17.09.2020

On Thursday 17th September , 2020 morning the 1982 built semi-submersible yacht carrier SUPER SERVANT 4 passed by North of Malta on her way to Varna, Bulgaria. Interesting cargo inside her dock were 2 former Dutch Navy Tripartite Class Minehunters M 856 Hnlms MAASLUIS (Commissioned 12th December 1984) and M 859 Hnlms HELLEVOETSLUIS (Commissioned 20th February …

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