Department of Defense

Naval News – US Navy Seize 2,116 AK-47’s in the Gulf of Oman – 06.01.2023

On Tuesday 10 th January, 2023 the US Department of Defense confirmed that Vessels of the US Navy 5th Fleet operating in the Middle East have intercepted and seized a fishing vessel carrying over 2,000 AK-47 assault rifles destined for Houthi rebels in Yemen. The interception occurred in international waters in the Middle East on …

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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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Ships from Canada – KONECRANES 38 towed to US Navy Base – 30.05.2021

On Sunday 30th May, 2021 around 0945 hrs the 170 ton $55 million KONECRANES 38 known to local residents as THE BIG BLUE CRANE departed Manitowoc, Wisconsin towed. According to the Department of Transport (DOT), crane construction supported $55 million in revenue locally and is expected to grow $65 million annually. With plans to build …

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