Dynamic Mongoose 2020 gets under way

30th June 2020

NATO launched the Dynamic Mongoose 2020 naval exercise near Iceland. The exercise is designed to improve NATO allies’ interoperability during multiple submarine warfare operations and will feature drills where the submarines alternate “hunting and being hunted” as they communicate with air and surface ship participants. “Exercises today seize opportunities for NATO and Allied nations to …

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Submarines Arrive in Iceland for NATO Exercises

26th June 2020

  The first ships that will participate in NATO’s 2020 Dynamic Mongoose exercises have arrived in Iceland today, and the rest will arrive tomorrow. In addition to Iceland, six NATO member states will be participating in the exercises: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Norway, and Germany. They are contributing five submarines, five …

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New course launched by JFD

19th June 2020

JFD launched an online training portal to continue to provide training services to our customers and we’ve added a new course to this platform! JFD has created an online Dynamic Positioning Course that allows the user to learn and complete the modules at their own pace. This one day course provides an understanding of Dynamic positioning, …

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Norwegian submarine crew strips down to trunks and bikinis

17th June 2020

The crew of KNM Uthaug stripped off into bikinis and trunks. Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Defence It was an unusual sight: on a hot sunny day this weekend, it wasn’t a Norwegian navy submarine seen plunging into the North Sea, but rather its swimsuit-clad crew who were observed diving in off the hull for a …

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SAAB SEAEYE – Look what they have to say about World Environment Day

4th June 2020

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 June   Please see more about Saab Seaeye’s commitment and responsibility towards the environment here: www.seapost.online     Saab Seaeye is world leader in electric underwater robotics — including ROV, AUV, hybrid systems and tooling — and creator of the revolutionary iCON™️ ecosystem. For more information contact: Matt Bates Saab Seaeye …

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Work starts on WA submarine rescue base

4th June 2020

Work is under way on a new submarine rescue facility in Western Australia that will help vessels stranded in emergency situations. The $12.5 million project in Henderson, south of Perth, will replace the Australian Defence Force’s ageing submarine rescue system. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds says it will also be capable of supporting other nations’ submarines …

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South Korea Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of its Submarine Force

4th June 2020

The Korean submarine force was founded on June 1, 1990 with the 57th Submarine Squadron. In 1992, its first 1,200-tonnes Type 209 submarine, Chang Bogo-class, was acquired (KSS I program). The 57th Squadron was upgraded to the 9th submarine squadron on October 1, 1995. In 2007, it acquired its first submarine equipped with the Air …

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Submarine’s crew raised thousands for children’s hospice

24th May 2020

Submariners quadrupled their fundraising target for a children’s hospice in an exercise challenge – despite lockdown restrictions. The original challenge was for around 50 of HMS Astute’s company to walk, run, cycle or row a total distance of 560 miles – the distance from Faslane to Claire House Children’s Hospice on the Wirral and back. …

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Coronavirus: Barrow submarine engineers’ curtain hooks in demand

24th May 2020

There’s a national shortage of these things   Submarine engineers have responded to a second plea for isolation bed curtain hooks after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shortage. BAE Systems in Cumbria, which made the hooks for a local hospital, has been approached by a hospice 300 miles way facing the same supply difficulties. …

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ROVCO PURCHASES SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARD

22nd May 2020

ROVCO PURCHASES SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARD WORK-CLASS ROV, EXPANDING THEIR SERVICE OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV and hydrographic services, coupled with artificial intelligence-based technology, have recently purchased a Saab Seaeye Leopard. This investment adds to their growing fleet of ROVs, expanding their subsea capability and capacity much further. READ MORE …

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