Yugoslavian Navy – Yugoslavian forces last week boarded in the Adriatic Sea and detained a U.S. cargo vessel carrying humanitarian food aid to Kosovo.
U.S. Marines – the U.S. Marines have suspended all flights of the MV-22 Osprey, AH-1W Cobra, and CH-53 Sea Stallion, for unrelated safety reasons.
Background: U.S. Forces Readiness – Ready???or not?
Russian Navy – Evidence has been uncovered that the cause of the explosions on the Kursk may have been a malfunction occuring during tests of a new version of the Squall torpedo.
Russian Navy – A fascinating seismic analysis of the Kursk’s explosions from Terry Wallace and Dr. Keith Koper at the University of Arizona, which estimates the force of the explosion to be between 0.5 and 1 ton. I am grateful to Micha Schellingerhout from the Netherlands for sharing this!
U.S. Navy – The U.S. Navy is playing down its work in helping to recover the wreckage of the Gulf Air crash, to avoid offending Arab sensibilities.
Australian Navy – because of the bad press the Collins-class submarines have been receiving, the Australian Navy is not meeting its recruiting goals to man the submarines.
Russian Navy – A Russian Captain who participated in the rescue operation and whose son was lost on the Kursk says the Russian Navy did its best, but fell short due to a lack of equipment. Meanwhile, the Norwegian company whose divers reached the submarine say the earliest it could be raised would be next year.
U.S. Navy – U.S. Navy helicopters are assisting in the search for survivors from yesterday’s Gulf Air Airbus 320 crash off Bahrain.
U.S. Navy – The U.S. Navy claims that although it has been asked to double the number of intelligence missions its submarines have undertaken in the last 10 years, the number of submarines in service has been cut nearly in half in the same time.
Russian Navy – more on the Kursk.
Russian Navy – Norwegian divers are helping the Russians to more fully investigate the site around the Kursk. The Russians are interested in raising the submarine.
Russian Navy – Norwegian divers have successfully opened the outer and inner hatch of the Kursk, and found the compartment behind it totally flooded. There is now no hope of finding anyone alive on the Kursk. The British submersible LR5 will not be used.
Russian Navy – Norwegian divers have been unsuccessful in unscrewing Kursk’s rescue hatch. There is a crack in the hatch and the British rescue submarine may be unable to dock with it. The Russians now believe the crew is dead.
Piracy – An account of a pirate attack on a merchant ship in specific, and an overview of piracy in general.
Russian Navy – Russian rescue submersibles continue to attempt docking with the Kursk’s rescue hatch, without success. The British rescue submersible LR5 should be on the scene today.
Russian Navy – What does the future hold for the Russian Navy after the Kursk crisis? The outlook remains bleak???
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan has outlined an invasion scenario, detailing the forces available on each side.
Russian Navy – A Russian rescue capsule reached the escape hatch on the Kursk, but was unable to latch on. The Royal Navy rescue team should reach the Kursk tomorrow.
Russian Navy – the Royal Navy rescue crew which is proceeding to the site of the Kursk report seeing a video of the sub on the ocean bottom which shows she suffered a high energy explosion from the bow to the conning tower. It appears less and less likely that there are survivors left. U.S. intelligence reports there has been no sign of life onboard since the explosion.
Russian Navy – Rescue attempts continue for the Kursk’s crew. The Royal Navy may be involved in future rescue attempts.
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Russian Navy – A rescue operation is underway to evacuate more than 100 sailors from the Oscar II class submarine on the bottom of the Barents Sea.
Russian Navy – A Russian Navy Oscar II class nuclear submarine is stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea; the commander of the Russian Navy says rescue efforts are unlikely to succeed.
NOSI will resume a normal daily publication schedule on Tuesday.
Chinese Navy – Two Chinese Navy ships will visit the Everett Naval Station next month, as part of an exchange with the U.S. Navy.
Chinese Navy – Recent Chinese excursions into Japan’s economic exclusion zone may cause Japan to cancel loans to China.
Australian Navy – HMAS Tobruk has returned from its peacekeeping mission in the Solomon Islands.
U.S. Navy – The Amphibious Ready Group comprising the U.S.S. Wasp, U.S.S Oak Hill and U.S.S. Trenton and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit have returned home after a 6 month deployment, during which they participated in Exercise Dynamic Mix 2000.
Indian Navy – INS Mysore, which is currently on an around-the-world cruise, will exercise with the French Navy off France and Africa later this month. This will be the second exercise this year between the Indian and French navies.
Uruguayian Navy – The Uruguayan minesweeper Valiented collided with a Panamanian-flagged freighter and was cut in half and sunk.
Pakistan Navy – A recent Indian Navy intelligence report states that the Pakistan Navy is more of a threat to India than was previously thought.
Canadian Navy – A description of the training undergone by and scenarios faced by the Canadian Navy’s boarding parties.
Canadian Navy – The Canadian Navy boarded the ship GTS Katie in order to free its cargo of Canadian Army equipment, which was being held hostage as part of a contract dispute.
Nigerian Navy – The Nigerian Navy attacked a gang of pirates in the waterways near Warri.
Canadian Navy – It appears the Canadian Navy will board the ship GTS Katie and return it to port with its cargo of Canadian Army supplies.
Royal Australian Navy – The annual northern fleet concentration period, one of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest naval exercises, begins today off Darwin.