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U.S. warship collides with tugboat in Japan

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Japan's Sagami Bay

Japan, U.S. conduct navy drill in East China Sea – reports

Mar 10, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Reports say the drill is aimed at issuing a warning against nuclear armed North Korea

US Navy's lead hospital ship returns to PH

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:59 PM

More than 1 000 American sailors disembark at the Legazpi City seaport for a 2 week humanitarian mission

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Iran releases US sailors seized in Gulf

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:12 PM

3rd UPDATE The sailors – 9 men and a woman – are freed after being seized in the Gulf

epa05099360 A handout picture made available by the US Navy on 13 January 2016 shows a Riverine command boat from Riverine Detachment 23 operating with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) (not pictured) during a maritime air support operations center exercise in the Arabian sea, at sea, 12 June 2012. Two US naval vessels were detained on 13 January 2016 by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf, but US defense officials said the sailors on board the ships were not in any danger. After losing contact with the 'two small naval craft,' which media reportedly to be two Riverine patrol boats, US officials established communication with Iranian authorities 'who have informed us of the safety and well-being of our personnel,' the Pentagon said. The Pentagon has received assurances the sailors would be allowed to continue their journey promptly. They were en route from Kuwait to Bahrain when they were detained. EPA/US NAVY/ZANE ECKLUND HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Ronald Ravelo: First Fil-Am to take helm of US aircraft carrier

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:42 PM

Captain Ronald Ravelo a son of a retired US Navy chief from the Philippines becomes the commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln

NEW COMMANDER. Captain Ronald Arevalo is the first Filipino-American to lead a carrier in the history of the United States Navy. Photos courtesy of AFP Photo/US Navy and NavSource

US Navy 'game-changer': converting seawater into fuel

Apr 07, 2014 - 11:20 PM

The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel would significantly shorten the supply chain; the ultimate goal is to eventually get away from the dependence on oil altogether

'GAME-CHANGER.' This April 2, 2014 US Navy handout image shows a beaker of fuel(R) made from seawater by scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC. Photo by MC3 Gregory Pickett/US Navy/AFP

Right to privacy must be UN priority – Brazil's Rousseff

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Rousseff: We consider that privacy on the Internet is part of human rights and its defense must receive priority treatment in UN discussions

INTERNET PRIVACY PRIORITY. In this file photo Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, addresses the general debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly, 24 September 2013, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Navy SEALs sought Kenyan Shebab leader in Somali raid

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:58 PM

The target of a raid in Somalia by US Navy SEALs was a foreign commander for the Islamist Shebab group named Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir

3 US warships sail to PH ports

Mar 22, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Over 1 900 US crew members and soldiers arrive in the Philippines amid a US strategy to shift most of its naval fleet to the Pacific

US 'welcomes' China participation in naval drills

Nov 28, 2012 - 9:52 PM

22 nations and more than 40 vessels take part in the latest round of the world s largest international maritime exercises in Hawaii

US, CHINA IN JOINT NAVY DRILL. The combined maritime component from RIMPAC 2010. Photo courtesy of RIMPAC official Facebook page

Next PH navy ship from US has $1.8-M weapons

Oct 28, 2012 - 1:37 PM

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz the second Hamilton class cutter and refurbished navy ship the Philippines has acquired from the US will be fitted with weapon systems worth 1 8 million

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16) is moored at the United States Coast Guard station in Charleston, South Carolina, in this photo provided by the Office of the Naval Attache, Philippine Embassy in Washington DC. Photo by the Office of the Naval Attache, Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC