HMCS Athabaskan Holds Fleet Week New Orleans Reception


first_img Share this article View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Athabaskan Holds Fleet Week New Orleans Reception View post tag: HMCS Athabaskan Authorities View post tag: New Orleanscenter_img April 27, 2015 The Royal Canadian Navy’s top officer hosted allied participants of Fleet Week New Orleans April 25 aboard the Royal Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan.Vice Adm. Mike Norman, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, welcomed aboard Sailors and Marines from the U.S. and U.K. who are in New Orleans until April 29.The Fleet Week is a weeklong celebration and collaboration between six ships representing the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and the community of New Orleans.U.S. Navy ships participating in Fleet Week NOLA include amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). The Royal Navy sent the Duke-class British frigate HMS Lancaster.[mappress mapid=”15791″]Image: US Navy HMCS Athabaskan Holds Fleet Week New Orleans Reception View post tag: Fleet Weeklast_img read more

ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer


first_img While conducting counter-piracy patrols north of the Seychelles, ESPS Galicia provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered serious injuries to his hand on Sunday, September 6.After receiving a distress call from the fishing vessel’s owners, ESPS Galicia sailed towards its location and as soon as it was in range, the Spanish Navy warship’s helicopter was launched.A member of the helicopter’s crew was lowered down to the fishing vessel to help air lift the seafarer to ESPS Galicia.Once on board, the warship’s surgical team, led by Major Rafael Tamburri Bariain, provided specialist medical treatment to the seafarer’s hand and the seafarer is now expected to make a full recovery.Following the operation, the seafarer was transported by the ship’s helicopter to a hospital in the Seychelles.Since the start of Operation Atalanta in December 2008 many EU Naval Force warships have assisted seafarers in distress in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.Image: EU Navfor View post tag: Injured ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer September 7, 2015 View post tag: ESPS Galicia Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer center_img Share this article View post tag: africa Authorities View post tag: Seafarerlast_img read more