Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colors

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colors View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy View post tag: sea In accordance with defense minister’s order, Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Air Defense Regiment obtained combat colors and associated certificate signed by the President of the Russian Federation.Traditional flag-nailing ceremony was carried out the day before the official event. The cloth was attached to a flagpole with special nails. Fifteen best servicemen of the regiment headed by its commander Col. Andrei Litvinov were awarded the right to attend the ceremony.The triumphant color-handing ceremony was directed by BSF Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov. His assistant archpriest Alexander Bondarenko consecrated the cloth.The flag was brought along the line of servicemen, and then the regiment personnel paraded under the new colors for the first time.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 15, 2011; Image: mil Training & Education View post tag: Obtains Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Black December 15, 2011 View post tag: Regiment View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Colors View post tag: fleet View post tag: Combat View post tag: air View post tag: Defense Russia: Black Sea Fleet Air Defense Regiment Obtains Combat Colorslast_img read more

Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment

first_img View post tag: Norfolk Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Returns View post tag: ARG View post tag: Naval View post tag: month Share this article View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment View post tag: NINE Authorities October 31, 2014 View post tag: Bataan More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine-month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 28. While deployed, the Bataan ARG/MEU served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).The ARG includes the flagship, the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 4 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 4 (also embarked on Bataan), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 2.During the deployment, the Bataan ARG conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and provided a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.The ARG participated in several multinational exercises designed to strengthen coalition partnerships and reinforce regional security and stability, including Spanish Amphibious Exercise (PHIBLEX) 14 and Eager Lion 2014 exercise, as well as bi-lateral training with the Greek and French. The 22 MEU supported an assessment of humanitarian options in support of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and conducted surveillance and reconnaissance missions and fixed-wing strike missions in Iraq in August and September with aircraft based aboard Bataan.Bataan was also involved in two rescues at sea. On March 8, Bataan rescued two Turkish mariners from their sinking cargo ship in the Aegean Sea. On June 6, the ARG participated in the rescue 282 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea after their small vessel sank.The Bataan ARG ships were the first to benefit from the Navy’s newly approved Hardship Duty Pay – Tempo (HDP-T). HDP-T, effective Sept. 17, compensates Sailors and Marines on deployments beyond 220 consecutive days.The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU relieved the Bataan ARG in the 5th Fleet AOR, October 2.[mappress mapid=”14265″]Press release, Image: US Navylast_img read more

Russia to overtake Indonesia as top exporter of thermal coal by 2040

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Hellenic Shipping News:Russia is expected to overtake Indonesia as the biggest exporter of coal by 2040, as the Southeast Asian country’s thermal coal production stagnates, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.In the report, IEA Southeast Asia Energy Outlook, released at the Singapore International Energy Week 2019, the agency said that with stagnating investment in coal mines in the 2020s, Indonesia will likely see its output decrease through 2030.Indonesia is the world’s largest thermal coal exporter and accounts for almost 90% of Southeast Asia’s coal production, IEA said in its report.The IEA stated that in its outlook scenario, Indonesia’s exports are likely to decline from 350 million mt of coal equivalent presently to 210 million mt of coal equivalent in 2040.“A growing share of production is destined to serve increasing domestic demand, while output declines by 14%,” it said.However, the report highlighted that Indonesian suppliers might also respond rapidly to price signals from international markets and ramp up production and exports when seaborne prices become more attractive.The report noted that with the volume of coal traded in the world projected to stay broadly flat up to 2040, Australia and Russia are well-positioned to increase exports to offset the reduced role of Indonesia, which serves Asian markets predominantly.“By 2040, Indonesia is overtaken by Russia in terms of export volumes,” the report said.More: Russia to overtake Indonesia as top exporter of thermal coal by 2040: IEA Russia to overtake Indonesia as top exporter of thermal coal by 2040last_img read more

Plunder convict Napoles listed under GCTA law

first_imgPlunder convict Janet Lim Napoles was listed under the controversial good conduct time allowance law, based on the documents obtained during a Senate hearing. ABS-CBN NEWS Department of Justice undersecretary DeoMarco, who heads the committee responsible for reviewing activities at the BuCor,said an investigation is underway. “Either nanasa listahan talaga si Napoles hindilang natuloy, or nagkamali sa encoding, especially, rape ang sinabing kaso d’yan ni Napoles. Iwill ask BuCor to explain,” Marco said. The documents wrongly attributed the crime ofrape to Napoles. Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the Blue RibbonCommittee, questioned Ramoncito Roque – chief of the records division of theBureau of Corrections (BuCor) – on Napoles’ inclusion. “Napaka-incompetenttalaga. May intensyon ba talagangpalayain si Napoles? Bakit rape ang kaso sa kanya ‘di plunder? There’ssomething to it,” Gordon said on Wednesday. MANILA – Plunder convict Janet Lim Napoles waslisted under the controversial good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, based onthe documents obtained during a Senate hearing.  Roque said Napoles’ inclusion was “accidental”as the creation of the GCTA for qualified inmates was rushed for a scheduledpress conference. Napoles was sentenced to life in prison by theSandiganbayan in relation to the priority development assistance fund plundercases of Sen. Bong Revilla, and former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan PonceEnrile./PNlast_img read more