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Mexican Navy Sinks OPV as Dive Attraction

Late Note: Unfortunately I let my frustration with the slowness of out cutter replacement and my natural snarkiness color this report, leaving the impression that the Mexican Navy was replacing its ships faster than the Coast Guard, which is not the case. 73 more words


Azerbeijan CG's New WPC and WPB

Photo: Azerbaijan Coast Guard’s first Saar 62. Source: President’s Office, Azerbaijan

We have talked about these before, but now we have more details, particularly about how they are equipped. 237 more words


Sail Training Ship for Algeria

The German Navy Blog, Marine Forum, reports, “7 November, ALGERIA, Polish Gdansk Shipyard launches newly-built sail training vessel EL-MELLAH … regarded as „the largest (110m x 14.5m, 3,000 sqm sails) and fastest (17 knots) sailing ships in the world“ … to be used in training of Algerian Navy cadets … delivery in fall, 2016.”

More information here.


Nominations Open for Cutter and Cutterman of the Year Awards

The Cuttermen’s Association web site has information about awards and nomination procedures for two individual awards (one officer, one enlisted) and two unit awards (one for ships 210 and larger and one for vessels 175 foot and smaller).


Innovation in Propellers

Tip vortices – conventional versus Kappel. Tip vortices are tubes of circulating
water that are formed at the tip as the propeller generates thrust.

gCapatain has photos… 148 more words


Poland looking for OPCs

Rolls Royce proposal

Poland is planning some ships that have many similarities to the Offshore Patrol Cutters. We have talked about these a little already, in the context of an… 225 more words