U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway for the first time since arriving in Guam March 27 following a COVID-19 outbreak that affected part of the the crew.
Tag Archives : Coronavirus
11 May 2020
98% of the sailors aboard French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (and its strike group) are now cured.
11 May 2020
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, South Korea's defense budget remains mostly unaffected. Budget reductions in the "2020-2024 mid-term defense acquisition plan" will be limited to programs deemed as "non essential" and to a limited number of foreign procurement programs.
29 Apr 2020
The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) dispatched for the first time one of its FREMM Frigates to patrol the Gulf of Guinea while the French Navy (Marine Nationale) suspended its maritime security mission off West Africa.
24 Apr 2020
As the French naval industry is progressively back on track after having implemented COVID-19 containment measures, GICAN (the French Marine Industry Group) strives to ensure its members will be able to cope with this challenging environment.
23 Apr 2020
As a former nuclear-submariner for nearly thirty years, Stephan Meunier is used to spend several weeks underwater, in a cramped space and in isolation. We asked Meunier for his tips on how to get through the lock-down period while remaining efficient and productive.
23 Apr 2020
France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have decided to join efforts in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis currently affecting their overseas territories. In order to help relief local populations, they decided to bring a coordinate military answer in support of civilian crisis management tools.
16 Apr 2020
Tests carried out at the beginning of the week revealed that 668 French sailors (nearly one third of aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle crew) have tested positive to COVID-19. 31 service members are hospitalized and one is in intensive care. 30% of the test results are still pending.
13 Apr 2020
The Royal Netherlands Navy's HNLMS Karel Doorman set sails for the Caribbean this morning. The Joint Logistic Support Ship (JSS) has been tasked by the Dutch Ministry of Defense to support civilian authorities in fighting the COVID-19 if the situation calls for it.