June 30, 2013

USS Philippine Sea Rescues Tanker Crew

The USS Philippine Sea recently had a chance to prove itself when it aided in the rescue of the ship Brilliante Virtuoso. Apparently, the Brilliante Virtuoso, a carrier for crude oil was attacked by pirates early Wednesday (July 6th) morning.


USS Philippine Sea Rescues Tanker Crew

While the ship was able to fend off the attack, they still suffered enough damage to lead to a fire, and that is where the Philippine Sea comes in. While the Sea found no evidence of pirates when they arrived, they did find the Virtuoso’s crew in a life raft a short way from the ship, and were able to save all 26 crew members.

Navy.mil – Official Navy Website

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Fleet Week New York (NYC) 2011

Fleet Week New York City (NYC) 2011 happens May 25, 2011 to June 1, 2011 in Manhattan.


Fleet Week New York City (NYC) 2011

Sailors in New York City for Fleet Week New York City.

The ships that will be there include:

U.S. Navy

  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)
  • USS New York (LPD 21)
  • USS John L. Hall (FFG 32)
  • USS Kauffman (FFG 59)
  • USS Carr (FFG 52)
  • Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14

U.S. Marines

  • 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Coast Guard

  • USCGC Reliance (WMEC 615)
  • USCGC Willow (WLB 202)
  • USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552)
  • USCGC Tampa (WMEC 902)

This list is preliminary, and subject to change.

Tours are available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday to Tuesday, with Manhattan ship tours being closed on Sunday.

Fleet Week New York City is a grand tradition since 1984 that allows New Yorkers to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, view military demonstations and exhibits, and tour the ships.

Remember to mark your calendar, the dates for Fleet Week New York City are May 25, 2011 to June 1, 2011.

For more information, visit Fleet Week New York City

To learn more about other Fleet Weeks throughout the year, check out our page on Navy Fleet Weeks

FYI, Here is the list of ships from 2010:

U.S. Navy

  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)
  • USS De Wert (FFG 45)
  • USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)
  • USS James E Williams (DDG 95)
  • USS Tempest (PC 2)
  • USS Monsoon (PC 4)
  • USS Squall (PC 7)

U.S. Coast Guard

  • USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552)
  • USCGC Campbell (WMEC 909)
  • USCGC Abbie Burgess (WLM 553)

Canadian Navy

  • HMCS Athabaskan (DDG 282)