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11.19.2008 Russian Navy to receive Severodvinsk nuclear submarine in 2010
A new nuclear-powered attack submarine will be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2010, a Russian shipyard said on Wednesday.

11.19.2008 Somalia wants more Russian warships to fight piracy
Somalia would like to see more Russian warships helping the country fight piracy off its coast, the country's ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday.

11.17.2008 Tanker with 18 crew, including Russian, freed off Somalia
Somali pirates released the Stolt Valor tanker on Sunday with 18 crewmembers, including a Russian national, the Russian maritime journal Sovfrakht reported.

11.14.2008 Crew member caused tragedy on Russian nuclear sub
A crew member activated without permission a fire safety system on board the Russian nuclear submarine Nerpa, causing the deaths of 20 people, investigators said on Thursday.

11.14.2008 Russian aircraft carrier ready in 2012 if India pays $2 bln more
The Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier could be handed over to the Indian Navy in 2012 if Delhi provides sufficient funding for the project, the director of a Russian shipyard said on Thursday.

11.13.2008 Arkhangelsk shows off to Shtokman developers
A delegation with representatives of the Arkhangelsk regional administration and regional shipyards and shipping companies presented themselves to the Shtokman Development Company.

11.13.2008 Russian defense official denies doomed sub meant for India
A Russian defense industry official denied on Wednesday that talks had been held with India on the delivery of the nuclear submarine on board which 20 people died last weekend.

11.13.2008 Ukraine set to beef up military presence in Sevastopol
Ukraine is increasing its marine group and forming three air defense units in Sevastopol following the conflict between Georgia and Russia in the South Caucasus, a naval officer said on Wednesday.

11.13.2008 Ukrainian ship seized off Somalia runs out of water, food, fuel
The crew of a Ukrainian cargo ship seized by pirates off the Somali coast almost seven weeks ago have circulated an email saying they have run out of fresh water, food and fuel, a Russian online maritime bulletin said on Wednesday.

11.13.2008 Russia to test fire another Bulava ICBM before yearend - Navy
Russia will test fire another Bulava sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile before the end of the year, a source in the Navy headquarters said on Wednesday.

11.13.2008 Russian, British navies prevent Danish ship seizure by pirates
The Russian frigate Neustrashimy (Fearless) and Britain's HMS Cumberland frigate have prevented the seizure of a Danish merchant vessel by pirates off Somalia's coast, a Russian Navy spokesman said on Wednesday.

11.10.2008 Russian officials blame sub deaths on fire safety fault
A commission investigating an accident on a Russian nuclear submarine that killed 20 people and injured another 22 said on Monday the probable cause was a malfunction in the vessel's fire safety system.

11.01.2008 Sevmash told to save money
In a meeting with Russian defence minister this week, head of the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, was told to cut spending and increase efficiency.

11.01.2008 Somali pirates demand $5 mln ransom for Ukrainian ship crew
Somali pirates holding the Ukrainian cargo ship MV Faina say they will release the ship with its crew within two days if a ransom of at least $5 million is paid, a London-based Arab newspaper said on Saturday.

10.31.2008 Libyan leader to discuss arms deals during visit to Russia
Deliveries of Russian air defense systems, combat aircraft and warships will be among the key issues to be discussed during the upcoming visit to Moscow of Libya's president, a senior official said on Friday.

10.30.2008 Russia to float out new missile frigate in 2011
The first Russian Project 22350 frigate being built at a shipyard in St. Petersburg will be launched in 2011, a Russian deputy prime minister said on Thursday.

10.28.2008 New minesweeper to join Russia's Black Sea Fleet in November
The new Vice Admiral Zakharin minesweeper will join Russia's Black Sea Fleet in November, the Navy headquarters said on Monday.

10.28.2008 Russian nuclear missile cruiser to visit French base Nov. 5-8
A Russian heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser will visit a French naval base for the first time in November, an aide to the Navy commander said on Monday.

10.28.2008 Russia's new nuclear attack submarine starts sea trials
The Amur shipyard in Russia's Far East said on Monday it had started sea trials of a newly built nuclear-powered attack submarine, which according to media reports may be leased to India.

10.27.2008 Unique shipping operation to Pechenga
The cargo ship Storfoss yesterday delivered fish feed to two salmon farms in the Pechenga Bay. The operation is the first of its kind to the bay, which is part of the militarized Russian border zone.

10.27.2008 Ukraine says Russian Navy must get ready to leave Crimea
Russia should start preparing to withdraw its Black Sea Fleet from bases in the Crimea now, because the process could take up to six years, a Ukrainian diplomat said on Friday.

10.24.2008 Ukrainian warship to take part in NATO anti-terrorism drills
A Ukrainian warship, the Ternopil, will join the NATO-led Operation Active Endeavor naval antiterrorism exercise in November, the Ukrainian Navy's press service said on Thursday.

10.24.2008 Ukraine reiterates 2017 end for Russian lease on Black Sea base
Ukraine has reiterated its position that it will not permit an extension of Russia's naval presence at its Sevastopol base after 2017, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

10.23.2008 Multipurpose sub for scrapping
The Zvezdochka shipyard and mechanical plant in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, has started the decommissioning of the multipurpose nuclear submarine K-480 Bars.

10.23.2008 Dangerous nuclear operation in Kola Peninsula
Experts from the Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom are preparing for the removal of spent nuclear fuel from a submarine reactor in the base of Gremikha on the Barents Sea coast. The operation is highly complicated and dangerous, they say.

10.23.2008 Russian Northern Fleet ships arrived in Turkey
A naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet has arrived in Turkey, an aide to the navy commander said Wednesday.

10.22.2008 Russian warship en route for anti-piracy mission off Somalia
A missile frigate from Russia's Baltic Fleet passed through the Suez Canal on Wednesday on its way to join an international naval group fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia.

10.22.2008 Indonesia navy chief to discuss military ties in Moscow
Indonesia's navy chief of staff will start an official visit to Russia on Wednesday to discuss bilateral military-technical cooperation.

10.17.2008 Three Russian patrol vessels in Barents Sea
There are currently three Russian fishery patrol vessels operating in the Barents Sea, Russian authorities confirm.

10.17.2008 Russia to build second missile frigate for Indian Navy by March
A Russian shipyard said on Thursday it would complete the construction of the second of three missile frigates for the Indian Navy by March 2009.

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