At 7.58 AM on Tuesday, 12 July a new FB Design military vessel
broke the speed record between Montecarlo and Venice with a time of 22 hours, five minutes and 42 seconds, at an average speed of 52.3 knots for the nearly 1,120 nautical mile voyage.
But the former US military vessel
will not be carrying military helicopters to Douglas.
Navy authorities were trying to determine why the military vessel
was stuck some 625 feet below the surface before starting rescue efforts.
It was on a search-and-rescue mission after a military vessel
reported hearing cries for help.
Sayyari underscored that Damavand joined the Iranian navy fleet in the Northern waters in line with the country's policy of good neighborly relations, adding that the military vessel
will help establish security in the Sea alongside other existing arrangements and systems.
But he added that no new policies have been decided for a intrusion into Japanese waters by a Chinese military vessel
. The two countries are at odds in a dispute over the sovereignty of the Senkaku, the small chain of uninhabited rocky islands controlled by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan.
A month later it was approached by a Russian helicopter and a military vessel
Finally, on Sunday, a Japanese military vessel
spotted the 60-year-old waving a red cloth 15 kilometers offshore from the earthquake-ravaged city of Minamisoma.
The Nigerian coastguard and a French military vessel
rescued the rest of the crew, who locked themselves in a safe area in order to survive, reports said.
"We resolutely oppose any foreign military vessel
and aircraft conducting activities in the Yellow Sea and China's coastal waters that undermine China's security interests," The China Daily quoted Qin Gang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, as saying.
to make a port call at Kagoshima since a visit in February by two minesweepers, the Guardian and the Patriot.
The UK also dispatched, along with scores of troops, a military vessel
equipped with a hospital and three military helicopters to transfer doctors and medicines to the remote areas in the country, it pointed out.