HMAS Sirius (O 266) – October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 | Australian | History | Military

In 2010, Sirius was approved to carry and deploy boarding parties. This capability was tested during Exercise Kakadu 10, along with the ship’s first ever dual replenishment. HMAS SIRIUS (O 266) Sirius has a full load displacement of 46,775 tonnes, is 191.3 metres (628 ft) in length, with a beam of 32 metres (105 ft) Read More

A blast from the past: the legacy of volunteerism

October 18, 2017 | Community | History | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

The legacy of Volunteerism

USNS Able (T-AGOS-20) – October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017 | History | Military | United States

Victorious-class oceanographic survey ship in the service of the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command. USNS Able (T-AGOS-20) Able was laid down on 23 March 1989 at McDermott Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. Launched on 16 February 1991, she was delivered to the Navy on 22 July 1992, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC), Read More

Subic Bay rediscovers strength in unity

October 15, 2017 | History | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—#OneSBMA and #StrongerTogether may just be hashtags used by employees of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on social networking and microblogging sites, but they are considered powerful symbols of shared struggle, victory and hope among stakeholders in this bastion of investment and industry. The hashtags, after all, embodied the common aspiration among Read More

USNS Pecos – October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | History | Military | United States

On 9 December 1999 a United States Marine Corps H-46 helicopter crashed into Pecos and sank while participating in a training mission. USNS Pecos TAO197 As routine procedure following an accident, members of the crew were subjected to drug testing. Captain Mark LaRachelle, the ship’s Master, failed the initial and secondary drug tests and was Read More