Moroccan Frigate Returns to Damen for First Routine Dry-Docking

first_img The Royal Moroccan Navy’s high-tech frigate Tarik Ben Ziyad has returned to the Damen Shipyards Group for its first routine dry-docking after three years of operation. The SIGMA multi-mission frigate 10513 – built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the Netherlands – arrived at Damen Shiprepair Brest in France on 24 October for a maintenance programme of approximately 30 days.André Hollander, General Affairs Officer at Damen Shiprepair Brest, said:As the Original Equipment Manufacturer, we’re very proud to welcome back the Royal Moroccan Navy to Damen for Tarik Ben Ziyad’s first scheduled docking outside the warranty period.The Captain told us that the Royal Moroccan Navy has had more days at sea over the last three years than planned with this multi-mission frigate. The Navy has been absolutely satisfied with the performance of the state-of-the art vessel, doing exactly what it was designed and built for.Tarik Ben Ziyad is the first of three SIGMA-class frigates that DSNS has built for the Royal Moroccan Navy. The frigates are equipped to conduct traditional naval tasks and maritime security operations as well as support humanitarian aid operations.John van Maastricht, Tender Manager Offshore/Naval & Conversion at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, said:This scheduled dry-docking is also a valuable opportunity to gain operational feedback on Damen’s high-tech naval products.We use that experience to develop new innovations for the SIGMA-class series.Damen’s SIGMA Naval Combatants concept is entirely flexible and can accommodate specific customer platform and combat system requirements. SIGMA vessels are designed in a modular way, using standardised solutions with commercial off-the-shelf equipment where possible, enhanced by military standards where needed. Modules for a ship can be built in different locations around the world, depending on locally available manpower, skills and facilities.[mappress mapid=”14349″]Press release, Image: DAMEN View post tag: europe View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Moroccan View post tag: first November 6, 2014 View post tag: Dry-Docking Back to overview,Home naval-today Moroccan Frigate Returns to Damen for First Routine Dry-Docking View post tag: Returns View post tag: Naval View post tag: Damen View post tag: Routine Moroccan Frigate Returns to Damen for First Routine Dry-Docking View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Video Shows Orlando Publix Shopper Pointing Gun at Man Inside Store

first_imgThe victim, identified as Jerry Reboletto, says the gunman had been complaining about the waiting time to get his items.“He was saying, ‘Why is it taking so long and blah blah blah.’ He just started staring at me,” Reboletto said. “I took my glasses off and I said, ‘Do we know each other?’”Police add the gunman was shopping for Mother’s Day gifts before the encounter. Video shows him moving around the store with large balloons inside his cart.Anyone with information is asked to contact Orlando police or the Central Florida Crime Line at (800)423-TIPS. Police in Orlando are trying to identify a man who reportedly pointed a gun at another person inside a Publix store.The police department tweeted video that shows two men having an argument in the deli section last Saturday.One of the men, who is wearing a mask and gloves, is then seen puling out a handgun and pointing it as if he is preparing to shoot.The incident sent shoppers and employees running for cover, before the man with gun walked away and put the firearm back in its holster.last_img read more