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Indian Navy to Buy 4 Landing Helicopter-Carrying Dock Ships

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first_img View post tag: Landing November 28, 2011 Industry news View post tag: Navy Indian Navy issued a tender for 4 landing helicopter-carrying dock ships.According to Indian defense Ministry A.K. Antony, national defense procurement council has already approved acquirement of four large-size landing ships.As for the ministry, these ships will improve Indian Navy’s landing capabilities and make possible to conduct rescue operations in regions suffered from natural disasters and emergencies.According to Mer et Marine, Indian Navy command had consulted with domestic shipbuilders, but they could not offer an adequate project. For this reason, the navy sent requests to foreign companies.As is expected, the tender will be attended by French, Italian, Spanish, and South Korean companies.Most probably, French DCNS would offer Mistral-class assault landing ship operated by French Navy and purchased by Russia, Spanish Navantia – Juan Carlos I type (Project BPE – Buque de Proyeccion Estrategica), Italian Fincantieri – Multifunction Ship (MS), and South Korean Hanjin Heavy Industries – Dokdo class landing helicopter carrier.DCNS and Fincantieri have a kind of advantage because they have already signed naval-related contracts with Indian Navy. DCNS builds Scorpene-class submarines and Fincantieri – Deepak-type fuel replenishment tankers. Besides, the Italian company takes part in construction of the first Indian aircraft carrier.In Sept 2011 Indian Navy and state-led company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (Calcutta) signed a contract for construction of 8 landing boats LCU to protect islands better and strengthen amphibious fleet. The boats are expected to join Indian Navy in 2013-2015.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 28, 2011; View post tag: buy View post tag: Indian View post tag: 4 View post tag: shipscenter_img View post tag: Naval Indian Navy to Buy 4 Landing Helicopter-Carrying Dock Ships Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy to Buy 4 Landing Helicopter-Carrying Dock Ships View post tag: Dock View post tag: Helicopter-Carrying View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Cyclone leaves trail of devastation along coast of eastern India, Bangladesh

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first_img“I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world. All I could do was to pray… Almighty Allah saved us,” Azgar Ali, 49, a resident of Satkhira district in Bangladesh.Mohammad Asaduzzaman, a senior police official in the coastal district, described the destruction Amphan left in its wake.”Devastation is huge. Many villages are flooded. It tore off tin roofs, snapped power lines, and uprooted trees.”Designated a super cyclone, Amphan has weakened since making landfall. Moving inland through Bangladesh, it was downgraded to a cyclonic storm on Thursday by the Indian weather office. And the storm was expected to subside into a depression later. Authorities in both countries managed to evacuate more than three million people, moving them to storm shelters before Amphan struck. But the evacuation effort was focused on communities that lay directly in the cyclone’s path, leaving villages on the flanks still vulnerable.Read also: ‘Super cyclone’ bears down on Bangladesh, IndiaTelevision images showed upturned boats on the shore, people wading through knee-deep water and buses crashed into each other. The airport in Kolkata, West Bengal’s state capital, lay under water.Pradip Kumar Dalui, a official in the state’s South 24 Parganas area, said that storm waters breached river embankments in several places, flooding over half a dozen villages, that were home for more than 100,000 people.”Many mud houses have been destroyed because of the wind or fallen trees,” Dalui told Reuters by telephone. Electricity lines and phone connections were down in many places, but so far no deaths had been reported in this area, he said.The cyclone came at a time when the two countries are battling to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and some evacuees were initially reluctant to leave their homes for fear of possible infection in the packed storm shelters.Cyclones frequently batter parts of eastern India and Bangladesh between April and December, often forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands and causing widespread damage.While the evacuation again saved countless lives, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dreaded the cost of repairing property and infrastructure wrecked by Amphan.”Area after area has been devastated. Communications are disrupted,” she said. “We do not know if the damages will run into thousands of millions of rupees, will take three, four days to fully assess the extent of damage.” Rescue teams searched for survivors in eastern India and Bangladesh a day after the most powerful cyclone in over a decade devastated coastal villages, destroying mud houses, ripping out electricity poles and washing away bridges.The full extent of the casualties and damage to property inflicted by Cyclone Amphan would only be known once communications were restored, officials said, but at least a dozen people died in the Indian state of West Bengal and eight in neighbouring Bangladesh.Most deaths were caused by trees uprooted by winds that gusted up to 185 km per hour, and a storm surge of around five metres that inundated low-lying coastal areas when the cyclone barrelled in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Tipp players in Christy Ring action

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first_imgSean Treacys Dinny Stapleton and Moneygalls Willie Greene start for the Lilywhites while Toomevaras David Young starts on the bench. Ballingarrys James Logue lines out in goals for Kerry while John O Neill from Clonoulty and Knockavillas David Butler also take part.Both bosses hail from Kildangan  too, Eamonn Kelly manages Kerry while Brian Lawlor is Kildare boss. That game gets underway at Newbridge at 2last_img

Former Hearts goalie gets multiple offers during second transfer window

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first_imgFormer Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Laud Quartey has received offers from more than ten clubs in the Ghana premier league as the second transfer window opened on Monday.The 30-year-old experienced goalie failed to sign for any club for the 2012/13 season after terminating his contract with Heart of Oak as a result of not booking a first team place in the club.“I decided to work on myself at home with some lower divisions and now I can see my form will be needed by most clubs in the league who are conceding more goals due to inexperienced goalkeeping. My doors are widely open waiting for the best of offers from these clubs,” he told JOY Sports.Quartey joined Hearts in 2002 fresh out of Takoradi Polytechnic and believes that his experience will lead any club he joins to win this year’s league.last_img read more