View post tag: Bester-1 View post tag: Russian Navy The Russian Navy has put their newest deep-water search and rescue vehicle Bester-1 into the service of their Pacific Fleet.The vehicle completed state trials in November 2015 and is now waiting for the search and rescue ship Igor Belousov to arrive at the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, Russia.Until it embarks on Igor Belousov, Bester-1 will be performing tasks onboard Alagez, a submarine search and rescue vehicle, and other vessels of the fleet.According to the Russian Navy, Bester-1 deep can be submerged to a depth of 700 meters and is fitted with newest automated control systems.The crew of the rescue ship Igor Belousov will make the transition to Vladivostok later this year after passing ashore and at-sea trials.[mappress mapid=”17655″] View post tag: Igor Belousov Authorities Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet February 1, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet Share this article
By Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 24, 2020 The U.S. Navy routinely conducts Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) throughout the world.FONOPs are operations by U.S. naval and air forces that strengthen internationally recognized rights and freedoms by challenging excessive maritime claims, which according to the U.S. Department of Defense are attempts by coastal nations to unlawfully claim territorial waters and restrict the navigational freedoms and movements of ships.One notable example is in the South China Sea where the Chinese government has claimed 90 percent of the sea since 2015 by building military installations on several island chains. The U.S. has continued to challenge those claims by sending their ships on patrol routinely.Under the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, territorial waters are considered to extend 12 nautical miles from a country’s shore.In January of this year the littoral combat ship USS Detroit conducted a FONOP off the coast of Venezuela. U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), said during a U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee testimony in January that the USS Detroit had been involved in counternarcotic and law enforcement operations.The USS Detroit “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in international waters, outside of the lawful limits of Venezuela’s territorial sea,” SOUTHCOM said in a statement at that time, after a Venezuelan patrol boat trailed the naval ship for a short period. “All of our operations are designed to be conducted in accordance with maritime laws and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows,” the statement added.
21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details As you are juggle finding just the right gifts and planning the perfect holiday get together, there is one more item that should be on your to-do list…your finances.According to ConsumerReports.org, this is the best month to take inventory of your finances and make moves to ensure you are financially stronger heading into 2019.Here are just a few things to check off your list before year-end.Do a budget check: Take a few minutes to see where you stand. Did you meet your goals? If you fell short somewhere, what happened? Is it time for a different strategy or more relevant goals to meet future needs? Let’s face it, life can often get in the way of the best laid plans. Now is the time to evaluate where you are now and what your needs are moving forward. Making adjustments is not a sign of “failing” or that “budgeting doesn’t work”. Making a course correction is just a normal part of life. We adapt and move forward.Check your benefits: Review your 401(k), flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts etc. Flexible spending accounts are “use it or lose it”. Make sure the money you’ve already paid for health care coverage, is not being left on the table. That’s your money. Find out deadlines, file those receipts and get reimbursed. If you have extra money to put toward retirement and haven’t reached the maximum 401(k) contribution of $18,500 for the year, the deadline to do so is Dec. 31. If your employer offers a company match, that’s free money. Don’t forget about your HSAs. A family can contribute up to $6,900 and an individual can contribute up to $3,450 for 2018. Unlike FSAs, unused HSA funds rollover and can be used at anytime for eligible medical expenses. Maximize it while you can.Schedule those medical appointments: According to Consumer Reports, November is the slowest month for doctors. It’s a good time to get those check-ups and procedures you’ve been putting off. Another bonus is that this late in the year, if you haven’t already met your deductible, you are likely close to doing so. Time it right and that can be a savings of at least a few hundred dollars.Give to those less fortunate: It’s not only the perfect season to spread good cheer, but that charitable donation could double as a tax deduction. Don’t forget to save your receipts.Get a jump on tax season: Take a few moments to gather all relevant receipts for tax time and store in one place. Hopefully you’ve been doing this all along but if not, don’t worry there’s still time. Thinking about the year and starting now will ensure nothing slips through the cracks.