What is the Royal Marines Boarding Course?

What Is It? The Royal Marines Boarding Course aids the commandos to be ready to respond to emergency tasks at high readiness to deploy on missions of national interest anywhere in the world. How Long Is It? It is eight (8) weeks of high-level training. Where Does It Take Place? The final exercise takes place… Read More


What Impact will Brexit have on the UKHO?

What is the UKHO? The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is the UK’s agency for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world. The UKHO is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and is located in Taunton, Somerset with a workforce of approximately 900 staff. Research… Read More

What is the Salvage & Marine Operations (SALMO) Team?

The Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) Team is a key element of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) worldwide marine capability. It provides salvage, towing, heavy lift, operational moorings, port clearance, marine warranty assurance, underwater engineering and management of the UK’s military wreck inventory. In addition to the MOD, it also provides these services to Other Government Departments (OGDs), such as… Read More

China & the World’s Most Sensitive Submarine Detector … Almost!

“COULD China soon have the world’s most sensitive submarine detector? On 21 June, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hailed a breakthrough – a major upgrade to a kind of quantum device that measures magnetic fields. Then the announcement vanished, after a Hong Kong newspaper pointed out the potential military implications: the invention could help China lock down the South China… Read More

Combat Survivability Tasks Associated with Naval Vessel Damage

Research Paper Title The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments. Abstract Effective Navy personnel have the physical ability to perform combat survivability tasks commensurate with their unique physical requirements due to the distinctive characteristics of naval platforms. The aim of this investigation was to identify the physically demanding… Read More

PTSD & Depression: Missed Opportunities for Screening & Diagnosis

Research Paper Title Missed Opportunity to Screen and Diagnose PTSD and Depression among Deploying Shipboard US Military Personnel. Background Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are significant risks for suicide and other adverse events among US military personnel, but prevalence data among ship-assigned personnel at the onset of deployment are unknown. Aim To determine the… Read More