An engineer who spent hours in oily waters, to prevent a tug boat from sinking has received a Royal Commendation for bravery.
A Royal Navy warship has come to the end of a multi national exercise off the coast of Norway.
The Prince of Wales will tour the new Mary Rose Museum nearly 39 years since he first dived on the wreck site.
The Royal Navy, based in Portsmouth, are testing a special boat that can hunt and destroy mines.
The high-tech motorboat is undergoing a trial period by a team of sailors at Portsmouth Naval Base.
The boats can search and destruct mines faster than the Navy's Hunt-class ships and only need a handful of sailors to operate them out of harm's way.
The new unmanned systems are being tested by the Maritime Autonomous System Trials Team (MASTT) at Royal Navy unit testing.
Chief Petty Officer Colin Dumbleton, who has spent more than20 years in the mine warfare branch, said: “It’s great that the Navy is taking a step in the right direction, looking at the technology out there, and seeing where we can use it in the future.”
After several hours in the water scanning the ocean floor,the submersibles return to their mother ships and the data is then collected, downloaded and analysed by the Royal Navy’s mine warfare experts.
The Portsmouth-based HMS Diamond has been helping out a French tanker as part of her Mediterranean deployment.
Since leaving her home base of Portsmouth, HMS Diamond has been at the forefront of operations.
The naval ship is currently supporting Op RECSYR, which stands for Removal of Chemical Weapons from Syria.
Petty Officer Scott Gratton, the Chief Bosun’s Mate who has responsibility for all seamanship evolutions, said: “Replenishing whilst underway is widely considered to be the most dangerous peace time evolution a warship will carry out.
"It would be akin to driving alongside a petrol tanker on the motorway refuelling your car for around three hours.”
Minister for Portsmouth Michael Fallon will be launching a new plan in the city aimed at creating jobs and boosting growth.
The plan has been put together to help the marine and maritime industry in the Solent following BAE Systems' announcement it would stop ship-building in the city.
Transport links into Portsmouth have been boosted thanks to a new £12.6 million Northern Road Bridge which was officially opened by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today.
The bridge on the A397 will help slash congestion into and out of the city and ensure the route can be freely used by buses.
It replaces the previous structure built in 1927, which had been restricted to one lane of traffic for safety reasons.
On her visit to the city the minister also officially opened the Tipner Park & Ride Interchange.
The new facility plays a vital role in kick starting regeneration as well reducing congestion, with 6 buses running between the park and ride and city centre every hour.
The total cost of the new bridge is £12.62 million with a Department for Transport contribution of £11.09 million.
– Transport Minister Baroness Kramer
I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the successful construction of the new Northern Bridge, which will boost access to Portsmouth as well as to the local shops, the hospital and police station at Cosham. We know the importance of strong transport links to local communities and businesses. That is why we have provided £11 million for this important scheme.”
The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings will be marked with a Red Arrows display and gathering of veterans in Portsmouth in June.
Today it was announced that the city will play a key part in events to remember the sacrifices and bravery of the servicemen during the Second World War. Many thousands of the combatants embarked from ports along the south coast. Richard Jones has this report.
There was a large audience which was not good for the nerves. The standard was extremely high so it really means a lot to have won the trophy. Hopefully this will help my long-term career as a musician in the Royal Marines Band Service and I am looking forward to performing at some prestigious venues in this country and overseas.”
Royal Marines musician Sophie Perriam from Portsmouth has won top prize in a prestigious solo competition. The saxophonist impressed judges at the annual contest at the Royal Marines School of Music. Thirty musicians entered the competition.
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Hampshire Fire and Rescue saved the lives of three men trapped in a house fire in Ophir Road in Portsmouth early this morning. Kerry Swain has been talking to Watch Manager Andy Earl.
Five people have been pulled to safety from a house in Portsmouth where a fire broke out early this morning. Emergency crew were called to Ophir Road in the North End area just before 4:30am. The ground floor was severely affected.
At the height of the fire twenty five firefighters were needed. The blaze was brought under control just before 6am. The cause is now being investigated.