European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) Task Group will be involved in the exercise "Olives Noires-10" that will take place in Mediterranean Sea, South of Toulon, from 03 to 17 of September.
The Task Group is composed by the Portuguese frigate NRP Bartolomeu Dias, the flag ship, the minehunters FS Eridan and FS Lyre, from France, ITS Milazzo, from Italy and from Spain ESPS Tajo.
Captain José Mirones will be EUROMARFOR Task Group Commander (COMGRUEUROMARFOR) during "Olives Noires-10" exercise.
"Olives Noires-10" exercise is a multinational mine warfare exercise organized by French Navy every two years. In this addition to EUROMARFOR also a NATO Task Group will participate in this exercise.
EUROMARFOR additional information
EUROMARFOR is a multinational initiative created in 1995 by France, Italy, Portugal and Spain that can be employed in humanitarian and rescue missions, peacekeeping missions and mission of combat forces in crisis management including peacemaking.
Portugal holds command of EUROMARFOR until September 2011, the current EUROMARFOR Commander is Vice-admiral Josï¿½ Carlos Saldanha Lopes, from the Portuguese Navy.