Mare Aperto is a major exercise scheduled and conducted by Italian Navy and played in a complex scenario. 40 Uniits are involved in this year exercise and the EMF escort task group is active with FS Courbert, ITS Aviere (flagship), NRP Viana do Castelo and ESPS Canarias.Read more
Some 40 vessels from 7 countries gathered in the port of Cagliari to take part in the annual, Italian-hosted exercise Mare Aperto 2017. EUROMARFOR TG was the most numerous ever activated with 5 escorto Units, 4 mine hunters and a diving detachment-Read more
The Multi-Cooperative Exercise 2017 (MCE 17) is a maritime live activity organized by EUROMARFOR and the Royal Moroccan Navy with the purpose to demonstrate the willingness to close relationship among Nations enhancing cooperation in maritime security.Read more
On the 16th september 2016, Vice Admiral Donato Marzano has assumed the Command in Chief of the Italian Navy Fleet (CINCNAV) and the Command of European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR Operational Commander or COMEUROMARFOR), relieving Vice Admiral Filippo Maria Foffi.Read more
Photos of the Multicooperative Exercise with the Tunisian Navy.Read more
Change of Command Ceremony held in Taranto Naval Base on 17 September 2015.
Vice-admiral Filippo Foffi, Commander in Chief of the Italian Fleet (CINCNAV) is now also the Commander of European Maritime Force (COMEUROMARFOR).Read more
The EMF ships are participating in the Annual National Spanish MINEX 15 which the main aim is to conduct general and specific training of Mine warfare operations in order to enhance operational readiness level and multinational cooperation.
This exercise is supported by a fictitious scenario, with the purpose of performing a civilian evacuation out of a crisis country.Read more
EUROMARFOR celebrated his 20th anniversary on 15 May 2015 at Cartagena. The ceremony was hosted by COMEUROMARFOR (the actual Spanish Chief of the Fleet). The Chiefs of the Fleets of Italy and Portugal atendended the event. France fleet commander was represented by his deputy.
Were there ships from EUROMARFOR nations, namely SPS Relámpago, SPS Tajo, NRP Baptista de Andrade, FS Capricorne and ITS Rimini.Read more
During this deployment Rear Admiral Guido RANDO, from Italian Navy, was the Commander of the EMF Task Group (COMGRUEUROMARFOR) in addition to being the EUNAVFOR Force Commander(CTF 465).
<p justify;\\\\\\\"=\'\\\"\\\"\'>EUROMARFOR was involved in Operation “Atalanta” since 6 August 2014 till 15 february 2015, with a task group composed by the flagship ITS Andrea Doria (flagship) and the Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra (until 10DEC2014) and ESPS Rayo (after 08DEC2014).Read more
The EUROMARFOR Task Group, composed of the ships ESPS Santa María (Spain - flagship), FS Montcalm (France) and NRP Vasco da Gama (Portugal), was employed in the Multicooperative Exercise (MCE) with Royal Morrocan Navy. The Royal Moroccan Navy participated in this exercise with RMN Sultan Mouley Ismail, a modern SIGMA class corvette.
The activation ceremony of the EMF task force took place in Rota Naval Base, on 7th May.
The commander of the EMF Task Group was Captain (N) Domingo Gomez-Pamo Y Guerra Del Rio (Spanish Navy).
The exercise included a port visit (Casablanca) and training at sea (Search and Rescue, Maritime Security Operations, etc).Read more
Under the command of Captain (N) Domingo Gomez-Pamo Y Guerra Del Rio (Spanish Navy) the EUROMARFOR Task Group, composed of the ships ESPS Santa María (flagship), FS Montcalm and NRP Vasco da Gama, departed on 7th June 2014, from Rota Naval Base, to Casablanca in order to begin the Multicooperative Exercise with Royal Morrocan Navy.Read more
Captain (N) Domingo Gomez-Pamo Guerra Del Rio, from Spanish Navy, was designated the Commander of the EMF Task Group (COMGRUEUROMARFOR). The ceremony of activation of the force took place in Rota Naval Base, on board of ESPS Santa María, and was presided over by the COMEUROMARFOR, Admiral Santiago BOLÍBAR PIÑEIRO (Spanish Navy).Read more
In the frame of the annual training program, EUROMARFOR participated in ITALIAN MINEX 2014 exercise with a Task Group of five mine-hunters. This mine hunting exercise took place in the vicinity of La Spezia harbour, from 12 to 24 of May and involved assets from different Nations.
The aim of the exercise was the train of the participating staffs and units in planning, conducting and evaluating mine countermeasures operations in a multi threat scenario.Read more
During this deployment Rear Admiral Herve BLEJEAN, from French Navy, was the Commander of the EMF Task Group (COMGRUEUROMARFOR) in addition to being the EUNAVFOR Force Commander(CTF 465).
ITS Libeccio ended her deployment on 06FEB2014 and returned to homeland.Read more