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
The Spanish Fleet Commander, Admiral Santiago Bolíbar Piñeiro has assumed command of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) relieving the French Vice-Admiral Philippe Coindreau.
The ceremony took place on board the LHD 'Juan Carlos I' in Rota Naval Base and was presided over by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral General Jaime Muñoz-Delgado.Read more
Pictures of the last Change of Command Ceremony held in Italy on the 17th September 2007. The ceremony took place on the flay deck of ITS Garibaldi. Admiral Giuseppe LERTORA took over as COMEUROMARFOR.Read more