In the frame of EUROMARFOR (EMF) Training Program, Multicooperative Exercise (MCE) 14 was conducted with Royal Moroccan Navy from 09th to 13th of June 14. MCE is an exercise organized by the EMF Countries Navies and the Royal Moroccan Navy, to improve dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation in maritime operations. The exercise took place in the Atlantic, Northwest of Casablanca, in International waters and included a port visit to Casablanca (Morocco) from 9th to 11th of June.
The exercise was divided in two phases:
Phase 1 - 9th to 11th (PM) June 14 :: In-port activities with the RMN unit, including interoperability tests, training activities, seminars, face to face coordination meetings and a pre-sail conference.
Phase 2 - 11th (PM) to 13th (AM) June 14 :: A tactical exercise at sea (LIVEX) with the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN), exploring Search and Rescue, Maritime Security Operations, etc.
The EUROMARFOR Task Group, was composed of the ships ESPS Santa María (Spain - flagship), FS Montcalm (France) and NRP Vasco da Gama (Portugal). 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 Royal Moroccan Navy participated in this exercise with RMN Sultan Mouley Ismail, a modern SIGMA class corvette.