On September 19, 2017, the Commander of the Portuguese Fleet (Comandante Naval), Vice Admiral Henrique GOUVEIA e MELO became the new Commander of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR), relieving the Italian Vice Admiral Donato MARZANO (Italian Commander in Chief of the Italian Fleet).Read more
On the 31st of May, 2017, the Political-Military Working Group (POLMIL WG) of the EUROFORCES meet in Rome, under the Portuguese Joint Staff presidency, as Secretary Nation of the Interministerial High Level Committee (CIMIN).Read more
The Day of the Navy is celebrated in Portugal on May 20 since 1998, in honor of the great achievement of Vasco da Gama (c.1469-1524). This is the day when his pioneer fleet, for the first time in history linked Europe to the East by sea, arrived in Calicut in India in 1498.Read more
On The 15th of March 2017, the first annual meeting the EUROMARFOR SUB WORKING GROUP met up in Madrid, in the "Estado Mayor de la Armada".Read more
In this meeting a particular emphasis was given on the planning and evaluation of the training program for the 2017-2019 period as well the analysis of potential EUROMARFOR employment in a gradually challenging maritime scenario.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
On the 22nd of June, 2016, the Political-Military Working Group (POLMIL WG) of the EUROFORCES meet in Madrid, under the Spanish presidency, as Secretary nation of the Interministerial High Level Committee (CIMIN).
The meeting, coordinated by the Spanish Joint Staff, took place at the Spanish Chief of Defense Headquarters, with the participation representatives of the four member countries and of the Operational Commander of EUROMARFOR.Read more
In the last month the Portuguese corvette João Roby participated in the exercise Multicooperative with the Tunisian Navy, organized by EUROMARFOR, and in the ITALIAN MINEX 16. In both exercises under the EUROMARFOR flag.
After four days sailing the ship is now arriving at Lisbon, but not to rest. The ship has already a new mission, she is underway to participate in the exercise Swordfish 2016.Read more
It has been a very demanding week for the ships' crews that were engaged in several mine warfare training missions. For the detection of the decoys, the crews have been using the sonars of the ships, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) and special divers.Read more