News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) are heading to France for a scheduled port visit and ordnance disposal operations. The ships are scheduled to arrive in Cherbourg on October 20 where they will coordinate with the French Navy in preparation for historical ordnance disposal operations (HOD Ops) off the French coast, resupply the […]  Read more
October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017
German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main which damaged its stern in March this year is ready to deploy again after undergoing repair works in Kiel. The ship sustained stern damage while reversing into a sea lock at Wilhelmshaven navy base and had to sail for Kiel where it was repaired by German […]  Read more
October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017
US Navy transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, on October 15, for a scheduled port visit and a mid-deployment voyage repair maintenance stop. The San Antonio-class ship USS San Diego arrived in Greece together with embarked Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after three-and-a-half months of its deployment. Mid-deployment voyage […]  Read more
October 12, 2017
October 12, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri today delivered the final two offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG). The overall four vessels in the class are former Italian Navy Minerva-class corvettes converted by Fincantieri into offshore patrol vessels under a contract from July 2015. The first two OPVs, formerly known as Minerva and Sibilla, were […]  Read more
October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017
The lead ship of the Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels joined the European frontier and coast guard agency Frontex arriving at the Italian port of Catania on Monday. NRP Viana do Castelo will be contributing to the control and surveillance of maritime borders in addition to standing ready for the rescue of migrants at […]  Read more
October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017
The Spanish Navy has dispatched three warships to Barcelona where they are to participate in the international boat show Saló Nàutic. Two minesweepers and a frigate arrived to the capital city of Catalonia on Tuesday ahead of the start of the show on October 11. The arrival of the vessels coincides with the first public address […]  Read more
October 09, 2017
October 09, 2017
Breaking away from its usual duties in the North and Baltic Sea, NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 has sailed to the Mediterranean Sea where it will be contributing to the Mediterranean operation Sea Guardian. Led by Norwegian frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup and commander Petter Kammerhuber, the SNMG1 will contribute to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism and capacity […]  Read more
October 09, 2017
October 09, 2017
The Italian Navy has decommissioned its deep sea tugboat ITS Prometeo after over 40 years of service. The ships was decommissioned on October 5 at naval base Augusta in a ceremony attended by the chief of Coastal Defence Forces (COMFORPAT). Prometeo was the second of two Atlante-class tugboats built by Cantiere Navale Visentini for the Italian Navy […]  Read more
October 06, 2017
October 06, 2017
The Romanian Navy has deployed its flagship frigate RS Regele Ferdinand to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 for a month of joint operations and exercises. The former Royal Navy Type 22 departed Constanta, Romania, on October 6 and will integrate into the NATO task group for operation Sea Guardian. With its embarked Puma naval helicopter […]  Read more
October 05, 2017
October 05, 2017
The Italian Navy’s first multipurpose offshore patrol vessel (PPA) received its gensets after they passed factory acceptance tests in July this year. Following the FAT, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE delivered four MAN 12V175D generating sets to Fincantieri’s Muggiano Shipyard, where the seven vessels (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – PPA) are being built. MAN has also been […]  Read more
October 04, 2017
October 04, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has started construction of the second Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ship (PPA). The steel-cutting ceremony took place on October 3 at the shipbuilder’s Riva Trigoso, Genova, shipyard. The unit will be delivered in 2022 and is part of the Italian Navy vessel renewal plan which started in May 2015. The project as […]  Read more
October 03, 2017
October 03, 2017
Ships from 13 nations are taking part in the French-hosted exercise Brilliant Mariner which kicked off September 29. The exercise is attended by Standing NATO Maritime Groups one and two and the Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 2 in addition to the French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force (FRMARFOR) Brilliant Mariner is a Non-Article 5 crisis response […]  Read more
September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017
Taking part in the submarine escape and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch for the first time, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) supported the exercise using a new digital underwater acoustic communications capability providing more effective command and control to escape and rescue operations. After 10 years of development by CMRE and partners, with […]  Read more
September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017
The French Navy has commissioned its second La Confiance-class patrol vessel ‘La Résolue’ into active service during a September 28 ceremony in French Guiana. Commissioned by French Navy chief Admiral Christophe Prazuck, La Résolue is joining sister ship La Confiance to boost French Navy presence in the region after P400 patrol ships La Capricieuse and La Gracieuse were retired. The […]  Read more
September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017
US Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe worked alongside their Spanish and Italian counterparts to complete a two-week exercise in Morn, Spain. The exercise was named Lisa Azul and saw the participation of Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina, and Italian Marines from the San Marco Regiment. […]  Read more
September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017
Whether Europe sees the creation of a “naval Airbus” will be known by June 2018. That is the date by which French and Italian shipbuilding giants Naval Group and Fincantieri are to define “a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance”. The announcement of the possible merger was made in Lyon, France, by French president […]  Read more
September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017
French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly known as DCNS) delivered the first Gowind 2500 corvette to the Egyptian Navy on Friday, September 22. The ceremony took place in Lorient in the presence of Admiral Ahmed Khaled, commander in chief of the Egyptian Navy, Hervé Guillou, president and CEO of Naval Group and senior officials of the […]  Read more
September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017
The international, NATO-led, submarine search and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch 2017 concluded off the coast of Marmaris in southwestern Turkey on Friday. Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States took part in the exercise, which focused on submarine escape and rescue (SMER) operations. The exercise involved a wide array of […]  Read more
September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017
Members of the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard arrived in Italy on September 17 to attend new training modules at the Italian Navy Petty Officer Academy in Taranto. Libyan authorities have sent a total of 87 candidates (Officers and Petty Officers) to EUNAVFOR Med for the training. The trainees will attend two different training modules […]  Read more
September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017
NRP Setubal, the fourth Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), was launched on September 13 at West Sea Shipyards. The vessel is expected to join the navy by December 2018 replacing one of the remaining Baptista de Andrade or João Coutinho-class corvettes. West Sea Shipyards was contracted to build vessels number three and […]  Read more
September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
After they concluded a six-month deployment in the Persian Gulf, two French Navy minehunters were loaded onto a heavy lift vessel and transported back to France. HHL Freemantle, a heavy load carrier operated by German company HANSA Heavy Lift, was in charge of transporting the 51-meter vessels both to and from their operation area. Éridan-class […]  Read more
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