News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
All members of the NATO alliance have, for the first time ever, adopted a recently-developed standard for underwater acoustic communications. The standard is called Janus and was developed by NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE). “This marks the first time that a digital underwater communication protocol has been acknowledged […]  Read more
April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017
Three Indian Navy warships on a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and West Coast of Africa arrived to the French navy base in Toulon on April 24. Following a three-day port call, the warships will join their French Navy counterparts to take part in the bilateral exercise Varuna. The Varuna was first organized by the two […]  Read more
April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017
Late on Saturday night during a European Union counter-piracy patrol close to the east coast of Somalia, EU NAVFOR’s Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia, received a SOS distress call from the master of merchant ship, MT Costina, to say that his vessel was being attacked by a number of armed pirates in a fast-moving skiff. Upon […]  Read more
April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017
Earlier this month USNS Kanawha replenished ESPS Galicia of EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta at sea (RAS). Having sailed into the counter-piracy sea areas in the Gulf of Aden, the flag ship of Operation Atalanta, ESPS Galicia went alongside USNS Kanawha to replenish fuel and stores in preparation for her continued deployment with the EU Naval […]  Read more
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017
French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian today authorized shipbuilder DCNS to start the construction of five FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) medium-size frigates for the French Navy. The 4,000-tonne front-line frigates, equipped for anti-submarine warfare with widened self-defence and commando-projection capacities, are set to start deliveries in 2023. The first FTI frigate is expected to be commissioned in 2025. DCNS’ […]  Read more
April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017
The Italian Navy received its sixth FREMM frigate from Fincantieri during a ceremony held at the shipbuilder’s Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard on April 20. The Carlo Bergamini-class frigate Luigi Rizzo is the second general-purpose variant with the previous four vessels being built for the anti-submarine warfare role. FREMM frigates are built within the international Italian-French […]  Read more
April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017
Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian Navy’s 87-year-old sail training ship, departed her homeport of La Spezia, Italy, to start the 2017 training campaign. After they complete the campaign’s first stop in Portugal, navy cadets aboard the Amerigo Vespucci are set to cross the Atlantic and visit a number of ports in North America. The video below, shared […]  Read more
April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017
German Navy frigate and current flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 – FGS Brandenburg – ran aground on Monday morning while departing the port of Piraeus, Greece. The frigate collided with a jetty and sustained considerable damage. According to German media, FGS Brandenburg damaged her rudder and both propellers and is only partially operational. Following […]  Read more
April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017
German Navy frigate and current flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 – FGS Brandenburg – ran aground on Monday morning while departing the port of Piraeus, Greece. The frigate collided with a jetty and sustained considerable damage. According to German media, FGS Brandenburg damaged her rudder and both propellers and is only partially operational. Following […]  Read more
April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017
Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian Navy’s 87-year-old sail training ship, departed her homeport of La Spezia, Italy, to start the 2017 training campaign. After they complete the campaign’s first stop in Portugal, navy cadets aboard the Amerigo Vespucci are set to cross the Atlantic and visit a number of ports in North America. The video below, shared […]  Read more
April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017
An Indian Navy fleet of four warships made a port call at Souda Bay, Greece during their overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the West Coast of Africa. Indian Naval Ships (INS) Mumbai, Trishul, Tarkash and Aditya pulled into Souda Bay on Monday and are scheduled to stay until Wednesday. The warships will engage […]  Read more
April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017
The Turkish Navy commissioned the lead ship of a new class of landing ships, TCG Bayraktar, on April 14, Turkish minister of defense tweeted. This was first reported by Turkish Bosphorus Naval News who noted that the ship will remain under the shipyard’s warranty for 12 months. After the 12-month period, TCG Bayraktar will become responsibility of […]  Read more
April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017
Canada has concluded a five-month period of commanding the Bahrain-headquartered Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) and handed over duties to France. This was Canada’s third command of the multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force located in the greater Middle East region. The Canadian contingent was joined by eight members of the Australian Defence Force. […]  Read more
April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced on April 12 that it has signed a heads of terms agreement with France for the acquisition of STX France. The French state was represented by the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE), Fincantieri said. STX France is owned by South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding who, amid financial problems, decided to sell […]  Read more
April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017
German Navy tanker ‘Spessart’ had to be towed home from UK waters after experiencing problems with its engine during the Joint Warrior drill off Scotland. The 40-year-old ship broke down on March 27 and the extent of damage is yet to be determined, German Kieler Nachrichten reported. Spessart withdrew not only from the international exercise […]  Read more
April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017
French shipbuilder DCNS delivered the Marine Nationale’s fourth FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne on April 11, in Toulon. Auvergne is also the fourth anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant ship. The French Navy has a total of eight frigates in the class on order, six ASW and two anti-air warfare variants. The frigate was launched in September 2015 and […]  Read more
April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi concluded its participation in the EU NAVFOR-led operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. The carrier stepped down from its duty as flagship of the mission on April 4, some six month after joining the group. During its time spent with operation Sophia, ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi covered a total of 37.700 […]  Read more
April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
Ships and personnel from U.S., UK and France have kicked off the two-week multilateral amphibious exercise Alligator Dagger 17. The drill is taking place in international waters off the coast of Djibouti and in the vicinity of Djibouti and Arta Beach, between April 5 and 20. Participating forces include U.S. Navy ships USS Bataan (LHD 5), USS […]  Read more
April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
Ships from eight countries have concluded their participation in the Hellenic Navy-led mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Ariadne 17. The exercise took place between March 31 and April 7. The at-sea phase started April 3 in Greek territorial waters after a planning and harbour phase was conducted at Patras Naval Base in Greece. The core of the MCM […]  Read more
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the bow section of Italian Navy’s new logistic support ship in a March 10 ceremony in Riva Trigoso, Italy. Work on the ship started in February, 2016, while a keel laying ceremony was held six month later, in July. The new Vulcano-class logistic support ship is built under the Navy’s fleet […]  Read more
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
German Navy tender ‘Main’ is set to return to its homeport in Eckernförde on April 13, concluding her deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The tender spent six-months resupplying other EU ships deployed to the EU NAVFOR led operation Sophia which fights against human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. Apart from her crew, ‘Main’ was home to […]  Read more
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