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August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018
The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet corvette Vyshny Volochyok transited the Bosphorus on August 16 to start her first Mediterranean Sea deployment. The Buyan-M class vessel is starting the deployment after entering service in May this year and becoming the first corvette in its class to join the Black Sea Fleet. Vyshny Volochyok is also the sixth […]  Read more
August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018
After ceding command over the EU-led counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa to the Spanish Navy, the Italian Navy has deployed its newest FREMM frigate – ITS Federico Martinengo – to support the mission. The frigate got underway from its homeport in Taranto and joined the operation on August 11. Federico Martinengo is expected […]  Read more
August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018
Italian authorities have found 20 tons of hashish after intercepting a Panama-flagged research ship, the country’s law enforcement agency said. On 9 August, Italian police units intercepted research ship Remus in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was taken to Palermo in Sicily for further investigation, according to Guardia di Finanza. Following the investigation, the authorities […]  Read more
August 07, 2018
August 07, 2018
US Navy Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) returned to her forward-deployed homeport of Gaeta, Italy, after five months of operations. Mount Whitney departed Gaeta Feb. 27, to conduct naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in Europe and Africa. “It’s good to be back home after […]  Read more
August 07, 2018
August 07, 2018
The EU-led counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia has welcomed its new flagship from the Spanish Navy.  On August 6, Spainßs Galicia-class landing platform dock ESPS Castilla joined the operation Atalanta which received a new force commander on the same day. Rear Admiral Alfonso Nanclares from the Spanish Navy assumed command of operation Atalanta’s Force […]  Read more
August 07, 2018
August 07, 2018
US Navy Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) returned to her forward-deployed homeport of Gaeta, Italy, after five months of operations. Mount Whitney departed Gaeta Feb. 27, to conduct naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in Europe and Africa. “It’s good to be back home after […]  Read more
August 06, 2018
August 06, 2018
The Portuguese Navy’s newest-commissioned offshore patrol vessel NRP Sines has arrived at her homeport at Lisboa naval base for the first time. Sines and her crew arrived on August 4, and will soon start operational training (Plano de Treino Operacional in Portuguese). Though the ship officially entered service at the West Sea Shipyards site on […]  Read more
August 03, 2018
August 03, 2018
The Italian Navy has discovered a World War I submarine that was accidentally sunk by a British warship in 1917. Pacinotti-class submarine ‘Guglielmotti’ was found in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the island of Capraia, where it had been lying for over a century. Gugliemotti was found by minehunter Gaeta, at a depth of 400 meters and […]  Read more
August 03, 2018
August 03, 2018
The Italian Navy has discovered a World War I submarine that was accidentally sunk by a British warship in 1917. Pacinotti-class submarine ‘Guglielmotti’ was found in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the island of Capraia, where it had been lying for over a century. Gugliemotti was found by minehunter Gaeta, at a depth of 400 meters and […]  Read more
August 01, 2018
August 01, 2018
Italian Navy amphibious ship ITS San Marco has become a flagship of the EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia Task Force. San Marco has replaced landing platform dock (LPD) San Giusto which completed six months of deployment in the operation, from February 1 to August 1, 2018. This was the vessel’s second involvement in SOPHIA Task Force. Since her […]  Read more
July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018
The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship in a ceremony in San Fernando on July 27. The ceremony was chaired by Ángel Olivares Ramírez, Secretary of State for Defense, with the head of the Spanish Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, and other government and shipbuilder officials in attendance. BAM Audaz […]  Read more
July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018
US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) has embarked an Italian AV-8B Harrier jet as it sails home from a deployment to Europe and Middle East. The jet and its crew landed on July 18 and will later cross the Atlantic Ocean with the sailors and marines aboard the Iwo Jima. […]  Read more
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
The Spanish Navy’s new air-independent propulsion (AIP) S-80 submarines are facing another delay, according to the country’s defense minister. During a visit to the Cartagena naval base, where the submarines will be based after delivery, defense minister Margarita Robles told reporters that the first boat would be delivered in 2022 with the final one arriving […]  Read more
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
The French Navy commissioned its second Loire-class offshore support and assistance multipurpose vessel – BSAH Rhone – in a ceremony on July 6. Rhone entered service after being launched by the Kership joint venture in Concarneau, north-western France, in November 2017, and completing all trials off Brest. The commissioning of BSAH Rhone was announced at […]  Read more
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
French shipbuilder Naval Group has delivered the fifth FREMM multi-mission frigate, FS Bretagne, to the French Navy. Bretagne was handed over to the French Government Defense procurement and technology agency (DGA) on July 18, nine months after it concluded its first trials. The anti-submarine warfare configured frigate started construction in October 2013, launched in September […]  Read more
July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018
Spanish Navy’s Galicia-class landing platform dock ESPS Castilla got underway from her homeport at Rota Naval Base on July 19 to join the counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. ESPS Castilla will operate two SH-60 helicopters from the 10th aircraft squadron during the deployment and host a Marine Corps security squad and a […]  Read more
July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018
Belgian Navy command and support ship BNS Godetia assumed the role of NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) flagship on July 22, taking over from Dutch submarine support ship HNLMS Mercuur (A900). Despite having 780,000 nautical miles on the clock, Godetia brings a wealth of capabilities to the group. The ship will contribute to the […]  Read more
July 24, 2018
July 24, 2018
Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Dixmude and La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf wrapped up the French Navy’s annual Jeanne D’Arc mission returning to naval base Toulon on July 19. The two ships got underway in late February and sailed a total of 26,500 nautical miles over a period of 145 days. In addition to French Gazelle and Alouette helicopters, […]  Read more
July 24, 2018
July 24, 2018
Enterprise spent the year as flagship of SNMCMG2  Read more
July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018
A fire broke out late Sunday aboard the logistic support ship Vulcano which is under construction at Fincantieri’s Mugiano shipyard in La Spezia. According to Italian media reports, the fire broke out around 22:30, local time, and originated in the ship’s engine room. The Italian National Firefighters Corps on Monday said the fire had been brought […]  Read more
July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018
The Portuguese Navy’s newest Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel – the NRP Sines – was commissioned in a ceremony at the West Sea Shipyards on July 20. NRP Sines enters service after being launched in May 2017 and completing sea trials a year later, in late May 2018. Portuguese prime minister António Costa, who was the […]  Read more
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