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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
September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on September 9, Italian Navy sail training ship ITS Amerigo Vespucci concluded her 2017 training cruise. The training course took Italian Navy officer cadets on a four-month cruise in the Atlantic Ocean. Cadets sailed from La Spezia, Italy, to Portugal and then crossed the Atlantic to visit Hamilton, Bermuda. They […]  Read more
September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017
A NATO-sponsored submarine escape and rescue (SMER) exercise kicked off in Turkey on September 8. Dubbed Dynamic Monarch 2017, the exercise is the tenth in a series of live SMER drills and will run through September 21. Dynamic Monarch’s venue is the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off Aksaz Turkey. Units from Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, […]  Read more
September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on September 9, Italian Navy sail training ship ITS Amerigo Vespucci concluded her 2017 training cruise. The training course took Italian Navy officer cadets on a four-month cruise in the Atlantic Ocean. Cadets sailed from La Spezia, Italy, to Portugal and then crossed the Atlantic to visit Hamilton, Bermuda. They […]  Read more
September 06, 2017
September 06, 2017
ENGIE, via its subsidiary ENDEL has announced its acquisition of CNN MCO, a French company specializing in the maintenance, management, and upkeep of all types of naval vessels. The acquisition is part of ENGIE’s transformation strategy, strengthening the Group’s portfolio of B-to-B services and solutions. CNN MCO is a subsidiary of La Compagnie Nationale de […]  Read more
September 06, 2017
September 06, 2017
On 28th August, Italian warship, ITS Virginio Fasan, welcomed representatives of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) during a port visit to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Senior Officers from the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) were received on board by Captain Michel Orini, Commanding Officer, of EU NAVFOR flagship ITS Virginio Fasan. They […]  Read more
September 06, 2017
September 06, 2017
German Navy frigate FGS Brandenburg is on her way home after spending six months as the lead ship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Aegean Sea. Brandenburg is set to return to her homeport in Wilhelmshaven on September 8 after an eventful deployment. The frigate’s mission was to lead a NATO group of […]  Read more
September 05, 2017
September 05, 2017
On Wednesday 30th August, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training in support of the Djiboutian Coast Guard. The training began with a briefing on board ESPS Rayo for the Djiboutian Coast Guard personnel. This was followed by comprehensive training in fire fighting […]  Read more
August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017
US Navy destroyer USS Oscar Austin arrived in Bergen, Norway, with embarked Italian midshipmen aboard for a scheduled port visit and a refuel on August 27.  Italian cadets are aboard the US destroyer under FOREXTRAMID 17, a Chief of Naval Operations-sponsored program and is designed to promote professional and cultural exchange between the U.S. and […]  Read more
August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017
NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 1 is set to make a port call in Finland after concluding participation in the Latvian-hosted mine clearance and ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The international drill is taking place between August 18 and 31. SNMCMG1 ships are set to arrive in Turku, Finland, on September 1. The group will be […]  Read more
August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017
German Navy tender FGS Rhein is returning home after a five-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the EU-led migrant crisis operation Sophia. The tender is set to return to her homeport in Kiel on August 28 after spending five months in the Mediterranean where she helped save lives and fight people smugglers. In addition […]  Read more
August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup, trained with ships from the Danish Task Group (DATG) in waters of Kattegat on Tuesday. The SNMG is on a routine maritime situational awareness patrol for NATO in the North sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition to being part […]  Read more
August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017
NATO ships deployed to operation Sea Guardian spent the larger part of August working with ships from the European Union-led operation Sophia with the aim of improving collaboration in the Mediterranean Sea. The ships worked in the central Mediterranean Sea August 3 through 20 in part to further refine coordination efforts and further integrate information […]  Read more
August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017
The French Navy’s newest FREMM frigate FS Auvergne started her maiden operational deployment as she set sail from homeport in Toulon on August 18. The frigate will spend the next four months operating in the Indian Ocean where she will be put through her paces by her crew. An NH90 helicopter will be embarked on […]  Read more
August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017
The Spanish navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria (A-15), got underway from Ferrol, Spain, to join operation Sophia – European Union’s migrant mission in the Mediterranean Sea. Operation Sophia started on June 22, 2015 to provide a response to the migratory crisis in the central Mediterranean Sea. Up to 25 nations have taken […]  Read more
August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017
Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Cristina’ got underway from Cartagena, Spain, on Wednesday to start a four-month deployment to Western Africa. Infanta Cristina will spend the next four months in and around the Gulf of Guinea working with regional countries as part of the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. The ship will cooperate with navies […]  Read more
August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) completed four days of historical ordnance disposal (HOD) operations along with Estonian minehunter ENS Admiral Cowan in Estonian territorial waters on August 17. The ships searched Estonian coastal areas that had not been previously examined closely for the presence of sea mines or any other explosive […]  Read more
August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017
The Finnish Navy chief will be hosting the commander of Allied Maritime Command and ships from NATO Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) in Helsinki next week. On August 24, Finnish Navy Vice Admiral Veijo Taipalus will welcome MARCOM commander Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone for an official visit to Finland. One day later, ships from SNMG1 […]  Read more
August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017
The German Navy’s F122, Bremen-class frigate FGS ‘Lübeck’ is joining NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Aegean Sea. Setting sail on August 21, Lübeck will be replacing another German ship, F123 frigate FGS Brandenburg, which spent six months as the flagship of the international task group. Commenting on the deployment, Lübeck’s commander, Frigate Captain Matthias Schmitt, […]  Read more
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