News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016
Spanish Navy F-100 frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón left her homeport to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) and serve as the group’s flagship until the end of December. Almirante Juan de Borbón (F-102) will relieve sister ship Méndez Núñez which is currently part of the group. This is the third and final rotation of the Spanish […]  Read more
September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016
The Spanish Navy’s has recently conducted MAR-41, a fleet readiness exercise which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar. Participating units included F-80 frigates Victoria, Numancia and Canarias together with the landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and the auxiliary ship AOR Cantabria. The exercise was also joined by Marine Corps special operations […]  Read more
September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016
Spanish Navy’s Santa María-class frigate Navarra departed Naval Base Rota to relieve sister-ship Reina Sofía in EUNAVFOR’s operation Sophia which is a mission to prevent loss of life at sea in the Mediterranean Sea. The two frigates will meet in Augusta, Italy for the handover ceremony. Operation Sophia force commander visited Reina Sofía on September 18 for one last time to […]  Read more
September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016
Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Serviola set sail from Ferrol to conduct a series of activities with African navies as part of the Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative. These deployments are intended to enhance maritime security and cooperative security operations in West Africa and the Gulf of […]  Read more
September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016
U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) launched the NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile to engage a target drone during a fleet firing exercise. The missile was launched on September 18 off the coast of the U.S. territory of Guam during the biennial Valiant Shield exercise. Senior Chief Fire Controlman Joshua Patat, Bonhomme Richard’s combat systems […]  Read more
September 19, 2016
September 19, 2016
French shipbuilder DCNS has launched Bretagne, the French Navy’s fifth FREMM multi purpose frigate. The September 16 float out is an important achievement for DCNS as it shows that the shipbuilder is capable of delivering six of the frigates to the French Navy by 2019, the company said. Apart from France, the shipbuilder’s customers for thew […]  Read more
September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016
German Navy’s F123 frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern joined the European-led operation Sophia by taking over command of deployed German units from the German tender Werra in the Italian port of Augusta, Sicily, September 14. German soldiers and sailors participating in the Mediterranean Sea mission will now be under the command of frigate captain Christian Schultze, FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern commander. The frigate left its homeport on […]  Read more
September 14, 2016
September 14, 2016
Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond joined the European operation Sophia by replacing HMS Enterprise, another Royal Navy ship which was part of the mission for several months. Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors from HMS Diamond conducted their final boarding exercise with HMS Enterprise prior to officially taking up their position as part of operation Sophia, the European […]  Read more
September 14, 2016
September 14, 2016
U.S Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) pulled into Toulon, France for a scheduled port visit September 13. While in port, Ross plans on conducting a community relations project and hosting a tour of the ship. Toulon will be Ross’ fifth port visit since getting underway in mid-July. “Pulling into France is […]  Read more
September 09, 2016
September 09, 2016
Several NATO ships arrived at Naval Base Halifax on September 8 to take part in the Canadian Navy-hosted anti-submarine warfare drill Cutlass Fury. Canadian Navy ships Fredericton, Athabaskan, Summerside, Montreal, Goose Bay and Windsor will participate in the exercise with ships from the U.S. Navy, Royal Navy and Spanish and German Navy. Cutlass Furry, running from September 9 to 26 […]  Read more
September 08, 2016
September 08, 2016
Espadon, a French mine warfare demonstration program which brought together DCNS, Thales, and ECA Group, resulted in the development of a system that enables the world’s first AUV launch and recovery from a USV, ECA Group said. Completed in May, 2016, the Espadon program was a component of the French MoD overarching Système de Lutte Anti-Mines Futur (SLAMF, future mine […]  Read more
September 06, 2016
September 06, 2016
Operation Atalanta’s force commander Commodore René Luyckx recently visited fellow mission-warship ESPS Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden. The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Tromp is the current Flagship of counter-piracy Operation Atalanta. Whilst patrolling in the Gulf of Aden recently she was in close proximity with fellow Operation Atalanta warship, ESPS Santa Maria so the force […]  Read more
September 05, 2016
September 05, 2016
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 made a port call in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the crews will prepare for the upcoming multinational exercise Northern Coasts 2016. SNMG1 is composed of F-100-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez – the group flagship, Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Alvares Cabral, German Navy corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein and Belgian frigate BNS Leopold I. […]  Read more
September 05, 2016
September 05, 2016
The Spanish Navy auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship ‘Patiño’ (A-14) set sail from Ferrol towards Halifax to cooperate with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in North-Western Atlantic waters. This will be the second time Patiño is working with the RCN after the first one took place in February and March 2016. This deployment is the Spanish Navy […]  Read more
September 05, 2016
September 05, 2016
The Bosphorus Strait in Turkey which connects the Mediterranean with the Black Sea has been closed to traffic after a Turkish Navy ship experienced a breakdown today. According to information provided by the Wilhelmsen Ship Agency, Turkish Navy tender TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa broke down while transiting the Bosphorus Strait causing a closure of the shipping lane to traffic […]  Read more
August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016
EU Naval Force Somalia’s Force Commander, Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Luyckx, took the opportunity to visit Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, recently. After being welcomed onboard the Italian warship by her commanding officer, Commander Giuseppe Aletta, Commodore Luyckx was introduced to the crew and given a tour of the ship. ITS Euro has been […]  Read more
August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016
German Navy’s K130 Braunschweig corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein is set to leave the Warnemünde navy base on August 31 to join the NATO Standing Maritime Group 1. The 63 sailors that form the ship’s complement will set sail under the command of corvette captain Marco Köster. During their time with SNMG1, German sailors will be under the […]  Read more
August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016
Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Arnomendi (P-63) has set sail from Ferrol, Spain towards Newfoundland waters, Canada to participate in the 2016 protection campaign of NAFO (North-West Atlantic Fisheries Organization) fishing grounds. The Spanish Navy participates in this seasonal campaign providing naval assets to the European Union to monitor and control the trawlers fishing in […]  Read more
August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016
Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Santa Maria is currently deployed with Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of Spain’s contribution to the European Union’s efforts to ensure piracy remains suppressed off the coast of Somalia. To ensure the Spanish marines on board remain fully prepared to protect World Food Programme […]  Read more
August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016
FS Languedoc, French Navy’s newest FREMM frigate delivered to the navy in March 2016, left the Toulon Naval Base on August 12 to begin her long-term deployment. With some 140 sailors on board and an embarked NH90 NFH (NATO frigate helicopter), also referred to as Caïman by the French, the FS Languedoc will spend the next several […]  Read more
August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016
The U.S. Navy has carried out a second live-fire test of the SeaRAM® anti-ship defense system installed on the USS Carney stationed in Rota, Spain. USS Carney thereby became the second Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer stationed in Rota, Spain to fire the missile system. On March 4, 2016, USS Porter became the first of four destroyer to […]  Read more
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