News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
On Wednesday 06 January 2016, Operation Atalanta warship, ITS Carabiniere, and Japanese warship, JDS Suzunami, met at sea to conduct joint exercises in the Gulf of Aden. After a visit by Rear Admiral Barbieri to JDS Suzunami, the exercise began in earnest, with the  two ships closing each other’s position to conduct joint maritime training. […]  Read more
January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
RFA Mounts Bay has sailed from the UK on deployment to the Mediterranean where she will provide a continuous amphibious capability over coming months. The Bay Class Landing Ship is perfectly suited for such a deployment with access to a flight deck, vehicle deck, wet dock, container storage, medical facilities and accommodation for over 300 […]  Read more
January 08, 2016
January 08, 2016
The German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein will depart her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on January 11 to join the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia. Commanded by Commander Juniorgrade Marco Köster, she will be the first German corvette to take part in Op Sophia. Commander Köster said: “This deployment puts new challenges before us. We are prepared for the tasks ahead and […]  Read more
January 07, 2016
January 07, 2016
The German Navy replenishment ship EGV Bonn will depart its homeport of Wilhelmshaven on January 9 to join NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2. Commanded by Rear Admiral Jörg Klein, the crew of EGV Bonn will take part in several international maneuvers during their upcoming deployment. Looking forward to the tasks ahead, Rear Admiral Klein said: […]  Read more
January 05, 2016
January 05, 2016
Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-Class frigate HMCS Fredericton departed the Canadian Forces Base Halifax on January 5 to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea. The ship’s deployment is part of the Canadian Armed Forces’ Operation Reassurance that is aimed to support NATO’s efforts in promoting security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. HMCS Fredericton concluded a […]  Read more
December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015
Frontex, the European member-states’ external border management agency, initiated the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands on December 28. The units are assigned under a new operation called Poseidon Rapid Intervention after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean Sea earlier this month. This intervention is established […]  Read more
December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

An Italian Ship partecipating in the French exercise

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December 27, 2015
December 27, 2015
EUNAVFOR Med vessels, led by German FGS Berlin and Spanish ESPS Canarias, saved 660 lives in the central Mediterranean Sea on December 24 and 25. The unusually calm sea waters increased the flow of migrants from the Libyan coast. While patrolling the assigned area of operations, the two vessels in service within Eunavfor Med operation […]  Read more
December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

A new FREMM frigate launched by the Italian Navy

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December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015
The French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) took charge of U.S. Navy’s Commander Task Force 50 on December 20 to conduct first airstrikes against ISIL as the CTF 50 flagship. When the FS Charles de Gaulle entered what is known as the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations on December 7, it […]  Read more
December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015
Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado Roig took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) December 18, during a ceremony at Cartagena harbor in Spain. Admiral Delgado Roig received the command from the Portuguese Rear Admiral Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia, while the new flagship, ESPS Álvaro De Bázan conducted the operational handover with […]  Read more
December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015
The German frigate FGS Hamburg will return to her homeport in Wilhelmshaven, Germany after spending six months as a NATO unit flagship on December 20. Hamburg was flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2. The 200 men and women of the FGS Hamburg were commanded by Rear Admiral Jörg Klein, who was the commander of […]  Read more
December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015
Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, has now officially joined the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East in the fight against Daesh. The warship met with the carrier in the Indian Ocean with the goal of enhancing its capabilities in the fight against terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. […]  Read more
December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

Italian Navy decommisioned the first Unit of "Venti" frigate class after 35 years of service.

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December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015
EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia air units have recently been augmented by the Hellenic Air Force aircraft Erieye EMB-145H AEW&C and a Spanish Navy AB-212 Helicopter. The Greek aircraft, based in the Hellenic Air Force Base of Elefsis in Greece, is an airborne Command and Control Platform with the capability of participation in air and surface […]  Read more
December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015
Two rubber boats, sailing in poor conditions in the Mediterranean Sea, were spotted in the morning of December 14 by a Spanish P3 Orion patrol aircraft deployed to Operation Sophia. The Slovenian corvette SNS Triglav 11, operating within Operation Sophia since October this year, was asked to intervene by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC). […]  Read more
December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

The Italy- Tunisia bilateral execise took place from December 1st until December 3rd.

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December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015
Russian Navy’s destroyer ship Smetlivy fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea on December 13. The Russian Ministry of Defence said the destroyer was forced to open warning fire in order to avoid a collision between the two vessels. At the moment of the incident, the destroyer was sailing 22 […]  Read more
December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015
The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in just two weeks with HMS St Albans seizing around 320kg of cannabis. The Type 23 frigate stopped the drug smugglers during a routine security patrol and prevented around £1 million worth of narcotics reaching European markets. It is the second drugs […]  Read more
December 09, 2015
December 09, 2015
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Russian Navy fired Kalibr cruise missiles from the submerged Rostov-on-Don submarine on December 8. Although Russian Navy has been actively firing cruise missiles from the navy’s surface warships since September 2015, this marks the first successful firing of these missiles from a submerged position. “The objectives were two […]  Read more
December 09, 2015
December 09, 2015
Two Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships, the flagship, FGS Hamburg, and HDMS Absalon, arrived for a port visit to Haifa, Israel on December 7. The crews of the ships will have opportunities to interact with their Israeli counterparts. On conclusion, NATO and Israeli naval forces plan to participate in a passing exercise (PASSEX) to […]  Read more
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