News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016
Slovenian patrol ship SNS Triglav departed EUNAVFOR’s Mediterranean operation Sophia and headed home after almost five months of deployment. The Triglav, when compared to other Op Sophia vessels such as frigates and auxiliary ships, is a relatively small ship crewed by only 34 men and women. EUNAVFOR however said the Slovenian ship performed in the open […]  Read more
March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016
Ships and submarines participating in the NATO Submarine Command-led exercise Dynamic Manta have their drills on March 4. Spanish F-80 frigate Santa María arrived at her homeport in Rota Naval Base on March 10 after participating in the multinational exercise along with the French replenishment ship FS Var and the frigate FS Montcalm and other anti-submarine warfare […]  Read more
March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016
Images: Belgian Navy French Navy frigate Primauguet (D 644) docked in Zeebrugge, Belgium for a routine port visit on March 10 and is set to stay until March 13. The frigate was on its way back from the international exercise Cold Response 2016, which took place in Norwegian waters and hosted 20 warships from different NATO […]  Read more
March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016
French Navy frigate FS Aconit (F713) has sailed to the Republic of Cyprus for a joint exercise that is taking place March 11 off the coast of Cyprus. The search and rescue (SAR) Exercise, titled CYPFRA-01/16, will involve search and rescue (SAR) units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and France. The aeronautical SAR exercise will be conducted under […]  Read more
March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016
​The Italian Navy special forces unit Gruppo Operativo Subacquei (GOS), the diver’s branch for rescue tasks and damage inspection, recently organised an emergency exercise called SDAI Nord. The exercise involved personnel of the Rapid Deployment Unit and Insidious Device Disposal Expert Teams (Nuclei SDAI, Sminamento Difesa Antimezzi Insidiosi) based in La Spezia and Ancona, Italy. Training […]  Read more
March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016
Images: Italian Navy The Italian Navy has decommissioned two of its Minerva-class corvettes, Urania and Danaide, during a flag lowering ceremony held at the Italian Augusta Naval Base, March 10. The 1987-commissioned corvettes have spent almost 30 years serving in the ‘Marina Militare’. Both vessels were built by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Riva […]  Read more
March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016
Although an official announcement has still not been made, Spanish newspapers reported that the Australian Department of Defence has chosen Spanish shipbuilder Navantia as the “preferred bidder” for the construction of two replenishment ships. This news sparked some outrage in Australia as the government opposition criticized Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull who promised to spend every “defence […]  Read more
March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016
The Royal Netherlands Navy’s Karel Doorman-class frigate HNLMS Van Amstel is joining NATO’s fight against people-smugglers in the Aegean Sea. The De Schelde Group-built frigate will integrate into NATO’s Standing Nato Mine Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). The ship was already at sea and is now sailing towards the deployment region. In the last days, NATO expanded the […]  Read more
March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016
Although an official announcement has still not been made, Spanish newspapers reported that the Australian Department of Defence has chosen Spanish shipbuilder Navantia as the “preferred bidder” for the construction of two replenishment ships. This news sparked some outrage in Australia as the government opposition criticized Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull who promised to spend every “defence […]  Read more
March 09, 2016
March 09, 2016
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Atalaya (P-74), under command of the Maritime Security and Surveillance Center, has conducted a series of cooperative security operations with the Mauritanian Navy last week, and is now collaborating with the Cape Verdean Coast Guard. While in Mauritania, Atalaya embarked Mauritanian servicemen to provide information on the maritime activities of the […]  Read more
March 09, 2016
March 09, 2016

German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Bonn, flagship of NATO’s SNMG 2 was the first ship to enter the area of activity for a first patrol around the Greek island of Lesbos last weekend. In the last days, NATO expanded the area of activity into the territorial waters of Turkey and Greece, in close coordination with […]

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March 09, 2016
March 09, 2016
The last of four U212A Todaro-class submarines of the Italian Navy started sea trials in the Gulf of La Spezia on March 2. The first venture to sea, traditionally called “bagnarola” in Italy, represents an important step for everyone involved in the construction of the submarine. Launched on July 4, 2015, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, Romeo […]  Read more
March 08, 2016
March 08, 2016
Having sailed 23000 nautical miles safeguarding the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East, the German frigate FGS Augsburg has bid farewell to the international group and headed home.   During the group’s deployment in the Persian Gulf, French aircraft conducted 23 reconnaissance flights while Dassault Rafale fighter jets performed an overall […]  Read more
March 08, 2016
March 08, 2016
Op Sophia vessels, assisted by the Spanish air force aircraft Vigma D-4 rescued 208 migrants at sea, while they were sailing towards Europe on March 6. According to EUNAVFOR, migrants on board two rubber boats were spotted by the Vigma D-4 aircraft 30 Nautical Miles North of Tripoli. The aircraft then reported their position to the Italian Maritime Rescue […]  Read more
March 08, 2016
March 08, 2016
Spanish Navy’s tall ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ has set sail from Cádiz to start her 87th midshipmen training cruise. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral General Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, accompanied by other civilian and military authorities. Commanded by Captain Victoriano Gilabert, ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ is crewed by 23 officers, 23 non-commissioned […]  Read more
March 07, 2016
March 07, 2016
Royal Navy’s amphibious landing ship royal fleet auxiliary (RFA) Mounts Bay together with three border force cutters will join the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea that aims to reduce the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe, the UK Prime Minister said ahead of an EU sumit. RFA Mounts Bay, supported by a Wildcat helicopter, is expected […]  Read more
March 04, 2016
March 04, 2016
Italian Navy frigate ITS Carabiniere was presented with a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) award for the protection it provided to an UNFAO vessel as it deployed Fishing Aggregation Devices (FADs). The Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere was on a port visit to Dar es Salaam when the Deputy Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Wikström presented the award to […]  Read more
March 02, 2016
March 02, 2016
Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Pembroke has been training off the west coast of Scotland for the past two weeks preparing to join NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 1. Crew 1 from the Royal Navy’s Faslane-based First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) have been putting the ship through its paces in Scottish exercise areas. Overseen […]  Read more
February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

The Italian Navy transferred the ‘GO59’ floating dry dock from the Sicilian Augusta Naval Base to the Brindisi Naval Base, February 24. The undertaking was part of the rationalization of the Armed Forces resources and was planed out in December 2015. The new dock will replace the old, no longer usable one, and will have a displacement […]

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February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016
NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) has been patrolling in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey since February 12, 2016. The group arrived in the area to participate in national and international efforts to cut the lines of illegal trafficking and illegal migration in the Aegean Sea, as mandated by the North Atlantic Council. SNMG2 currently […]  Read more
February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016
ITS Vieste and ITS Chioggia, two minesweepers of the Italian Navy conducted submerged object recovery operations in the waters of the Gulf of Taranto, Southern Italy, February 23. The recent operation was exceptional because of the depths of underwater interventions, the size of objects recovered, and the cooperation with Gay Marine, a private company specialized in design and […]  Read more
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