News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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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
December 09, 2015
December 09, 2015
Improved weather conditions in the Central Mediterranean Sea have led more migrants to embark on the dangerous voyage towards European coasts. In order to avoid the further loss of life at sea, operation Sophia vessels saved 374 migrants in the last couple of days. According to EUNAVFOR Med’s press statement, the migrants have been rescued […]  Read more
December 08, 2015
December 08, 2015
A French flag officer embarked in the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 50 on December 7. The commander will be leading coalition naval strike operations for Operation Inherent Resolve, the purpose of which is “to fight and ultimately destroy” the ISIL terrorist organization. […]  Read more
December 01, 2015
December 01, 2015
The German frigate FGS Hamburg, SNMG2 flagship, sailed into the Turkish navy base Aksaz two weeks ago to train with the Turkish Navy. Shortly thereafter, the joint at-sea training with the Turkish Navy’s frigate TCG Gaziantep commenced. After participating in the NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture in October and November, the FGS Hamburg sailed through the […]  Read more
December 01, 2015
December 01, 2015
The crew of a Royal Navy warship have seized around £3m ($4.5m)  worth of cannabis during a security patrol in the Mediterranean. The Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Richmond sent up her Lynx helicopter that spotted what was believed to be a drug smuggling boat and immediately moved in to investigate. With Richmond nearby her Royal Marine […]  Read more
December 01, 2015
December 01, 2015
After transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, U.S. Navy’s Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) entered the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. Bulkeley and ships and aircraft from the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, including the flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, […]  Read more
November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

On Friday 27 November Dutch warship, HNLMS Groningen, completed her three month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.

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November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015
The six ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in London for a routine port visit on Thursday, November 26, 2015. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. Under the command of the Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Peter Bergen […]  Read more
November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

A frigate, four to six reconnaissance aircraft, and aerial replenishment of French fighter jets will be the German contribution to the French fight against ISIS. The German government appropriated these assets one day after the meeting between the French President Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a […]

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November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015
The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi joined the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force in the Central Mediterranean taking over the role of mission flagship from ITS Cavour November 25.  Having left her home base port of Taranto (Italy) last June 26, only 4 days after the mission launch, the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, […]  Read more
November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015
290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]  Read more
November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015
Exercise FLOTEX-15, organized by the Spanish Navy, will be conducted in the Gulf of Cadiz, Strait of Gibraltar, Alboran Sea and the Western Mediterranean. Participating units include 20 surface ships, 1 submarine, a Marine Corps Landing Force and different rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; a total of 3,000 people apart from other Air Force and Army units. […]  Read more
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015
A new Polar Logistics Vessel being built for Terre Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF) and the French Polar Institute (IPEV), and which will be operated by the French Navy, is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2017. The 72-metre polar logistics and patrol icebreaker vessel will carry out its first supply mission […]  Read more
November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would be ready to start operations against ISIL on Monday, November 23. The ship was sent to Syrian waters last week as part of a regular French Navy Arromanches 2 mission which is in its eighth iteration. The carrier already performed preparational exercises […]  Read more
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

The "Escola de Fuzileiros" (School of the Portuguese Marines) was the stage for the opening ceremony of the Operational Year, chaired by Chief of the General Staff of the Navy (CEMA), Admiral Luis Macieira Fragoso. On that day all the units were dressed and a military ceremony took place, which included the imposition of decorations and a final parade of the forces. 

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November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015
Belgian frigate Leopold I said farewell to the European Task Force EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA after 38 days of activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew, composed of 158 sailors, including 9 women, provided support to Operation Sophia. They ran on duty within a Task Force composed of 8 naval units and 9 air assets, […]  Read more
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France sent its carrier strike group — GAN, with the nuclear-powered FS Charles de Gaulle as flagship to the Middle East for the second time this year. This deployment is part of a mission called Arromanches 2 and represents the eighth deployment of the French carrier strike […]

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November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015
German frigate FGS Augsburg will set sail for the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia to join the already employed German replenishment ship FGS Berlin on Friday, November 20. Lead by Commander Senior Grade Jorg Mascow, the crew of Augsburg, together with the replenishment ship FGS Berlin, will be the German contribution to the mission in the Mediterranean. Looking […]  Read more
November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015

Spanish Navy will organize a multinational cooperation exercise with merchant units  from November 17-26. The exercise will be conducted from the Maritime Action headquarters in Cartagena, Spain. The exercise will consist of interaction with the merchant traffic to coordinate shipping movements with scheduled maritime security operations like counter-terrorist or counter-piracy activities. The area considered includes […]

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November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
Spanish Navy units have recovered the Spanish Airforce helicopter which crashed 40 nautical miles southwest of Dakhla, Morocco. This incident, which occurred on October 22, left three persons dead. Their bodies were recovered after a search operation on October 31. According to the Spanish Navy, Offshore patrol vessel Rayo and minesweepers ESPS Segura and ESPS Turia later returned […]  Read more
November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
Spanish Navy’s frigate Blas de Lezo (F103) paid a visit to the port of Lisbon, Portugal, between 5 and 9 November. The vessel sailed to the port after it concluded participation in the exercises TRIDENT Juncture 15. Blas de Lezo docked at the maritime terminal of Alcantara in the port of Lisbon, where it remained until November […]  Read more
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