News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016
U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Theoule-sur-Mer, France, August 14 for a scheduled port visit to participate in commemorative events honoring the liberation of southern France by allied forces during World War II. The primary reason for the port visit is to commemorate the 72nd anniversary […]  Read more
August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016
Italian Navy anti-submarine frigate ITS Euro, deployed to operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa, trained with sailors and divers from the Tanzanian Navy during a recent port visit to Dar Es Salaam. Operation Atalanta sailors conducted different exercises with their Tanzanian counterparts, including how to board suspicious vessels, improvised explosive device (IED) classification and how to […]  Read more
August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016
German Navy’s F123 Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will depart her homeport in Willhelmshaven on August 16 to join the EU mission against human trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is expected to join the EUNAVFOR Op Sophia at the beginning of September, the German Navy said. The frigate will first sail in the Baltic Sea where she will conduct […]  Read more
August 08, 2016
August 08, 2016
Spanish Navy minehunter ESPS Turia has returned to her home port in Cartagena after a three-month deployment to the the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2). During her with SNMCMG-2, Turia took part in Spanish and Italian Minex exercises and later in exercises Breeze and Sea Shield. The Spanish minehunter also participated in Operation Active Endeavour […]  Read more
August 04, 2016
August 04, 2016
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the first two of four offshore patrol patrol vessels to the Bangladesh Coast Guard. The converted and upgraded former Italian Navy Minerva-class corvettes were delivered during a ceremony held August 4 at the shipbuilder’s Muggiano yard in Italy. Formerly known as Minerva and Sibilla, the two vessels were renamed by the […]  Read more
August 04, 2016
August 04, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica, an Italian multinational aerospace and defence company announced July 4 it received an order from the Italian Coast Guard for additional two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. By placing this order the Italian service will bring its AW139 fleet to twelve with options for two more helicopters. The AW139s will be used to perform a range […]  Read more
August 04, 2016
August 04, 2016
American underwater ROV manufacturer VideoRay announced that it has delivered VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs to the Italian Coast Guard, along with sonars and accessories. ROVs will be used for underwater police tasks, search and recovery, archeological monitoring, environmental surveys, and other tasks. VideoRay said the focus focus would be on search and recovery operations, potentially dangerous tasks […]  Read more
August 03, 2016
August 03, 2016
Spanish Navy’s F-100 AEGIS-equipped frigate Cristóbal Colón arrived at her home port in Ferrol, Spain on August 2 after a 45-day deployment to North American waters where the ship carried out weapon systems trials. Cristóbal Colón visited the U.S. Naval Base of Norfolk for combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT) and to test her missile firing system. The qualification […]  Read more
August 02, 2016
August 02, 2016
A division of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 and maritime assets from other allied nations joined the U.S.-Ukraine co-hosted international exercise Sea Breeze in the Black Sea from July 27 to 30. Personnel from Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States participated in […]  Read more
August 02, 2016
August 02, 2016
German Navy minehunter FGS Fulda is scheduled to depart its homeport in Kiel, Germany to join NATO’s standing mine countermeasures group two on Friday, August 5. Manned by the 42 man strong ‘Charlie’ crew, Fulda will spend the next five months with the maritime group under the command of Captain lieutenant Michael Montag. The 3rd Minesweeping Squadron […]  Read more
August 01, 2016
August 01, 2016
Dutch Navy’s De Zeven Provincien-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter will be taking over as flagship of the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea in September 2016. The German Navy said the Dutch ship would take place of the frigate FGS Karlsruhe which is currently at the helm of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 conducting […]  Read more
August 01, 2016
August 01, 2016
U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) aided in the rescue of 97 migrants adrift in the Mediterranean Sea on July 29. According to the Navy, Carney provided aid for the migrants until the SOS Mediterranee ship MS Aquarius arrived and took the migrants to safety. SOS Mediterranee was founded in 2015 and […]  Read more
July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016
On Tuesday, 26th of July 2016, the Spanish Orion Air Contingent XXV, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Saiz Quevedo, completed a successful four month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Detachment XXVI will be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Juan Ferrero. The handover ceremony was presided over by Colonel Manuel Ojeda from the […]  Read more
July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016
Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105), the most modern Spanish warship, recently fired SM-2 and Evolved SeaSparrow missiles off the U.S. East Coast during a test attended by the Spanish Navy Chief and the Minister of Defense. The ship is currently in the process of testing and certifying her combat system. After a readiness period at sea, Ferrol, Spain […]  Read more
July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
LNS Skalvis (M53), a Lithuanian Navy minehunter arrived in Kiel, Germany, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1). The Lithuanian ship will take part in SNMCMG1 activities and exercises in the Baltic and the North Seas until December. Eight ships from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and the United […]  Read more
July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
Spanish frigate ESPS Reina Sofia and British survey vessel HMS Ocean saved 719 lives on July 19, thereby bringing the number of migrants saved by operation Sophia vessels in the Mediterranean Sea to over 20,000 since the mission started in June 2015. The latest rescue operations started after several rubber and wooden boats were spotted […]  Read more
July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016
Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean took center stage during a multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise. The helicopter carrier and navy flagship took command of Exercise Deep Blue II in the Mediterranean this month. Ships and aircraft from the UK, US and France spent 10 days honing their ability to hunt submarines – a vital opportunity for […]  Read more
July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016
The Spanish Ministry of Defense has approved Navantia’s Critical Design Review (CDR) for the country’s troubled S-80 air-independent propulsion submarines, first of which is now five years late. According to the shipbuilder’s announcement on July 15, the new class of submarines can now transition to production. To remind, four S-80 submarines were at various stages of construction in 2013 when […]  Read more
July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown, joined NATO’s standing maritime group 2 (SNMG2) on July 18 and will work and train in the Black Sea with vessels from several allied and partner nations until August 2, 2016. While operating in the Black Sea, the Halifax-class frigate will participate in two training exercises and conduct maritime situational awareness operations […]  Read more
July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016
Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Santa Maria recently enjoyed a break from her counter-piracy patrolling under Operation Atalanta and had five days alongside in Port Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, on Mahe Island. Whilst there, the crew of ESPS Santa Maria took the opportunity to conduct training exercises with the Seychelles Air Force, Coastguard and Maritime […]  Read more
July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016
Italian Navy’s most important counter pollution exercise, Caralis 2016, was held in Cagliari, Italy, on July 7 and 8. This year, the exercise took place off the Southern Sardinian coast, and – as in past editions – consisted in two main parts, one technical/theoretical and one practical-operational. The Italian Naval fleet includes a number of […]  Read more
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