News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016
Two U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers recently took part in a bilateral Maritime Security Operation (MSO) exercise with a French Navy destroyer. USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) together with the French Marine Nationale’s Horizon-class air defence destroyer FS Forbin (D 620) deployed their visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) teams to simulate compliant and non-compliant […]  Read more
July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016
German Navy tender Elbe departed her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on July 14 to meet up with Estonian and Lithuanian ships before they join NATO’s standing mine countermeasure group 1 (SNMCMG1). The tender is to meet with the Estonian minehunter Sakala and the Lithuanian patrol boat Skalvis in Kiel, Germany from where the three ships are set to […]  Read more
July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016
French president Francois Hollande said the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle would be sent back to the Middle East this fall to reinforce the fight against ISIS terrorists. The president also said there was a possibility for France to send additional ground troops for training and support to take back Mosul, in Iraq, […]  Read more
July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016
Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofia saved 121 migrants on July 12 and another 120 just the day after. The migrant rubber boats were spotted by the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia air assets, the Luxemburg aircraft SW3 Merlin III and the Spanish VIGMA D-4. According to EUNVAFOR, two pregnant women were among the migrants. Dangers of the […]  Read more
July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016
European naval units on Saturday apprehended three persons off the coast of Libya suspected of organizing migrant crossings in the Mediterranean Sea. In an Operation Sophia action which took place in the morning hours of July 9, German tender Werra was assisted by Italian Navy ship Borsini and other mission assets in apprehending the suspicious boat and embarking 146 migrants rescued […]  Read more
July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016
Britain has announced that it would send an offshore patrol vessel to the Aegean Sea where NATO vessels are already engaged in gathering intelligence and patrol the waters between Greece and Turkey with the aim of preventing migration and smuggling.  During the NATO summit in Warsaw Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the HMS Mersey would be deployed […]  Read more
July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016
Polish frigate ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko joined Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) on July 7. The former U.S. Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, one of two in the Polish Navy, will spend the next few months under NATO flag providing support to NATO maritime activities. ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko left homeport in Gdynia on June […]  Read more
July 07, 2016
July 07, 2016
Two new members of the Operation Sophia taskforce, German Navy ships Datteln und Werra, saved 701 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea on July 5. German Navy minehunter Datteln was the first to spot migrants 100 kilometers northwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Moments later, the tender Werra spotted four rubber boats five kilometers away. Upon receiving orders by […]  Read more
July 06, 2016
July 06, 2016
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered Pietro Venuti, the third U212A Todaro-class submarine, to the Italian Navy at its shipyard of Muggiano (La Spezia) on July 6. The submarine is part of a series of four units the Italian Central Unit for Naval Armament – NAVARM has ordered from Fincantieri. The first two vessels of the class, Salvatore Todaro (S526) and Scirè […]  Read more
July 06, 2016
July 06, 2016
U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Atlantic Ocean on July 2. The ship entered the 6th Fleet area of operations in December 2015 to support maritime security operations and theater security efforts in Europe and Africa. Among other operations, Harry S. Truman performed […]  Read more
July 06, 2016
July 06, 2016
Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke is set to return home on July 7 from a six-month deployment working with a multi-national NATO task group in Northern Europe. The Portsmouth-based ship clocked up more than 22,500 nautical miles, in her 180 days away, working alongside NATO allies as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 […]  Read more
July 04, 2016
July 04, 2016
Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from Allied nations completed an anti-submarine warfare training program off the coast of Norway as they wrapped up NATO’s anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2016 on June 30. Submarines under operational control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO) joined surface ships under Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and maritime patrol aircraft […]  Read more
July 01, 2016
July 01, 2016
Subsea technology company OceanWorks International informed that it has completed a major survey and overhaul of the French Navy’s Hardsuit Atmospheric Diving System (ADS). The work was contracted to OceanWorks by ECA Robotics, the company in charge of maintaining the Hardsuit ADS for the French Navy. Delivered to the French Navy in 1991, Hardsuit ADS is designed for a […]  Read more
June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016
The Italian Navy has recovered a migrant boat which sank in April 2015 thereby claiming lives of over 600 people. Of the 700 migrants on board, barely 30 were rescued in what became one of the biggest, documented, Mediterranean Sea migrant tragedies. Fourteen months after the tragic incident, the Italian Navy staged an elaborate recovery operation at […]  Read more
June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016
In what is supposedly the first standoff between Russian and U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. destroyer Gravely came dangerously close to the Russian Navy ship Yaroslav Mudry in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, news agency RT reported the Russian ministry of defense saying. U.S. Navy officials, on the other hand, say […]  Read more
June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016
Even though Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor had to return to port after its engine supercharger broke down on June 3, the submarine still made it to the NATO anti-submarine exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2016. While the submarine may have been a bit late to arrive, Rear-Adm. John Newton, commander of Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic, told media that […]  Read more
June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016
German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Bonn, flagship of NATO’s Standing Marititme Group 2, returned to her homeport in Wilhelmshaven, Germany after spending six months underway. During this time, the ship sailed a total of 26.000 nautical miles. First commanded by Flottillenadmiral (Rear Admiral) Jörg Klein and later by Rear Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach, the ship hosted German Federal Minister […]  Read more
June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016
Ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) met with Turkish naval forces to stage an anti-submarine warfare exercise on June 25. Shortened to ASWEX, the exercise was designed to utilize the navies’ skills while defending multiple units from possible sub-surface threats. “Anti-submarine warfare is a major component in protecting the U.S. homeland and reassuring […]  Read more
June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016
Turkish Navy’s third Milgem class corvette, the F-513 TCG Burgazada, was launched June 18 during a ceremony attended by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. TCG Burgazada is the third ship of the series built at Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command as part of the Milgem project that was launched in 2004. The construction of the […]  Read more
June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016
U.S. Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) paid a four day visit to Naples, Italy and returned to regular tasks June 21. San Jacinto arrived in Naples following several days of at-sea operations with Italian naval vessels during a combined Flotta Verde/Great Green Fleet passing exercise with ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. […]  Read more
June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016
German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Bonn, flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2, was relieved of her duties by another German ship, frigate Karlsruhe, during a ceremony in Souda Bay, Crete. EGV Bonn sailed 20.000 nautical miles during the four months she served as flagship of NATO’s mission aimed at curbing people-smuggling activities in the Aegean Sea […]  Read more
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