News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016
The Royal Navy has shared a video of its flagship HMS Ocean taking part in NATO’s annual Baltops exercise. The helicopter carrier participated in the exercise which took place between June 3 and June 20 in the Baltic Sea. As flagship of the exercise, Ocean found herself home to Italians, French, Germans, Spanish, Swedish and Americans, while her flight […]  Read more
June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016
French Navy’s D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso, FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet was returning home from the port of Piraeus when the ship’s Captain decided to transit the Corinth Canal in order to avoid a 400 kilometer detour around the Peloponnese. The ship had spent a month searching for EgyptAir plane crash debris and later integrating into NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. With a […]  Read more
June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016
NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg kicked off the annual ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ anti-submarine warfare exercise in a visit to Trondheim, Norway today. The ASW drill, focused on detecting and defending against submarines, runs for ten days. Three thousand sailors and aircrew from eight Allies (Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States) […]  Read more
June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Saturday that Turkey would produce its own aircraft carrier “soon”. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Istanbul Naval Shipyard, Erdogan commented that Turkey would face no obstacles in constructing an aircraft carrier domestically as the nation’s defense industry has grown more and more independent from foreign technology and imports. The president […]  Read more
June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016
Spanish Navy’s landing platform dock ‘Castillla’ played a lead role during the country’s recent hostage rescue exercise. LPD ‘Castilla’ and elements from the Marine Corps Special Naval Warfare Force took part in exercise SOFEX 16, a simulated hostage rescue operation, in Cartagena waters, South East Spain. The ‘Castilla’ operated as command ship of Navy and Army […]  Read more
June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016
German Navy tender ‘Werra’ and the minehunter ‘Datteln’ will depart their homebase in Kiel on June 20 to join the EU NAVFOR mission of saving lives and apprehending smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. Werra, commanded by Corvette Captain Mirko Preuß and Datteln, commanded by Corvette Captain Björn Fischer, will first sail for Augusta, Italy, where they will […]  Read more
June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Having spent more than 2 months in the Central Mediterranean Sea as part of EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia efforts in fighting human smugglers and traffickers and preventing the further loss of life at sea, the German frigate FGS Karlsruhe left the mission today. Commenting on ship’s achievements, EUNAVFOR MED Force Commander stated that it has been “A […]

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June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016
The U.S. will back NATO’s efforts in the Aegean Sea by deploying rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple to the area, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during the NATO defense ministers conference this week. NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 has been trying to curb people smugglers’ activities in the Aegean Sea since February 2016. Reconnaissance […]  Read more
June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016
After taking part in the advanced multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Spanish Minex-16, minehunter Duero (M-35) integrated into the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) to take part in the Italian Minex-16 and the maritime security exercise MCE-16 in Tunisian waters. The Spanish M-35, along with the Portuguese Joao Roby, the Italian Borsini and the Tunisian Navy Himilcon, […]  Read more
June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016
After two years of cooperation on developing alternative fuels to reduce emissions and pollution, the Italian and U.S. Navy are set to conduct the first replenishment at sea (RAS) that will transfer fuel made from renewable sources. On June 16, Italian Navy auxiliary ship Etna will replenish ships from the U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier […]  Read more
June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016
Following a readiness period in her homeport in Ferrol, Spain, the AEGIS frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105) is set to sail towards Norfolk, Virginia for a month and a half deployment along with a U.S. Navy destroyer for combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT). These trials will take place in the Wallops Island range off the coast of […]  Read more
June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
A video released by the Turkish Navy shows a retired Turkish frigate, which was formerly a U.S. Navy ship, being sunk by a torpedo during the exercise Beyaz Fırtına (White Storm) held in May 2016. The video covers the entire exercise spectrum but the moment which shows a Turkish submarine submerging to deploy the torpedo begins at 01:00. […]  Read more
June 07, 2016
June 07, 2016
Spanish Navy F100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) has returned to Ferrol, Spain after a five-month deployment as flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). During the 143-day deployment with more than 22,000 miles sailed in Northern Europe, Alvaro de Bazan interacted with many regional navies, and also served to showcase capabilities of the AEGIS-equipped […]  Read more
June 07, 2016
June 07, 2016
Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Darwin and the French Floréal-class frigate Nivôse recently conducted a personnel exchange to discuss strategies for working together in the region off the coast of Africa. Six personnel from Darwin including executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Tina Brown, and boarding officer, Lieutenant James Hodgkinson, boarded Nivôse, while Darwin played host to Nivôse commanding officer, […]  Read more
June 01, 2016
June 01, 2016
Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 held a ‘Spanish’ flagship change as one Alvaro de Bazan frigate replaced another on May 27. ESPS Mendez Nunez (F-104) took over as flag ship from ESPS Alvaro de Bazan. ESPS Alvaro de Bazan’s service as flagship of SNMG1 began December the 18, 2015 in Cartagena, Spain, when Rear Admiral […]  Read more
May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016
The Danish Navy recently contributed their new concept in counter-mine efforts to exercise Open Spirit in the Baltic Sea as part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. The new system is flexible, scalable and utilizes drones to minimize danger to Sailors. The system is called Mine Countermeasures Denmark (MCM DNK) and is a modular […]  Read more
May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016
Spanish Navy’s Santa María-class frigate ‘Numancia’ (F-83) returned to Rota Naval Base after a four-month deployment to Operation Sophia in the central Mediterranean Sea. During her EUNAVFOR MED deployment, the Numancia took part in six rescue operations saving the lives of more than 1,200 people. The warship further neutralized seven craft and arrested three alleged human traffickers. The […]  Read more
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
Sailors aboard the Italian Navy’s Horizon-class air-defence destroyer Andrea Doria launched their first MU90 torpedo in the Gulf of Taranto, May 24, 2016. During the exercise, a fictional sonar contact is included on the combat system management computer (CMS). Once the contact appears, the weapon system orders the torpedo to launch and fire. The torpedo is fired into […]  Read more
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
Divers from the Italian Navy’s insidious devices disposal experts (S.D.A.I) group neutralized a U.S. Navy World War II torpedo off the coast of Cala Capra, Palau. The torpedo was found at a depth of 31 meters during an inspection on May 24. Once the discovery was made, divers removed sand and mud that had buried the torpedo to check […]  Read more
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
A Spanish Navy submarine returned home having concluded a month-and-a-half deployment to operation ‘Active Endeavor’, an international mission to fight the ISIL terrorist organization. Submarine ‘Galerna’ (S-71) returned to her homeport in Cartagena, Spain on May 26, 2016, after participating in the operation in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first Spanish OAE deployment scheduled for 2016. The […]  Read more
May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016
Royal Navy ship Enterprise worked with the German frigate FGS Karlsruhe on May 24 to save 294 migrants some 90 km northwest of Tripoli, Libya. Karlsruhe pulled a total of 289 persons from two rubber boats, 95 women and four children. The German ship additionally embarked five migrants from HMS Enterprise to provide them with […]  Read more
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