News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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May 06, 2016
May 06, 2016
A small team of about 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted men fly along the coast of Somalia, verifying shipping activity, distinguishing legitimate maritime traffic from suspected pirate vessels and identifying probable pirate activities off the coastline of Somalia. The crew operates a CL-604 Challenger aircraft out of an airport in the Seychelles. The […]  Read more
May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
Spanish Navy frigate Numancia and Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise, presently deployed in EUNAVFOR’s operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea, rescued 436 people off the coast of Libya. The Spanish frigate was on patrol in the area when a maritime patrol aircraft spotted and informed of a boat adrift with many people onboard. The Italian Maritime […]  Read more
May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
French Navy’s multi-mission frigate FS Provence recently wrapped up her action-packed five month deployment as she returned to her homeport in Brest, France on April 21, 2016. Commissioned into service in June 2015, the Provence sailed from Brest November 15, 2015 for her first deployment which led her up to the South China Sea. During the deployment, FS Provence became the first multi-mission frigate […]  Read more
May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Tornado, currently deployed to Operation Atalanta, recently visited Madagascar. Whilst alongside in the port of Antsiranana, members of her crew invited counterparts from the Malagasy Navy on board to participate in training exercises. The training focused on boarding operations. This included lessons in how to organise a boarding team, […]  Read more
May 04, 2016
May 04, 2016
Having concluded her deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, German Navy submarine U 34 returned to her homeport in Eckernförde, Germany. The Type 212 A submarine set sail for Scotland with the ‘Foxtrott’ crew at the end of March. She joined SNMG 1 to participate in the international exercise Joint Warrior 161. Stefan Mayer, Deputy […]  Read more
May 04, 2016
May 04, 2016
Spanish Navy frigate Santa María (F-81) set sail from Rota Naval Base to integrate into the EU-led counter-piracy Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean until the end of September. The farewell ceremony was presided over by Commander 41st Escort Squadron, Captain Ramón Godín. Operation Atalanta is a European Union undertaking which commenced in December 2008. Its […]  Read more
May 03, 2016
May 03, 2016
Turkey began construction of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship with a steel cutting ceremony on April 30. Based on the Spanish Navy’s landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and designed by Navantia, the Turkish version of the ship will be named TCG Anadolu and have the pennant number L-408. Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, […]  Read more
May 02, 2016
May 02, 2016
European naval vessels rescued a total of 587 migrants trying to reach Europe in five unseaworthy boats. In the morning hours of April 29, a Spanish maritime patrol aircraft spotted the migrants and reported that one of the boats was in poor condition and semi-sunken. Four ships assigned to EUNAVFOR’s mission to prevent loss of […]  Read more
May 02, 2016
May 02, 2016

Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Le Roisin (P 51) departed the Naval Base Haulbowline, Ireland on May 1 and headed for the Mediterranean. The ship is to undertake humanitarian search and rescue operations in conjunction with the Italian authorities.  Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Ultan Finegan, the 57 strong crew of the LÉ Roisin have been completing pre-deployment […]

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April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016
During a recent port visit to Dar es Salaam, sailors from Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, took the opportunity to visit local children. The crew members arrived at the Kindergarten in Kawe and the Vinvunguti Orphanage with supplies of food, medicine and learning materials. The children showed off their musical skills and taught the […]  Read more
April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016
During a recent port visit to Dar Es Salaam, Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, conducted a series of naval exercises with men and women from the Tanzanian Navy. Over the course of three days, the Italian sailors trained alongside their Tanzanian counterparts, practising a range of skills, including the classification and defusion of maritime-borne […]  Read more
April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016
The Australian Prime Minister announced today in Adelaide, that the next generation of 12 submarines will be constructed in Adelaide, with DCNS of France selected as the preferred international partner for the design. The $50 billion Future Submarine Project is the largest and most complex defence acquisition Australia has ever undertaken. It will deliver a […]  Read more
April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016
A Tri-Service exercise designed to test the Anglo-French working partnership has completed on April 22nd, after a fortnight of exercising on sea, land and air. Eight warships from the Royal Navy and Marine Nationale took part – Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean, HMS Bulwark, HMS Sutherland, as well as RFA Lyme Bay and French frigates […]  Read more
April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016
High Representative of the European Union and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, accompanied by Pedro Serrano EEAS Deputy Secretary General and General, Michail Kostarakos, Chairman of EU Military Committee (EUMC), visited the Italian Aircraft Carrier Cavour, EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia flagship.   “I am honoured and proud to pay this first visit here. We […]  Read more
April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016
Several Spanish Navy ships recently participated in exercise MAR-41 which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar. Two Santa María-class frigates, Santa María (F-81) and Reina Sofía (F-84) used the opportunity to prepare for their upcoming deployments to Operation Atalanta and Operation Sophia, respectively. Other participating units included the frigate Canarias (F-86), the Aegis-equipped Álvaro de […]  Read more
April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016
French Navy frigate Aconit has joined Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) whilst carrying out maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. CTF 152 is one of three task forces that make up Combined Maritime Forces and is charged with ensuring maritime security and freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf. France is a major […]  Read more
April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016
U.S. Navy’s command and control ship USS Mount Whitney returned to Gaeta, Italy after undergoing shipyard maintenance. USS Mount Whitney is the flagship of the U.S. 6th Fleet operating in Europe and Africa. The Blue Ridge class ship arrived in its forward-deployed port after it completed a 30-day required shipyard maintenance, and scheduled critical Command and Control, Computers, […]  Read more
April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016
Task Unit 02 of NATO’s standing maritime group (SNMG2) visited the port city of Constanta with the aim of strengthening ties with Black Sea countries. While in Constanta, SNMG2 TU.02 senior leadership visited regional Romanian authorities to prepare for upcoming NATO exercises and to discuss maritime matters in the area. According to NATO, the training exercises will consist […]  Read more
April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016
French Naval ships Tonnerre and Guepratte have arrived on a visit to Kochi, India. Amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and the La Fayette-class frigate Guepratte arrived on April 12 and are scheduled to stay until April 14. Captain Laurent Sudrat and Commander Claire Pothier are the commanding officers of Tonnerre and Guepratte respectively. During the visit, various interactions with […]  Read more
April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016
The medical team aboard the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour has performed a surgical operation on a migrant rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea. Following an April 11 rescue operation in the central Mediterranean Sea, which led to the rescue of more than 2000 lives from 8 boats spotted by a Luxembourg SW3 Merlin III aircraft, the Frontex operation […]  Read more
April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016
Sailors aboard the Italian Navy’s minesweeper Gaeta recently put their mine-hunting technology to good use when they helped historians research the wreck of the Italian Navy destroyer ship Vincenzo Gioberti which was sunk in World War II. The Oriani-class destroyer was sunk by a British submarine, the HMS Simoom, on August 9, 1943, five miles west of Punta […]  Read more
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