News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016
Multiple ships from EUNAVFOR Med’s Operation Sophia joined forces for the rescue of 475 migrants off the Libyan coast, February 20 and 21. Four rubber boats, one spotted by the Italian helicopter EH101 on Saturday and one by the Spanish air force aircraft VIGMA D-4 on Sunday, were in distress in international waters north of […]  Read more
February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016
Images: US Navy The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Italian port city Gaeta for routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea on February 22. While underway, the ship will conduct unit-level training, perform duties as the fleet command and control ship, and work to strengthen ties […]  Read more
February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016
Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Atalaya (P-74) set sail from Ferrol, Spain for West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea in support of the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. These deployments, organized by the Ministry of Defense, the Chief of the Defense Staff (JEMAD) and the Spanish Navy, are intended to enhance maritime security and […]  Read more
February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016
Russian Navy ships carrying the new, advanced Kalibr cruise missiles will be permanently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, RT reported a Russian Navy admiral saying. Corvettes from the the Black Sea Fleet will be supporting anti-terrorist operations against the Daesh in Syria. The Project 21631 corvettes that are part of the Black Sea Fleet are equipped with the […]  Read more
February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016
Having departed NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1), Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Grimsby returned to its home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Friday, February 12. The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV) was operating off the coast of Denmark, working alongside international partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Estonia […]  Read more
February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
Two Spanish Navy vessels are currently sailing towards Sicily, Italy to take part in exercise Dynamic Malta 16, says the Navy. The French-design Galerna-class submarine Mistral (S-73) and the lead ship frigate Santa María (F-81) will integrate into a naval task group and participate in NATO’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise which will take place in the Ionian Sea […]  Read more
February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
Two Spanish Navy vessels are currently sailing towards Sicily, Italy to take part in exercise Dynamic Malta 16, says the Navy. The French-design Galerna-class submarine Mistral (S-73) and the lead ship frigate Santa María (F-81) will integrate into a naval task group and participate in NATO’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise which will take place in the Ionian Sea […]  Read more
February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

Red Cross volunteer nurses handed in a load of apparel used to operation Eunavfor Med flagship for immigrants rescued during the rescue operations.

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February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016
Spanish Navy auxiliary ship SPS Patiño which will, under an agreement between the Spanish and Royal Canadian Navy, constitute a regular part of the Canadian Navy in the following two months, arrived to Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 12. Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic, issued a statement February 12, 2016, regarding the […]  Read more
February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016
Operation Atalanta flagship, ITS Carabiniere, and South Korean warship, ROKS Choi Young, met in the Indian Ocean on February 10, 2016. After being welcomed on board ROKS Choi Young, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Barbieri, was given a tour by the Task Group Commander, Captain An, Sang Min. At the same time, a South […]  Read more
February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016
Spanish Marine Corps Special Naval Warfare Force (FGNE in its Spanish initials) exercised with the Spanish 5th Aircraft Squadron made up of Sikorsky SH-3D helicopters in Cartagena, Spain. The purpose of the training exercise was to implement common operational procedures and enhance interoperability between different naval and MC elements. The exercises consisted of sharp-shooting from helicopters, […]  Read more
February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016
Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri on February 10 welcomed Captain Khyber Zaman, the Commanding Officer of PNS Saif to ITS Carabiniere, the mission flagship. The Italian warship has been deployed with the European Union’s counter-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean since October 2015 and boasts 199 crew, as well as an embarked headquarters. […]  Read more
February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016
Spanish Marine Corps Special Naval Warfare Force (FGNE in its Spanish initials) exercised with the Spanish 5th Aircraft Squadron made up of Sikorsky SH-3D helicopters in Cartagena, Spain. The purpose of the training exercise was to implement common operational procedures and enhance interoperability between different naval and MC elements. The exercises consisted of sharp-shooting from helicopters, […]  Read more
February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016
Four ships from NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Batumi, Georgia on February 12.  The fifth member of the Group, Italian Navy minehunter Gaeta, will arrive later in the visit. Under the command of Captain Ramazan Kesgin, Turkish Navy, the Group includes the flagship TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa (Turkey) and the mine […]  Read more
February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016
NATO ships will be patrolling the Aegean Sea on the look out for people smugglers in the region. The patrols will monitor migrant and smuggler movement in waters between Greece and Turkey. This decision with immediate effect came from a joint German, Greek and Turkish initiative at a NATO meeting in Brussels which also outlined further security and […]  Read more
February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016
Speaking at the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting in Brussels, Belgium, UK’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that UK would almost double its deployments to NATO at sea in 2016. For the first time since 2010 the UK will contribute to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), an enduring commitment to having NATO warships at sea, which will […]  Read more
February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced February 9 that it has started construction works on the Italian Navy’s logistic support ship which will be built under the Navy’s fleet renewal plan. The steel cutting ceremony of the ships stern section was held yesterday at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genoa, Italy. In the coming months, the 86-meter, 7.000-ton section will […]  Read more
February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016
Spanish and U.S. Navy mine countermeasures units participated in a bilateral exercise which took place in Cartagena, Spain.  Participating units included a U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal team (EOD) and a Spanish Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) diving unit. The drills consisted of day and night mine hunting, demolition of underwater obstacles and disposal of floating […]  Read more
February 09, 2016
February 09, 2016
Images: EUNAVFOR 2016 Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria on February 6 left EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta after four months of counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. Led by Commander Fernando José Suarez Fonseca, the ship’s crew contributed to Operation Atalanta which deters and disrupts piracy to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean. ESPS […]  Read more
February 09, 2016
February 09, 2016
The Spanish Navy auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Patiño (A-14) set sail from Ferrol, Spain towards Halifax, Canada for a two-month deployment with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). In Halifax the Patiño will integrate into a US Navy and RCN task group to participate in the international manoeuvers TGEX-2016 in the east coast of […]  Read more
February 08, 2016
February 08, 2016
Russia’s re-emergence as a strategic challenge and how NATO is going to respond to it was the center-discussion at the Surface Warship Summit in Bucharest, Romania, held January 26-28. Speaking at the summit, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone CB CBE, Commander of Allied Maritime Command, said: “The combination of adventurist Russian behaviour, their lack of openness and clarity and […]  Read more
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