News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015
EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia air units have recently been augmented by the Hellenic Air Force aircraft Erieye EMB-145H AEW&C and a Spanish Navy AB-212 Helicopter. The Greek aircraft, based in the Hellenic Air Force Base of Elefsis in Greece, is an airborne Command and Control Platform with the capability of participation in air and surface […]  Read more
December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015
Two rubber boats, sailing in poor conditions in the Mediterranean Sea, were spotted in the morning of December 14 by a Spanish P3 Orion patrol aircraft deployed to Operation Sophia. The Slovenian corvette SNS Triglav 11, operating within Operation Sophia since October this year, was asked to intervene by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC). […]  Read more
December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

The Italy- Tunisia bilateral execise took place from December 1st until December 3rd.

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December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015
Russian Navy’s destroyer ship Smetlivy fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea on December 13. The Russian Ministry of Defence said the destroyer was forced to open warning fire in order to avoid a collision between the two vessels. At the moment of the incident, the destroyer was sailing 22 […]  Read more
December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015
The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in just two weeks with HMS St Albans seizing around 320kg of cannabis. The Type 23 frigate stopped the drug smugglers during a routine security patrol and prevented around £1 million worth of narcotics reaching European markets. It is the second drugs […]  Read more
December 09, 2015
December 09, 2015
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Russian Navy fired Kalibr cruise missiles from the submerged Rostov-on-Don submarine on December 8. Although Russian Navy has been actively firing cruise missiles from the navy’s surface warships since September 2015, this marks the first successful firing of these missiles from a submerged position. “The objectives were two […]  Read more
December 09, 2015
December 09, 2015
Two Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships, the flagship, FGS Hamburg, and HDMS Absalon, arrived for a port visit to Haifa, Israel on December 7. The crews of the ships will have opportunities to interact with their Israeli counterparts. On conclusion, NATO and Israeli naval forces plan to participate in a passing exercise (PASSEX) to […]  Read more
December 09, 2015
December 09, 2015
Improved weather conditions in the Central Mediterranean Sea have led more migrants to embark on the dangerous voyage towards European coasts. In order to avoid the further loss of life at sea, operation Sophia vessels saved 374 migrants in the last couple of days. According to EUNAVFOR Med’s press statement, the migrants have been rescued […]  Read more
December 08, 2015
December 08, 2015
A French flag officer embarked in the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 50 on December 7. The commander will be leading coalition naval strike operations for Operation Inherent Resolve, the purpose of which is “to fight and ultimately destroy” the ISIL terrorist organization. […]  Read more
December 01, 2015
December 01, 2015
The German frigate FGS Hamburg, SNMG2 flagship, sailed into the Turkish navy base Aksaz two weeks ago to train with the Turkish Navy. Shortly thereafter, the joint at-sea training with the Turkish Navy’s frigate TCG Gaziantep commenced. After participating in the NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture in October and November, the FGS Hamburg sailed through the […]  Read more
December 01, 2015
December 01, 2015
The crew of a Royal Navy warship have seized around £3m ($4.5m)  worth of cannabis during a security patrol in the Mediterranean. The Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Richmond sent up her Lynx helicopter that spotted what was believed to be a drug smuggling boat and immediately moved in to investigate. With Richmond nearby her Royal Marine […]  Read more
December 01, 2015
December 01, 2015
After transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, U.S. Navy’s Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) entered the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. Bulkeley and ships and aircraft from the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, including the flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, […]  Read more
November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

On Friday 27 November Dutch warship, HNLMS Groningen, completed her three month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.

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November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015
The six ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in London for a routine port visit on Thursday, November 26, 2015. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. Under the command of the Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Peter Bergen […]  Read more
November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

A frigate, four to six reconnaissance aircraft, and aerial replenishment of French fighter jets will be the German contribution to the French fight against ISIS. The German government appropriated these assets one day after the meeting between the French President Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a […]

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November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015
The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi joined the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force in the Central Mediterranean taking over the role of mission flagship from ITS Cavour November 25.  Having left her home base port of Taranto (Italy) last June 26, only 4 days after the mission launch, the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, […]  Read more
November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015
290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]  Read more
November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015
Exercise FLOTEX-15, organized by the Spanish Navy, will be conducted in the Gulf of Cadiz, Strait of Gibraltar, Alboran Sea and the Western Mediterranean. Participating units include 20 surface ships, 1 submarine, a Marine Corps Landing Force and different rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; a total of 3,000 people apart from other Air Force and Army units. […]  Read more
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015
A new Polar Logistics Vessel being built for Terre Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF) and the French Polar Institute (IPEV), and which will be operated by the French Navy, is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2017. The 72-metre polar logistics and patrol icebreaker vessel will carry out its first supply mission […]  Read more
November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would be ready to start operations against ISIL on Monday, November 23. The ship was sent to Syrian waters last week as part of a regular French Navy Arromanches 2 mission which is in its eighth iteration. The carrier already performed preparational exercises […]  Read more
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

The "Escola de Fuzileiros" (School of the Portuguese Marines) was the stage for the opening ceremony of the Operational Year, chaired by Chief of the General Staff of the Navy (CEMA), Admiral Luis Macieira Fragoso. On that day all the units were dressed and a military ceremony took place, which included the imposition of decorations and a final parade of the forces. 

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