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September 05, 2018
September 05, 2018
Video: Portuguese Navy The Portuguese Navy has scuttled its former corvette NRP Afonso Cerqueira (F488), thus producing an artificial reef. The ship, sunk on September 4, will now become part of Cabo Girão, a marine natural park in Madeira. As explained, the wreck will serve as an attraction for divers, supporting marine life in Cabo Girão. The […]  Read more
September 04, 2018
September 04, 2018
The Croatian Navy has sent the first contingent of troops to participate in the NATO maritime security operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean Sea.  A ceremony for the navy’s warship, RTOP-41 Vukovar, and her crew of 50, was held in Split on September 3, Croatian defense ministry said in a statement. Following the ceremony, the ship […]  Read more
September 03, 2018
September 03, 2018
On August 29, 2018, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s JS Akebono and the Spanish Navy’s ESPS Castilla conducted a passage exercise (PASSEX) in the Gulf of Aden. JS Akebono (DD-108) and ESPS Castilla (L52) are flagships under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF151) and the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, respectively. […]  Read more
August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018
Just days after media reports on Russia’s naval buildup in the Mediterranean Sea first emerged, the country’s defense ministry on Thursday announced a large-scale drill in the Mediterranean. Prior to the defense ministry’s announcement, the Russian Navy was said to have a little over ten warships sailing off the coast of Syria as the country’s […]  Read more
August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018
Spanish Navy’s F-100 frigate Cristóbal Colón got underway from her homeport in Ferrol on August 25 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aegis-equipped frigate will first contribute to the maritime situational awareness picture and counter-terrorism operations in the Med as part of operation Sea Guardian. Cristóbal Colón will then join other […]  Read more
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
Denmark’s defense ministry announced on Friday it’s intention to deploy one of its frigates to France where it would join the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle for exercises in early 2019. Early 2019 is when the Marine Nationale’s sole aircraft carrier is expected to make a return to the fleet after an […]  Read more
August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018
The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet corvette Vyshny Volochyok transited the Bosphorus on August 16 to start her first Mediterranean Sea deployment. The Buyan-M class vessel is starting the deployment after entering service in May this year and becoming the first corvette in its class to join the Black Sea Fleet. Vyshny Volochyok is also the sixth […]  Read more
August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018
After ceding command over the EU-led counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa to the Spanish Navy, the Italian Navy has deployed its newest FREMM frigate – ITS Federico Martinengo – to support the mission. The frigate got underway from its homeport in Taranto and joined the operation on August 11. Federico Martinengo is expected […]  Read more
August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018
Italian authorities have found 20 tons of hashish after intercepting a Panama-flagged research ship, the country’s law enforcement agency said. On 9 August, Italian police units intercepted research ship Remus in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was taken to Palermo in Sicily for further investigation, according to Guardia di Finanza. Following the investigation, the authorities […]  Read more
August 07, 2018
August 07, 2018
US Navy Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) returned to her forward-deployed homeport of Gaeta, Italy, after five months of operations. Mount Whitney departed Gaeta Feb. 27, to conduct naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in Europe and Africa. “It’s good to be back home after […]  Read more
August 07, 2018
August 07, 2018
The EU-led counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia has welcomed its new flagship from the Spanish Navy.  On August 6, Spainßs Galicia-class landing platform dock ESPS Castilla joined the operation Atalanta which received a new force commander on the same day. Rear Admiral Alfonso Nanclares from the Spanish Navy assumed command of operation Atalanta’s Force […]  Read more
August 07, 2018
August 07, 2018
US Navy Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) returned to her forward-deployed homeport of Gaeta, Italy, after five months of operations. Mount Whitney departed Gaeta Feb. 27, to conduct naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in Europe and Africa. “It’s good to be back home after […]  Read more
August 06, 2018
August 06, 2018
The Portuguese Navy’s newest-commissioned offshore patrol vessel NRP Sines has arrived at her homeport at Lisboa naval base for the first time. Sines and her crew arrived on August 4, and will soon start operational training (Plano de Treino Operacional in Portuguese). Though the ship officially entered service at the West Sea Shipyards site on […]  Read more
August 03, 2018
August 03, 2018
The Italian Navy has discovered a World War I submarine that was accidentally sunk by a British warship in 1917. Pacinotti-class submarine ‘Guglielmotti’ was found in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the island of Capraia, where it had been lying for over a century. Gugliemotti was found by minehunter Gaeta, at a depth of 400 meters and […]  Read more
August 03, 2018
August 03, 2018
The Italian Navy has discovered a World War I submarine that was accidentally sunk by a British warship in 1917. Pacinotti-class submarine ‘Guglielmotti’ was found in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the island of Capraia, where it had been lying for over a century. Gugliemotti was found by minehunter Gaeta, at a depth of 400 meters and […]  Read more
August 01, 2018
August 01, 2018
Italian Navy amphibious ship ITS San Marco has become a flagship of the EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia Task Force. San Marco has replaced landing platform dock (LPD) San Giusto which completed six months of deployment in the operation, from February 1 to August 1, 2018. This was the vessel’s second involvement in SOPHIA Task Force. Since her […]  Read more
July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018
The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship in a ceremony in San Fernando on July 27. The ceremony was chaired by Ángel Olivares Ramírez, Secretary of State for Defense, with the head of the Spanish Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, and other government and shipbuilder officials in attendance. BAM Audaz […]  Read more
July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018
US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) has embarked an Italian AV-8B Harrier jet as it sails home from a deployment to Europe and Middle East. The jet and its crew landed on July 18 and will later cross the Atlantic Ocean with the sailors and marines aboard the Iwo Jima. […]  Read more
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
The Spanish Navy’s new air-independent propulsion (AIP) S-80 submarines are facing another delay, according to the country’s defense minister. During a visit to the Cartagena naval base, where the submarines will be based after delivery, defense minister Margarita Robles told reporters that the first boat would be delivered in 2022 with the final one arriving […]  Read more
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
The French Navy commissioned its second Loire-class offshore support and assistance multipurpose vessel – BSAH Rhone – in a ceremony on July 6. Rhone entered service after being launched by the Kership joint venture in Concarneau, north-western France, in November 2017, and completing all trials off Brest. The commissioning of BSAH Rhone was announced at […]  Read more
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
French shipbuilder Naval Group has delivered the fifth FREMM multi-mission frigate, FS Bretagne, to the French Navy. Bretagne was handed over to the French Government Defense procurement and technology agency (DGA) on July 18, nine months after it concluded its first trials. The anti-submarine warfare configured frigate started construction in October 2013, launched in September […]  Read more
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