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April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016
Three French and three Royal Navy warships have joined the exercise Griffin Strike which will see participation form around 5,000 personnel from UK and France during the following two weeks. Simultaneously, over 3,400 more NATO troops will exercise by land, sea and air during the two weeks of Exercise Joint Warrior. During Joint Warrior, much of which […]  Read more
April 07, 2016
April 07, 2016
Seeking to avoid risks and costs of developing its own submarines, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense has identified French DCNS and German TKMS as the main candidates for the construction of Norwegian future submarines. The Ministry of Defense said it made this conclusion after considering economic, industrial and military assessments, and that it would now […]  Read more
April 07, 2016
April 07, 2016
Spanish Navy’s roll-on/roll-off  light transport ship El Camino Español arrived in Cartagena, Spain after a 32-day deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship provided logistic support to the ongoing Spanish Army operations in the Lebanon and Turkey. El Camino Español departed Cartagena March 7 and after a call at Valencia,Spain to load different cargo, vehicles and materiel, […]  Read more
April 07, 2016
April 07, 2016
The Irish government has approved a proposal from the Minister of Defence for the deployment of an Irish Naval vessel to the humanitarian search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea. While subject to finalisation of operational arrangements, the decision calls on sending one ship with a crew comprising approximately sixty (60) to EUNAVFOR’s Op Sophia. According to […]  Read more
April 07, 2016
April 07, 2016
German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein has bid farewell to ships from EUNAVFOR’s operation in the Mediterranean Sea, code-named Sophia. The ship is scheduled to return to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on April 8. Since Ludwigshafen left her homeport January 11, she has sailed 14.910 nautical miles during the three month deployment. 65 sailors were led […]  Read more
April 06, 2016
April 06, 2016
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on April 6 informed that it has completed extending the pressure hull on the first Spanish Navy S80 submarine, a move that should prevent the submarines from sinking to the ocean floor. Back in 2013, media reported that the Spanish Navy’s fleet of S80 submarines was faced with serious delays as it […]  Read more
April 06, 2016
April 06, 2016
Royal Navy’s Maritime Warfare School (MWS), HMS Collingwood welcomed officers from the French Navy recently as they paid a return visit from the French equivalent of the base, Centre D’Instruction Navale (CIN) St Mandrier. The aim of the visit was for the French officers to witness the training delivered first hand, which included tours and briefs […]  Read more
April 06, 2016
April 06, 2016
Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, German Navy Rear Admiral Jan Kaack, visited the Spanish warship, ESPS Tornado, in the Gulf of Aden on April 3. The visit was possible as the Operation Atalanta warships were both conducting counter-piracy maneuvers in the region. After a short flight in ESPS Tornado’s Seahawk helicopter from FGS Bayern, the Force Commander was […]  Read more
April 05, 2016
April 05, 2016
Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship (AOR) Cantabria arrived at her home port in Ferrol, Spain on April 1 after after spending two months integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). The ship operated in North Sea waters under command of Spanish Navy Rear-admiral José E. Delgado who directed the group from the Spanish frigate Álvaro de Bazán. The […]  Read more
April 05, 2016
April 05, 2016

Photos: Italian Navy A team of Italian Navy parachuters from the San Marco Marine Brigade teamed up with the submarine component to carry out their first 2016 batch of joint training activities in the Ionian Sea. Training activities initially conducted alongside the quay were followed by the operational phase of open sea exercises, including submarine rescue and infiltration […]

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April 04, 2016
April 04, 2016

Photos: Sánchez Oller/Spanish Navy Danish Iver Huitfeldt class frigate Peter Willemoes has recently joined NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One. The ship met the group at sea and was welcomed by the Commander of SNMG1, Spanish Navy Rear Admiral José E. Delgado. After the visit was completed, crews of ESPS Álvaro De Bázan and HDMS Peter Willemoes got to know each […]

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March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

The French Navy on March 25 received its first new multi-mission ship built by Kership, a joint venture between DCNS and Piriou. d’Entrecasteaux, as it was named by the French Navy, is the first of three B2M ships which were expected to be delivered in 2015 and 2016. France will operate the 65-metre ships in […]

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March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016
German Navy submarine U 34 left its homeport in Eckernförde, Germany on March 30 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. The submarine is headed for Scotland where it will meet with the group ahead the Joint Warrior exercise scheduled to take place from April 11 – 22. Apart from SNMG 1 the exercise will […]  Read more
March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016
Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Patiño (A-14) returned to its port in Ferrol, Spain on March 30, after a two-month deployment with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Patiño started its collaboration with the Royal Canadian Navy on February 12 when it arrived to Halifax, Nova Scotia following an agreement between the two countries. The ship provided […]  Read more
March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016
German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main, part of EUNAVFOR’s Op Sophia mission saved 105 migrants 50 kilometers north of the Tripoli coast on March 29. Once all migrants were taken on board the warship, sailors sunk the rubber boat which was used by migrants. EGV Frankfurt am Main later transferred the rescued persons to […]  Read more
March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
French Navy frigate FS Provence has intercepted a large weapons cache from a small boat (dhow) sailing towards Somalia. Several hundred machine guns, anti-tank weapons and AK47 assault riffles were among the weapons seized from the dhow. The weapons smugglers were spotted heading toward Somalia by Provence’s Caïman helicopter whilst it was undertaking routine surveillance in […]  Read more
March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Tambre concluded its deployment to the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 and returned to Cartagena, Spain on March 28. The Segura-class minesweeper spent two months integrated into the maritime group which was comprised of ships from different NATO member states. During Tambre’s deployment, SNMCMG 2 conducted the Bulgarian-organized mine […]  Read more
March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016
Photos: Belgian Navy Belgian Navy’s minehunter BNS Primula officially joined the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 on March 14 and on March 21 began its deployment as it, together with other ships from the group, sailed out of the Zeebruge harbor in Belgium. During the three months the ship will spend with NATO, Primula […]  Read more
March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016
Since EUNAVFOR’s mission to tackle human trafficking and smuggling in the Central Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Libya entered its second phase, Op Sophia ships have seized 98 vessels and helped arrest 58 suspect smugglers. The Op Sophia mission started June 22, 2015 with the first phase of operation aimed at gathering intelligence on […]  Read more
March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016
French patrol ship FS Commandant Bouan joined NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Aegean Sea last week. Commandant Bouan is the second ship to reinforce the mission against human traffickers as the Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Amstel sailed for the Aegean on March 10. SNMG2 is conducting reconnaissance and monitoring activities in […]  Read more
March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016
Led by the Turkish tender TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa, ships from NATO’s mine counter measures group two (SNMCMG2) arrived in Bar, Montenegro, March 18. The ships are on a scheduled port visit during the group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness. The visit also aims to strengthen the cooperation and partnership […]  Read more
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