News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
Italian Navy amphibious transport dock ITS San Giorgio wrapped up her participation in the EU-led operation Sophia and headed home on February 14. ITS San Giorgio had been part of the maritime group from October 22, 2016, and was in charge of training Libyan Coast Guard and Navy personnel in no-combat skills at sea, in particular […]  Read more
February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri marked the construction start of the first Italian Navy Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) with a steel cutting ceremony at its shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) on February 13. The shipbuilder said the first of seven offshore patrol ships would be delivered in 2021. PPA vessels are part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan, approved […]  Read more
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
Spanish Navy’s amphibious assault ship ESPS Galicia departed the navy base Rota to join the European Union counter-piracy operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean. Galicia will serve as the operation’s flagship hosting Spanish Navy Rear-Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado and his staff. This is the fourth time the Galicia (L-51) participates in the 2008-initiated counter-piracy operation and the second […]  Read more
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
NATO’s annual mine countermeasure (MCM) exercise Dynamic Move (DME17) which saw the participation of over 15 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries, Finland and Sweden, concluded Friday, February 10. The two-week drill was organized by the Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) and aimed to enhance interoperability and build proficiency in conducting MCM operations in littoral waters while […]  Read more
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
One French ship was replaced by another in the Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia after FS Commandant Bouan took over from FS Commandant Ducuing on February 6. Both ships are D’Estienne d’Orves-class avisos most commonly used for anti-submarine defence and high sea escort missions. Commandant Ducuing ended her participation in EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia after a one-month deployment. Operation Sophia […]  Read more
February 09, 2017
February 09, 2017
NATO’s Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) was recently transported from its headquarters at Royal Navy base Clyde to Norway for exercises. The exercise is called Northern Sun and is designed to test the mobilisation of the NSRS and exercise its capabilities in the frigid waters off Norway. The system, which is jointly-owned by the UK, France and Norway, […]  Read more
February 08, 2017
February 08, 2017
French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has entered dry dock in the Toulon navy base to start its mid life refit. The undertaking will be led by DGA (French armament procurement agency), the French Navy’s Fleet Support Department and the aircraft carrier’s crew in collaboration with shipbuilder DCNS. If all goes according to plans, […]  Read more
February 08, 2017
February 08, 2017
NATO ships from Turkey, Italy and Greece are currently sailing in the Mediterranean Sea making observations that will help improve maritime situational awareness. The three ships are tasked under operation Sea Guardian, a newly launched NATO operation which has three man tasks, maritime situational awareness , counter-terrorism and regional capacity building. As a standing operation, it is […]  Read more
February 07, 2017
February 07, 2017
In her second operation since joining the EUNAVFOR mission, Spanish frigate Canarias (F-86) rescued 494 migrants from a wooden craft sailing adrift off the coast of Libya. The frigate is part of European Union’s operation Sophia aimed at preventing criminal activities and saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea. According to the Spanish Navy, Canarias was […]  Read more
February 06, 2017
February 06, 2017
During her port call in Adelaide, Italian FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere welcomed the Australian minister for defense Christopher Pyne on board on February 5. Pyne toured the Italian frigate ITS Carabiniere as it visited South Australia on a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific to support naval cooperation and security in the region. Following her earlier stop […]  Read more
February 03, 2017
February 03, 2017
Researchers have found the ‘U 581’ World War II submarine belonging to Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine. The submarine lies at a depth of nearly 900 meters on the sea bed off the Portuguese Azores island of Pico. Researchers from the German Rebikoff-Niggeler-Foundation found the wreck in September 2016 but announced the discovery this February. The U 581 sunk […]  Read more
February 03, 2017
February 03, 2017
CMR Group has supplied the French Navy’s maritime patrol vessel FS La Confiance with advanced marine condition monitoring and sensor equipment, the company said on Friday. Built at the SOCARENAM shipyard, the vessel is the latest addition to the French fleet and will undertake operational activities and patrols throughout the Caribbean from its permanent base in […]  Read more
February 02, 2017
February 02, 2017
The first MT30 gas turbine that will be installed on the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel passed the factory acceptance test, Rolls-Royce announced on Thursday. Rolls-Royce is in charge of providing two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20,000 tonne displacement LHD, which will be built and launched at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia, […]  Read more
February 02, 2017
February 02, 2017
The annual, tactical level, mine countermeasure exercise Dynamic Move started on Monday in Belgium, NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) announced. Welcoming more than 150 participants representing 15 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries Finland and Sweden, the exercise is hosted by the Belgium-Netherlands naval mine warfare school EGUERMIN and is supported by the co-located NATO Naval Mine […]  Read more
February 02, 2017
February 02, 2017
French Navy officer cadets welcomed their Britannia Royal Naval College counterparts aboard their training ship squadron recently. Eight Royal Navy Young Officers (YOs) sailed with the French Marine Nationale’s training ships’ week-end visit to Dartmouth. Accompanied by two staff officers from the College, the Royal Navy YOs were fully integrated with the bridge teams on their […]  Read more
February 02, 2017
February 02, 2017
The crew of Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago took part in a range of maritime training exercises with the Seychelles Maritime Police, Coastguard and Air force during their visit to the Seychelles. The first day of training focused on briefings about search and rescue (SAR) procedures, sea survival and the Global Maritime Distress System and Safety […]  Read more
January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Navarra (F-85) returned from her Mediterranean Sea deployment after spending four months saving lives at sea and preventing human and weapon smuggling. By returning to Rota Naval Base on January 31, Navarra concluded her deployment to EUNAVFOR operation Sophia, aimed at fighting human trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea. According to the Spanish […]  Read more
January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017
Polish state-owned defense company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and French shipbuilder DCNS signed an agreement under which they would cooperate on future naval projects in Poland. The focus of this memorandum of understanding are the three submarines that Poland intends to acquire under the Orka programme. PGZ further noted that the agreement could see the two companies […]  Read more
January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017
Italian Navy’s two new high-speed vessels, designed and built by Intermarine (Immsi Group), will be featuring Rolls-Royce engines and waterjets, the engine manufacturer announced. Intermarine’s Sarzana shipyard recently began the construction of two high-speed multi-purpose units (UNPAV). They are more than 40 metres long, 8 metres wide and powered by three MTU 2000 series diesel engines connecting to three […]  Read more
January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017
Spanish Navy minehunter ESPS Duero departed Cartagena, Spain to join the standing NATO mine countermeasures group two. Duero and her crew are scheduled to spend over two months with the international group before heading home in April. During this deployment in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, the ship will participate in the multinational exercise Poseidon […]  Read more
January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017
Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere arrived in Western Australia on Wednesday with Italian defense industry representatives aboard. Carabiniere docked in Fremantle where Fincantieri representatives will meet with Australian naval shipbuilding companies and the local supply chain, who are vying for a share of a multi-billion dollar defence program. Fincantieri is one of three European ship […]  Read more
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