News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017
French Navy’s Horizon-class air warfare destroyer FS Chevalier Paul is scheduled to join Romanian Navy vessels for maritime exercises on July 19, two days after entering the Black Sea. FS Chevalier Paul is expected to be joined by three Romanian Navy vessels for a set of joint activities in the Black Sea. During a three-day […]  Read more
July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
Following an EU Committee report into the operation Sophia which said the undertaking is not working, EU members seem less willing to continue the mission. The mission which, as the report says, was failing to deliver its mandate of disrupting the migrant smugglers’ networks, was supposed to be extended to the end of 2018. It […]  Read more
July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
The commander of the Carrier Strike Group 2 assembled around the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower visited French frigate FS Chevalier Paul on July 14. The visit, held on Bastille Day, promoted interoperability and U.S.-French commitment to stability in the Europe and Africa regions during operation Inherent Resolve. “Our French allies have […]  Read more
July 17, 2017
July 17, 2017
Royal Navy sailors and marines exercised with their counterparts from other countries during a five-month annual French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East. UK forces joined the French Navy assault ship FS Mistral in March as part of the Jeanne d’Arc 2017 French task group, which has visited Singapore, Sri Lanka, Japan, Guam, Australia […]  Read more
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
Two Norwegian Navy Commodores traded places at the helm of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony at the Norwegian Naval Base, Haakonsvern, on Friday. Commodore Ole Morten Sandquis was relieved as Commander of SNMG1, by fellow countryman, Commodore Petter Kammerhuber. At the same time, the flagship duty passed over […]  Read more
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
Spanish Navy’s sail training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ concluded a four-month Atlantic ocean training cruise returning to Marín (where the Naval Academy is located) on July 13. The veteran ship was welcomed by the Academy’s Superintendent, teachers, students and family members. During this training cruise, midshipmen from the Spanish Navy, Marine Corps and Quartermaster’s […]  Read more
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Shoreham returned home after being deployed for three months to Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One, operating mostly in the Baltic. For the first time, families and friends joined their loved ones on board the Royal Navy mine hunter, HMS Shoreham, as she sailed in to her home port […]  Read more
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
L’Astrolabe, a new ice-breaking vessel that will be operated by the French Navy, was delivered by shipbuilder Piriou on July 12 in Concarneau, France. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the navy, the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) and the Austral and Antarctic French Territories (TAAF). Ordered in June 2015, L’Astrolabe will be formally delivered […]  Read more
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
The French Ministry of Armed Forces has awarded ECA Group a new five-year contract for the supply of consumables for the French Navy’s PAP demining remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).  According to the company, the contract will amount to over €4 million up to a maximum of €8 million depending on utilization frequency. In 1977, ECA Group […]  Read more
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony for the Italian Navy’s multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on July 12. The approx. 200 meters long LHD will have a maximum speed of 25 knots and will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG). The […]  Read more
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
The Italian Navy-operated NATO research vessel ‘Alliance’ started a 20-day Arctic Ocean campaign during which scientists will carry out geophysics, marine geology and oceanography research. Dubbed High North 17, the campaign will be joined by scientists from Italian and international organizations including the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation. RV Alliance departed Reykjavik, Iceland, on July […]  Read more
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
Italian Navy frigate ITS Espero is en route to her homeport after over two months of counter-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa as part of the EUNAVFOR operation Atalanta. During her 108-day deployment ITS Espero’s ship’s company helped deter and suppress pirate attacks which started again in 2017 after several years of stagnancy. During […]  Read more
July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017
NATO is eyeing the German naval station Warnemünde as logistical support for ships assigned to its maritime task groups, German media are reporting. According to the Ostsee-Zeitung which received a confirmation from the German defense ministry, Germany had earlier offered NATO to share the base in Rostock with German Navy vessels already stationed there. The report […]  Read more
July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017
Australia’s Future Submarine project officially opened an office in Cherbourg, France in a July 9 ceremony attended by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The office is a tripartite secure facility which will house submarine designers, naval architects and engineers who will work alongside each other on Australia’s Future Submarine Program. The facility will be known as […]  Read more
July 07, 2017
July 07, 2017
As part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilised in refugee and migrant rescue operations. […]  Read more
July 05, 2017
July 05, 2017
As part of her counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, EU NAVFOR’s Italian warship, ITS Espero, has an Agusta-Bell AB 212 helicopter embarked. This highly capable helicopter provides the commanding officer with much-needed versatility, speed and range, as well as an intelligence-gathering capability. The helicopter can be deployed at short notice to investigate suspicious […]  Read more
June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017
The Royal Navy is sending two warships to NATO missions in the Mediterranean Sea, UK’s defense secretary Michael Fallon confirmed at the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Multi-role survey ship HMS Enterprise is already underway and is set to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) as the flagship in July this […]  Read more
June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017
U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) on June 16 became the U.S. Navy ship to complete a 60-day Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) at the Rota naval base in Spain. Porter serves as one of the navy’s four forward deployed guided-missile destroyers home-ported in Rota, Spain that support NATO’s regional security and ballistic missile defense efforts. […]  Read more
June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017
NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) will be led by a Latvian Navy commander following a change of command ceremony at the Port of Riga on Thursday. Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa of the Estonian Navy turned over command of the group after leading aboard the flagship, Estonian command and support ship ENS Wambola since Feb. 13, […]  Read more
June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017
Turkish Navy assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) in a change of command ceremony on June 29. Rear Amiral Emre Sezenler Turkish Navy took over from Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukuda JMSDF at CMF headquarters in Bahrain. The ceremony was presided over by Vice […]  Read more
June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017
Russian ships and helicopters reportedly harassed U.S.-flagged M/V Green Ridge in the Baltic Sea in May as it was carrying military equipment for exercise Saber Strike 2017, according to Defense News. The U.S. cargo ship was approached by Russian military assets as it was travelling near Russian waters en route to Lithuania. Defense News cited an internal […]  Read more
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