News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017
German Navy’s diver support vessel FGS Rottweil is scheduled to depart its homeport in Kiel, Germany, on January 30, to join NATO’s standing mine countermeasure group two. The vessel and her crew will spend the next five months sailing with the SNMCMG2. Coming from the German Navy’s 3rd Mine Warfare Squadron, the ship will join the group […]  Read more
January 24, 2017
January 24, 2017
The Italian city of Cagliari was the port visit of choice for the new flagship of NATO’s standing mine counter measures group two. Polish flagship, ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki (511), arrived in Cagliari on January 21 on its first port call since joining SNMCMG2. The ship and crew arrived to Italy after completing a 10-day transit […]  Read more
January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017
NATO said it is monitoring the Russian carrier strike group centered around the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as it sails back home after spending several months off the coast of Syria. The aircraft carrier took part in Russian military operations in Syria. Admiral Kuznetsov has been monitored since it left Severomosk in October by ships assigned […]  Read more
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017
Rolls-Royce received a contract to deliver its MTU diesel engines for the Turkish Coast Guard search and rescue vessels that are to be built by Dutch shipbuilder Damen. The six new vessels are paid for by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and will be built in Ankara. The boats will support ongoing operations to rescue migrants […]  Read more
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017
Australia’s Flinders University signed an academic and research cooperation agreement with four French graduate schools of engineering to work on Australia’s Future Submarine program. The agreement between Flinders and a consortium comprised of ENSTA ParisTech, École Centrale de Nantes, CentraleSupélec and École Polytechnique was signed at a special ceremony signed in Paris this week. The […]  Read more
January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017
A Polish commander is now at the helm of NATO’s standing mine counter measures group two (SNMCMG2) following a change of command ceremony in Polish Naval Base Swinoujscie. Commander Aleksander Urbanowicz took over from his Greek counterpart, Captain Panagiotis Papageorgiou, who led the group aboard the flagship, a Greek replenishment ship class 701 C, HS […]  Read more
January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017
Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigate ESPS Canarias (F-86) left her homeport in Rota, Spain to join the EU mission of saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Coordinated by the EU Naval Forces, operation Sophia aims to stop human trafficking in the central Mediterranean Sea. The multinational mission was set up by the European Union on May […]  Read more
January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017
Sailors and marines from the Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol ship ESPS Relampago trained with the Tanzanian police force during their visit to Dar Es Salaam. Relampago arrived in Tanzania as part of its deployment to EUNAVFOR’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta. The four days of training included briefings on stop and search, boarding operations, navigation, ship maintenance and boat […]  Read more
January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017
A flotilla of five French Navy training ships is set to arrive at UK’s Dartmouth harbour on January 20 while two of the ships will be open to public on Sunday, January 22. During a weekend visit the French naval cadets onboard will have the chance to interact with their Royal Navy counterparts under training […]  Read more
January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017
Norwegian Navy frigate HNOMS Roald Amundsen became flagship of NATO’s standing maritime group one which held a change of command ceremony in La Coruña, Spain, on January 14. Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist took command of SNMG1 from Spanish Navy Rear Admiral José Enrique Delgado Roig. The ceremony was presided over by Royal Navy Vice Admiral […]  Read more
January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017
U.S. Navy personnel deployed to Rota, Spain, recently took time to practice ordnance loading in what were described as “non-traditional locations”. The U.S. 6th Fleet shared photos from the exercise showing MK 48 inert training torpedoes being loaded onto a submarine. U.S. 6th Fleet, together with the Virginia-class submarine USS California (SSN 781), Navy Munitions Command Rota, […]  Read more
January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017
Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown returned to her home port of Halifax on January 13, concluding a six-month deployment to Eastern and Central Europe. The frigate deployed within operation Reassurance which is Canada’s contribution to NATO efforts in the region. HMCS Charlottetown acted as command ship for Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) Task Unit […]  Read more
January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017
The commander of Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago welcomed EU member state ambassadors aboard during a port call in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ambassadors from Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands were welcomed by Lieutenant Commander Francisco Garcia Flores on January 13. The visit was an opportunity to update the ambassadors on the European […]  Read more
January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017
Italian Navy’s Bergamini-class frigate ITS Carabiniere docked at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on December 11. The FREMM frigate is on a deployment to Australia and South East Asia during which it will, among other duties, serve as a platform for promoting the Italian industry. More specifically, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is financing this deployment […]  Read more
January 09, 2017
January 09, 2017
The French defense procurement agency DGA contracted Safran Electronics & Defense to developed an improved version of its global navigation system that is used on the country’s Triomphant class ballistic missile nuclear submarines. In a announcement on Monday, the company said the new version capitalizes on feedback from the current laser gyro-based navigation systems. The company added that […]  Read more
January 06, 2017
January 06, 2017
German Navy’s Rhön-class tanker FGS Spessart will join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1) this month. The 130-meter ship is scheduled to depart its homeport in the naval base Kiel on January 11. The ship is expected to join other SNMG1 units on January 13 in Oslo, Norway. A change of flagship ceremony during which the […]  Read more
January 06, 2017
January 06, 2017
A former lead ship in a class of Royal Navy’s mine hunting vessels has joined NATO’s standing mine countermeasures group as an Estonian Navy vessel. Estonian minehunter EML Admiral Cowan (M313) was formerly known as HMS Sandown and served the Royal Navy from 1989 to 2005. Sandown and two more vessels in the class were […]  Read more
January 06, 2017
January 06, 2017
German Navy’s Rhön-class tanker FGS Spessart will join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1) this month. The 130-meter ship is scheduled to depart its homeport in the naval base Kiel on January 11. The ship is expected to join other SNMG1 units on January 13 in Oslo, Norway. A change of flagship ceremony during which the […]  Read more
January 05, 2017
January 05, 2017
The Russian Ministry of Defense has recently shared a new video of the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s lone aircraft carrier, operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The video, shared on YouTube, has no description but it is evident that it reflects on the carrier’s air wing operations off the coast of Syria in the Mediterranean Sea. To […]  Read more
January 05, 2017
January 05, 2017
Spanish Navy’s Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Cristóbal Colón is scheduled to embark on a long-term deployment to Australia on January 9. Under an agreement between the two navies, the Aegis-equipped frigate will spend 120 days in Australia where it will help train future Australian Hobart-class destroyer sailors of the Australian Navy. By integrating into the Australian Navy […]  Read more
January 05, 2017
January 05, 2017
Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS St. John’s left her homeport on Wednesday and headed for the Mediterranean Sea where it will join NATO’s standing maritime group 2. Departing from the naval base in Halifax, St. John’s set sail for the operation Reassurance to replace sister ship HMCS Charlottetown which has been serving with SNMG 2 […]  Read more
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