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November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017
The French Navy’s second Loire-class offshore support and assistance multipurpose vessel – BSAH Rhone – was launched by the Kership joint venture in Concarneau, north-western France. The launching ceremony took place November 13 with the vessel’s crew in attendance. Rhone is the second of four Bâtiment de soutien et d’assistance hauturiers (BSAH) vessels being built by a joint […]  Read more
November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017
French shipbuilder Piriou announced it has opened a new naval yard in Senegal, continuing its expansion in Africa. The French company said it partnered with Senegalese maritime company Ngom et Freres in establishing the new entity called ‘Piriou Ngom Senegal’. Piriou said the new company will offer services for naval repair and building, especially in […]  Read more
November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017
HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy helicopter carrier and current flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), stopped in the Mediterranean on November 11 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in previous conflicts with an act of Remembrance. The entire ship’s company, Bravo Company of 40 Commando Royal Marines, members of 820, […]  Read more
November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017
The United Arab Emirates Navy has ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group, French president Emmanuel Macron announced during a press conference in Dubai. Macron’s confirmation comes days after media reports emerged indicating UAE Navy’s interest in the vessels which are turning out to be an export success for the French shipbuilder. In […]  Read more
November 09, 2017
November 09, 2017
Defense ministers attending NATO’s North Atlantic Council meeting on Wednesday agreed on the creation of a new command for the Atlantic which would ensure better cooperation between Europe and the US and Canada. This command would coordinate the protection of sea lines of communication between Europe and North America. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, NATO […]  Read more
November 08, 2017
November 08, 2017
A Royal Navy fast patrol boat challenged and escorted a larger Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel which entered territorial waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. HMS Scimitar intercepted ESPS Infanta Cristina on Wednesday morning off the east coast of Gibraltar. UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the incident to The Sun, adding that the […]  Read more
November 07, 2017
November 07, 2017
Greece should receive four airworthy submarine-hunting P-3B aircraft by 2023, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has awarded aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin a $260 million contract modification for mid-life upgrades and depot maintenance of four Greek P-3B airplanes. Greece has a total of six aircraft operated jointly by the Hellenic Navy […]  Read more
November 07, 2017
November 07, 2017
Spanish Navy frigates recently took part in anti-air missile firing drills in the Gulf of Cadiz. Santa Maria-class frigates ‘Navarra’, Canarias’ and ‘Santa María’ were joined by F-100 frigate ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’ and a number of other ships as they fired Standard SM-1 missiles. ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón, OPV Vigía and auxiliary ships ‘Medas’, ‘La […]  Read more
November 06, 2017
November 06, 2017
An anti-submarine warfare exercise hosted by the Turkish Navy kicked off at Aksaz Naval Base on November 4. Warships from five countries will be training together in the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Turkey through November 20. The exercise is called Dogu Akdeniz-17 and is organized by Turkey every two years. According to the […]  Read more
November 03, 2017
November 03, 2017
US Navy personnel from the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota, Spain, completed a 60-day surface incremental availability (SIA) on destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Oct. 27. “This was the second SIA conducted in Rota, Spain and continues the record of on-time availabilities dating back to the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), completed […]  Read more
November 01, 2017
November 01, 2017
The latest round of Mediterranean Sea patrols carried out by NATO ships as part of operation Sea Guardian concluded on October 30 and saw the participation of four ships and one submarine. Ships from the navies of Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Turkey, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft from Greece and Turkey, spent two weeks […]  Read more
November 01, 2017
November 01, 2017
Russian Navy submarine Veliky Novgorod has launched more cruise missiles at ISIS positions as the Syrian Democratic Forces on Monday started an offensive on the last ISIS stronghold in Deir ez-Zor. According to the Russian defense ministry, the fifth Project 636.3 submarine to be built for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet launched a salvo of […]  Read more
October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017
Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has assumed her role as NATO SNMG2 flagship again after returning from the Caribbean where she contributed to the UK humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation Ruman. Ocean relieved HMS Diamond – Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer which jumped in for the helicopter carrier in September – as group flagship on Sunday, October […]  Read more
October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017
Navy ships from Italy and Tunisia recently completed the bilateral exercise Oasis 17 off the Tunisian coast. Oasis 17 is part of several training activities carried out by the Italian Navy together with navies from northern African countries. The so called 5 + 5 maritime cooperation includes navies from the northern shores of the Mediterranean: Portugal, […]  Read more
October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017
Exercise Intrepid Sentinel gathered ships from the French, UK and US navies for two days of maneuvers in the Gulf of Oman on October 20 and 21. US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), French Marine Nationale’s anti-air destroyer FS Jean Bart (D 615) and the Royal Navy’s Duke-class frigate HMS Monmouth (F 235), […]  Read more
October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017
The Royal Dutch Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS Evertsen has returned to her homeport at naval base Den Helder after a six-month deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). The air defense and command frigate spent the majority of her deployment in the Baltic Sea patrolling the area which has seen an uptick in […]  Read more
October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017
US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) got underway from Souda Bay, Greece, October 21, after completing a scheduled mid-deployment voyage repair maintenance there. San Diego’s port visit allowed the crew and contractors to carry out repairs and maintenance ensuring the ship remained in operational condition for its deployment. “We had […]  Read more
October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017
French Navy’s D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso FS Ducuing completed its second deployment to the European Union’s Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia. Taking over from FS Commandant Birot, Ducuing spent 43 days deployed to the Mediterranean Sea where it helped fight people- and arms smugglers operating from Libya. The ship’s crew carried out a number commercial and fishing vessel inspections […]  Read more
October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017
The US-hosted amphibious drill Bold Alligator will be joined by Mexican, Canadian and French Navy ships in addition to personnel from a number of other ally countries. Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17) started in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on October 18 and will run through October 30 around Camp Lejeune and at-sea Atlantic ranges. Mexican Navy’s […]  Read more
October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 joined NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) in La Spezia, Italy, to take part in a series of experiments and trials last week. Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond, Turkish Navy’s TCG Barbaros and Spain’s ESPS Blas de Lezo visited Italy after completing exercise Brilliant Mariner 17. The experiments […]  Read more
October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) are heading to France for a scheduled port visit and ordnance disposal operations. The ships are scheduled to arrive in Cherbourg on October 20 where they will coordinate with the French Navy in preparation for historical ordnance disposal operations (HOD Ops) off the French coast, resupply the […]  Read more
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