Spanish frigate sets out to become SNMG1 flagship

Frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón. Photo: Spanish Navy

Spanish Navy F-100 frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón left her homeport to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group One ...

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US marines, sailors in first non-combatant evacuation op

A U.S. Navy landing craft air cushioned (LCAC) prepares to transport U.S. and international citizens during a bilateral non-combatant evacuation exercise at the U.S. Embassy, Muscat, Oman, Sept. 21, 2016. Photo: US Navy

U.S. marines and sailors from the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with ...

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Finnish Navy to take part in Emerald Move 2016

Units participating in Emerald Move 2010 are seen off the coast of Senegal. Photo: Italian Navy

The Finnish Navy said it would be joining the European exercise Emerald Move 16 which is set to take place in Italy ...

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Photo: Counter piracy ships meet in Gulf of Aden

ROKS Munmu the Great left sails with ITS Euro right as seen from HNLMS Tromp. Photo: EUNAVFOR

Dutch Commodore Luyckx who commands the Operation Atalanta’s counter-piracy force from the Dutch frigate HNLMS ...

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Australian frigate concludes half-year deployment to Pacific

HMAS Ballarat returning home to Fleet Base West. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat has recently returned home to Fleet Base West ...

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Spanish frigates alternate in operation Sophia

Navarra's crew pose for a photo prior to departing Naval Base Rota. Photo: Spanish Navy

Spanish Navy’s Santa María-class frigate Navarra departed Naval Base Rota to relieve sister-ship Reina Sofía ...

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Royal Navy ships respond to mayday call off Isle of Man

Photo: Facebook, Peel RNLI Lifeboat

A Royal Navy frigate and an offshore patrol vessel responded to a mayday call issued in the morning hours of ...

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Spanish offshore patrol boat heads for African deployment

OPV Serviola. Photo: Spanish Navy

Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Serviola set sail from Ferrol to conduct a series of activities with ...

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USS Bonhomme Richard launches NATO's Sea Sparrow missile

NATO Sea Sparrow

U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) launched the NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air ...

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Royal Navy flagship deploys to lead task force against ISIS

Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean has sailed from Plymouth on a 6.5-month deployment during which it will serve as ...

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USS Fort Worth visits Marshall Islands en route to San Diego

USS Fort Worth transiting teh Indian Ocean in October 2015. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall ...

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MPRA airdrops supplies to HNLMS Tromp in Gulf of Aden

German MPRA approaches HNLMS Tromp and prepares for the airdrop. Photo: EUNAVFOR

A German maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) airdropped supplies to the Dutch Navy frigate HLNMS ...

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Pacific Partnership returning home

Photo: US Navy

After concluding mission stops in six countries, this years’s Pacific Partnership arrived in the U.S. 3rd ...

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Dutch offshore patrol vessel nabs two tonnes of cocaine

A U.S. team in charge of conducting boarding operations is pictured searching the fishing vessel. Photo: Royal Netherlands Navy

Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol ship HNLMS Groningem has seized two tonnes of cocaine after intercepting a ...

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Sea phase of Australian Kakadu exercise gets underway

HMAS Newcastle sails past Canadian navy ship, HMCS Vancouver and HMAS Launceston as they sail out of Darwin harbour to commence the sea phase of Exercise Kakadu 2016. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

Naval units taking part in the Australian-hosted multinational maritime exercise have sailed out of Darwin to begin ...

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Australian Navy minehunters head for Render Safe 2016

Huon class minehunters

Two Royal Australian Navy minehunters, HMAS Huon and HMAS Diamantina, spent the past four weeks training together ...

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Bonhomme Richard ESG joins Valiant Shield drills

USS Curtis Wilber (DDG 54) steams alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) prior to a fueling at sea (FAS). Photo: US Navy

Ships assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG), with embarked 31st Marine ...

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FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern joins op Sophia

FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is now part of operation Sophia. Photo: German Navy

German Navy’s F123 frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern joined the European-led operation Sophia by taking over ...

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Royal Navy's Carrier Strike Group has new commander

Commodore Jeremy Kyd (left) with Commodore Andrew Betton OBE during the handover. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group battle staff,formed eighteen months ago and led by Commodore Jerry Kyd has ...

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German frigate to return from last operational deployment

FGS Karlsruhe. Photo: German Navy

German Navy frigate FGS Karlsruhe is scheduled to return from the Mediterranean Sea and her last operational ...

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Former US Navy frigate sunk by missile fire

Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), foreground, and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) fire Harpoons missiles as part of a sink exercise (SINKEX) during Valiant Shield 2016. Photo: US Navy

U.S. ships and aircraft used live fire munition to sink a decommissioned U.S. Navy guided missile frigate in waters ...

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Royal Navy destroyer joins Operation Sophia in the Med

HMS Diamond in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: EUNAVFOR MED

Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond joined the European operation Sophia by replacing HMS Enterprise, ...

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First real test for Australian MH-60R helicopter

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter took part in a search and rescue off ...

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Australian-hosted exercise Kakadu begins in Darwin

Canadian HMCS Vancouver and Japanese JS Fuyuzuki berthing in Darwin ahead of exercise Kakadu 2016. Photo: Australian Department of Defence

The 13th iteration of the Australian-hosted multinational maritime exercise Kakadu 2016 began with an opening ...

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ROK Navy assists in medical evacuation of USS Decatur sailor

Sailors remove chocks and chains from a Republic of Korea Navy UH-60 Black Hawk aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) during a medical evacuation of a Decatur sailor. Photo: US Navy

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) helped U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) conduct an ...

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Norwegian MINEX participants destroy 8 ordnance mines

Photo: MARCOM

Units from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) destroyed eight historic ordnance mines during ...

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