Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

Swedish Navy’s MV Belos Gets NASDive System

Nautronix, a provider of through water communication and positioning technology to the offshore industry, has commissioned the largest NASDive digital diver communications system for GDA, who were working on an upgrade of the communication system on-board Submarine Rescue Vessel, the MV Belos for the Swedish Navy.   The vessel provides support for the Swedish Navy, and […]

HMS Queen Elizabeth Undergoes Inclining Test

HMS Queen Elizabeth Undergoes Inclining Test

HMS Queen Elizabeth undergoes inclining test to find out her exact weight and centre of gravity.   Last month saw the naming of the Royal UK Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. Weighing in at 65,000 tonnes and with a flight deck measuring in at 4.5 acres, she is the largest warship ever built […]

SNMCMG1 Docks in Turku, Finland

SNMCMG1 Docks in Turku, Finland

On August 29, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Turku, Finland, for a routine port visit in advance of the Finnish Navy-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS.   SNMCMG1 is visiting Turku during the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness […]

FGS Berlin Runs LMCB Activities in Seychelles

EU Naval Force Warship FGS Berlin conducts three Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) activities during a recent port visit to the Seychelles in support of EUCAP Nestor.   LMCB are conducted by the European Union to build the capacity of security forces of regional partners in the fight against piracy. Firstly on 25 August Firefighting training […]

HMS Ramsey Back Home after Three Years

HMS Ramsey Back Home after Three Years

Royal UK Navy mine hunter, HMS Ramsey, returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on August 29 after spending three years in the Gulf.   Sailing the ship as it made its way up Gare Loch were Crew 2 from Faslane’s First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) who have served with the advanced […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]

Joint Maritime Efforts Could Help Reduce Piracy

Joint Maritime Efforts Could Help Reduce Piracy

Piracy is posing one of the gravest challenges to the global maritime industry. The challenge, which will be addressed at the conference ‘Maritime Crime and the Effects on Growth and Development in the African Region’ at Danish Maritime Days on the 7th of October, should be met in a collective and holistic manner, the industry […]

Spanish Navy’s Minesweeper Joins SNMCMG-2

Spanish Navy’s Minesweeper Joins SNMCMG-2

Spanish Navy’s minesweeper  ‘Douro’ (M-35), of class Segura,  will be a part of the SNMCMG-2 Alliance from August 29.   The vessel has started its journey on 28 August from the port of Alicante to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group TWO, along with other units from NATO countries. Douro will be a part of the NATO […]

HMS Defender Remembers Fallen Sailors

HMS Defender has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Heligoland Bight while on her maiden deployment to the Gulf.   In a poignant service led by Chaplain Michael Meachin, the entire ship’s company of the Type 45 destroyer mustered to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war. HMS Defender is […]

UK Navy Initiates Bournemouth Air Festival

UK Navy Initiates Bournemouth Air Festival

The Royal UK Navy flew in to launch the 7th Bournemouth Air Festival yesterday morning (Thursday 28 Aug) with air displays and a Royal Marines abseil.   In front of thousands of onlookers the Royal Marines wowed the crowds with their skills abseiling down a building in this the 350th anniversary year of the Corps. Shortly […]

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