Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

SNMG2 TU02 Pays Visit to Constanta, Romania

SNMG2 TU02 Pays Visit to Constanta, Romania

Last weekend under the banner of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) Task Unit 02 (TU02), HMCS Toronto, ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbon and ROS Regele Ferdinand have completed their 4 days visit to Constanta, Romania.   The port visit served to reaffirm the Alliance’s commitment to maritime defence and security and reassure Black Sea […]

Norwegian Coast Guard Assists in Arctic Climate Research

Norwegian Coast Guard vessel NoCGV Svalbard assisted researchers from the Nansen Center with climate research in the Arctic in September.   The expedition is conducted annually and the main goal is to measure ocean temperature in the Fram Strait, located between Svalbard and Greenland. NoCGV Svalbard, which is the Royal Norwegian Navy’s only icebreaker, has […]

Naval Station Rota, Spain Welcomes CPOs

Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 19 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held in the courtyard of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), Sept. 16.   The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,660 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks […]

Professionals Discuss Maritime Security in Africa

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training opportunities, and comprehensive regional standards. The conference is scheduled to […]

BNS Leopold I Carries Out Friendly Approaches

Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast.   The dhow was initially sighted by BNS Leopold I’s Alouette III helicopter during a reconnaissance flight along the Somali coast on […]

Russian Navy’s New Research Vessel Laid Down

Russian Navy’s New Research Vessel Laid Down

Pella Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony for a new research ship of project 11982 under the order of the Russian Navy on September 12.   The vessel is designed for search and rescue operations, research and oceanographic studies. It is expected to be delivered to the customer in 2016. With a speed of approximately 12.0 knots […]

BNS Leopold I, FGS Berlin Replenish at Sea

BNS Leopold I, FGS Berlin Replenish at Sea

On Monday, 8 September, EU Naval Force Belgian frigate, BNS Leopold I, conducted a replenishment at sea with the German support ship FGS Berlin in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).   As the ships sailed close to each other, maintenance equipment was transferred from FGS Berlin’s deck to BNS Leopold I’s forecastle via a […]

Many Dead after Boat Sinks Off Libya

Many Dead after Boat Sinks Off Libya

A boat carrying up to 250 African emigrants has sunk off Libyan coast on Sunday, and according to a Libyan navy spokesperson, many passengers have died.   Navy spokesman Ayub Qassem said that only 26 people have been rescued after the incident which occurred near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli. The under-equipped Libya’s coastguard, which mainly exists on […]

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) […]

UK Navy Board Embarks Two Patrol Boats

The entire UK Navy Board – the body responsible for running the Royal UK Navy – squeezed into two of the Navy’s smallest vessels for a rare day together at sea.   Eight Admirals – including First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas – a Royal Marine Major General, two Commodores and several support staff […]

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