Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

French Warship to Enter Black Sea

French Warship to Enter Black Sea

An F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Navy, the Dupleix, will enter the Black Sea this weekend, according to Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.   The frigate will replace the US Navy’s destroyer USS Donald Cook, which is currently positioned in the western part of the Black Sea. Arrival of the French ship will keep […]

Russian Destroyer Passes near UK

Russian Destroyer Passes near UK

In an example of routine work for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, the ship’s company of HMS Dragon have tracked, and met up with, the Vice Admiral Kulakov – a large Russian destroyer – as it transits past the United Kingdom.   Dragon, a fast and powerful Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the […]

Ukrainian Frigate Completes Drills

Ukrainian Frigate Completes Drills

Over the past three days the Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi conducted scheduled drills.   The crew completed artillery exercises against simulated air targets and a range of scheduled trainings on anti-sabotage actions, antisubmarine warfare and ship damage control. In addition, the personnel engaged in mine countermeasure exercises, communication establishment in active and passive interferences etc. […]

Multinational Maritime Exercise Obangame Express 2014 Concludes

Multinational Maritime Exercise Obangame Express 2014 Concludes

Exercise Obangame Express 2014, the multinational maritime exercise in the Gulf of Guinea, concluded April 23.   Obangame Express, which began April 16, provided African, European and Atlantic partner naval forces the opportunity to work together, refine tactics, and improve cooperation in order to help Gulf of Guinea nations deter piracy and other maritime threats. […]

UK: HMS Vigilant Returns Home

UK: HMS Vigilant Returns Home

HMS Vigilant has successfully completed the latest patrol carrying Britain’s nuclear deterrent.   The V-boat returned to her home on the Clyde and was escorted home by HMS Tracker of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron and Royal Marines patrol craft. HMS Tracker leads the most potent weapon in the nation’s arsenal back home to base […]

UK: HMS Blyth Rescues Stricken Men

UK: HMS Blyth Rescues Stricken Men

HMS Blyth, which left her base port at Faslane for a three-month NATO deployment to the Mediterranean, has rescued two stricken men after their Wayfarer dinghy capsized off Ailsa Craig late yesterday afternoon.   The two men, thought to be in their late 20s, had set out from Largs on Tuesday, April 22 for a […]

Spanish OPV Relampago Escorts WFP Ship

Spanish OPV Relampago Escorts WFP Ship

The Spanish Navy’s oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided escort to a World Food Program ship transiting the area.   The escorted vessel, the merchant ship ‘Juba Liner II’, departed from the Kenyan port of Mombasa towards Somalia transporting food to the refugees […]

HMS Quorn, RFA Cardigan Bay Represent Royal Navy at DIMDEX

HMS Quorn, RFA Cardigan Bay Represent Royal Navy at DIMDEX

HMS Quorn has been flying the flag for the Royal Navy at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX).   The Portsmouth based minehunter, currently deployed in Bahrain, was representing the Royal Navy along with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Cardigan Bay as part of a contingent of 18 ships from different nations. […]

Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE Heads to Baltic Sea

Standing NATO  Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE Heads to Baltic Sea

On Tuesday, 22 April 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) deployed to the Baltic Sea to enhance maritime security and demonstrate the Alliance’s commitment to the safety and security of Baltic member States.   The group is composed of the Norwegian flagship HNoMS VALKYRIEN, the Dutch mine hunter HNLMS MAKKUM, the Belgian mine […]

USS Taylor to Enter Black Sea Today

USS Taylor to Enter Black Sea Today

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., will enter the Black Sea April 22 to promote peace and stability in the region.   The U.S. Navy routinely operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and International Law. Taylor’s mission is to reassure NATO allies of […]

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