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  • 19 December 2014

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) approaches the Coronado Bay Bridge while pulling into Naval Base San Diego. Green Bay is making preparations for forward deployment to Sasebo, Japan, early next year. [mappress mapid=”14780″]   Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam

  • 16 July 2015

    Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 9, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, prepares to embark the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015, a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force […]

  • 18 June 2015

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a personnel and equipment onload. The operation was conducted in the Atlantic Ocean on June 15. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) are participating in ARG/MEUEX, a scenario-based amphibious integration exercise, […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A large bi-annual military exercise is set to take place across various UK locations next week, involving the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce. Exercise Joint Warrior will run form Saturday 11 April until Friday 24 April and will feature 55 war ships and submarines, 70 aircraft and around 13,000 personnel from 13 participating […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday 1 October 2013, Italian warship ITS Zeffiro conducted a Friendly Approach with a Yemeni dhow in the waters of the Gulf of Aden. ITS Zeffiro sent a Djiboutian linguist with the warship’s security team to the dhow in order to investigate the nature of the crew’s activities. The security team ascertained that the […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) prepares to come alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). At the time, the vessels were sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Ships comprising the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are participating in a group sail exercise designed to develop coordinated […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Libeccio carried out a ‘Friendly Approach’ on Sunday 20 October. During the approach, the warship’s crew received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the area of operations is key to EU Naval Forces ability to […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Warship, HMAS Darwin, sailed towards a meteorological phenomenon, where Alto Cumulus clouds formed lines across the sky, due to wind sheer caused by one high pressure system following another.   The image was taken during HMAS Darwin’s sail to the Operation Slipper. HMAS DARWIN SPECIFICATIONS Length 138 m Beam 14.3 m […]

  • 25 February 2011

    The deteriorating situation in Libya has prompted the government to swing into action. Just a day after an evacuation plan was worked out fo… (indiatoday) [mappress] Source: indiatoday, February 25, 2011;

  • 1 July 2014

    On June 28, TORM Sofia prevented a suspicious approach to the vessel by a group of pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea.   There were no injuries to crew, vessel, environment or cargo. The Filipino Master, his crew and the employed armed guards are safe and suffered no injuries. The LR1 product […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Recently, whilst conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden in an area with a large number of fishing vessels, EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra conducted a friendly approach on a dhow. To help strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers, as well as obtain first hand information about […]

  • 28 August 2014

    During the last few days EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra deployed as part of EU Naval Force, has been conducting counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. The Spanish frigate’s embarked AB 212 helicopter, during a routine flight, visually detected two vessels sailing northwards to the Yemeni coast.   ESPS Navarra’s Commanding Officer decided to […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    RFA Lyme Bay has carried out the first of six friendly approaches in the Gulf of Aden. It was the first friendly approach carried out by a UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay Class ship, as part of European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The ship’s boat team interacted with the local seafarers to […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new flagship of EU Naval Force ITS Andrea Doria conducted its first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden.   To help strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers, as well as obtain first hand information about possible piracy incidents in the area, EU Naval Force ships will […]

  • 4 September 2014

    EU Naval Force warship HNLMS Van Speijk has carried out her first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden. Following a routine logistical stop in Djibouti, HNLMS Van Speijk was assigned to patrol in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), monitoring merchant traffic and safeguarding shipping.   Whilst patrolling the IRTC, the Dutch frigate’s boarding […]

  • 29 May 2014

    French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, recently carried out several friendly approaches on dhows and skiffs off Somalia.   With the consent of the ships’ masters, direct talks were conducted in order to strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers. The aim […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 begins its final approach into the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is underway conducting a training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in the Pacific Ocean in […]

  • 14 May 2015

    Italian Navy’s Maestrale class frigate, Grecale F571, recently completed its 44th friendly approach as part of EU Operation Atalanta. The vessel approached a Yemeni dhow on May 3 to strengthen friendly ties and exchange information. ITS Grecale joined Operation Atalanta on February 17 and since conducted operations in Somali waters, the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the afternoon of 9 March, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, carried out her first meeting, or ‘friendly approach’ with local seafarers in the Gulf of Aden since she joined the European Union’s counter-piracy operation, Atalanta a few days earlier. ESPS Infanta Cristina is currently patrolling the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) to […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the past few weeks, the EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Navarra, has carried out several friendly approaches to fishing dhows off the northern coast of Somalia. After sighting several fishing dhows, the Spanish frigate established communications with the masters. After a short conversation, the Masters invited the sailors on board. After the meeting, which […]

  • 15 April 2014

    A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday (April 14).   The USS Cook was patrolling in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the U.S. Navy ship, Army […]

  • 16 April 2020

    On April 15, eleven vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) approached the US Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG) vessels in the Gulf, the US 5th Fleet said. At the time of the incident, the US vessels USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) arrived at its new homeport in Norfolk, Virginia, Nov. 10. Under the command of Cmdr. Kevin Roach, the submarine was previously assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron One, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The submarine arrives in Norfolk to begin its conversion to a Moored Training […]

  • 2 September 2014

    On Saturday 30 August, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I conducted their first friendly approach with two Yemeni fishing vessels.   Having sighted the vessels at sea with approximately 15 men, women and children on board, the warship’s Boarding Party was dispatched to investigate the situation. Once on board, the Belgium Navy crew was […]

  • 9 June 2011

      Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), arrived in Constanta for a scheduled three-day port visit as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA), June 6. During the visit, U.S. and Romanian dignitaries were given the opportunity to learn about Monterey’s ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities and how it integrates into the EPAA. […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Meteoro has recently completed a busy period of Friendly Approaches meeting 23 dhows and skiffs in just 3 days. During these approaches the boat crews received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the […]

  • 16 September 2014

    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 […]

  • 5 June 2014

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PST on June 4 while operating off the coast of Southern California.   The pilot ejected from the […]

  • 29 August 2012

    On 26 August, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, Catherine Ashton visited the French EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) warship La Fayette during her visit to Kenya and Somalia. She was welcomed on board by the Commanding Officer Captain Guillaume Merveilleux du Vignaux and the EU […]