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  • 18 December 2012

    In the afternoon of 15 December 2012, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie intercepted one skiff with five suspected pirates on board. While underway to the probable pirates’ operating area, the Swedish EU NAVFOR maritime patrol aircraft (MPRA) was able to locate the suspicious skiff on 12 December 2012. The BNS […]

  • 12 June 2017

    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate BNS Louise Marie departed Belgian naval base Zeebrugge on Monday to start her deployment to the European operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of the next 30 days, Louise Marie will be representing the Belgian contribution to the EU mission of fighting human and arms traffickers in the Mediterranean […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Just 12 days after EU Naval Force warship BNS Louise Marie apprehended five suspect pirates at sea off the Somali Coast, the Belgium frigate has once again located a suspect skiff – this time with three men on board.   The warship, which is operating as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy mission – Operation Atalanta, […]

  • 25 July 2017

    Belgian Navy frigate BNS Louise Marie concluded her deployment to the EU-led migrant crisis operation in the Mediterranean Sea setting sail home on July 23. The multi-purpose frigate left operation Sophia after the scheduled 34 days of duties, despite calls for the frigate’s earlier withdrawal due to the mission’s perceived inability to reach set goals. […]

  • 12 February 2013

     Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie is on her way home after completing three months of counter piracy patrols with the European Union’s counter piracy mission – EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) – Operation Atalanta. BNS Louise-Marie joined EU NAVFOR, which fights piracy off the coast of Somalia, on 23 November 2012. During her time with EU […]

  • 21 April 2016
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    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate Louise Marie F931 has returned to its homeport in Zeebrugge, Belgium, after undergoing modernization in the Netherlands. The frigate was docked in Den Helder, where she was fitted with new weapons and communications. BNS Louise Marie will now be performing operational and readiness tests. According to the Belgian Navy, the ship should […]

  • 5 June 2018
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    Karel Doorman-class frigate BNS Louise-Marie F931 recently became the first Belgian Navy ship to fire the Harpoon anti-ship missile during live firing drills off Norway. The event, which took place off Tromsø, Norway, from May 28 to 31, was captured on video and shared by the Belgian Navy. Though the Harpoon is a primary surface weapon on the Karel […]

  • 9 February 2018

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Navarra will be leading a three-ship NATO group during the Mediterranean Sea operation Sea Guardian, the Spanish defense ministry announced. In addition to the Spanish Santa Maria-class frigate, the group will include Belgian frigate BNS Louise Marie and an Italian Navy ship. The three ships are set to meet up in the Port […]

  • 20 June 2017

    Spanish Navy frigate Victoria departed Rota Naval Base on June 18 setting sail for Italy where she will integrate into operation Sophia to help fight human trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea. The F-80 frigate is scheduled to be part of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) from mid-June to mid-September. Victoria is relieving her sister ship Canarias which has […]

  • 28 November 2018

    Navy ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) stopped in Karlskrona, Sweden, for a port visit from November 23 to 25. The port visit included visits to local military and civilian officials as well as tours of the ships for both local residents and Swedish […]

  • 27 March 2017
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    Over 30 ships and submarines are taking part in the UK-hosted bi-annual exercise Joint Warrior over the course of next two weeks. Around 13,000 soldiers and sailors from 13 nations will hone their warfighting capabilities from March 26 to April 6. Among the participants are ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) which are conducting […]

  • 18 July 2017

    Following an EU Committee report into the operation Sophia which said the undertaking is not working, EU members seem less willing to continue the mission. The mission which, as the report says, was failing to deliver its mandate of disrupting the migrant smugglers’ networks, was supposed to be extended to the end of 2018. It […]

  • 15 January 2013
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    Early yesterday morning EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) warship FS Surcouf came to the rescue of ten mariners at sea 30 miles off the Somali Coast, after their boat, known as a dhow, started to sink into the deep ocean.  The master of the Indian flagged dhow had sent out a distress call after the […]

  • 23 March 2017
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    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), along with a number of other European warships, arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, on March 22 to attend pre-sail conferences leading up to exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 2017. Hosted by the Royal Navy, Joint Warrior 17-1 is an exercise designed […]

  • 27 February 2017
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    Warships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) made a port call in Trondheim, Norway after concluding exercises in the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway. The force led and participated in two multinational exercises over the past two weeks, with more than 12 ships from several countries. SNMG1 participated in the annual air defence […]

  • 3 March 2017
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    Warship deployed to two standing NATO maritime groups arrived in Plymouth on Friday for an informal port visit and an opportunity to take part in Royal Navy’s renowned Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). Led by Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist, visiting ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) include flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen together with Belgian […]

  • 13 November 2017

    Helping NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) clear historic ordnance off the coast of France was the final task of the crew of Belgian minehunter BNS Primula before they headed home. From October 20 to November 7, Belgians worked with their colleagues in French waters off the Normandy coast. These waters were mined and […]

  • 28 June 2018

    The navies of India and Bangladesh kicked off their first ever coordinated patrol (IN-BN CORPAT) from the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong on June 25. The Indian Navy sent frigate INS Satpura and corvette INS Kadmatt to take part in the patrol. Bangladesh contributed frigate Abu Bakr and corvette Dhaleshwari, while both navies also sent […]

  • 3 December 2012
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    Bangladesh naval ship “Bangabandhu” arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 30th November 2012. The visiting ship sailing under the command of Captain MIR Ershad Ali (G), psn, BN was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The Commanding Officer of the BNS Bangabandhu was […]

  • 1 September 2014
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    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 […]

  • 20 November 2014

    Seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under command of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in London for a routine port visit. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. This marks the first time that the Lithuanian Navy […]

  • 17 October 2014

    This morning, the eight ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Belfast for a routine port visit, having just concluded participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. SNMCMG1’s flagship, the Lithuanian Minelayer LNS JOTVINGIS, is leading the Group’s minehunters: the Polish Navy’s […]

  • 19 January 2016
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    Brazilian Navy’s BNS Amazonas came alongside in Cape Town, South Africa at the V&A Waterfront for a port call on January 8. BNS Amazonas, a 90-meter offshore patrol vessel, left Brazil late December 2015. The ship forms part of the south east naval grouping of the Brazilian Navy which is used in performing maritime security in […]

  • 9 October 2014
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    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 21 April 2015

    The Brazilian Navy Ship, BNS Amazonas, an Offshore Patrol vessel visited the port of Cape Town, South Africa, over the period of 08-13 April 2015. BNS Amazonas was built by BAE Systems Portsmouth, launched on 18 November 2009 and commissioned on 29 June 2013 as part of the Grouping of Naval Southeast (Brazilian Navy). BNS Amazonas’ […]

  • 2 September 2014

    After leaving her home port of Zeebrugge on Sunday 10 August, Belgian Navy warship BNS LEOPOLD I has arrived in the Gulf of Aden to commence counter-piracy operations with the EU Naval Force.   This is the fourth time that this multi-purpose frigate, with 157 men and 13 women on board, has participated in the […]

  • 11 November 2014
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    EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I is now halfway through her deployment as part of EU Naval Force. Over the last two months, the warship has conducted counter-piracy operations across the Area of Operations. She has also conducted friendly approaches on more than 20 local dhows and skiffs. Recently, BNS Leopold I’s boarding party […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) yesterday held a ceremony, to mark the reception of the second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Dehshat. The first FAC, PNS Azmat was delivered to the Navy by the Chinese two months ago. The vessels were delivered as per the agreement signed between […]

  • 23 June 2013
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    USS Enterprise to Return to Newport News Shipbuilding USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. UK: Final Section of HMS Queen Elizabeth Heads for Rosyth The final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the […]