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  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Souda Bay, Crete, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 24th. Cmdr. Jason Reller, commanding officer of USS Roosevelt, said: This port visit gives our Sailors a chance to strengthen the bonds between the U.S. and Greece through first-hand cultural experiences and interactions. It will also provide […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit, July 29.   Ross was in Souda Bay for three days, while the ship refueled and met incoming personnel. The port visit allowed the crew an opportunity to experience some of the culture and sights the island of […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Souda Bay, Crete, Oct. 28 after a successful scheduled port visit. The port visit gave Sailors the opportunity to meet some of the people from Crete and to experience the rich history and culture of Greece. “I feel so lucky to have been able to explore the beautiful […]

  • 20 April 2015
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    The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac arrived in Souda Bay on the island of Crete in Greece on 18 April as part of its deployment on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015. Anzac departed Sydney on 15 March, and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, Red Sea and the Suez Canal before arriving in the […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus have wrapped up the main portion of the trilateral exercise Medusa 7 which took place in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off Crete. Main units taking part in the exercise included the Egyptian Navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El Sadat (L1020) and Greek frigate HS Elli. This is the seventh edition […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Training & Education

      The British Royal Navy flagship HMS Albion sailed into the Souda Bay anchorage (Crete) on Wednesday for a five-day courtesy call… (ana) [mappress] Source: ana , May 5, 2011;

  • 16 April 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Dragon has used the natural beauty and military ranges of Crete to sharpen her claws ready for tackling pirates and terrorists in the Indian Ocean and Gulf. The Mediterranean island was the final port of call for the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer – on her maiden deployment – before heading through the Suez Canal. […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The first of Class in the Royal UK Navy’s most advanced fleet of attack submarines, HMS Astute, returned to HMNB Clyde on Tuesday (October 7) after spending eight months at sea on her first operational deployment. The Commanding Officer of the submarine, Commander Gareth Jenkins, said: “This deployment has been a huge success for HMS Astute. […]

  • 18 November 2013

    The Ukrainian Navy corvette Ternopil led by Capt. 3rd Rank Oleg Grygoriev completed all the tasks in the Mediterranean Sea assigned within the NATO anti-terrorist operation Active Endeavor and is now en route to Sevastopol. The crew of the Ukrainian military ship completed the practical actions on monitoring of civil navigation. The corvette steamed over […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) departed Greek Souda Bay port on November 1 following an eight-day port visit to complete her mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR). While the port call’s primary focus was a MDVR to ensure the ship is in fully operational condition for the remainder of her deployment, Wasp was able to […]

  • 16 April 2015
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    On Wednesday 15 April, French Navy warship, FS L’Adroit, joined the EU Naval Force to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. The L’Adroit is a Gowind class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), that can accommodate a helicopter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB). Whilst en route to the Horn […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Northumberland have carried out final boarding training before they head through the Suez canal to deal with international piracy, terrorism and smuggling. The Devonport-based frigate is making use of NATO ranges and training complex in Crete after completing her duties with the UK Response Force Task Group in the […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk from a deployment May 15. Under the command of Cmdr. Jeffrey E. Lamphear, the submarine returned from the U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility, where the crew executed the chief of naval operation’s maritime […]

  • 26 June 2011

      THE SAINTS are ready to deal with sinners after honing their boarding skills in Crete. HMS St Albans has completed her final stint of training before entering her operational theatre east of Suez, ready to strike a blow at terrorists, smugglers and pirates. After a brief pit-stop in Gibraltar, the Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Seven days after leaving Ferrol for transit to Australian waters, the Commanding Officer ESPS Cantabria (CMDR J.L. Nieto) and members of the crew of Cantabria showed solidarity with their Royal Australian Navy companions, from the RAN DET Cantabria, in paying their respects to the fallen at the Commonwealth War Cemetery, Souda Bay. Although a small […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise concluded a year-long stint with NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, handing over the flagship role to German Navy tender FGS Rhein. The Royal Navy survey ship concluded her deployment in a change of command ceremony in Souda Bay, Crete, on July 6. Enterprise led SNMCMG2 as it trained with navies in […]

  • 31 October 2017
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    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has assumed her role as NATO SNMG2 flagship again after returning from the Caribbean where she contributed to the UK humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation Ruman. Ocean relieved HMS Diamond – Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer which jumped in for the helicopter carrier in September – as group flagship on Sunday, October […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Crew of Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov headed by Capt 1 rank Sergei Artamonov is completing preparation for deployment. The carrier is going to start long-range cruise in the second half of Nov 2011. Through summer training period, the crew of Admiral Kuznetsov has performed a number of training […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and personnel from a number of NATO and ally navies are participating in the Greek-hosted maritime exercise Niriis 2017. Taking place off the coast of Crete in the southern Aegean Sea, the drill kicked off November 17 and is set to conclude on Saturday, November 25. The exercise is joined by Standing NATO Mine […]

  • 21 September 2011

      HMS Ocean is resuming patrols off Libya after a short break in Crete to undergo essential maintenance following nearly three months of constant action. As she returned to sea, Britain’s biggest warship was visited by the Second Sea Lord, who thanked all aboard for the continuing sacrifices. Heading into the Mediterranean sunset, an Army […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Aliseo leads a line of international warships behind HMS Brocklesby as the British warship shows the way through a minefield off Crete. Over two hectic days off the north coast of the Mediterranean island, the Portsmouth-based minehunter and her NATO counterparts tested their ability to sail safely through a minefield.   There […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Astute-class submarine HMS Ambush successfully completed her six-month operational deployment and returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Tuesday, October 6. The hunter-killer submarine left Faslane in May to spend the summer conducting UK operations in addition to taking part in NATO activities and exercises. HMS Ambush took part in NATO’s largest and […]

  • 27 April 2017
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    The U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico concluded a regularly scheduled deployment and returned to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, April 26. Under the command of Cmdr. Dan Reiss, the nuclear-powered boats and her crew returned from a deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. USS New Mexico’s Commissioning […]

  • 1 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Britain’s most advanced warship is enjoying her first foreign port on her maiden deployment as she gears up for seven demanding months east of Suez. HMS Daring is making full use of the NATO ranges at Souda Bay – used by all Royal Navy warships to fine tune ships and ship’s companies before heading to […]

  • 18 June 2018
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    German Navy tender FGS Rhein is departing its Kiel homeport on June 20 to head for the Mediterranean Sea where it will join NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). During its time in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, the 100-meter long Elbe-class replenishment ship will serve as flagship of the NATO mine countermeasures force. Commanded […]

  • 10 April 2019
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    German Navy F124 frigate FGS Hessen is scheduled to depart its Wilhelmshaven homeport on April 11 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). The air-defense frigate will replace another German vessel currently deployed to the mission in the Aegean Sea. Combat support ship Bonn deployed to the international mission in late November […]

  • 13 February 2013

    Today the Spanish Armada Ship Cantabria arrived in Australia at the Port of Melbourne just 41 days after departing La Graña Naval Port on the 3rd of January this year. Cantabria sailed over 11,000 nm (approx 20,000 km) transiting the Suez Canal as well visiting locations such as Souda Bay, Crete and Diego Garcia. The […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines have tested their skills and know-how by fast roping from a helicopter onto HMS St Albans flightdeck. Using St Albans’ Merlin helicopter, one by one members of the ship’s Royal Marines Boarding Team (RMBT) carried out one of their most dangerous training exercises – descending from a helicopter onto the deck of a moving […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to enhance awareness of MARCOM activities and discuss topics of mutual interest with Commander NATO Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson and the MARCOM staff. During the visit, Vice Admiral Apostolakis participated in a round-table discussion, with topics […]