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  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Cypriot defense ministry and Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca hosted warships from France, Israel and Greece among others for the fourth consecutive exercise Nemesis 2017. The one-day exercise took place on October 17 in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Israel Shipyards has launched a new 62-meter offshore patrol vessel built for the Cypriot Navy. The launch took place last week at the company’s shipyard in Haifa Bay in Israel. The vessel will be used to protect the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “The project is of great importance for the company, and we invested our […]

  • 12 July 2011

      The head of the Cypriot navy, a navy base commander and six firefighters were among 12 people killed earlier today by an explosion at a muni… (dailymail) [mappress] Source: dailymail, July 12, 2011;  

  • 15 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Cyprus Naval Command commissioned its first ever offshore patrol vessel – Commodore Andreas Ioannides (P61) – in a ceremony on January 15 at the Evangelos Florakis naval base. The 62-meter OPV was built by Israel Shipyards and launched in September 2017. After further outfitting and trials, P61 arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, on January 2. […]

  • 26 February 2015

    Russia and Cypus signed an agreement allowing Russian Navy vessels to dock in Cypriot ports. This was one of many agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday. As tensions between Russia and Western countries continue over Ukraine, Putin said that this cooperation in not directed against any third party and that the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 March 2014

    A team of U.S. Navy SEALs has taken over control of the seized commercial tanker Morning Glory, the Pentagon officials announced this morning.   The operation, approved by the U.S. President Obama, was conducted last night around 2am GMT on the request of the Libyan and Cypriot governments. “No one was hurt tonight when U.S. […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Search and rescue experts aboard Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo recently trained with their Cypriot counterparts sharing their experience with the island’s rescue teams for the first time. The Plymouth-based survey ship has been assigned to the Mediterranean since the tail end of 2016; her crew have rescued more than 6,100 persons as part […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) conducted a combined search and rescue (SAR) exercise with the Republic of Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Lanarca in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, February 29. The purpose of the exercise was to increase response capabilities of Cypriot emergency personnel and rescue units and to enhance interoperability […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than three months after its departure from Toulon, France, and with over 17,000 nautical miles traveled, the French Navy’s frigate Forbin returned home on August 2. The vessel was deployed on a maritime surveillance mission in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in cooperation with allied naval forces. During the deployment Forbin’s crew worked on maintaining its level […]

  • 19 September 2011

      Turkey escalated a dispute with Cyprus over oil and gas drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, saying Monday that it would send warships to protect its claims to resources off the… By Suzan Fraser (forbes) [mappress] Source: forbes, September 19, 2011;

  • 14 October 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) entered Larnaca, Cyprus, October 13 for a scheduled port visit. Donald Cook is on patrol in support of the U.S European Phased Adaptive Approach to NATO Ballistic Missile Defense. Donald Cook’s Presence represents a commitment by the U.S. to maintain safety and security throughout Europe. […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Navy frigate FS Aconit (F713) has sailed to the Republic of Cyprus for a joint exercise that is taking place March 11 off the coast of Cyprus. The search and rescue (SAR) Exercise, titled CYPFRA-01/16, will involve search and rescue (SAR) units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and France. The aeronautical SAR exercise will be conducted under […]

  • 9 June 2017

    German Navy’s K130 corvette FGS Braunschweig is returning from a 13-month deployment to UNIFIL and is expected to enter her Warnemünde navy base on June 14. During her deployment, the corvette changed crews two times and sailed a total of 41,600 nautical miles. FGS Braunschweig was replaced by sister ship FGS Magdeburg which assumed her duties on […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Defender returned to her home in Portsmouth on December 12, after more than six months deployed on high intensity operations in the Northern Gulf. The ship has spent part of her deployment supporting the US-led Carrier Task Group and her F18s conducting strikes in the fight against ISIL. The Type 45 destroyer’s maiden deployment […]

  • 23 March 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Indian Puts Search Operation for MH370 on Standby The Malaysian authorities have indicated that based on investigation, the search operations for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft MH 370 have entered a new phase and a strategy for further searches is being formulated.   Accordingly, search operations have been suspended and all Indian assets earmarked for […]

  • 21 January 2016

    Brazilian corvette BNS Barroso sailed into Limassol, Cyprus with Rear Admiral Flavio Macedo Brasil, the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), on board. The Rear Admiral stopped in the Cypriot port to visit German soldiers deployed to UNIFIL. Commanded by the 53-year-old Rear Admiral, who has been leading the UNIFIL maritime force […]

  • 10 October 2013

    Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) responded to a distress call and rescued two injured civilian mariners off the southwest coast of the Republic of Korea, Oct. 8. At approximately 5:20 p.m. (local), Cowpens received a distress call from a Cypriot-flagged civilian container vessel, Hanjin Kao Hsiung, and responded immediately to assess the […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Tuesday 2 October EU NAVFOR Force Commander met representatives from the Omani media when his flagship, ITS SAN GIUSTO, visited Muscat (Oman). Omani journalists were welcomed by the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, and he briefed them on the evolution of piracy in previous months, before answering journalists’ questions. The main issue Rear […]

  • 5 June 2012

    Triggered by growing pirate threats endangering safety of merchant ships, the Members of Cyprus Parliament have unanimously supported a bill, enabling the ships to have armed guards and use weaponry in order to defend themselves in case of pirate attacks, ITAR-TASS announced. This is the first bill of its kind in the EU legislative system, […]

  • 4 October 2011

      Increasingly assertive Turkey is setting the scene for clashes in the eastern Mediterranean. Since Thursday, Sept. 29, Turkish warships have been harassing Israeli merchant vessels in waters off Cyprus, debkafile’s military sources report. They come close enough to establish wireless communication and caution the Israeli vessels they are in contravention of international law and […]

  • 1 January 2019

      The Naval Today team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also like to thank our readers for the continuous support over the year as we look forward to bringing you the latest stories from the world of navy next year as well. May 2019 bring […]

  • 18 May 2020

    Sailors aboard US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a ship that suffered one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks on board, are simulating being at sea while moored at Naval Base Guam as they prepare to restart operations in the Indo-Pacific.  During the simulation, or “fast cruise,” the crew will simulate normal underway […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) with embarked US Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team recovered more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana on May 2. While on routine patrol approximately 15 miles northeast of Navassa Island, an embarked MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of […]

  • 29 April 2020

    The US Navy’s coronavirus-hit guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) arrived at Naval Base San Diego on April 28. In San Diego, medical care will be provided for Kidd’s sailors and the ship will be cleaned and disinfected. As of Tuesday, 63% of USS Kidd crewmembers to include all who were symptomatic and their close […]

  • 30 July 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Philippine Navy held a simple send-off ceremony at Alava Wharf, SBMA, Zambales on July 29, 2020, for its contingent that will participate in the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • 13 July 2020

    On July 12, 2020, a fire broke out aboard the US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while the ship was moored pier side at Naval Base San Diego.

  • 28 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s new expeditionary sea base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), departed Naval Station Norfolk on July 27, on the ship’s inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March.

  • 30 July 2020

    Last week, Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on littoral combat ship (LCS) 29, the future USS Beloit, with a ceremony in Marinette.