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

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) participated in a bilateral Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) off the coast of Cyprus with search and rescue units from the Republic of Cyprus, Oct. 7. The SAREX focused on daylight search and rescue (SAR) operations, deck-landings with SAR helicopters, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) drills […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participated in a bilateral search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off the coast of Cyprus with search and rescue units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus, July 16.   The SAREX provided an opportunity to promote maritime capabilities and interoperability in a number of maritime mission areas, including […]

  • 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. […]

  • 20 April 2011

    THE THREE British navy ships carrying hundreds of Royal Marines to Cyprus for training are in no way linked to operations in Libya, said a B… By Stefanos Evripidou (cyprus-mail) [mappress] Source: cyprysmail , April 20, 2011;

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) completed the multinational search and rescue exercise Argonaut on May 31. Stout worked in conjunction with naval forces from host nation the Republic of Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the State of Israel and the United Kingdom to test each country’s search and rescue capabilities. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2011

      Cyprus is preparing legislation that will allow armed guards to board merchant ships to protect the crew, vessel and cargo from pirate attacks. Details of the new law will be discussed at the “Maritime Cyprus 2011” conference in Limassol that started on Monday where some 700 delegates also debated on trade issues such as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 6 October 2014

    The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) arrived in Limassol, Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 3. The port visit continues the U.S. 6th Fleet’s efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships in order to enhance regional stability. “The opportunities to interact with our allies during port visits signify the importance of […]

  • 6 January 2014

    A Chinese warship arrived in Cyprus on Saturday, (January 4, 2014) as part of the international mission to remove chemical weapons from the country, Reuters writes. Norwegian and Danish convoy is currently in international waters off Syria and waiting for the Chinese frigate Yancheng to begin removing the weapons. The convoy missed the previous deadline […]

  • 24 April 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit April 23. This port visits serves to enhance U.S.-Cyprus relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region. Ross is currently on a routine, multi-mission patrol in support of U.S. 6th Fleet […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 October 2015

    After a scheduled port visit, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Larnaca, Cyprus, during its third forward-deployed patrol, Oct. 16, 2015. Donald Cook is on patrol as part of the U.S. European Phased Adaptive Approach to NATO Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). This patrol is part of the ballistic missile defense of Europe under […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international maritime search and rescue and non-combatant evacuation exercise Argonaut is underway off Larnaca, Cyprus. The Eastern Mediterranean Sea exercise kicked off on May 27 and will conclude on June 2. Argonaut is designed to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations. Cyprus, Greece, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, and […]

  • 21 September 2011

      Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described offshore gas drilling by estranged ally Israel and Cyprus as “madness” on Wednesday, raising… By Jonathon Burch (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters,September 21, 2011;

  • 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;

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Rota, July 20, 2015, after completing its second forward deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, Departed March 18, 2015, and performed maritime security operations throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Black […]

  • 2 July 2014

    Two Type 45 destroyers have met up in the Eastern Mediterranean while deployed on operations.   UK Navy’s HMS Defender and HMS Diamond rendezvoused off the coast of Cyprus – where Diamond was leaving to escort the last consignment of chemical weapons from Syria for destruction and Defender stocked up supplies for her long-planned Gulf […]

  • 11 July 2011

      A huge explosion tore through a naval base in southern Cyprus Monday, causing widespread damage, the Defense Ministry said. Around 10 people… By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS (sacbee) [mappress] Source: sacbee, July 11, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 16 August 2011

      Crew of large ASW ship Severomorsk continues successful patrolling in the Gulf of Aden. Northern Fleet mariners on Aug 13 began to escort another convoy consisting of three ships flying flags of Cyprus, Liberia, and Panama. Dry cargo ship Valdai and tanker Zaliv Anadyr are Russian-crewed. This is the ninth convoy escorted by large […]

  • 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, […]

  • 24 February 2015

    The Colombian Navy found 102 kilograms of cocaine hidden aboard a Cyprus-flagged tanker. Navy divers, who were conducting underwater inspections in the Cartagena Bay, located the drugs in a compartment in the area of the rudder of the Prisco Alexandra tanker. Two persons with a suitcase containing 102 packages of the drug were found inside. The […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy pilots flying UK F-35B jets in Cyprus will mark the first time in over a decade UK naval aviators are operating overseas. Two months of training in the eastern Mediterranean is lined up for the men and women of the Lightning Force in preparation for their first spell of training aboard HMS Queen […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Northern Fleet large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship Vice Admiral Kulakov, finished passing the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea into the Red Sea on November 20. Prior to entering the Red Sea offshore ocean zone, the crew of the Udaloy-class destroyer conducted training on damage control in movement. The ship also performed a suspicious […]

  • 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 […]