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  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of 14 warships from ten nations took part in this year’s iteration of NATO’s ‘Baltic Fortress’ exercise. The drill was hosted by Lithuania and took place between May 6 and 13. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), with Spanish F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán at the helm, also took part in the exercise. Participating nations […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish F100 class frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan (F101), the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234) and the Spanish Fleet Replenishment Ship ESPS Cantabria (A15), vessels of the Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), arrived in London, UK for a scheduled port visit. Under the command of Spanish Rear Admiral Jose Delgado, […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships of the Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1) arrived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for a scheduled port visit February 5, during their deployment to the North and Baltic Seas to enhance maritime security and to contribute to international stability. SNMG1’s visit to Amsterdam precedes the Group’s participation in an extensive training plan, which includes […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Earlier this month, a delegation from Yemen’s Coast Guard and Navy, headed by Colonel Abdul-Hafed Al-Wali, paid a visit to the Commander of NATO’s Counter-Piracy Task Force 508 (CTF-508), Rear Admiral (ESP N) Eugenio Diaz del Rio.   The meeting took place on board ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN which is currently conducting counter-piracy patrols in […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 held a ‘Spanish’ flagship change as one Alvaro de Bazan frigate replaced another on May 27. ESPS Mendez Nunez (F-104) took over as flag ship from ESPS Alvaro de Bazan. ESPS Alvaro de Bazan’s service as flagship of SNMG1 began December the 18, 2015 in Cartagena, Spain, when Rear Admiral […]

  • 18 February 2014

    The Spanish Navy ship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN, NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, wrapped up a visit to Dar es Salaam on February 16th. The visit was paid in support of the Tanzanian authorities’ efforts to curb piracy at sea.   The Commander of the Tanzanian Navy, Brigadier General Rogastian S. Laswai and the Chief of the […]

  • 7 June 2016

    Spanish Navy F100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) has returned to Ferrol, Spain after a five-month deployment as flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). During the 143-day deployment with more than 22,000 miles sailed in Northern Europe, Alvaro de Bazan interacted with many regional navies, and also served to showcase capabilities of the AEGIS-equipped […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander of South Korean Expeditionary Task Group, Captain Sung-Mok Choi, paid a visit to Commander of Combined Task Force 508, Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio, aboard the Spanish Naval Vessel, ESPS Alvaro De Bazan, in the Gulf of Aden on 11 January 2014.   The South Korean Navy staff arrived onboard the ship by […]

  • 12 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Spanish warship Alvaro De Bazan, NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, took part in an air defence training drill in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday (5 March 2014) in order to maintain its readiness to tackle any challenge on the high seas, including deterrance of Somali pirates.   French air force fighters from their base in Djibouti […]

  • 2 January 2014

    The flagship of NATO’s anti-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’, Spanish F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán, welcomed aboard the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. The Prime Minister was hosted by rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río, commander of the operation, who briefed the PM on the activities carried out by the allied task force. Spanish Navy Rear-admiral Eugenio […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Counter Piracy Task Force Commander, Rear Admiral (ESP N) Eugenio Diaz del Rio welcomed a delegation of the Yemeni Coast Guard, lead by the Head of Brigadier General Ahmed Saleh Al-Soubhi on board CTF-508 flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN on Tuesday, 21 January 2014.   The topics of the meeting were regional security issues, […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán returned to her home port after integrating into the Defense and Air Operations Command (MDOA in its Spanish initials). The purpose of this deployment was to conduct air surveillance and naval presence in several western Mediterranean areas. F-100 frigates, with their SPY-1D multifunction radar and AEGIS combat system, […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Last week, Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) participated in the air defense and electronic warfare exercise DYNAMIC GUARD. After several weeks of planning, ships from Germany, Spain and Turkey set sail to conduct a demanding program in the Gulf of Cadiz at the Spanish Atlantic Coast. Accompanied by the Spanish ships ESPS CANARIAS, ESPS […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), under the command of Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado, visited Riga, Latvia, for a scheduled port visit last week. The group is currently deployed to the North and Baltic Seas. SNMG1 is currently composed of three ships: the Spanish F100 class frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan (F101), as […]

  • 5 March 2014

    On Sunday, 2 March 2014, NATO’s counter-piracy task force Commander, Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio, paid a visit to HNLMS EVERTSEN, currently deployed with Operation OCEAN SHIELD. This was the first time the Admiral went on board the Dutch warship since she joined the operation on 7 December 2013.   This cross-deck visit was […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy F100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) has returned to the Ferrol Naval Base following a three-month deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1. During her deployment, Álvaro de Bazán sailed more than 16,000 nautical miles and visited seven countries. In mid-April, the frigate set sail for northern waters of Scotland to join the SNMG1 […]

  • 6 March 2014

    NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, the Alvaro De Bazan participated in an air defence training drill in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday (5 March 2014) meant to keep the ship’s crew ready for any challenge on the high seas, including their mission to deter Somali pirates.   The Spanish vessel also currently leads the Standing NATO […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 entered Rota Naval Base at the western coast of Spain last week, where the force will prepare for the NATO exercise Dynamic Guard. Two Spanish naval vessels, combat support ship Cantabria and the Spanish frigate Santa Maria, will now depart the Group. During the next at-sea period the remaining SNMG2 vessels German […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Several Spanish Navy ships recently participated in exercise MAR-41 which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar. Two Santa María-class frigates, Santa María (F-81) and Reina Sofía (F-84) used the opportunity to prepare for their upcoming deployments to Operation Atalanta and Operation Sophia, respectively. Other participating units included the frigate Canarias (F-86), the Aegis-equipped Álvaro de […]

  • 30 October 2013

    This past weekend, two NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) paid a visit to the port of Tunis. The port visit provided the crew of the SNMG2 ships a welcome break from the high tempo supporting NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), actively deterring threats to maritime security and trade. Under […]

  • 9 April 2019

    US Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (CSG) arrived in the US 6th Fleet area of operations on April 8, seven days after getting underway from Norfolk. The strike group, which includes the aircraft carrier, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two ships assigned to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 made a port call in the Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda. Spanish frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan and Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke came alongside May 16 and will stay until May 18. The two ships have recently completed participation in the Lithuanian-hosted exercise […]

  • 9 December 2013

    Last week, two ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) passed through the Suez Canal en route to taking command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. SNMG2 flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and Turkish frigate TCG GELIBOLU will soon join the Ukraine frigate UPS HETMAN SAGAIDACHNY to form NATO counter-piracy task force 508 (CTF-508). […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On Saturday, 23 November 2013, Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) performed an opposed boarding exercise on the French oiler FS VAR, the culmination of four months of intense combined training that demonstrated the interoperability of the Group’s three ships. The Group’s flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and the German FGS SACHSEN and Turkish TCG […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez got underway from her Ferrol homeport on Thursday to start what will eventually be a year-long deployment with the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The Aegis-equipped Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate (also referred to as F100) will spend the next two months integrated with Abraham Lincoln’s carrier strike group […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) participated in a simulated strait transit off the eastern coast of the United States, Feb. 7. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 conducted the simulation as part of composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) to test the strike group’s ability […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The NATO-led anti submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2018 concluded off the coast of Norway on July 6. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 8 allied nations converged on the North Atlantic Ocean while host nation Norway provided support from the Harstad and Narvik harbors as well as Andoya air base. Participating ships included […]

  • 2 December 2013

    Two NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and FGS SACHSEN, arrived Wednesday 27 November 2013 for a visit to the historic port city of Haifa, Israel. In conjunction with the port visit, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command, travelled to Haifa to […]

  • 11 December 2013

    On December 10, the servicemen of the national contingent of the Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi, led by Rear Admiral Andriy Tarasov flew on Ka-27 helicopter to the Spanish Frigate Alvaro de Bazan (F101) where they got acquainted with the new Commander of NATO’s Tactical Group of Ships, Rear Admiral Eugenio Dias del Rio. He thanked […]