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  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian warship, ITS Libeccio, took time to meet local seafarers while patrolling in the waters off Somalia, September 25. The team from ITS Libeccio was also joined by a Somali linguist from the Djibouti Coast Guard. During the meeting ITS Libeccio’s team provided the seafarers with food and water, and discussed the issues of piracy in […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters. Not often have the Armada conducted exercises at sea with navies so far from home,  but during Exercise Triton Centenary 2013 – […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday 1 October 2013, Italian warship ITS Zeffiro conducted a Friendly Approach with a Yemeni dhow in the waters of the Gulf of Aden. ITS Zeffiro sent a Djiboutian linguist with the warship’s security team to the dhow in order to investigate the nature of the crew’s activities. The security team ascertained that the […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Libeccio carried out a ‘Friendly Approach’ on Sunday 20 October. During the approach, the warship’s crew received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the area of operations is key to EU Naval Forces ability to […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Portland treated special guests to a day at sea off the SW coast. The exciting and informative event for the Plymouth-based frigate’s friends and primarily Dorset-based affiliated organisations demonstrated just the versatility and world-beating ability of the Royal Navy. Visitors were shown how the sailors live and work on board […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) welcomed nearly 180 friends and family members aboard for a friends and family day cruise, Sept. 7. The crew held its annual one-day excursion to boost morale and give loved ones a chance to experience life aboard a Navy ship first-hand. “Bunker Hill has had a […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    RFA Lyme Bay has carried out the first of six friendly approaches in the Gulf of Aden. It was the first friendly approach carried out by a UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay Class ship, as part of European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The ship’s boat team interacted with the local seafarers to […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy Domestic Engagement Program (NDEP) and HMAS Stirling personnel recently attended a Friendly and Fun Fair held at Endeavour Primary School on Tuesday, 9th April 2013. The annual Family and Fun Fair promotes the Buddy System, an anti-bullying program within the primary school where a younger student buddies up with an older student for the […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new flagship of EU Naval Force ITS Andrea Doria conducted its first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden.   To help strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers, as well as obtain first hand information about possible piracy incidents in the area, EU Naval Force ships will […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 400 friends and family members arrived on board the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) for a one-day Tiger Cruise in Gaeta, Italy, Aug. 5. Participants in the event, also known as ‘tigers’, received a welcome aboard package upon arrival which included a welcome aboard letter, a schedule of events […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    EU Naval Force warship HNLMS Van Speijk has carried out her first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden. Following a routine logistical stop in Djibouti, HNLMS Van Speijk was assigned to patrol in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), monitoring merchant traffic and safeguarding shipping.   Whilst patrolling the IRTC, the Dutch frigate’s boarding […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities

    French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, recently carried out several friendly approaches on dhows and skiffs off Somalia.   With the consent of the ships’ masters, direct talks were conducted in order to strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers. The aim […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Recently, whilst conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden in an area with a large number of fishing vessels, EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra conducted a friendly approach on a dhow. To help strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers, as well as obtain first hand information about […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities

    During the last few days EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Navarra deployed as part of EU Naval Force, has been conducting counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. The Spanish frigate’s embarked AB 212 helicopter, during a routine flight, visually detected two vessels sailing northwards to the Yemeni coast.   ESPS Navarra’s Commanding Officer decided to […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Meteoro has recently completed a busy period of Friendly Approaches meeting 23 dhows and skiffs in just 3 days. During these approaches the boat crews received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities

    Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast.   The dhow was initially sighted by BNS Leopold I’s Alouette III helicopter during a reconnaissance flight along the Somali coast on […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities

    On Saturday 30 August, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I conducted their first friendly approach with two Yemeni fishing vessels.   Having sighted the vessels at sea with approximately 15 men, women and children on board, the warship’s Boarding Party was dispatched to investigate the situation. Once on board, the Belgium Navy crew was […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the past few weeks, the EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Navarra, has carried out several friendly approaches to fishing dhows off the northern coast of Somalia. After sighting several fishing dhows, the Spanish frigate established communications with the masters. After a short conversation, the Masters invited the sailors on board. After the meeting, which […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Authorities

    Italian Navy’s Maestrale class frigate, Grecale F571, recently completed its 44th friendly approach as part of EU Operation Atalanta. The vessel approached a Yemeni dhow on May 3 to strengthen friendly ties and exchange information. ITS Grecale joined Operation Atalanta on February 17 and since conducted operations in Somali waters, the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the afternoon of 9 March, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, carried out her first meeting, or ‘friendly approach’ with local seafarers in the Gulf of Aden since she joined the European Union’s counter-piracy operation, Atalanta a few days earlier. ESPS Infanta Cristina is currently patrolling the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) to […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian Navy’s NH90 NATO frigate helicopters (NHSs) are set to receive new generation friend or foe identification systems following a contract with Leonardo. Under a contract worth €11 million, which the company announced on February 21, the NH90 aircraft will be fitted with a system called SIT434/5 which will provide the helicopters with Mode 5 IFF capability. IFF […]

  • 12 March 2014

    During the last week, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta warships FGS Hessen and ESPS Tornado have carried out several ‘Friendly Approaches’ in the Gulf of Aden.   In addition to patrols in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, EU Naval Force warships and their […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Training & Education

    German frigate FGS Niedersachsen, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, recently carried out two friendly approaches on dhows. To help strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers, as well as obtain first hand information about possible piracy incidents in the area, EU Naval Force ships will […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The boarding squad of the Spanish Navy frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) visited a ‘dhow’-type fishing boat north of the IRTC (Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor) in the Arabian Sea.    The ‘dhow’ was sailing back to her Iranian home port with 16 people on board: 13 Iranian and 3 Pakistani fishermen, after 70 days at sea […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The “USS Oklahoma Family” and friends visited the USS Midway Museum during a four-day reunion commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Four survivors from the “family” who were stationed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during the attack were honored with the presentation of the national ensign and Navy flag, the […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities

    The oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided medical assistance to a ‘dhow’-type fishing boat off the coast of Somalia.   The ‘Relámpago’ carried out a friendly approach or MSAV (maritime situational awareness visit) to the fishing boat as part of her counter-piracy mission, […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of Plymouth Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland took its families and friends for a rare day at sea to say thank you for their support during long periods away at sea. Commander Al Wilson, the commanding officer of HMS Sutherland had his family on board. He said: “To be able to say thank […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Leonardo a £260 million contract for the supply of next generation Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) technology.  The system, called Mode-5, uses advanced cryptographic techniques and electronic technology to allow UK land, sea and air units to quickly identify friendly forces and operate safely alongside NATO allies across […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Defender took families and friends to sea for the first time recently, showing off the ship and giving family members the chance to see what life is like at sea for their serving relations. The day included escorting HMS Edinburgh into harbour for the last time before she was decommissioned, full manoeuvrability and fire […]