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  • 5 August 2014

    A Royal UK Navy patrol ship is helping to bring home British citizens after an upturn in unrest in Libya.   HMS Enterprise, which has been on operations in the Mediterranean, arrived at the capital Tripoli yesterday where there has been increased instability and fighting. Around 110 passengers were transferred to HMS Enterprise by boat […]

  • 24 July 2018

    Enterprise spent the year as flagship of SNMCMG2

  • 19 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise returned to her homeport in Plymouth on April 18 completing a three-year deployment that took her across the world. The crew served on a rotational shift basis during the three years, meaning two thirds of the 78 ship’s company have been on board at any one time. HMS Enterprise […]

  • 31 December 2015

    An EH101 helicopter embarked on Op Sophia’s flagship, ITS Garibaldi, spotted two rubber boats in international waters during a patrol on December 29. The rubber boats were sailing from the Lybian coast. The Royal Navy warship HMS Enterprise was tasked by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center to intervene and take the migrants on board. As a […]

  • 24 March 2014

    The Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel, HMS Enterprise, sailed into Cardiff over the weekend for an eight-day visit.   Docking at Britannia Quay on Friday, the ship will host a number of visiting groups during her time in port. Organised tour groups visiting the ship on Tuesday include Sea Cadets from Cardiff, Penarth and Barry. […]

  • 17 September 2015

    In an effort to help stop the smuggling activities in the Mediterranean, Britain has offered to send its warship HMS Richmond to assist in the EU’s mission. HMS Richmond, carrying a surveillance drone, a helicopter and 200 marines and sailors onboard will be used against smugglers who operate in the waters between North Africa and […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sister survey ships HMS Echo and HMS Enterprise have held a brief rendezvous in the Mediterranean to allow for a transfer of stores before going their opposite ways.   The Plymouth-based ships have both had a busy few months – with HMS Echo spearheading the UK’s contribution to the search for the missing Malaysia flight […]

  • 23 June 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence has announced that HMS Enterprise will replace HMS Bulwark in support of the EU mission to tackle the migration in the Mediterranean. HMS Bulwark deployed at short notice on 5 May with the immediate mandate to save lives. During her deployment she has saved more than 3,000 lives but is […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two of the Royal UK Navy’s survey ships have traded places as the 18-month scientific mission of HMS Echo draws to a close while HMS Enterprise’s begins.   The sister ships spent five days in Catania in Sicily for an official handover of duties allowing HMS Enterprise to go east of Suez and continue Echo’s […]

  • 5 December 2016

    HMS Echo, a Royal Navy multi-role survey vessel, will be taking the place of sister ship HMS Enterprise which has represented UK’s contribution to the European migrant-crisis mission in the Mediterranean Sea. During her time spent with operation Sophia, Enterprise has saved over 9,000 lives of around 30,000 migrants rescued during the operation to date. The ship […]

  • 12 August 2011
    Training & Education

    August started with the beginning of the Shakedown phase of getting the mighty ‘E’ up to the standard required to re-deploy in November. The training began in earnest with the visit of the DEVFLOT Operational Assurance Visit team led by Cdr HM. Over the two day period that the team were embarked the ship was […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise has provided further assistance to Italian-led EU rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Saturday, September 19, in a mission that saved the lives of 377 migrants. Working as part of a wider EU mission to detect and disrupt people smuggling gangs, HMS Enterprise was tasked to rescue 377 migrants whose lives were […]

  • 17 March 2016

    German combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main has rescued 361 migrants and taken up another 254, previously rescued by Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise, on March 15. In the morning hours of March 15, Operation Sophia ship Frankfurt am Main was sent to respond to a rubber boat sighting around 90 kilometers northwest of Tripoli, Libya. The […]

  • 15 June 2011

      HMS Enterprise returned to her home port of Plymouth on Friday 10 June after 20 months away. The survey ship returned to Devonport having sailed over 50,000 miles during her deployment. Her most recent operations over the last few months include surveying an area the size of Dartmoor National Park. Her deployment has also included West Africa, […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Enterprise captured images of what appears to be two large mountains, which are actually underwater scans of the seabed off the coast of Northern Africa. The larger of the two seamounts, the technical name for underwater mountains, was measured at 1100m which is taller than Mount Snowden. The second, which is […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Romanian Navy has deployed one its four Musca-class minesweepers to join NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 as it operates in the Black Sea. SNMCMG2, with the Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise at the helm, transited Bosphorus on January 24 and is currently on a Black Sea patrol. In addition to the Romanian minesweeper F-25 […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is sending two warships to NATO missions in the Mediterranean Sea, UK’s defense secretary Michael Fallon confirmed at the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Multi-role survey ship HMS Enterprise is already underway and is set to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) as the flagship in July this […]

  • 26 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s HMS Enterprise will sail into Cardiff on Friday (June 27) for two days to support the capital’s Armed Forces Day events and the launch of Wales at War.   Arriving early, the Echo Class Survey ship will berth at Britannia Quay. She has a busy schedule whilst in Cardiff and this […]

  • 27 May 2016

    Royal Navy ship Enterprise worked with the German frigate FGS Karlsruhe on May 24 to save 294 migrants some 90 km northwest of Tripoli, Libya. Karlsruhe pulled a total of 289 persons from two rubber boats, 95 women and four children. The German ship additionally embarked five migrants from HMS Enterprise to provide them with […]

  • 5 June 2014

    HMS Enterprise was waved off as she deployed on patrol from Plymouth yesterday 4 June after months of challenging training and maintenance.   The was waved off at Devil’s Point as she sailed across Plymouth Sound via HM Naval Base, Devonport, for 18 months of vital survey work in the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean and […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy survey ship has produced a series of stunning images of a Grand Canyon-style ocean floor hidden deep under the Red Sea. HMS Enterprise used her state-of-the-art surveying equipment to reveal the natural wonder during her nine-month mission to improve understanding of the waters east of Suez. Discovering the 250 metre deep canyon […]

  • 9 June 2011

      HMS Enterprise is due to return to her home port of Plymouth this week after 20 months away. The survey ship returns to Devonport on Friday (June 10) having sailed over 50,000 miles during her deployment. Her most recent operations over the last few months include surveying an area the size of Dartmoor National […]

  • 21 February 2017

    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise is conducting scientific research in South Georgia, one of the most southerly points in what was once the British Empire. More than 7,000 miles from her home in Plymouth, the survey ship is enjoying the final weeks of the Austral summer to support British scientists and use her hi-tech array of […]

  • 3 November 2017

    Royal Navy’s hydrographic survey ship HMS Enterprise recently surveyed the wrecks of Royal Navy ships lost in the Falklands War to mark the 35th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict. HMS Coventry was scanned lying with her port side buried in the sea bed. The separated remains of HMS Antelope, which lie at a 45-degree […]

  • 5 May 2016

    Spanish Navy frigate Numancia and Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise, presently deployed in EUNAVFOR’s operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea, rescued 436 people off the coast of Libya. The Spanish frigate was on patrol in the area when a maritime patrol aircraft spotted and informed of a boat adrift with many people onboard. The Italian Maritime […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Fishery Protection Vessel HMS Mersey and survey vessel HMS Enterprise visit Falmouth on Friday in support of Falmouth Week regatta. The two ships will be providing a boat to assist race managers and safety officers overseeing competition in Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads. In addition HMS Mersey will host a small capability demonstration […]

  • 28 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    LHD Adelaide Begins Sea Trials Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) NUSHIP Adelaide left BAE Systems Williamstown on June 17 to begin sea trials. BAE Systems to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers BAE Systems has been awarded a £5.5M contract to install a new Vessel Traffic Management System to assist in the […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Training & Education

    After sailing through four seas, three Gulfs, two oceans, one canal and completing three major surveys, Cdr Jon Holmes has said goodbye to survey ship HMS Enterprise. On April 29, Cdr Holmes handed over the helm to Cdr Derek Rae at an important occasion on board ship for all on board, but particularly the off-going […]

  • 4 December 2015

    EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia vessels participated in rescue operations saving 700 lives at sea on December 3. Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Rome, Italy sent a request early in the morning to Operation Sophia Force Commander, Rear Admiral (LH) Andrea Gueglio, to intervene on two vessels 25 Nautical Miles north of Libyan Coast. The […]