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

    ​In the beginning of October, HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen returned back to her homeport, Haakonsvern Naval Base in Norway, after a four and a half month long deployment. This summer, the frigate and her crew participated in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, Rim of The Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) in the waters off Hawaii. The journey […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic issued the following statement on Friday 19th September, regarding a port visit of the Norwegian Navy vessel His Norwegian Majesty’s Ship (HNoMS) Fridtjof Nansen:   “To the commander and sailors of HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen, it is my pleasure to welcome you for your two day port […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Operation OCEAN SHIELD flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN provided medical assistance to the villagers of Qandala, on the northern coast of Somalia on Thursday, 26 September 2013. The medical assistance was arranged at a meeting between OCEAN SHIELD ship USS DE WERT and Qandala elders earlier in September. During the meeting, the elders addressed their needs […]

  • 14 June 2013

    NATO’s Operation OCEAN SHIELD Commander Commodore Henning Amundsen met on Thursday, 13 June 2013, with the Combined Maritime Force Task Force 151 Commander, Commodore Muhammad Ihsan Quadir on board the NATO Flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN. The commanders of the two naval forces meet regularly to discuss the challenges of naval operations in the Indian Ocean […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen has joined the U.S. Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) aircraft carrier strike group during their final preparations for deployment. Nansen is participating in a composite training unit exercise with Ike’s strike group to foster integration with the U.S. Navy. Although language barriers and different exercise procedures can […]

  • 12 November 2013

    The UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship, Fort Victoria, simultaneously refueled the Australian ship, HMAS Melbourne, and the Norwegian ship, HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen, in balmy conditions off the north-eastern coast of Somalia. This risky manoeuvre requires nerves of steel from each ship’s captain and crew as the vessels sail just metres apart while fuel is […]

  • 16 August 2013

    Yesterday Commander Task Force 465, Commodore Peter Lenselink, visited Commander Task Force 508, Commodore Henning Amundsen, on board HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN to discuss ongoing counter-piracy operations. Combined Task Force 465 is the European Union Naval Force, which executes counter piracy Operation ATALANTA, while NATO’s Combined Task Force 508 carries out counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Wednesday, 20 November 2013, NATO`s Operation OCEAN SHIELD flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN conducted boarding and medical exercises together with the flagship of ROK Escort Task Group, ROKS CHOI YOUNG. Boarding teams from both ships simulated boarding NANSEN, providing important insight into each other’s procedures to target the challenges in boarding operations. The exercise further […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy divers took the opportunity to dive with their counterparts in the Norwegian Navy in Plymouth Sound. The dive team from Southern Diving Unit 1, based in HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, joined colleagues from HnoMS Fridtjof Nansen – an advanced Royal Norwegian Navy frigate. The home unit is a Royal Naval clearance diving […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Tods Defence, a Unitech Aerospace company, is to provide the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) with upgraded sonar domes for the Nansen-class frigate in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy. “Tods Defence is proud to continue their long association with the Nansen-class frigate. We had the honour of designing and building the original five sonar […]

  • 19 September 2013

    NATO’s Operation OCEAN SHIELD Force Commander, Norwegian Commodore Henning Amundsen met with the Commander of the Chinese Maritime Forces ETG 999, Rear Admiral Jiang Zhonghua on board the NATO Flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN this Sunday, 15 September, 2013. Although this is the eighth time the two naval forces have met, this is the first time […]

  • 6 November 2013

    On Saturday, 2 November 2013, NATO`s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD flagship, HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN, hosted a visit from the Republic of Korea Escort Task Group, which is also conducting counter-piracy operations in the area. Captain Sung Mok Choi, Commander of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Naval Escort Task Group and Commanding Officer of ROK ship […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Between 29 May and 06 June 2012, NATO will conduct a new Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise. DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 12, as the exercise is called, will take place off the coast of Norway and involve four submarines, 11 aircrafts and four surface ships provided by seven NATO nations. The objective is to provide the best anti-submarine warfare […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The ships and air wing of the U.S. Navy’s Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group have completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for their future deployment. COMPTUEX measured the carrier strike group’s ability to perform and respond as an integrated team during simulated scenarios the group may encounter while deployed. Ike CSG is comprised […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg kicked off the annual ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ anti-submarine warfare exercise in a visit to Trondheim, Norway today. The ASW drill, focused on detecting and defending against submarines, runs for ten days. Three thousand sailors and aircrew from eight Allies (Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States) […]

  • 11 December 2013

    Commander of Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), Commodore Henning Amundsen handed over command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task force (CTF-508) at one minute past midnight December 7 to Rear-Admiral Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, Commander SNMG2. The two commanders and staffs met and conducted handover aboard SNMG1 flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN. During the […]

  • 5 July 2013

     On 3 July 2013, whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, the Force Commander of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), Commodore Jorge Novo Palma, met with the Commander of the NATO counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield, Commodore Henning Amundsen. HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen, flagship of the NATO operation, hosted the meeting between both […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 29 July 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK, part of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, conducted a maritime exercise together with the Seychelles Coast Guard, focusing on search and rescue operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation between the Coast Guard and NATO warships patrolling the Indian Ocean. To share knowledge, skills and training with […]

  • 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). […]

  • 4 December 2013

    On Sunday, 1 December 2013, the NATO counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task group flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN rescued the crew of a Somalia-based dhow, which contained broken steering gear and two ill crew members. While patrolling the Gulf of Aden, NANSEN received a call from a Japanese Maritime Patrol Aircraft, which had observed the dhow […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Fresh from maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean, Merlins of 814 Naval Air Squadron decamped to Stavanger to hunt three diesel boats determined to ‘sink’ a German tanker. Normally they don’t make it quite as easy as this for the Navy’s top submarine hunters to find them… The tell-tale masts of an underwater killer […]

  • 14 August 2013

    On Monday, 12 August 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK concluded more than two months deployment in support of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD and began her voyage back to the Netherlands. VAN SPEIJK joined OCEAN SHIELD just days before Commodore Henning Amundsen took command of NATO’s counter-piracy mission in Djibouti on 7 June. […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Flying Tigers, normally based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Helston, sent two of their Merlin helicopters and 55 personnel to take part in Exercise Dynamic Mongoose, a newly-established NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise in the Norwegian Sea. Operating from Sola Airbase, Stavanger in Norway, the Tigers were on the hunt for hunter-killer class […]

  • 14 July 2017

    Two Norwegian Navy Commodores traded places at the helm of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony at the Norwegian Naval Base, Haakonsvern, on Friday. Commodore Ole Morten Sandquis was relieved as Commander of SNMG1, by fellow countryman, Commodore Petter Kammerhuber. At the same time, the flagship duty passed over […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

          Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup, trained with ships from the Danish Task Group (DATG) in waters of Kattegat on Tuesday. The SNMG1 is on a routine maritime situational awareness patrol for NATO in the North sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HNoMS Maud, the Royal Norwegian Navy’s new logistics and support vessel, arrived to its new homeport of Haakonsvern navy base after a 14,598 nautical mile voyage from South Korea where it was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Maud arrived in Norway in late March after visiting San Diego on the West Coast […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On May 19, the Irish Coast Guard completed an evacuation of an ill sailor from a Norwegian frigate 109.6 nautical miles off the south coast of Ireland. An image shared by the coast guard shows that the warship in question is HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314), a Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy […]

  • 24 June 2019

    The Norwegian government has decided not to repair the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad which sank in the Hjeltefjorden fjord in late 2018. It is more appropriate to dispose of the vessel than to repair it, Frank Bakke-Jensen, the country’s Defense Minister said in a statement. A report issued by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from nine NATO states have gathered in Scotland where they will take part in the US Navy-led exercise Formidable Shield 19. The two-week exercise will take place at the UK defense ministry’s Hebrides Range located on the Western Isles of Scotland. It kicks off on May 7. Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO […]