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  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 13 September 2014 FGS Berlin conducted a RAS with Italian Navy destroyer, ITS Andrea Doria, the current flagship of the EU’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta.   Before the RAS commenced, all the sailors involved were fully briefed on their duties and then ITS Andrea Doria made a slow approach to the German Navy […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In early November, ITS Andrea Doria’s EH 101 helicopter carried out an impressive flares discharge as part of a training exercise. When authorized, ITS Andrea Doria’s EH101 helicopter starts the flares discharge sequence. The helicopter proceeds in bound to ITS Andrea Doria after finishing the discharge sequence, leaving behind a suggestive smoke drawing. Flares are […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities

    Italian Orizzonte class destroyer ITS Andrea Doria has made her first port of call in Brest, France, while sailing to the Hebrides for exercises “Joint Warrior 15-2” and “At Sea Demonstration”. During the stay in port, September 17 – 21, Captain Angelo Virdis, commanding officer of the unit, and Captain Giuseppe Schivardi, defence attaché in Paris, have […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During his visit to Djibouti this week, the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Martin Smith MBE, took the opportunity to visit the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, at sea in the Gulf of Aden.   He was accompanied during the visit by the European Union Ambassador in Djibouti, Joseph […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    During a recent port visit to The Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted a counter-piracy exercise called ‘Exchange 2015’ with members of the Seychelles Coast Guard and Maritime Police. The exercise was planned and coordinated with staff from EUCAP Nestor. One of the main aims of the exercise was to practice […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Friday 30 January the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, visited the Commander of the Chinese Escort Task Group 547, Rear Admiral Jiang Gouping, on board the Chinese flagship, CNS Linyi. Rear Admiral Rando was accompanied by the Commanding Officer of the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, Captain Angelo Virdis and […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 28 September, EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria arrived in Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman for a busy 4 day port visit. The port visit coincided with a port visit of the flagship of NATO Operation Ocean Shield, HDMS Esbern Snare and a visit of the Force Commander of Combined Maritime Force’s (CMF) […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 5 October, EU Naval Force Warship, FGS Berlin conducted her twenty-first and final Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta with the EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria. The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando and nine members of the Force Headquarters Staff embarked […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities

    From 15 to 19 December, the EU Naval Force Flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, paid a port visit to Madagascar, berthing for the first time in the beautiful bay of Antsiranana. On Monday 15 December, Rear Admiral Guido Rando and the Commanding Officer of ITS Andrea Doria, Captain Angelo Virdis were received by the Chief of […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Italian Navy’s Horizon-class air-defence destroyer Andrea Doria launched their first MU90 torpedo in the Gulf of Taranto, May 24, 2016. During the exercise, a fictional sonar contact is included on the combat system management computer (CMS). Once the contact appears, the weapon system orders the torpedo to launch and fire. The torpedo is fired into […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 12 August, whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, the EU Naval Force flagship and Italian Navy destroyer, ITS Andrea Doria, gave assistance to a stricken yacht.   The yacht’s two French crewmembers had put out a mayday signal after they suffered engine failure. The mayday was picked up by the […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities

    A key role for the EU Naval Force is to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels carrying humanitarian aid to the Somali people from possible pirate attack. On Monday 22 December the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, took on the important duty of escorting WFP ship, MV Liberty, 500 nautical miles from Mombasa […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Friday 5 December EU Naval Force Spanish frigate, ESPS Navarra, rendezvoused at sea with the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, off the coast of Somalia. After sailing near to each other, the Commanding Officer of ESPS Navarra, Commander Alejandro Cuerda Lorenzo, and two Spanish journalists, who were embarked for a few days, […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities

    On Sunday 7 February 2015, the EU Naval Force counter-piracy flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered a serious burns injury whilst at sea in his cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden. The cargo ship, which was transiting through the Internationally Recommended Traffic Corridor (IRTC) in […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s ITS Andrea Doria, moored at Abu Dhabi Mina Zayed Port, has participated at the 12th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX). At the end of a 6 month deployment as EU anti-piracy Mission Atlanta flagship, the unit has set sail from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities

    After passing through the Suez Canal, and meeting Italian ship Esploratore, (commanded by LT Gianpaolo Misseritti) – one of the patrol boats belonging to the Tenth Naval Coastal Group based in Sharm El Sheikh – Destroyer Andrea Doria sailed south, towards the biggest port of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.   During the short […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    One of Operation Atalanta’s objectives is to develop a greater understanding of the way of life of fishermen and other seafarers who sail in the Gulf of Aden. As a result, EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria was recently tasked to meet local fishermen, who, until two years ago, lived with the constant fear […]

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

    On 16 December, during her port visit to Antsiranana, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training with personnel from the Madagascan Navy. Italian Marines from ITS Andrea Doria provided instruction in techniques for the safe detainment of those suspected of piracy or armed robbery, and included both […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During their recent port visit to Dar es Salaam, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training with personnel from the Tanzanian People’s Defence Force. The training included briefings on the procedures for handling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), the boarding of ships, first aid techniques and medical capabilities. […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a stopover at HMNB Clyde on October 4, ITS Andrea Doria has sailed off to the Atlantic to attend exercise Joint Warrior 152. During the stop, which took place October 1 – 4, the Commanding Officer, Captain Angelo Virdis and his staff, participated in the operation meeting aimed to define all the details of exercise Joint Warrior 152 […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s destroyer Andrea Doria (D553) docked in the port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, where it was visited by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates, Giorgio Starace.   Prior to the docking, the vessel spent a long period of time at sea during which it took part in a replenishment at sea operation with RFA Wave […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities

    On Thursday 28 August EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and Combined Maritime Force frigate, HMAS Toowoomba, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden.   As both warships were in close proximity to each other, crewmembers from both warships took the opportunity to ‘cross-deck’ to the other to meet sailors and talk about […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities

    On Tuesday 2 September the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed the Commander of the Japanese Escort Task Group, Captain Tsutomu Okawa, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria. Both ships are conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.   The Japanese Escort Task Group is composed of the […]

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

    On the morning of 22 July destroyer Andrea Doria departed Stazione Navale Mar Grande, Taranto to participate in Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean.   The unit is due to moor at Gibuti port next August 6, where the German Rear Admiral Jὓrgen ZUR Mȕhlen will pass on the torch of the operation to ITN Rear Admiral […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities

    On Monday, 26 January, the EU Naval Force Flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and the Japanese warship JS Harusame met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. On board the Flagship, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted the Commander of Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, and a representative […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 21 of January, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted on board his flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, the Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), Rear Admiral Wanich Pakorn. Rear Admiral Pakorn was accompanied by his Public Affairs Officer, Commander Komol Kongboonrak, and the First Secretary […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The flagship of the EU Naval Force, ITS Andrea Doria, is visiting Dubai in support of the UAE Counter-Piracy Week. The UAE Counter-Piracy Week begins with the working groups and plenary session of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), which is currently chaired by the European Union. Alessandro Mariani representing […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities

    On Monday 22 September the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, met the Chinese Navy ship, CNS Changbaishan, in the Gulf of Aden.   The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, accompanied by the commanding officer of the flagship, Captain Gianfranco Annunziata, and an additional six officers and petty officers, took the opportunity […]