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  • 27 May 2015

    On 17 May 2015, during a counter-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, EU Naval Force warship, ITS Grecale, came to the assistance of a tug after it had put out a SOS distress call. The tug had developed engine failure whilst en route from the UAE to Somalia and was drifting in open waters. Upon […]

  • 5 June 2015

    In May 2015 ITS Grecale became the first Italian warship to visit A’Duqm port in Oman. During their time alongside, ITS Grecale’s commanding officer, Commander Marco Frumusa, hosted the chairman of the A’Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority, His Excellency Yahya Bin Said Bin Abdullah Al Jabri and the Italian Ambassador, Her Excellency Paola Amadei. During […]

  • 3 June 2015

    On Saturday 30 May 2015, Operation Atalanta warship, ITS Grecale, which is currently deployed as part of the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia, hosted the Force Commander EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Gomez Fernandez de Cordoba, during a counter-piracy patrol. The Force Commander, who is embarked on the EU Naval Force flagship, […]

  • 14 May 2015

    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 June 2015

    On Wednesday 10 June 2015 Italian warship, ITS Grecale, set course for her home port of La Spezia after completing a four-month deployment with the EU’s counter- piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, off the coast of Somalia. During her deployment, ITS Grecale carried out numerous counter-piracy patrols off the Somali coast and met local fishermen at […]

  • 14 July 2015

    Italian Navy’s vessel ITS Grecale returned home to La Spezia after spending five months employed in Operation Atalanta. The vessel conducted anti-piracy mission and maintained security of the trade routes in the Indian Ocean and off the Horn of Africa. Operation Atalanta, also known as European Union Naval Force Somalia, is a current military operation that […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy-hosted mine countermeasure exercise MINEX 2019 concluded off the coast of Sicily on May 30 after 10 days of evolutions. In addition to Italian and Spanish MCM assets, the exercise was joined by NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2). The exercise was aimed at practicing command staff knowledge on mine warfare […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Over the past few days EUNAVFOR warships, operating as part of the EU’s counter-piracy mission codenamed Operation ATALANTA, have provided life-saving assistance to a stricken dhow, with 12 crew and 92 passengers onboard, including a pregnant woman and 33 children. The dhow had put out a distress signal on Friday 2 March, saying that she […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine-Countermeasures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) met on Wednesday, 30 October 2013, for a joint training opportunity at sea near Crete, Greece. Both Groups have been operating in the Mediterranean in support of the counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), demonstrating NATO’s resolve to help deter, defend, disrupt and […]

  • 13 December 2011

    NATO warship USS De Wert prevented a suspected pirate dhow from engaging in acts of piracy and forced it back to the Somali coast making further acts of piracy impossible at this time. While engaged in a replenishment at sea, USS De Wert received intelligence reports that a dhow acting suspiciously was in the vicinity […]

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

    After HMCS Whitehorse was ordered to end its participation in the U.S. Navy’s training exercise RIMPAC last week because of an alleged misconduct of its crew, the Royal Canadian Navy has opened another investigation into the incidents.   Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, commander of the Canadian Fleet Pacific, who is responsible for all ships in his fleet, has been assigned to […]

  • 30 March 2016

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main, part of EUNAVFOR’s Op Sophia mission saved 105 migrants 50 kilometers north of the Tripoli coast on March 29. Once all migrants were taken on board the warship, sailors sunk the rubber boat which was used by migrants. EGV Frankfurt am Main later transferred the rescued persons to […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three Italian Navy warships, with 85 years of service between them, embarked on their final “deployment” before they bow out of active navy service in a ceremony scheduled for July 16. Aside from the task of training navy cadets, the deployment will be more of a tour of Tyrrhenian Sea port cities, allowing the public to […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy retired the last of its Minerva-class corvettes in a sunset ceremony at the Augusta naval base on September 25. With the decommissioning of ITS Driade and ITS Minerva after their 30-year service, the navy is advancing its plan of downsizing an ageing fleet. Driade and Minerva were the final two of eight […]

  • 10 March 2016

    Images: Italian Navy The Italian Navy has decommissioned two of its Minerva-class corvettes, Urania and Danaide, during a flag lowering ceremony held at the Italian Augusta Naval Base, March 10. The 1987-commissioned corvettes have spent almost 30 years serving in the ‘Marina Militare’. Both vessels were built by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Riva […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Armenian government is ready to offer its territory for construction of new Russian early warning radar, said Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan. “Of course. If our territory is of such interest, we’re open for dialogue”, Sargsyan told Kommersant. Answering the question about the radar’s search range, he emphasized it could be longer than Gabala Radar […]

  • 21 January 2016

    Having spent less than two months idle in the port during her routine maintenance period, the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour now rejoined the EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia. The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi assumed Cavour’s role on November 25, 2015. Now that the original mission flagship is back, ITS Garibaldi is leaving the European Union […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    ITS Vieste and ITS Chioggia, two minesweepers of the Italian Navy conducted submerged object recovery operations in the waters of the Gulf of Taranto, Southern Italy, February 23. The recent operation was exceptional because of the depths of underwater interventions, the size of objects recovered, and the cooperation with Gay Marine, a private company specialized in design and […]

  • 19 November 2014

    With 40,000 tonnes of metal crashing through the Channel separated by just 40 metres, HMS St Albans and Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Ruler execute one of the most dangerous, but also carefully choreographed manoeuvres on the high seas. For the first time in nearly two years the Portsmouth-based frigate refuelled at sea – a […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Saturday that he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1, adding that they will be asked to return to work beginning next week.  “Immediately after President [Barack] Obama signed the Pay […]

  • 31 December 2015

    ITS Carabiniere, flagship of the EU Naval Force, paid her first visit to Antisiranana, Madagascar from December 22 to 26. Having berthed, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri and the Commanding Officer of ITS Carabiniere, Commander Francesco Saladino were received by the Commander of the local Naval Base, Captain Vaohavy Andriambelonarivo Andasy. Rear Admiral Barbieri said: “The port […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Ukraine Government will continue to support the construction of modern ships for the Naval Forces of Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov during his visit a public joint stock company “Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant”, which conducted a comprehensive repair of Naval Forces’ ships and construction of new corvettes. The PM has […]

  • 16 January 2015

    The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) is scheduled to return to San Diego today, Jan. 16 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. During the deployment, Cape St. George and the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, Detachment 4 participated in Rim of the Pacific […]

  • 30 January 2015

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) held a change of command ceremony, January 30. Capt. Greg Fenton was relieved by Capt. Timothy Kuehhas as commanding officer. George Washington’s hangar bay set the stage to recall the crew’s achievements during Fenton’s tenure and for Kuehhas to take the helm as the ship’s new commanding […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Somalia’s Force Commander, Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Luyckx, took the opportunity to visit Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, recently. After being welcomed onboard the Italian warship by her commanding officer, Commander Giuseppe Aletta, Commodore Luyckx was introduced to the crew and given a tour of the ship. ITS Euro has been […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Italian Navy ships, deployed on Operation Mare Nostrum during the past weekend, have rescued over 5,000 migrants.   Frigate Grecale, with 566 people onboard, and corvette Chimera with 353, were scheduled to reach Pozzallo yesterday. On June 29, 30 bodies were found in the hold during the search and rescue and inspection operations onboard […]

  • 6 March 2017

    Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat was decommissioned in Mumbai on Monday after 56 years of service. The ship had its naval ensign and commissioning pennant hauled down one last time during a ceremony attended by all of 21 Indian Navy commanding officers to have commanded the carrier in almost three decades it spent with […]

  • 25 September 2012

    ‘RANKURI’, a 95 feet long Maldivian mechanical boat, with four personnel onboard, reported missing at sea off the Southern coast of Maldives since 17 Sep 12 was rescued by Indian Naval Ship ‘INS Shardul’ on 20 Sep 12. On a request from the Maldivian authorities on 19 Sep 12, the Indian Navy diverted INS Shardul […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

    St. Petersburg Submariners’ Club on March 24 will hold a festive evening associated with 106-th anniversary of Russian submarine fleet. The solemn event will take place in Bering Restaurant of the Saint Petersburg Hotel at 5 pm. Recall that the club celebrated previous anniversary in Peter the Great Naval College. In 2011, there were 358 […]