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  • 13 October 2016
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    Russian warships have disrupted commercial shipping in the Lithuanian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by ordering ships to alter their courses because of naval exercises, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence said. On October 10, Lithuanian Navy Control Centre recorded warships of the Russian Federation indicate six civilian ships in the Lithuanian EEZ to alter their route […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s command ship USS Mount Whitney arrived to Klaipeda, Lithuania on June 30 for a scheduled port visit having departed Stockholm, Sweden a day earlier. During the visit, the USS Mount Whitney commanding officer and a delegation will meet with the Commander of the Lithuanian Navy, mayor of Klaipėda city, and attend other formal events. […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Lithuanian Armed Forces have officially received the P15 patrol ship, a former Danish Navy Flyvefisken-class vessel, bought earlier from Denmark. P15 was transferred to the Lithuanian Navy at a ceremony in Korsør port in Denmark on November 23. The new ship is replacing 50 years old Storm-class LNS Sėlis (P32) built in Norway that the Lithuanian Navy […]

  • 7 February 2017
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    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), currently part of the George H.W. Bush carrier strike group, entered the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, February 6 for a scheduled port visit. During their visit Hue City’s sailors will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Lithuanian navy and public. While […]

  • 5 August 2016
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    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Training Squadron is scheduled to conduct a friendly port visit to Klaipėda on August 8 as Lithuania and Japan mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Commanded by Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Iwasaki, the training squadron includes three ships and a crew of roughly 750 members of the Japan Maritime Self […]

  • 18 August 2014
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    On August 13 a combined exercise concluded in the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea.   The training event was attended by vessels from the Lithuanian Navy and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1). The exercise that took off on August 11 tested and enhanced readiness of the […]

  • 2 September 2015
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    Since the start of August 2015, a team from the Lithuanian Navy has been stationed on board World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MSM Douro, as part of Lithuania’s contribution to the European Union’s counter-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia. The role of the Lithuanian Navy maritime protection team is to protect MSM Douro from […]

  • 11 March 2016
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    An unidentified Russian Navy ship ordered Atlantic Voyager, a commercial container ship which was sailing in Lithuanian waters, to change route because the Russian Navy was conducting exercises in the area. According to Lithuanian Navy, the container ship was sailing roughly 36 nautical miles off Klaipėda, Lithuania. The event was recorded by the Lithuanian Navy’s control […]

  • 26 May 2016
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    The Belgian Defense Minister will attend the multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) operation Open Spirit 2016 and observe participating ships conduct MCM tasks in the Baltic Sea on May 26. Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput will also meet the Lithuanian Defence Minister aboard the LNS Jotvingis to discuss security situation at the eastern and southern NATO borders, preparations […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Lithuanian Navy commissioned and named the new patrol ship LNS Sėlis (P15) during a January 11 ceremony in Klaipėda. LNS Sėlis is a former Danish Navy Flyvefisken-class vessel that Lithuania bought earlier from Denmark. The new ship is replacing 50 years old Storm-class LNS Sėlis (P32) that was built in Norway. The newer Flyvefisken-class vessel was […]

  • 16 September 2015
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    In the morning of September 15, Sea and Coastal Surveillance Centre of the Lithuanian Navy detected a warship of the Russian Federation while conducting 24-7 surveillance of the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea. The Russian warship was directing civilian vessel Lavinia, which was sailing in […]

  • 1 September 2014
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    On August 29, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Turku, Finland, for a routine port visit in advance of the Finnish Navy-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS.   SNMCMG1 is visiting Turku during the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness […]

  • 21 July 2016
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    LNS Skalvis (M53), a Lithuanian Navy minehunter arrived in Kiel, Germany, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1). The Lithuanian ship will take part in SNMCMG1 activities and exercises in the Baltic and the North Seas until December. Eight ships from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and the United […]

  • 23 December 2014
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    Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) concluded its 5 months sea deployment under the command of Lithuanian Navy Officer, Commander Giedrius Premeneckas onboard the Lithuanian flagship LNS JOTVINGIS, and returned to Klaipėda, Lithuania. LNS JOTVINGIS (Lithuania) accompanied by the ENS TALIVALDIS (Latvia) and LVNS SAKALA (Estonia) entered Klaipėda port on December 17, while the […]

  • 11 May 2015
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    French Navy’s patrol boat FS Pluvier (P 678) sailed into the Lithuanian Klaipėda Seaport for a friendly visit today. The vessel will take a short rest in the port, after which it will continue its deployment on May 13. During the visit her crew and representatives of the Lithuanian Navy will pay tribute to French prisoners of […]

  • 21 May 2015
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    The search operation for the missing pilots of the Soviet-made An-2 aircraft in the Baltic Sea continues. After the Lithuanian Navy located the wreck of the aircraft on May 19, the search for its pilots continued. The Navy’s vessels LNS Kuršis (M54) and LNS Šakiai were surveying the search area over the previous three days. LNS […]

  • 20 November 2014
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    Seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under command of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in London for a routine port visit. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. This marks the first time that the Lithuanian Navy […]

  • 22 February 2016
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    A Lithuanian Navy Lieutenant was awarded an Operation Atalanta Medal for his service as part of the EU NAVFOR-Atalanta, European Union operation for countering piracy and armed robbery at sea. “Be proud of this medal, it is recognition of your outstanding commitment, professionalism and efforts,” the EU NAVFOR Somalia Commander Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri said when […]

  • 7 March 2017
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    The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense has deployed a 12-man strong vessel boarding team to the European Union-led operation Sophia aimed at curbing human and arms smuggling activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The team embarked the German Navy tender FGS Rhein on March 6 during a ceremony at Lithuanian Navy base Klaipeda. According to the Lithuanian MOD, […]

  • 5 April 2016
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    Latvian military personnel have reported spotting a Russian Kilo-class submarine within the Baltic States’ exclusive economic zone. The National Armed Forces of Latvia wrote on Twitter, April 4, that they have identified a Russian submarine in the exclusive economic zone of 11 miles from the border of Latvia. In the past, Latvia has repeatedly reported Russian […]

  • 18 August 2014
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    On August 15-17 Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), currently under a six-month command of Commander Giedrius Permeneckas of the Lithuanian Navy, conducted a port visit to Riga, Latvia.   When the vessels moored at Riga, SNMCMG1 Commander Giedrius Premeneckas and other ship commanders paid visits to Brigadier General Juris Zeibarts, Chief of the […]

  • 8 October 2015
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    Swedish Navy’s Visby class corvette HMS Karlstad departed for an official visit to Klaipeda, Lithuania yesterday, Oct 7. The visit has the aim of supporting Swedish interests and promoting good ties between nations. The ship will be the site of a bilateral meeting between Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist and Juozas Olekas, Lithuanian National Defense Minister. HMS Karlstad’s Commander, […]

  • 8 August 2014
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    Lithuania is now in command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE.   German Navy Commander Gunther Brassel handed over command of SNMCMG1 to Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas during a brief ceremony on Thursday, 7 August, 2014. The ceremony was conducted by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff Submarines, Rear Admiral Robert […]

  • 21 May 2019
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    The Lithuanian-led historical ordnance disposal operation Open Spirit 2019 concluded on May 16 after two weeks of maneuvers. Open Spirit is an international maritime operation led on a rotating basis by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Lithuanian Navy led the operation in 2019 in coordination with the NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined […]

  • 24 May 2016
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    Participants of the international naval exercise Open Spirit 2016 found several mines just 3 kilometers off the Lithuanian only sea port on May 20. Lithuanian Navy divers subsequently destroyed the German WWII mines. Five naval mines, one torpedo, rocket parts and two still unidentified wrecks have been found so far during the NATO drill, which […]

  • 17 October 2014
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    This morning, the eight ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Belfast for a routine port visit, having just concluded participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. SNMCMG1’s flagship, the Lithuanian Minelayer LNS JOTVINGIS, is leading the Group’s minehunters: the Polish Navy’s […]

  • 9 October 2014
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    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 17 May 2016
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    Two ships assigned to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 made a port call in the Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda. Spanish frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan and Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke came alongside May 16 and will stay until May 18. The two ships have recently completed participation in the Lithuanian-hosted exercise […]

  • 20 July 2015
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Klaipėda, Lithuania, for a scheduled port visit July 17, 2015. While in port, the ship will host numerous visitors for tours including wounded Ukrainian military personnel, Lithuanian government and military officials, U.S. Embassy personnel, a group of international Fulbright Association alumni, children from […]