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  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Just days after media reports on Russia’s naval buildup in the Mediterranean Sea first emerged, the country’s defense ministry on Thursday announced a large-scale drill in the Mediterranean. Prior to the defense ministry’s announcement, the Russian Navy was said to have a little over ten warships sailing off the coast of Syria as the country’s […]

  • 13 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has officially started a new central Mediterranean Sea operation called Sea Guardian wherein three ships and two submarines are already conducting their first patrols. The operation started November 9 and will run through November 17 in its initial phase. Further patrols will occur in line with an approved schedule of operations, the […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities

    The Libyan Coast Guard detained a Spanish migrant-rescue NGO vessel near Libyan waters, holding the vessel and crew captive for nearly two hours. Proactiva Open Arms said on Tuesday that their vessel Golf Azzurro, a former fishing trawler, was “kidnapped” by a Libyan Coast Guard ship in international waters off the coast of Libya. According to […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Authorities

    The European Union migrant-rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea has been extended and will now run until December 31, 2018. EU leaders reached the agreement on July 25 after Italy curbed its protest against how the migrant crisis was being handled by other member states. The extension was expected to be agreed upon last Monday […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities

    The US Military Sealift Command-operated expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Trenton rescued 40 people in the Mediterranean Sea, the US Navy has announced. The rescued people were provided food, water, and medical care on board Trenton. The operation took place June 12 while the ship was on routine operations, according to the navy. Sea Watch, the […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an operation conducted yesterday, October 13, the German Navy’s frigate Schleswig-Holstein rescued 207 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The action started when the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (I.M.R.C.C.) requested EUNAVFOR MED Task Force operating in the Central Mediterranean to intervene in possible boats in distress in International waters. Schleswig-Holstein received instructions to approach […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities

    Two frigates and a patrol vessel are conducting a maritime security operation in the Western Mediterranean as part of NATO’s operation Sea Guardian. Led by a French Navy Captain onboard French frigate FS Guepratte, along with Italian frigate Scirocco and Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel ESPS Serviola are working to outline the patterns-of-life over a strategic […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Róisín has taken part in the first rescue operation in the Mediterranean since it joined the life saving efforts in May 2016. Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre on May 16, the LÉ Róisín successfully located and rescued a total of 125 migrants from a rubber craft located […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities

    Authorities have reportedly surrounded and detained a ship chartered to obstruct migrant-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel in question is the ‘C-Star’ and was chartered by an organization called Defend Europe which aims to prevent migrants reaching Europe through the Mediterranean Sea route. Authorities have now detained the vessel in Port Suez, however, […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities

    Russian Navy ships carrying the new, advanced Kalibr cruise missiles will be permanently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, RT reported a Russian Navy admiral saying. Corvettes from the the Black Sea Fleet will be supporting anti-terrorist operations against the Daesh in Syria. The Project 21631 corvettes that are part of the Black Sea Fleet are equipped with the […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO ships deployed to operation Sea Guardian spent the larger part of August working with ships from the European Union-led operation Sophia with the aim of improving collaboration in the Mediterranean Sea. The ships worked in the central Mediterranean Sea August 3 through 20 in part to further refine coordination efforts and further integrate information […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Breaking away from its usual duties in the North and Baltic Sea, NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 has sailed to the Mediterranean Sea where it will be contributing to the Mediterranean operation Sea Guardian. Led by Norwegian frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup and commander Petter Kammerhuber, the SNMG1 will contribute to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism and capacity […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Authorities

    European naval vessels rescued a total of 587 migrants trying to reach Europe in five unseaworthy boats. In the morning hours of April 29, a Spanish maritime patrol aircraft spotted the migrants and reported that one of the boats was in poor condition and semi-sunken. Four ships assigned to EUNAVFOR’s mission to prevent loss of […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Training & Education

    Canadian Navy’s HMCS Fredericton completed its participation in joint NATO training exercises in the Black Sea as part of NATO assurance measures. As part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Fredericton will now resume its role as part of NATO maritime operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the month of March, HMCS Fredericton participated in […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian authorities have found 20 tons of hashish after intercepting a Panama-flagged research ship, the country’s law enforcement agency said. On 9 August, Italian police units intercepted research ship Remus in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was taken to Palermo in Sicily for further investigation, according to Guardia di Finanza. Following the investigation, the authorities […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), departed Naval Station Norfolk March 14 on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters.   “It is an honor to command USS Vella Gulf as we set sail to the 6th Fleet area of operations to enhance maritime security,” said Capt. Robert D. Katz, the […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As Exercise Trident Juncture unfolds, both on land and in the air, the maritime component continues its Combat Enhancement Training and Force Integration in close cooperation with other components. During the first days of the exercise, Netherlands Maritime Force (NLMARFOR) and UK Maritime Force (UKMARFOR) conducted an amphibious operation at Sierra del Retin, Spain, and […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) destroyer Smetlivy on Oct 18 left Sevastopol for the Mediterranean Sea to participate in the IONIEX-2012 joint… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 22, 2012; Image: Mil

  • 31 January 2012
    Training & Education

      Deployment of Russian Navy carrier group in the Mediterranean Sea is coming to its end. In the next few days Russian warships will replenish supplies and then set a course for the Atlantic via the Strait of Gibraltar. Ships of Russian carrier group entered the Mediterranean Sea on Dec 23, 2011. Through the deployment, […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irish Navy’s vessel LÉ Eithne deployed to the Mediterranean Sea on migrant humanitarian and search and rescue operations. Minister of Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D accompanied by Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) of the Defence Forces and Captain David Barry, Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command, met the vessel’s crew at Haulbowline Naval Base, […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities

    German Navy tender ‘Werra’ and the minehunter ‘Datteln’ will depart their homebase in Kiel on June 20 to join the EU NAVFOR mission of saving lives and apprehending smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. Werra, commanded by Corvette Captain Mirko Preuß and Datteln, commanded by Corvette Captain Björn Fischer, will first sail for Augusta, Italy, where they will […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish frigate Canarias participated in the rescue of more than 100 people off the coast of Libya after its embarked SH-60B helicopter sighted a boat adrift. The frigate Canarias, deployed in the EUNAVFOR operation Sophia, spotted an inflatable boat with over 100 people on board during a reconnaissance patrol on Tuesday, Oct 20. After informing the command of the […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Shabalin has sailed into the Mediterranean Sea where it will conduct firing exercises. The vessel will become a part of the permanent task force, therefore replacing LLS Kaliningrad, which has been a part of the task force since December 2013. Alexander Shabalin, LLS of Project 775 currently serving […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s ship Chioggia and the Operational Divers Group (GOS) from the Comsubin performed the mine clearing operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The GOS, with a sophisticated equipment on board, plumbed to the depths of the area between the southern Tirrenian Sea and the northern Ionian Sea within a week; three of the four explosive devices […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities

    As part of their week-long exercises, a group of Russian and Chinese warships are sailing through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits. China is represented by two missile frigates, the Linya and Weifang, and a supply ship Weishanhu, and Russia has six vessel engaged in these drills. The exercises between the two navies include live firing, safety drills, escort […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A Russian Navy’s ship is steaming its way to the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Daily Sabah.   The ship, with hull number PM-56, passed the Dardanelles strait on Sunday, April 20th accompanied by Turkish Coast Guard ships during the passage. The final destination of the vessel has not been confirmed. PM-56 is an Amur […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters are now ready to operate in the Mediterranean, working closely with the Italian Navy, and coordinated via Rome. The 19,000 tonne amphibious ship will work in tandem with the surveillance helicopters to provide a wide ranging search and rescue capability. The aircraft, from Royal Naval Air Station […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) hydrographic ship Donuzlav left Sevastopol on Apr 4 heading for the Mediterranean Sea. Main goal of the cruise is providing participation of Russian experts in 18-th International Hydrographic Conference to take place in Monaco in Apr 23-27. Expectedly, representatives of 70 countries are to attend the conference, but only Russia, the […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Otrakovsky is scheduled to join the Navy’s fleet of vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. After it went through scheduled preventive maintenance works and replenished its stocks in the Novorossiysk naval base, the vessel set sail towards its destination. The vessel will become a part of the Russian Navy’s permament task force in the […]