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  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Irish Navy’s Patrol Vessel LÉ NIAMH returns from humanitarian and search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean today, October 2. Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Daniel Wall, the 57 sailors of the LÉ NIAMH, augmented by 2 medics from the Army Medical Corps, deployed on July 10 to the Mediterranean where they successfully rescued 4,127 persons […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, U.S. Navy’s Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) entered the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. Bulkeley and ships and aircraft from the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, including the flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK warship HMS Richmond has joined the EU mission in the Mediterranean to tackle migrant smugglers. HMS Richmond has new powers to stop and detain suspected migrant smugglers and disable their vessels. The Type 23 frigate’s arrival comes after the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2240 (2015) which gives her Commanding Officer […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Authorities

    The crew of a Royal Navy warship have seized around £3m ($4.5m)  worth of cannabis during a security patrol in the Mediterranean. The Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Richmond sent up her Lynx helicopter that spotted what was believed to be a drug smuggling boat and immediately moved in to investigate. With Richmond nearby her Royal Marine […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet destroyer ship Smetlivy will take part in the “Russian week in the Ionian Islands”. RFS Smetlivy left Sevastopol today and headed for the Black  Sea straits. The ship is expected to reach the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow. According to the vessel’s schedule, the ship will participate in international naval events, including the traditionally held “Russian week on […]

  • 5 February 2013

    Portsmouth-based Royal Navy minehunter HMS Cattistock sailed yesterday (February 4) on a four-month NATO mission in the Mediterranean. She will be working as part of a permanent multinational maritime force in the area called the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). Ships from allied nations work together throughout the year defending sea routes […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s auxiliary replenishment ship FGS Berlin will leave its homeport Wilhelmshaven on October 5, 2015, in order to take part in the EU Naval Force Mediterranean operation. The crew of the FGS Berlin, with Commander Marcel Rosenbohm at the helm, will take over tender Werra’s duties and continue working with the German frigate FGS Schleswig-Holstein. Looking forward to the […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities

    Ireland will send its Offshore Patrol Vessel L.É. SAMUEL BECKETT to lend a helping hand to the Mediterranean Sea migrant search and rescue operations. The vessel will depart today, September 24. The Irish Naval Service has saved over 7000 people since it deployed to the Mediterranean on the 16th of May. This is the third such deployment. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Authorities

    Operation Sophia, the EU-mission in the Mediterranean, has been making headlines with migrant-rescue operations. The main goal of the mission, however, is to disrupt the networks of migrant smugglers. The German Navy says the Op Sophia is succeeding in this undertaking. The EU-operation entered the second, operational phase around four months ago. During this phase, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) transits the Mediterranean Sea. Laboon is participating in Exercise Noble Dina, an annual trilateral exercise conducted with Hellenic and Israeli forces to increase interoperability and tactical expertise in a number of warfare areas. Image: US Navy

  • 2 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based Royal Navy minehunter HMS Ledbury sails on Tuesday (May 7) for a four-month NATO mission in the Mediterranean. She will be working as part of a permanent multinational maritime force in the area known as Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). The group works throughout the year defending sea routes from the […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and her escort, guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), conducted a northbound transit of the Suez Canal, Oct. 20. USS Nimitz was most recently operating in the Red Sea to provide the U.S. options for responding to crisis situations. USS Nimitz will operate in the Mediterranean Sea […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities

    The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking. The operational phase follows the first phase, launched June 22, which involved intelligence gathering on smuggling routes and networks. Phase II is intended to precede […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Irish Naval Service flagship the LÉ EITHNE conducted a successful rescue operation of 300 migrants, 45 kilometres North of Tripoli in the early hours of Friday the 29th of May. The migrants were on board a barge that was attempting to cross the South Central Mediterranean. Having successfully transferred 201 rescuees over to the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    In an effort to help stop the smuggling activities in the Mediterranean, Britain has offered to send its warship HMS Richmond to assist in the EU’s mission. HMS Richmond, carrying a surveillance drone, a helicopter and 200 marines and sailors onboard will be used against smugglers who operate in the waters between North Africa and […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) led by Rear Admiral Alberto Correia, Portuguese Navy, resumed NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE) this week. SNMG1 currently consists of the Flagship – Portuguese frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida, the Spanish frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo, the Norwegian frigate HNOMS Fridtjof Nansen and the Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg. After […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The US Navy frigate USS Elrod set sail on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, 14 January. The commanding officer of the ship, Cmdr. Brad Stallings, said that the ship will conduct several exercises with African nations and security operations during the deployment. This is 11th deployment for USS Elrod since her commissioning. […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Authorities

    Two rubber boats, sailing in poor conditions in the Mediterranean Sea, were spotted in the morning of December 14 by a Spanish P3 Orion patrol aircraft deployed to Operation Sophia. The Slovenian corvette SNS Triglav 11, operating within Operation Sophia since October this year, was asked to intervene by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC). […]

  • 27 December 2015
    Authorities

    EUNAVFOR Med vessels, led by German FGS Berlin and Spanish ESPS Canarias, saved 660 lives in the central Mediterranean Sea on December 24 and 25. The unusually calm sea waters increased the flow of migrants from the Libyan coast. While patrolling the assigned area of operations, the two vessels in service within Eunavfor Med operation […]