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  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Francisco de Almeida (F334) departed its homeport of Lisbon Naval Base on August 6 to join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1). The former Karel Doorman-class frigate will join units from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Norway for operations in the North and Baltic Sea. During the frigate’s time with SNMG1, the […]

  • 7 August 2015

    Last week Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) met with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) while operating in the Eastern Mediterranean. Both groups had the opportunity to perform a passing exercise, characterized as sailing in formation. SNMG1 took the opportunity to refuel with SNMG2 ESPS CANTABRIA during a Replenishment At Sea before leaving towards the […]

  • 18 August 2017

    The Finnish Navy chief will be hosting the commander of Allied Maritime Command and ships from NATO Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) in Helsinki next week. On August 24, Finnish Navy Vice Admiral Veijo Taipalus will welcome MARCOM commander Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone for an official visit to Finland. One day later, ships from SNMG1 […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

          Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup, trained with ships from the Danish Task Group (DATG) in waters of Kattegat on Tuesday. The SNMG1 is on a routine maritime situational awareness patrol for NATO in the North sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are en route to the United States and Canada after assembling in Brest, France on August 4 to begin SNMG1’s second semester. The group is transiting the Atlantic Ocean to start SNMG1’s Maritime Express initiative, a new construct designed to open up more opportunities for NATO partners […]

  • 10 June 2015

    On June 8, Rear Admiral (PRT Navy) Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a ceremony on board the new SNMG1 flagship NRP D. FRANCISCO de ALMEIDA. The ceremony was presided by Vice Admiral Peter Hudson (UK Navy), Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command. While berthed in Lisbon, […]

  • 20 December 2015

    Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado Roig took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) December 18, during a ceremony at Cartagena harbor in Spain. Admiral Delgado Roig received the command from the Portuguese Rear Admiral Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia, while the new flagship, ESPS Álvaro De Bázan conducted the operational handover with […]

  • 12 November 2015

    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 […]

  • 6 October 2015

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), led by Portuguese Navy Rear Admiral Alberto Correia, recently departed from three different ports in Scotland for the sea phase of the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 15-2. While the scenario of JOINT WARRIOR is fictitious, the importance of realistic and effective training demands that the scenario closely mirror present […]

  • 3 August 2015

    NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) concluded a visit to Istanbul July 27, following their participation in Exercises BREEZE and SEA SHIELD during Group’s deployment into the Black Sea. Led by Rear Admiral Alberto Correia (Portuguese Navy), SNMG1 comprised during the Black Sea deployment the flagship NRP D. FRANCISCO DE ALMEIDA […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with other senior Allied officials, observed a number of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 training sessions of NATO’s maritime forces in Portugal on Thursday, November 5. The Secretary General, together with Portuguese President Dr. Anibal Cavaco Silva and Portuguese Defence Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco as well as Ambassadors from the […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is participating in Exercise CONTEX/PHIBEX15 (CTX/PHI 15), a Portuguese Navy-led joint, multinational maritime exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability. CONTEX/PHIBEX15, which runs through the end of the week, involves the training of naval forces supporting amphibious operations in a highly demanding and complex scenario. The exercise involves 20 […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) wrapped up a four-day visit to New York on September 3 after previously completing their first series of training events since arriving in the US. The ships are now headed for Halifax, Canada, where they will be part of a 22-ship strong anti-submarine warfare exercise called Cutlass […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This weekend NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) have arrived in the Black Sea, to train and operate with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian, United States, Greek and Turkish Navies. This training opportunity will begin with participation in the Bulgarian lead Exercise BREEZE […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) recently began their participation in the German-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS 2015 (NOCO 15). NOCO 15 is a multinational exercise for NATO, Partnership for Peace and EU countries, which has been conducted annually since 2007 in the Baltic region. Its aim is […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived in Constanta, Romania for a scheduled port visit on July 17, ahead of their participation in the Romanian Navy-led Exercise SEA SHIELD 2015, during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea. Led by Rear Admiral Alberto Correia (Portuguese Navy), SNMG1 is currently composed of the […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the weekend, NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio met with Bulgarian and Romanian military leadership in the framework of MARCOM periodic engagements with the maritime forces of the Allied nations bordering the Black Sea, and to contribute in profiling NATO’s commitment to collective defence. The visit was held in […]

  • 23 August 2011

      Portuguese Navy’s frigate D.Francisco de Almeida left Lisbon to fight piracy near the Horn of Africa. The frigate will join other ships of NATO’s permanent naval force taking part in the Operation Ocean Shield 2011 in the Indian Ocean. D.Francisco de Almeida was built two years ago and commissioned into Portuguese Navy in 2010. […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Spanish F-100 frigate Blas de Lezo set sail on Sunday from Ferrol to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) where it will be deployed until December. The purpose of the deployment is to become part of NATO’s Immediate Reaction Force, thus demonstrating Spain’s commitment with collective security. This is the 7th time […]

  • 13 December 2018

    The Portuguese Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) NRP Setúbal has completed sea trials. As explained, the trials were designed to test the ship in extreme operational conditions. They consisted of actions that evaluated the behavior and maneuver in the sea, the response of the propulsion and electrical systems, as well as the respective automation […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future NRP Sines, the Portuguese Navy’s third Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel, has completed its sea trials. The latest phase of sea trials took place between May 28 and 30 and was completed successfully, the navy said. The vessel is set to join the navy in July this year, commanded by Portuguese Navy Captain-Lieutenant Monica […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    NRP Setubal, the fourth Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), was launched on September 13 at West Sea Shipyards. The vessel is expected to join the navy by June 2018 replacing one of the remaining Baptista de Andrade or João Coutinho-class corvettes. West Sea Shipyards was contracted to build vessels number three and […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Portuguese West Sea Shipyards on May 3 launched NRP Sines, the Portuguese Navy’s third Viana Do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The shipbuilder said the vessel is set to join the navy by June 2018 and take the place of one of the four decommissioned Baptista de Andrade-class corvettes. NRP Sines is the first vessel in the class […]

  • 14 May 2014

    U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews responded to a report of three people in distress aboard a vessel taking on water approximately 22 miles southwest of the Golden Gate Bridge Tuesday evening.   The Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a call at approximately 7:25 p.m. from a person aboard commercial fishing vessel Leslie […]

  • 17 July 2011
    Training & Education

      MALACAÑANG yesterday said the impending arrival from the United States of the Philippines’ newest and biggest warship, the BRP Gregorio del… (malaya) [mappress] Source: malaya, July 17, 2011;

  • 7 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy commissioned its fourth Viana do Castelo-class Offshore Patrol Vessel – the NRP Setúbal – in a February 6 baptism ceremony at the West Seas shipyards, in Viana do Castelo. The ceremony was attended by the Portuguese defense minister João Gomes Cravinho and the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral António Mendes […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy’s newest-commissioned offshore patrol vessel NRP Sines has arrived at her homeport at Lisboa naval base for the first time. Sines and her crew arrived on August 4, and will soon start operational training (Plano de Treino Operacional in Portuguese). Though the ship officially entered service at the West Sea Shipyards site on […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    NRP Setúbal, the Portuguese Navy’s fourth Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel, arrived at its homeport at Lisboa Naval Base on March 9. The ship arrived at the homeport after entering service in a ceremony at the West Seas shipyards in Viana do Castelo early February. The ship and crew are now scheduled to start […]

  • 22 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy’s newest Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel – the NRP Sines – was commissioned in a ceremony at the West Sea Shipyards on July 20. NRP Sines enters service after being launched in May 2017 and completing sea trials a year later, in late May 2018. Portuguese prime minister António Costa, who was the […]