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  • 23 March 2016

    Since EUNAVFOR’s mission to tackle human trafficking and smuggling in the Central Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Libya entered its second phase, Op Sophia ships have seized 98 vessels and helped arrest 58 suspect smugglers. The Op Sophia mission started June 22, 2015 with the first phase of operation aimed at gathering intelligence on […]

  • 11 April 2016

    The German Navy has been flying their Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) with EUNAVFOR’s Op Atalanta for the past seven years, and last week the MPRA Detachment reached an impressive 5,000 flying hours off the coast of Somalia. The German aircrews fly missions several times a week, usually along the Somali coastline and they take […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Rear Admiral John F. Newtown awarded the Operational Service Medal to 86 members HMCS Preserver for their involvement in last fall’s Op CARIBBE on June 11th.   During her time on Op CARRIBE in the fall of 2013 Preserver assisted the embarked United States Law Enforcement Detachment in the seizure and destruction of 432 kilograms […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Op Sophia military personnel who recently left the EUNAVFOR operation in the Mediterranean have been awarded mission medals. The operation commander Rear Admiral (UH) Enrico Credendino awarded the medal February 2, after little more than 6 months since the operation was launched. 45 officers, petty officers and enlisted, coming from 11 different European Union Member States, […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The first edition of this year’s Naval Commanders’ Conference is taking place in New Delhi, India, from 25 to 28 May 15. During the Conference the Indian Chief of the Naval Staff reviews critical operational and administrative issues in the Indian Navy. The Conference comes in the wake of a high tempo campaign season for the Navy, starting […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of Canadian Navy’s HMCS Victoria received the Operational Service Medal in recognition of their successful two-and-a-half month deployment on Operation CARIBBE in 2013. This is the first operational medal for HMCS Victoria and the second medal for a submarine while contributing to Op CARIBBE. Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, presented the […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) are heading to France for a scheduled port visit and ordnance disposal operations. The ships are scheduled to arrive in Cherbourg on October 20 where they will coordinate with the French Navy in preparation for historical ordnance disposal operations (HOD Ops) off the French coast, resupply the […]

  • 29 May 2012
    Industry news

    JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center will deliver three repaired and modernized submarines to Russian Navy… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, May 29, 2012; Image: ops

  • 31 August 2011

      On August 29 the Spanish warship SPS INFANTA CRISTINA joined Operation ATALANTA off the Horn of Africa having previously deployed to this op… (allafrica) [mappress] Source: allafrica, August 31,2011;

  • 21 April 2016

    The second pair of Canadian Navy ships to deploy to Operation Caribbe 2016 have returned to their homeport concluding their participation in the international campaign. HMCS Edmonton and Saskatoon made a substantial contribution to the multinational campaign Operation Martillo by seizing or disrupting 3,935 kg of cocaine during their deployment, which began in early March. HMCS Moncton and […]

  • 17 July 2017

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John’s concluded her six-month deployment to operation Reassurance supporting NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe. While deployed, HMCS St. John’s conducted operations and took part in multi-national exercises with NATO Allies and partner states. HMCS St. John’s will be replaced on Op Reassurance by HMCS […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) Jack Steer, thanked Royal Australian Navy personnel for their contribution within the last year in assisting the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in various operations from onboard HMNZS Wellington. RADM Steer was able to personally thank the Australians before they left for Exercise Southern Katipowith in […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Operation Nanook 2014, the premier annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operation held in Canada’s North, has now concluded, highlighting the CAF’s ability to exercise sovereignty and support the safety and security of Canadians in the North.   This year’s operation, held from August 20-29, involved more than 800 participants, including personnel from all branches of […]

  • 4 April 2014

    Canadian Navy ship HMCS Regina successfully disrupted a narcotics shipment during a patrol in her designated area of operations in the Indian Ocean on March 31, as part of Operation ARTEMIS.   HMCS Regina’s crew intercepted and boarded a dhow off the east coast of Africa and discovered 132 packages of heroin weighing 132 kilograms […]

  • 1 February 2016

    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, […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Tobruk (CMDR Tim Watson RAN) was back out at sea enhancing the Navy’s capability in support of Operation RESOLUTE just weeks after becoming the latest amphibious ship to achieve Unit Readiness. Tobruk sailed from Sydney on 13 January to assume duties as the long-haul Major Fleet Unit (MFU) for Operation RESOLUTE. Tobruk transited the […]

  • 1 March 2018

    The commanders of NATO’s operation Sea Guardian and EU-led operation Sophia met at sea on February 24 to discuss closer tactical level coordination and information sharing in the central Mediterranean Sea. The task group commander for NATO’s maritime security operation Sea Guardian (OSG) visited the European Union operation Sophia force commander onboard the Op Sophia flagship ITS […]

  • 30 September 2014

    Sri Lanka Navy arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 04 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters.   The poachers were conducting the illegal ops north-west of Kareitivu when they were apprehended on 29th September 2014. The fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s F123 Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will depart her homeport in Willhelmshaven on August 16 to join the EU mission against human trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is expected to join the EUNAVFOR Op Sophia at the beginning of September, the German Navy said. The frigate will first sail in the Baltic Sea where she will conduct […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 is on track to begin next month. The mission is a standing Australian Defence Force (ADF) operation to help remove the explosive remnants of war from the South Pacific. This year Solomon Islands is the focus, the task is to continue removing ordnance left behind 68 years ago. Commander Doug Griffiths, […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The National President of the Navy League of Canada announced on January 16th that Master Seaman Rebecca Charlesworth from HMCS MALAHAT in Victoria, British Columbia has been selected as the 2012 Lockheed Martin Centennial Award recipient. The award ceremony was attended by Mr. David Yates, National Vice President, The Navy League of Canada, the President […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Norfolk Ship Support Activity’s (NSSA) Miniature/Micro-Miniature (2M) Electronic Repair Lab began trouble shooting faulty circuit cards for the Sonar Set AN/SQS-53C received from USS Cole (DDG 67) March 14.   For the second consecutive year, NSSA’s total repairs surpassed the totals of all other Navy Intermediate Maintenance Activities. “NSSA’s 2M Lab tests and repairs circuit […]

  • 27 February 2012

    ESPS INFANTA ELENA, a Descubierta class corvette, joins the EUNAVFOR operation ATALANTA today, 27 February. ESPS INFANTA ELENA, commissioned into the Spanish Navy in April 1980 is a patrol ship of 1200 tonnes. The Spanish ship joins OP ATALANTA operations with the mission to protect vulnerable shipping and World Food Programme vessels, in addition to […]

  • 13 April 2015

    The Indian Naval Ship Tarkash evacuated 464 personnel of different nationalities from the war torn city of Aden, Yemen on April 10. 46 Indians nationals and 422 persons hailing from 14 countries were evacuated in this trip from the port city of Aden and disembarked at Djibouti on April 11. The city Aden remains under siege […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 February 2017

    Canadian Navy’s coastal defence vessel HMCS Saskatoon has begun patrols in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean in support of a multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations. Deploying under Canada’s operation HMCS Saskatoon is joining operation Martillo (Hammer), a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. This […]

  • 7 September 2012

    The Northwood Headquarters of the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta welcomed the Swedish Minister of Defence HE Karin Enstrom for a visit on Thursday 06 September. Met by Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi, Deputy Commander Op Atalanta and Chief of Staff Captain Phil Haslam, HE Enstrom received an up to date briefing on […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Two weeks into a 12 month deployment, ESPS Cantabria and her embarked 12 person RAN DET have been busy navigating their way through the Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal and Red Sea en route to Australia. The principle objectives of Cantabria’s year long deployment to Australia is to provide afloat support to RAN vessels and opportunities […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Industry news

    The La Fayette Class Frigate, FS ACONIT, will join the EUNAVFOR counter piracy Task Force on 11 February.  FS ACONIT has been in operational service with the French Navy since 1999 and has a displacement of 3,600 tons. The French ship joins OP ATALANTA operations with the mission to protect vulnerable shipping and World Food […]