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  • 6 May 2016

    A small team of about 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted men fly along the coast of Somalia, verifying shipping activity, distinguishing legitimate maritime traffic from suspected pirate vessels and identifying probable pirate activities off the coastline of Somalia. The crew operates a CL-604 Challenger aircraft out of an airport in the Seychelles. The […]

  • 24 November 2016

    A detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members took flight in their aircraft from the Seychelles one last time on November 19 marking the end of their deployment. The Royal Danish Air Force Challenger CL-604 was deployed to NATO standing Operation Ocean Shield. The Danish detachment was the last of NATO forces […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commanding Officer of Danish HMDS Absalon, Commander Per Moll Petersen paid a visit to Allied Maritime Command – MARCOM to deliver the Staff his mission debrief regarding his most recent deployment in NATO Operation Ocean Shield. During this visit, MARCOM Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio received Commander Per Moll Petersen and his party […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Danish Navy ship HDMS Absalon and the Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Chungmugong joined forces for mutual training in the Gulf of Oman this week. The sea training began with replenishment-at-sea (RAS) navigation manoeuvres. HDMS Absalon made the first of these manoeuvres with ROKS Chungmugong standing in for a large tanker. HDMS Absalon made […]

  • 5 May 2015

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The Seahawk crew and their helicopter ‘Odin’ have been deployed to the Middle East since November 2014 as part of Operation MANITOU. Seahawk pilot Lieutenant Alister Auld has […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Over the past several weeks, guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) and its visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team, have actively patrolled the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) and provided security assistance to several merchant vessels transiting through the Gulf of Aden region. Taylor, with embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 Detachment 9, […]

  • 3 July 2014

    The civilian crew of Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield yesterday received a Commander Australian Fleet commendation for their professional excellence, dedication and esprit-de-corps during their recent service to the Royal Australian Navy.   The 6,500 tonne Offshore Support Vessel was brought into service in June 2012 to bolster the humanitarian and disaster relief capability […]

  • 5 May 2014

    Ocean Shield will today return to Fleet Base West to replenish its supplies and conduct routine maintenance and software modifications to Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ‘Artemis’ Bluefin-21.   On completion of the short port visit, Ocean Shield will return immediately to the search area where the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission, Operation Ocean Shield, has bid farewell to the Italian destroyer ITS MIMBELLI.   The ITS MIMBELLI left Task Force 508 on Wednesday, 6 August 2014, after a job very well done as part of Operation Ocean Shield. The continuous, main effort of Task Force 508 is keeping commercial routes and international navigation […]

  • 15 May 2014

    The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, has been recovered about two hours into its first mission since returning to the search area so a communications problem could be investigated.   During the recovery, Bluefin-21 was damaged but was able to be repaired expeditiously with spare parts on board the ADV Ocean Shield. Examination of the communications […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over the weekend, the Turkish Navy Corvette TCG BUYUKADA (F-512) joined NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. This is the second counter-piracy deployment of the Turkish corvette in the past two months. During her tour of duty, the ship will operate with recently joined Royal Australian Navy Oiler HMAS SUCCESS. TCG BUYUKADA will conduct regular counter-piracy […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Operation OCEAN SHIELD flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN provided medical assistance to the villagers of Qandala, on the northern coast of Somalia on Thursday, 26 September 2013. The medical assistance was arranged at a meeting between OCEAN SHIELD ship USS DE WERT and Qandala elders earlier in September. During the meeting, the elders addressed their needs […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After being trained by the crew of Danish HDMS Absalon, 22 soldiers from the Somaliland Coast Guard boarded a small vessel in a safe and professional manner this week. The boarded vessel had been hired and assigned for the task, and the successful boarding concluded two days of demanding maritime training. The training focused on […]

  • 22 April 2015

    NATO and the Republic of Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation, by concluding on 22 April 2015 an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Djibouti in support of the Alliance’s counter piracy operation, Ocean Shield, in the Gulf of Aden. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Ambassador Francesca Tardioli, and the Republic of […]

  • 19 July 2012

    HNLMS Rotterdam, the amphibious transport ship, left Den Helder to take part in the counterpiracy operation Ocean Shield. Once in Somali waters, the 320-strong crew will be joined by the staff of the NATO squadron, led by Dutch Commodore Ben Bekkering. Commodore Bekkering has overall command of the operation and is based on the air […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    This week the crew of a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) P-3 Orion from the Royal New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) completed their support to NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD (OOS) Task Force 508 (CTF-508). Between 13 and 30 November, the NATO partner nation’s detachment of more than 50 crewmembers flew 8 sorties of 8 to […]

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

    The Turkish Navy Frigate TCG GEDIZ (F-495) joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean and provide support to NATO’s regional capacity building efforts in order to enhance interoperability and cooperation between the nations in the area. The ship will also […]

  • 13 November 2015

    10 November 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, stressing that while the threat from Somali pirates has declined, it still remains a matter of “grave concern.” Adopting a unanimous resolution, the 15-member body […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced on June 30 that the Navy’s newest ship, Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, had arrived in Australia. Ocean Shield arrived at HMAS Stirling late on 28 June. In March the Government announced it had purchased the Offshore Support Vessel Skandi Bergen […]

  • 9 December 2013

    Last week, two ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) passed through the Suez Canal en route to taking command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. SNMG2 flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and Turkish frigate TCG GELIBOLU will soon join the Ukraine frigate UPS HETMAN SAGAIDACHNY to form NATO counter-piracy task force 508 (CTF-508). […]

  • 22 November 2013

    On Thursday, 21 November 2013, NATO and the Ukrainian Navy formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding sealing the country’s participation in the Alliance’s counter-piracy operation OCEAN SHIELD. This event occurred as the Chief of the Ukrainian Navy, Admiral Yurii Ilin, is attending the NATO Maritime Commanders Conference (MARCOMET) in Central London alongside with 20 Heads […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 29 July 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK, part of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, conducted a maritime exercise together with the Seychelles Coast Guard, focusing on search and rescue operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation between the Coast Guard and NATO warships patrolling the Indian Ocean. To share knowledge, skills and training with […]

  • 19 May 2014

    ADV Ocean Shield arrived at Geraldton, Western Australia, yesterday to begin preparations to receive spare parts related to the transponder mounted on the Ocean Shield and the transponder mounted on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21.   The repairs are necessary to correct a hardware issue affecting the ability of the transponders to communicate with each […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    This weekend, the Turkish Navy Frigate TCG GEDIZ (F-495) re-joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, having previously supported the operation in April. TCG GEDIZ brings experienced Sailors and capabilities relevant to the counter-piracy operation, including an embarked helicopter and boarding team. The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in the OCEAN SHIELD area […]

  • 15 October 2015

    Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, welcomed SHAPE Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Intelligence (DCOS OPI), Major General Joseph Guastella, to the headquarters for an in-depth briefing on NATO maritime operations Oct 14. During the visit, Major General Guastella toured the Maritime Operations Centre, MARCOM’s nerve centre, responsible […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) CHALLENGER (CL-604) from the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) is currently supporting NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD Task Force 508 (CTF-508). The Danish MPA is stationed in the Seychelles and includes an aircrew and support team of 21 personnel, including two liaison officers at NATO Allied Maritime Command MARCOM. This […]

  • 23 January 2014

    The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE MANA is ready to join NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield today, which will be the second time that a partner nation has contributed to NATO’s counter-piracy efforts after Ukraine.   NATO welcomed the offer to contribute to the operation from the New Zealand Government in an exchange of […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, General Knud Bartels, travelled to the Gulf of Aden on 28-30 October 2013 to visit the Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy deployed there as part of Operation Ocean Shield, NATO’s counter-piracy mission. “Ukraine’s ability to plug in and out of NATO’s operations show the high level of interoperability the […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Turkish Navy’s Corvette TCG Buyukada (F-512) joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation Ocean Shield on Friday, February 6. The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean and provide support to NATO’s regional capacity building efforts in order to enhance interoperability and cooperation between the nations in the area. The ship […]