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  • 1 November 2017
    Authorities

    The latest round of Mediterranean Sea patrols carried out by NATO ships as part of operation Sea Guardian concluded on October 30 and saw the participation of four ships and one submarine. Ships from the navies of Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Turkey, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft from Greece and Turkey, spent two weeks […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A NATO exercise involving warships from Italy, Greece and Turkey and the international merchant shipping community is taking place in the international waters of the central and eastern Mediterranean Sea. This focused security patrol is being conducted in coordination with a Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) exercise, named Multinational Exercise 17 (MNEX17) and led […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities

    NATO’s operation Sea Guardian Special Operations Command Control Element (SOCCE) achieved full operational capability last week, NATO’s Maritime Command has announced. On September 20, under Maritime Command (MARCOM) guidance and SOCCE control, an opposed live boarding exercise commenced with the participation of Turkish Navy special operations forces, OSG assigned Turkish frigate Gemlik and the Turkish oiler […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities

    Ships form NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 have concluded their Mediterranean Sea stint taking part in exercises with regional navies and supporting operation Sea Guardian. The group is now heading for the English Channel where they will attend Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) drills before resuming their patrol. During its time in the Mediterranean, SNMG1 […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Netherlands Navy multi-purpose amphibious ship HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to her homeport in Den Helder on June 8, concluding a two-month deployment to the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. HNLMS Karel Doorman supported the operation with 300 people on board. In addition to the helicopter detachment and medical personnel for a fully-fledged hospital, Karel Doorman was […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Authorities

    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious ship, got underway from its Den Helder homeport on April 4 to join the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. Karel Doorman will spend the next nine weeks patrolling the Mediterranean Sea monitoring patterns-of-life to detect suspicious activities at sea. In addition to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism operations […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Navarra will be leading a three-ship NATO group during the Mediterranean Sea operation Sea Guardian, the Spanish defense ministry announced. In addition to the Spanish Santa Maria-class frigate, the group will include Belgian frigate BNS Louise Marie and an Italian Navy ship. The three ships are set to meet up in the Port […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Romanian Navy has deployed its flagship frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 for a month of joint operations and exercises. The former Royal Navy Type 22 departed Constanta, Romania, on October 6 and will integrate into the NATO task group for operation Sea Guardian. With its embarked Puma naval helicopter […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Authorities

    NATO’s Allied Maritime Command hosted a ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the alliance to ceremonially activate a new command called Commander Surface Forces NATO (COMSURFNATO). This April 4 activation is part of NATO’s Command Structure Adaptation (NCS-A) remarking new NATO at its birthday. One of the milestones of the adopted HQ MARCOM, endorsed by […]

  • 9 November 2016
    Authorities

    Three NATO ships and two submarines began a new NATO maritime security operation in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday. Italian frigate ITS Aviere, Bulgarian frigate BGS Verni, Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik, Greek submarine HS Papanikolis and the Spanish submarine ESPS Mistral – will conduct the first patrols in the central Mediterranean under the new operation named […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities

    Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has received the third of four Damen 3307 patrol vessels which it will use to provide security and other support services to the international offshore oil companies active off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea together with the Nigerian Navy. Guardian 3 along with the previously delivered sister ships Guardian […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities

    The Croatian Navy is preparing to deploy one of its vessels to NATO’s Mediterranean Sea operation Sea Guardian this year. While Croatian Navy vessels took part in NATO drills in the past, including Trident Juncture in 2015, the announced deployment would be the first time for a Croatian Navy vessel to become part of a NATO […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) has teamed up with Leonardo to integrate SAGE electronic warfare surveillance system onto its MQ-9B unmanned aerial vehicle. SAGE will be offered as an available baseline configuration for MQ-9B customers of Sky Guardian and maritime surveillance Sea Guardian configurations. Under an agreement announced July 16, the two companies will jointly […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the U.S. and the Royal Thai Navy kicked off the Exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea on May 23. The bilateral naval training in which the two navies will hone skills in anti-submarine warfare and maritime domain awareness is set to last until May 27. This year’s Guardian Sea exercise features the Arleigh Burke class […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Industry news

    The removal operation of the grounded USS Guardian has been faced with another challenge this week, with SMIT Borneo crane barge’s inability to safely anchor at the Tubbataha Reef, the Philippines, Stars and Stripe  website reported. The contingency plan includes engagement of another crane with higher capacity, i.e., the  DP-3 equipped Jascon 25. Navy spokesman Lt. […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Authorities

    The Task Force Tubbataha on Wednesday announced that the salvaging team of the ill-fated USS Guardian will start to work on a 24/7 basis once the weather improves to make-up for the lost time in the previous days due to rough sea conditions. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Palawan district commander and task force chief […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the U.S. and the Royal Thai Navy kicked off the joint anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise Guardian Sea on May 22. The drill is taking place in the Andaman Sea and will last until May 28. The bilateral exercise focuses on strengthening U.S. and Royal Thai Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) procedures and proficiency through […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Sea System Command’s (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) continues to support operations to remove and dismantle USS Guardian (MCM-5) from a reef in the Tubbataha Reef National Park, Philippines, March 21. Guardian ran aground on the coral reef Jan. 17, while transiting the Sulu Sea. After the initial grounding, strong winds pushed […]

  • 8 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Assets from the US Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kicked off the 8th edition of exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea on April 7. A US Navy Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and underway replenishment oiler along with two Thai frigates, a corvette and a Sea Hawk helicopter will take part in over […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has released the results of an investigation that assessed circumstances surrounding the ex-USS Guardian grounding that occurred in Philippine waters on January 17. Characterizing the ex-Guardian’s grounding on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea as a “tragic mishap,” Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, wrote in the 160-page […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ships and submarines are teaming up for a five-day anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise which will be taking place in the Andaman Sea from April 25. The exercise is called Guardian Sea and will involve cooperative evolutions designed to enhance mutual capabilities in anti-submarine warfare while also improving information […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Palfinger’s marine business and local sales and service partner Palfinger Australia has been contracted by Austal to supply cranes for new Guardian-class patrol boats. By 2023, a total of 21 PK15500M foldable knuckle boom cranes will be delivered to the shipbuilder. The order, for which Austal is designing 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats, serves 13 […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Vessels

    The Croatian Navy has sent the first contingent of troops to participate in the NATO maritime security operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean Sea.  A ceremony for the navy’s warship, RTOP-41 Vukovar, and her crew of 50, was held in Split on September 3, Croatian defense ministry said in a statement. Following the ceremony, the ship […]

  • 6 February 2013

    The Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board (TPAMB) has approved a salvage plan for safely removing minesweeper USS Guardian, according to gmanetwork.com. The removing will minimize further damage to the UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site. SMIT Salvage, Singapore, received on Feb. 1, 2013, a $24,889,904 contract to provide support for emergency response and recovery operations for the […]