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  • 5 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Video: Portuguese Navy The Portuguese Navy has scuttled its former corvette NRP Afonso Cerqueira (F488) in order to produce an artificial reef. The ship, sunk on September 4, will now become part of Cabo Girão, a marine natural park in Madeira. As explained, the wreck will serve as an attraction for divers, supporting marine life in Cabo […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Portuguese Navy has acquired two RescueRunner systems to be fitted on two new 15-meter sea rescue vessels currently under construction at the Portuguese yard Arsenal do Alfeite S.A.. The RescueRunner systems will be installed on the aft deck of these vessels and used for search and rescue. According to systems manufacturer Safe at Sea, the order […]

  • 23 October 2015

    Portuguese naval vessels worked with Portuguese Air Force and other maritime services to rescue 14 crew members from a fishing vessel. The agencies coordinated during the early hours of Oct 23, to save the people aboard the fishing vessel Segredos do Mar, which sank three miles from the port of Sesimbra, Portugal. Another fishing vessel, Jonas David, informed the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy received its fourth Viana do Castello-class offshore patrol vessel in a ceremony at the West Sea Shipyards, in Viana do Castelo, on December 28. NRP Setúbal, as the vessel is named, was launched in September 2017 and joins sister ships NRP Viana do Castelo, NRP Figueira da Foz and NRP Sines. Setúbal is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Bartolomeu Dias (F333) departed Portugal on April 26, heading for Den Helder in the Netherlands where it will undergo a modernization program.  The midlife upgrade of the former Karel Doorman-class frigate is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, the navy said. Built by the Dutch De Schelde Group […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 September 2019

    Royal Netherlands Navy and Portuguese Navy Karel Doorman-class frigates are getting Thales-developed Vigile D radar electronic support measures as part of their planned upgrades. The solution will be fitted on three Dutch Navy vessels, and two Portuguese Navy frigates. As explained by Thales, Vigile D helps electronic warfare systems cope with the growth in Electromagnetic […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliveria e Carmo, former Portuguese Navy corvette, was sunk by a team of engineers off the coast of the Algarve, according to the Daily Mail. Cleaning and preparation work on the Oliveira e Carmo Corvette was completed a few months ago, reports Ocean Revival, in charge of the sinking operation. Project mentor Luís Sá […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) has completed a series of tactical air defense and fighter control exercises with Portuguese Navy and Air Force counterparts.  The exercises were conducted off the coast of Portugal on May 27, 2019. The drill began with Ross and Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The lead ship of the Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels joined the European frontier and coast guard agency Frontex arriving at the Italian port of Catania on Monday. NRP Viana do Castelo will be contributing to the control and surveillance of maritime borders in addition to standing ready for the rescue of migrants at […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A Russian Navy task group returning from their deployment as part of the country’s permanent Mediterranean task force entered the Atlantic Ocean en route to their Northern Fleet homeport. Ropucha-class landing ship Aleksandr Otrakovskiy, Vishnya-class intelligence ship Feodor Golovin and Altay-class oiler Yelnya transited the Strait of Gibraltar on February 19, escorted by Portuguese Navy corvette NRP António […]

  • 19 September 2019

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 participate in the first Recognized Environmental Picture Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy in Lisbon, Portugal, from September 8 to 20, 2019. “We’re committed to regional stability […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel OPV Atalaya currently deployed to Western Africa, has conducted a series of cooperation exercises with the National Navy of Cameroon between March 28 and April 8. The training activities were divided into two phases: the first one was organized in port in areas related to damage control, medical issues, maritime action and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 left Devonport Naval Base on Monday after a routine visit. The international group, currently comprising ships from the Royal Navy and the Spanish and Portuguese navies and a German auxiliary tanker berthed in HM Naval Base Plymouth last week. SNMG 1 now sails to a European port after completing training and […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international unmanned maritime systems experimentation exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy concluded in waters near Lisbon, Portugal, on September 27. Named Recognized Environmental Picture augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS), the exercise was attended by US, European Navy and NATO partners. “The overall purpose of REP (MUS) 19 was to bring together academia, […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain gathered in the Portuguese port of Lisbon on June 18 for the activation of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR). The non-standing force was activated after a meeting of the political-military working group of EUROMARFOR concluded in Paris on June 21. As an outcome of the meeting, the […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Industry news

    The Portuguese Frigate NRP Álvares Cabral joined the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta on 6 April 2013, in Djibouti. During her participation in Operation Atalanta, for the next 4 months, Álvares Cabral will be the EU Naval Force flagship, hosting the Force Commander and his multinational staff on board. NRP Álvares […]

  • 27 March 2012
    Training & Education

    On Monday 26th March one of Portugal’s largest warships, the Vasco de Gama Class frigate NRP CORTE REAL added its name to the list of EU ships (EUNAVFOR) operating in the Horn of Africa. It will set out immediately on its mission to counter piracy and protect World Food Program (WFP) shipments to Somalia. Commissioned […]