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  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Tunisian Navy has recently expanded its fleet with two patrol boats. The vessels, ordered from US-based SAFE Boats International, will provide the Tunisian Navy with enhanced capability to conduct search and rescue operations (SAR) and extended offshore patrols. Featuring dual 1600hp diesel engines, shock mitigating seating, climate control and navigation package, the vessels are capable of speeds […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy specialists in boarding at sea met with their Tunisian counterparts for four days of training in the vicinity of the Tunis and Bizerte Main Naval Bases. During the drills which concluded on March 3, the participants exchanged information on techniques and procedures used in maritime security operations. Like many other bi-national relationships, these […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities

    Tunisian authorities have recovered bodies of at least eight drowned migrants while some 20 more are still missing after a Tunisian Navy vessel collided with a migrant boat off the country’s coast. The migrant boat was carrying between 70 and 80 migrants according to survivor testimonies reported by Reuters. The migrant vessel sunk following the […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After taking part in the advanced multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Spanish Minex-16, minehunter Duero (M-35) integrated into the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) to take part in the Italian Minex-16 and the maritime security exercise MCE-16 in Tunisian waters. The Spanish M-35, along with the Portuguese Joao Roby, the Italian Borsini and the Tunisian Navy Himilcon, […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participated in a bilateral underway engagement with the Tunisian Navy’s Patrol Ship 501 La Galite and an Archangel-class patrol boat, June 14.   The engagement provided an opportunity to enhance U.S.-Tunisian interoperability and strengthen Tunisian capabilities for maritime security in its waters. “It was great to […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy and the Tunisian Navy vessels conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in late August. On August 20, 2018, Canadian frigate HMCS Ville de Québec departed Tunis, Tunisia. With the Northern African coastline in the background, it engaged in the exercise with FBB La Galite and PB Joumhouria of the Tunisian Navy as […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from Italy and Tunisia recently completed the bilateral exercise Oasis 17 off the Tunisian coast. Oasis 17 is part of several training activities carried out by the Italian Navy together with navies from northern African countries. The so called 5 + 5 maritime cooperation includes navies from the northern shores of the Mediterranean: Portugal, […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    During the scheduled port-call at Tunis, the frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) and the Turkish frigate ‘Salihreis’, integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2), have trained with naval units from the Tunisian Navy. These PASSEX-type exercises are intended to assure that the participating navies are adequately trained to communicate and cooperate in emergency […]

  • 12 February 2014

    USS Elrod (FFG 55), the U.S. Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate wrapped up her visit to Mauritania and headed out to sea on February 10.   The visit was a perfect opportunity for Elrod sailors to work side by side with their colleagues from the Tunisian Navy. The crews teamed up in a passing exercise […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight maritime interdiction boarding teams and six participating ships continue at-sea maritime security training scenarios as part of Phoenix Express, May 30.   During the scenarios, teams are taking turns boarding simulated suspect commercial vessels and executing tactics to counter-illicit trafficking. Participating ships include the Hellenic navy frigate HS Navarinon, Royal Moroccan navy frigate Hassan […]

  • 30 October 2013

    This past weekend, two NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) paid a visit to the port of Tunis. The port visit provided the crew of the SNMG2 ships a welcome break from the high tempo supporting NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), actively deterring threats to maritime security and trade. Under […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Industry news

    Italian Ministry of Interior has announced accelerated restricted procedure tender, within the EU / WTO, for the contract to supply of 3 multi-role patrol type craft; 2 vessels to be 34m in length and 1 to be 27m; Vessels to be used by the Tunisian national guard and navy; Option to provide a further 9 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2016 was kicked off May 17, in the Mediterranean. Navies from Europe, North Africa, and the United States gathered to begin the 10th iteration of the exercise. Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express concluded with a closing ceremony at the Escuela de Infanteria de Marina General Albacete Fuster in Cartagena, Spain, on May 17. Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States came together to celebrate the 13th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise that began May 8. I said Rear Adm. Shawn Duane, […]

  • 28 February 2011

      An Egyptian warship arrived at the Tunisian port of Zarzis Monday to start transporting the thousands of Egyptian workers who fled the viole…   (vtma) [mappress] Source: vtma, February 21, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 17 March 2011

      Somali pirates have released a chemical tanker hijacked in November after payment of a ransom of $2m, Tunisia’s transport ministry announced… (news24) [mappress] Source: news24,March 17, 2011

  • 22 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Ville de Québec returned to Halifax on Monday, completing a six-month deployment with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). During the frigate’s deployment in European waters, an embarked CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter completed its first operational deployment. “The deployment of HMCS Ville de Québec on operation Reassurance marked an important […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy frigate FGS Hamburg entered her homeport in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on December 20 thereby concluding her duty as flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG2) during the second half of 2015. On June 25, Rear Admiral Jörg Klein (German Navy) assumed command of SNMG2 in Kiel, Germany and the German frigate FGS Hamburg […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, after completing its eighth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol of Europe and Africa. Donald Cook began its patrol Nov. 17, 2018 to conduct naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in support of US national […]

  • 6 March 2011

       After being robbed by Libyan soldiers and huddling in a transit camp on the Tunisian border for several days, some 400 laborers fleeing Liby… Read More [mappress] Source: signonsandiego,March 6, 2011;

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived in Tunis on Friday, August 21. The force composed of four ships from three nations is currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to enhance maritime security and to show NATO’s presence in the area. The port visit to Tunis is part of a series of routine and diplomatic visits to […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Vigía has participated in the maritime security exercise ‘SEABORDER 15’ in Portuguese waters, as part of the schedule of events of the 5+5 Defense Initiative. The exercise was organized by Portugal, Italy and Spain. The first part of the exercise took place in Rome for command and coordination purposes […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Santa María’ (F-81), along with the AOR ‘Cantabria’, recently deployed from Rota Naval Base towards Majorca where they joined the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2). As of July 17th, the SNMG-2 is made up of the German frigate ‘Hamburg’, the US Navy destroyer ‘Donald Cook’, the Canadian frigate ‘Winnipeg’ and the […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés accompanied by the Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Fernando García and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, attended the multinational Maritime Security exercise ‘Seaborder-13’organized in Portuguese waters from the 1st to the 3rd of October. This exercise was carried out within the framework of scheduled activities of […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy hosted its Algerian counterpart in the Italian port of Augusta for the bilateral exercise Medex-17. Medex consisted of a harbor and an at sea phase, taking place between June 12 and 16. Now in its ninth edition, the exercise is part of the 5 + 5 defense initiative aimed at enhancing security […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 with opening ceremonies in Tunisia. The at sea portion of the exercise begins today, Monday, and will test North African, European, and U.S. forces’ abilities to combat illegal migration, piracy, and movement of materials for weapons of mass destruction. […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 entered Rota Naval Base at the western coast of Spain last week, where the force will prepare for the NATO exercise Dynamic Guard. Two Spanish naval vessels, combat support ship Cantabria and the Spanish frigate Santa Maria, will now depart the Group. During the next at-sea period the remaining SNMG2 vessels German […]