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  • 9 May 2018

    German Navy corvette FGS Braunschweig is scheduled to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea to represent the German contribution to operation UNIFIL  (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon). The K130 corvette is set to depart its homeport in Warnemünde, Germany, on May 14, under the command of Frigate Captain Alexander Dubnitzki. Braunschweig’s previous 13-month deployment to Lebanon concluded […]

  • 21 January 2016

    Brazilian corvette BNS Barroso sailed into Limassol, Cyprus with Rear Admiral Flavio Macedo Brasil, the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), on board. The Rear Admiral stopped in the Cypriot port to visit German soldiers deployed to UNIFIL. Commanded by the 53-year-old Rear Admiral, who has been leading the UNIFIL maritime force […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    First ship of the German Navy’s newest K130 Braunschweig-class corvettes, FGS Braunschweig, will set sail for a one-year deployment to the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon. The ocean-going corvette will leave her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany Monday, May 16. Braunschweig’s crew of 54 soldiers, commanded by the Corvette Captain Ronny Bergner, will relieve another German Navy corvette, […]

  • 10 May 2017

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette FGS Magdeburg is scheduled to leave her Warnemünde navy base homeport and deploy to the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon. FGS Magdeburg will take the place of sister ship FGS Braunschweig which spent 12 months deployed to the United Nations mission. The corvette and her crew, led by Corvette Captain Thorsten Vögler, will […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes, the FGS Braunschweig, is returning from a five-month mission in Lebanon as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The corvette, manned by the “Charlie” crew, is scheduled to return to her homeport in Warnemünde on October 5. Commanded by Frigate Captain Alexander Dubnitzki, the […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having concluded her final deployment with UNIFIL, German Navy’s fast attack craft Hyäne (Hyena) is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany, April 18. The vessel has spent nine months away from home. Hyäne’s crew will be welcomed with a ceremony during which they will be awarded with a ‘Medal Parade’, a credit to the efforts they […]

  • 6 September 2018

    The German Navy’s corvette Oldenburg (F263) is to deploy to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  The ship is scheduled to leave its homeport Warnemünde with its Delta crew on September 10, 2018, according to the navy. The patrol of the coast of Lebanon comes twelve months after the previous deployment, Corvette captain Thorsten Vögler said, adding […]

  • 11 February 2016

    German corvette FGS Erfurt which has been deployed to EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta at the Horn of Africa since August 2015 recently welcomed a new crew. The corvette sailed 22.000 sea miles under the command of the outgoing Corvette Captain Robert Schmidt. Now, the crew of another corvette, the FGS Oldenburg, will be taking over under the command of […]

  • 9 June 2017

    German Navy’s K130 corvette FGS Braunschweig is returning from a 13-month deployment to UNIFIL and is expected to enter her Warnemünde navy base on June 14. During her deployment, the corvette changed crews two times and sailed a total of 41,600 nautical miles. FGS Braunschweig was replaced by sister ship FGS Magdeburg which assumed her duties on […]

  • 28 March 2016

    German Navy corvette FGS Erfurt has concluded her participation in the EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta and thereafter headed for Lebanon and the UNIFIL mandate. The soldiers aboard FGS Erfurt have been contributing to the safety of sea routes at the Horn of Africa since February 2016. Frigate Captain Thomas Klitzsch, Commander FGS Erfurt, transferred the command over […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Indonesian Naval Ship “KRI Diponegoro-365” arrived at the Port of Colombo for a refueling and logistics visit on 18th March 2013. The ship, which is on the way from Indonesia to Lebanon as part of Indonesia-UNIFIL mission in Lebanon, was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with Naval traditions on arrival. Ship’s Commanding […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI “Sultan Hasanuddin” arrived at the Port of Colombo on 23rd May 2012 en route to join the UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) mission. On her arrival, she was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy. KRI “Sultan Hasanuddin” is a corvette belonging to the Indonesian Navy. It is […]

  • 13 June 2018

    German Navy corvette FGS Magdeburg and minehunter FGS Bad Bevensen will be returning to their respective homeports on Friday, after completing separate international deployments. Corvette Magdeburg is returning to her homeport in Warnemünde after 13 months of operations as part of the Maritime Task Force of UNIFIL. Departing her base in May 2017, Magdeburg covered […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy light transport ship Martín Posadillo has returned from the Spanish missions in Lebanon where it was tasked with providing logistic support. Apart from UNIFIL operations ‘Libre Hidalgo’ and ‘Active Fence’, Martín Posadillo also contributed to the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia. The ship brought back Army and Air Force materiel and during the transit back to Spain, also took […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Indonesian Naval ship, “Kri Sultan Hasanuddin” arrived at the Port of Colombo on a logistic visit on 01st January 2013. The visiting ship, which is heading home after a UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) mission, was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. Ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Dato […]

  • 15 May 2019

    German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein and her crew of 64 will depart naval base Warnemünde on May 17 to start an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The corvette will support the maritime task force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, currently led by the Brazilian Navy. Established in October 2006 […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German Navy decommissioned the last of its fast attack craft during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Warnemünde Navy Base in Rostock. With the decommissioning of the last four Gepard-class fast attack craft and therefore the last fast attack squadron, the navy is closing a chapter of its history that started in 1956 with the […]

  • 5 June 2013

    On May 31, the Tercio de Armada in San Fernando (Cádiz) welcomed the Spanish Marine Corps Expeditionary Force (FIMEX LH-XVIII) detached in Lebanon, and the Spanish Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) from Afghanistan (ASPFOR XXXII), once their missions were accomplished: ‘Libre Hidalgo’ and ‘Romeo Alfa’ respectively. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of […]

  • 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, […]

  • 20 September 2013

    The Spanish Fleet Commander, Admiral Santiago Bolíbar has assumed command of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) relieving the French Vice-admiral Philippe Coindreau. The ceremony took place on board the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ in Rota Naval Base and was presided over by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral General Jaime Muñoz-Delgado. EUROMARFOR is a non-standing […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Spanish Navy’s roll-on/roll-off  light transport ship El Camino Español arrived in Cartagena, Spain after a 32-day deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean. The ship provided logistic support to the ongoing Spanish Army operations in the Lebanon and Turkey. El Camino Español departed Cartagena March 7 and after a call at Valencia,Spain to load different cargo, vehicles and materiel, […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy corvette ‘Erfurt’ returned to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on June 11 after a 17-month deployment. Having a ship spend 17 months deployed without returning home was important for the German Navy as it was able to test the ‘intensive use’ principle for the corvettes where four crews man one ship. The K 130 corvette […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde on November 17, after concluding her NATO deployment. Before she reaches home, the K 130 corvette will have sailed over 14.000 nautical miles and spent some 80 days with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). Crewed by 59 sailors, Ludwigshafen am Rhein was part of […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, French Marine Nationale and U.S. Navy ships started the multilateral exercise Unified Trident on January 31. The drill will take place in the international waters of the Persian Gulf and incorporate all forms of maritime operations. The exercise will be led by Commander Task Force (CTF) 50, Commodore Andrew Burns OBE Royal […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that Royal Canadian Navy ships will maintain a presence in the Mediterranean Sea until the end of 2012 in order to join Operation Active Endeavour, the NATO counter-terrorism effort in the region. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver, originally deployed as part of Operation Unified […]

  • 12 May 2014

    Crewmembers of U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, offloaded 1,327 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of $20 million, at Base Miami Beach, Saturday morning.   This interdiction took place under Operation Unified Resolve. On April 21, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 reported a go-fast vessel southwest […]

  • 29 September 2011

      The Netherlands is to extend its participation in NATO’s Operation Unified Protector by 3 months. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Uri Rosenthal, and the Minster of Defence, Hans Hillen, on Wednesday 21 September. The Dutch contribution will continue to consist of a Dutch minehunter, 6 F-16s, two of which are […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Industry news

    In order to optimize Black Sea Fleet (BSF) naval aviation units, increase effectiveness and control operability, Gvardeiskaya and Kacha BSF air stations were transformed into unified structure – 7057-th Air Base. The newly established air base will comprise alternate airfields, maintenance and communication units, and aviation medicine laboratory. Attack, antisubmarine, transport, and special types of […]

  • 6 June 2013

    The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Valdez, and Gallagher Marine Services, LLC formally established a Unified Command on Wednesday in response to container oil leaks aboard the cargo ship BBC Arizona. The Unified Command structure brings together representatives of all major organizations involved in an incident in order to coordinate […]