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  • 13 May 2015
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    At the end of April 2015, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) flagship FS Var visited Victoria, the Capital of the Seychelles situated in the Indian Ocean to meet the Seychelles high representatives and Coast Guard. Seychelles are already fully integrated into the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) organisation and have contributed to their missions on several […]

  • 12 May 2015
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    The Royal Navy’s specialist ice-breaking survey ship HMS Protector has arrived in Plymouth – her new base-port – for the first time, to a warm welcome from families and friends. The vessel returned to HM Naval Base Devonport after a 19-month deployment in the Antarctic. As the Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship she operated in the South […]

  • 12 May 2015
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    The Chiefs of European Navies (CHENS) met in Naples, Italy on May 7-8. CHENS is a forum of 25 Chiefs of Staff of European Navies (NATO and EU) which seeks to promote understanding between European navies and to examine issues of common and mutual interest, increasing regional awareness of the maritime domain. Observers from the […]

  • 12 May 2015
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    On 6 April 2015 the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) Simon’s Town hosted a Mine Warfare and Underwater Security Show and Tell. IMT Acting Senior Executive Manager (SEM), Mr E.C.K. Malan gave a warm welcome to all Fleet Mine Counter Measures (MCM) operators followed by Captain (SAN) T. Stokes from the SA Navy, who gave […]

  • 12 May 2015
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    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), along with its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners, departed Mindelo, Cabo Verde, following a scheduled port visit May 11, 2015. The visit is Spearhead’s final port call as it finishes up its deployment in U.S. 6th Fleet area of […]

  • 11 May 2015
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    Following a series of successful activities around the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli Peninsula for the Centenary of Anzac, the Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac made a port visit to Istanbul where the crew participated in several diplomatic events. Together with her sister ship, New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha, Anzac berthed on the Bosphorus in […]

  • 11 May 2015
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    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. completed an Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, May 8, 2015. The four-day conference focused on a Network of Navies approach to enhancing collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa. During the conference, attendees worked to identify capabilities necessary […]

  • 8 May 2015
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    More than 100 migrants were today saved from their sinking boat in the middle of the Mediterranean in a joint rescue commanded by the Royal Navy. With Britain’s Flagship HMS Bulwark in the lead, the Italian frigate Carlo Bergamini and the Italian Coastguard Cutter Michele Fiorillo all responded to a mayday call from a large […]

  • 7 May 2015
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    Royal Navy’s Type 45 air defence destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth yesterday, 6 May, from a successful six-month patrol across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Type 45 destroyer travelled 22,000 miles and visited 15 ports strengthening ties with her allies and continuing the UK’s commitment to the region. The deployment included routine patrols of […]

  • 6 May 2015
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    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Vencedora hosted Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey on May 4 in Dakar, Senegal. The Prime Minister was welcomed aboard by the vessel’s Commander. He conducted a brief visit, signed the Book of Honor and received a presentation on the vessel’s various capabilities, its mission and major maritime security and cooperation tasks with the […]

  • 6 May 2015
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    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 4-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, May 5. The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to identify capabilities necessary to achieve regional maritime security goals and in turn schedule APS training opportunities. The conference provides a […]

  • 5 May 2015
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    On Thursday 30 April the ship’s company and international Force HQ staff based on board the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, were presented with their Operation Atalanta counter-piracy medal by Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren. In his speech Rear Admiral Haggren thanked the sailors and marines for their efforts in helping […]

  • 5 May 2015
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    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 […]

  • 30 April 2015
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    Members of the Royal Moroccan Navy patrol ship RMN Bir Anzarane (341) conducted a proliferation security initiative (PSI) boarding on April 24, as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2015. Bir Anzarane’s team boarded USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), which has played the part of a target vessel throughout the exercise, to familiarize Moroccan forces through realistic […]

  • 29 April 2015
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    On Saturday 25 April the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, hosted a discussion forum with representatives from the Somaliland Authorities, including Ministers, the Head of the Coast Guard, Attorney General and the Governor and Mayor of Berbera. Also in attendance were a number of international partners and Non-Governmental Organisations. The forum focused […]

  • 29 April 2015
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    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), along with its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners, departed Dakar, Senegal, after completing its participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 27. The recently-concluded Saharan Express is one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series exercises. This U.S. Africa Command-sponsored […]

  • 27 April 2015
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    On the eve of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, the crew of HMAS Anzac was joined by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbot, and the Chief of the Australian Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, while near Gallipoli, Turkey. Commanding Officer Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and […]

  • 24 April 2015
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    The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) provided a ship’s tour and brief on the Navy’s important role in ballistic missile defense (BMD) to a high ranking U.S. State Department official, April 17. Dr. Amanda Sloat, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, […]

  • 24 April 2015
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    Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe and the United States began the underway phase of Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 22. Exercise Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in […]

  • 24 April 2015
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit April 23. This port visits serves to enhance U.S.-Cyprus relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region. Ross is currently on a routine, multi-mission patrol in support of U.S. 6th Fleet […]

  • 23 April 2015
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    Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) conducted medical training for Senegalese, Moroccan and Spanish military forces in Dakar, Senegal, in support of the multinational maritime security exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20. The training involved instruction on tactical combat casualty care, as well as hands-on applications ranging […]

  • 22 April 2015

    IMDEX Asia 2015 has attracted strong international interest from senior naval officials, maritime agencies and industry representatives who will converge at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from 19 to 21 May 2015. To date, Navy Chiefs from 15 countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, […]

  • 22 April 2015
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    Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20, 2015. Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in the region. Rear. […]

  • 20 April 2015
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit April. 17, 2015. This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s efforts to build maritime partnerships with African nations, which helps improve regional maritime safety and security. Oscar Austin’s port visit […]

  • 20 April 2015
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    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin their 10-day participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 17, 2015. Saharan Express, one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series events is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored […]

  • 16 April 2015
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    On Wednesday 15 April, French Navy warship, FS L’Adroit, joined the EU Naval Force to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. The L’Adroit is a Gowind class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), that can accommodate a helicopter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB). Whilst en route to the Horn […]