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  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After traveling nearly 4,000 nautical miles, most of them at full sail, the Spanish Navy training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ recently visited the Mauá pier of Rio de Janeiro. This marked the 28th time the ship calls at this Brazilian city. The Spanish midshipmen took part in several professional activities like a visit to the […]

  • 2 February 2016

    Fighter jets aboard the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle have been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh positions in Syria since November 2015 while the carrier itself was positioned in the Persian Gulf. While the carrier is a powerful offensive ship it lacks armament to protect itself from attacks. That is where frigates and other ships of a […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Training & Education

    After more than 30 years of Naval service, crew members, plankowners, family members and friends gathered at Naval Station Mayport April 4, to bid farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) during a decommissioning ceremony.   De Wert completed its last deployment Dec. 23, after successfully completing operations in the […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán returned to her home port after integrating into the Defense and Air Operations Command (MDOA in its Spanish initials). The purpose of this deployment was to conduct air surveillance and naval presence in several western Mediterranean areas. F-100 frigates, with their SPY-1D multifunction radar and AEGIS combat system, […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst operating in the Gulf of Aden as a part of the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, the Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter has refueled from the US auxiliary ship USNS Medgar Evers. The refueling was conducted via a Replenishment at Sea (RAS), an impressive event requiring  constant attention from the crews of […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has entered dry dock in the Toulon navy base to start its mid life refit. The undertaking will be led by DGA (French armament procurement agency), the French Navy’s Fleet Support Department and the aircraft carrier’s crew in collaboration with shipbuilder DCNS. If all goes according to plans, […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano pulled alongside in Havana, Cuba during the ship’s 87th training cruise. During the port of call at the Cuban capital which started May 11, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano attracted much attention and was visited by nearly 8,000 people in the scheduled open days. Commanded by Captain Victoriano […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Spanish F-100 frigate Blas de Lezo set sail on Sunday from Ferrol to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) where it will be deployed until December. The purpose of the deployment is to become part of NATO’s Immediate Reaction Force, thus demonstrating Spain’s commitment with collective security. This is the 7th time […]

  • 19 May 2020

    The first steel plate of the hull of the first of the French Navy’s four new logistic support ships (LSS) has been cut in a ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. The ceremony held on May 18 marked symbolically the start of the construction of the first vessel of the France’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The French Battle Group (Task Force 473) and Combined Task Force 150, currently under French command, recently engaged in several interactions in the north Arabian Sea. While sailing to Goa, India, to take part in the Varuna naval exercise, French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle along with its battle group rendezvoused with the supply ship FS […]

  • 2 April 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Palma de Mallorca, Spain, April 1, completing its second port visit while in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Cmdr. Cory Applebee, commanding officer onboard Farragut, conducted office visits to Capt. Roberto Ortiz, Commander Spanish Naval Sector, Balearic Islands, Ms. Teresa Palmer, Spanish Civil Delegate […]

  • 2 April 2014

    The Spanish frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) has arrived in Ferrol after 179 days out of her home port, integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2). During this deployment the F-101 participated in operation ‘Active Endeavour’ fighting terrorism in the Mediterranean Sea and the counter-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’ in the Indian Ocean.   […]

  • 23 July 2013

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax on July 22 on Operation Caribbe, Canada’s continuing commitment to the multinational effort to suppress illicit narcotics trafficking in the Caribbean Sea. “HMCS Ville de Québec continues our tradition of working in close cooperation with other nations and agencies to confront various threats and challenges […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The French defense ministry will launch a study phase to look into the replacement of the French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle, defense minister Florence Parly announced October 23 at the Euronaval conference. The minister said the study phase would span 18 months during which the navy and the defense ministry will […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After a 1,000-mile voyage from Punta Arenas through the Strait of Magellan and the fjords and channels of Chile, the Spanish Navy training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ entered Pacific Ocean waters and arrived at Valparaiso on April 3rd. This is the 15th time the ship calls at this city. She was welcomed by the […]

  • 27 March 2018

    French Navy destroyer FS Jean de Vienne intercepted 570 kilos of heroine from a dhow in the Arabian Sea, achieving its second successful drug interception on its deployment as part of the Combined Maritime Forces. The operation took place on March 25 in international waters of the Arabian Sea. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the tenth […]

  • 7 September 2016

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, Canada on September 6, for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. HMCS Ville de Québec is scheduled to visit Montreal, Toronto, Brockville and Quebec City. The RCN said the purpose of the Great Lakes deployment is to connect with […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The European Commission announced it would examine Fincantieri’s proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique (formerly known as STX France) following a request submitted by France and Germany. The transaction could harm competition at European and global level, the commission said adding that the acquisition does not reach the turnover thresholds set by the EU Merger Regulation […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy F100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) has returned to the Ferrol Naval Base following a three-month deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1. During her deployment, Álvaro de Bazán sailed more than 16,000 nautical miles and visited seven countries. In mid-April, the frigate set sail for northern waters of Scotland to join the SNMG1 […]

  • 10 May 2016

    Dutch Navy’s air defense and command frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802) intercepted 320 kilos of drugs in the Caribbean Sea between Venezuela and Jamaica. Four suspected drug smugglers were arrested during the operation. A Caribbean Coast Guard maritime patrol aircraft discovered a small, fast-sailing ‘go-fast’ vessel and informed the frigate. De Zeven Provinciën then […]

  • 23 November 2015

    French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would be ready to start operations against ISIL on Monday, November 23. The ship was sent to Syrian waters last week as part of a regular French Navy Arromanches 2 mission which is in its eighth iteration. The carrier already performed preparational exercises […]

  • 12 August 2014

    On 11 August EU Naval Force ship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën completed an escort of a World Food Program (WFP) vessel along the coast of Somalia.   Escorting WFP vessels is one of the primary tasks of Operation Atalanta. The WFP chartered merchant vessel left the port of Berbera on Saturday, 9 August  for the […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crewmembers from EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, have trained young officers from the Somaliland Coast Guard off the coast of Berbera. On 23 and 24 April the young officers were invited on board Johan de Witt’s landing craft, and with the assistance of an interpreter, they were given training in navigation, boat […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The Dutch Navy’s HNLMS De Ruyter (F804), one of four De Zeven Provinciën-class air-defence and command frigates (LCF) docked in… (afloat) [mappress] Source: afloat, October 14, 2011

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’ (F-102) set sail on Monday from Ferrol towards Faslane (Scotland) to participate in exercise ‘Joint Warrior 152’. After the scheduled port of call in Faslane for coordination purposes, the F-102 will take part in different conventional and asymmetric warfare drills with cyberattacks to test the Command and Control […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia and the Spanish Navy have displayed the capabilities of the shipbuilding company as a designer and builder of the technologically advanced F-100 class frigates in Istanbul. The F-103 frigate “Blas de Lezo” arrived in the Turkish city on the 25th of July 2013. The F-103 is leading the Standing NATO Maritime […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder for counterpiracy operations in the waters around Somalia. For this mission, the EU’s Operation Atalanta, the ship is carrying the new NH-90 helicopter, which will see its first operational deployment. The air defence and command frigate has extensive command & control, communications and […]

  • 27 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) made a port visit to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, as its final port call of its 2011 deployment, Nov. 24. This is Anzio’s seventh port visit for the deployment and her fourth in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. “The Sailors are excited to visit such a beautiful […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has been returned to the navy after a mid-life refit, Naval Group said. As informed, the vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle in early 2019. The 1.3 billion euro renovation of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, […]