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  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727), a part of the Baltic Fleet (BF), continued its voyage toward the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. As soon as the vessel arrives at its destination it will join the Russian Navy’s permanent task force. As part of the journey, the frigate’s sailors conducted necessary planning and preventive maintenance […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Otrakovsky is scheduled to join the Navy’s fleet of vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. After it went through scheduled preventive maintenance works and replenished its stocks in the Novorossiysk naval base, the vessel set sail towards its destination. The vessel will become a part of the Russian Navy’s permament task force in the […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy has begun forming a permanent task force to defend Russia’s interests in the Mediterranean Sea, reports Ria Novosti citing Russian navy commander. “The defense minister has ordered us to form a task force that will operate in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis,” commander told reporters after a defense ministry meeting. “We have […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Shabalin has sailed into the Mediterranean Sea where it will conduct firing exercises. The vessel will become a part of the permanent task force, therefore replacing LLS Kaliningrad, which has been a part of the task force since December 2013. Alexander Shabalin, LLS of Project 775 currently serving […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Shabalin became a part of the permanent task force of ships in the Mediterranean yesterday. Alexander Shabalin, LLS of Project 775, departed its naval base Baltiysk on 22 October. During this journey the vessel made a transition across the North Sea, the English Channel and the Bay of […]

  • 6 February 2015

    Krivak-class missile frigate “Ladny”, a part of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, departed Sevastopol to join the Mediterranean Sea operations. The vessel left the base today and is sailing toward the Black Sea straits. Ladny is scheduled to join the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean Sea permanent task force, replacing the Yaroslav Mudry frigate. This represents the vessel’s […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Large landing ship  (LLS) Kaliningrad has departed the Russian Navy’s permanent task force in the Mediterranean. The vessel was replaced by LLS Alexander Shabalin, which joined the fleet on November 13. Kaliningrad is currently conducting replenishemnt at the Spanish port of Ceuta, after which it will continue its journey to the Baltic Sea. The vessel covered more […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Russian Navy’s frigate Pytlivyy (808) has completed all measures undertaken to restore the vessel’s technical readiness. The Black Sea Fleet, Burevestnik-class, frigate commenced scheduled maintenance works in May last year. The vessel’s crew has already started basic sea training, and will, in the near future, undertake exercises to test the ship’s readiness . The crew will conduct missile […]

  • 6 January 2015

    Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) will rendezvous with the Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) “Alexander Shabalin” in the Mediterranean on Christmas. At the moment the crews are engaged in permanent task force of Russian Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea. This marks the third consecutive year that LLS “Alexander Shabalin” is away from home […]

  • 5 May 2017

    The Russian newest Black Sea frigate Admiral Essen joined the navy’s permanent task force in the Mediterranean Sea after transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Admiral Essen is joining sister ship Admiral Grigorovich to carry out their Mediterranean Sea tasks. The two frigates are likely to support Russian operations […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As part of Baltic Sea tasks, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE provided a short update on the group’s operations. The Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921), integrated in SNMCMG1, conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the German Navy’s Elbe-class replenishment ship FGS Donau. The vessels met in the Baltic Sea yesterday, January 28. BNS Lobelia later engaged in a manoeuvre […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s K130 Braunschweig corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein is set to leave the Warnemünde navy base on August 31 to join the NATO Standing Maritime Group 1. The 63 sailors that form the ship’s complement will set sail under the command of corvette captain Marco Köster. During their time with SNMG1, German sailors will be under the […]

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

    Two United States Navy patrol boats based in Bahrain have completed their first deployment with Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force. For most of January and February, USS Firebolt and USS Thunderbolt operated in direct support to CTF-150, ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation […]

  • 12 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task force headed by Capt 1 rank Viktor Sokolov and consisting of Guard missile cruiser Varyag, large ASW ships Admiral Vinogradov, Admiral Tributs, and destroyer Bystry performs training tasks in the northern part of the Sea of Japan; the force is heading for Kamchatka in order to attend large-scale maneuvers of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    British and American battlefield medics practised wartime operations and procedures off the coast of the United Arab Emirates aboard the UK flagship HMS Ocean. A specialist US medical team joined the helicopter assault group for the casualty drill, one of the tests of the Plymouth-based warship in her role as flagship of the Task Force […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors from the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NAVOCEANMIWCEN) deployed to 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) as the first unit to be permanently deployed under Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM). The NAVOCEANMIWCEN Sailors, who deployed Sept. 1, participated in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2014 (IMCMEX), which ended Nov. 13. NAVOCEANMIWCEN (CTE, […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived in Mayport, Florida for a scheduled port visit in advance of Fleet Exercises (FLEETEX) on Thursday, 14 August 2014.   FLEETEX are multi-warfare naval exercises designed to promote force integration and test multiple war fighting skill sets. Ships from the U.S., Canadian, German and Turkish navies will participate […]

  • 8 April 2012

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Smetlivy will continue deployment off Syria within a month, said an informed military diplomat. “At first, frigate Smetlivy will call at port Tartus to replenish water and food supplies; the crew will have a short rest there. After that, the ship will be deployed to east Mediterranean for a month, […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan recently led a meeting of NATO vessels in the Aegean Sea. The destroyer is currently flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2. Duncan, in company with the Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik and Spanish frigate ESPS Victoria, met up with German frigate FGS Bayern and Greek naval vessels for […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian and Turkish navies are sending their ships to join Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). On April 23, the Italian Navy’s minesweeper Alghero departed La Spezia and is en route to the base port Mahón. In addition, the Turkish Navy’s mine countermeasures vessel TCG Anamur is joining the units of SNMCMG2. The vessel’s participation […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Deployed since 15 March to take part in the fight against piracy, a Falcon 50M from the French Navy has left the operation and been relieved by a maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2. It will operate from Djibouti as is also the case since 26 March for the detection and air control aircraft Awacs E3F. […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere conducted a joint exercise with the French frigate FS Floreal in the waters off Seychelles’ main harbour on February 5, 2016. The exercise was coordinated by the ships’ commanding officers, Commander François Xavier Waroux and Commander Francesco Saladino.  The training tested the ships’ crews and included close-proximity manoeuvres, visual communications, […]

  • 8 November 2013

    Capt. Richard Hayes, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, relieved Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Wemett, the commanding officer of the Bahrain-based mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13), Nov. 6, due to loss of confidence in Wemett’s ability to command. The relief occurred after an investigation revealed deficiencies in operational preparedness, situational awareness, and tactical proficiency. Wemett […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 held a ‘Spanish’ flagship change as one Alvaro de Bazan frigate replaced another on May 27. ESPS Mendez Nunez (F-104) took over as flag ship from ESPS Alvaro de Bazan. ESPS Alvaro de Bazan’s service as flagship of SNMG1 began December the 18, 2015 in Cartagena, Spain, when Rear Admiral […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived Tuesday in Norfolk, Va. for a scheduled port visit in conjunction with Amphibious Readiness Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercises (ARGMEU EX).   ARGMEU EX are multi-warfare amphibious exercises with the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Amphibious Readiness Group and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. SNMG2 has already […]

  • 14 April 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Philippines: JCSCSG Transits Surigao Strait The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) transited the Surigao Strait, a narrow passageway between the Mindanao and Leyte islands of the Philippines, April 10. VIDEO: UK Navy Starts Outfitting Its Warships with ARTISAN 3D Radar The Royal Navy has begun outfitting its warships with the ARTISAN (Advanced […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Industry news

      Powerful salvage tug Alatau returned to Pacific Fleet (PF) rescue service. Built in 1983 by Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard in Leningrad, the vessel had been serving in Indian Ocean for a long time maintaining Russian Navy’s warships. Through this time, crew of Alatau took part in several ship-rescuing operations. After a decade of strained work, […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crews of the Russian Navy’s two new Black Sea Fleet small-sized missile ships Zeleny Dol and Serpukhov started combat training at sea. Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko assessed the task performance readiness of the Zeleny Dol ship crew. The ship’s crew conducted dangerous-sea area passages in cooperation with sweeper forces, practiced performing a missile […]