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Italian auxiliary Etna becomes op Sophia flagship

The Italian Navy has taken over command of the operation Sophia task force from the Spanish Navy in ...

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Libyan Coastguard, Navy start new training in Italy

Members of the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard arrived in Italy on September 17 to attend new training m...

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German tender 'Rhein' returning from Op Sophia

German Navy tender FGS Rhein is returning home after a five-month deployment to the Mediterranean Se...

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NATO ships fine tune cooperation with operation Sophia

NATO ships deployed to operation Sea Guardian spent the larger part of August working with ships fro...

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Spanish auxiliary ship joining EU migrant mission in the Med

The Spanish navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria (A-15), got underway ...

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French Gowind L’Adroit concludes Op Sophia stint

French Navy Gowind-class patrol vessel FS L’Adroit has concluded a month-long deployment to the Medi...

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Frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern deploys to operation Sophia

Germany is sending its F123 frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the Mediterranean Sea and EU’s m...

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EU extends Mediterranean migrant mission to 2018

The European Union migrant-rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea has been extended and will now ru...

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BNS Louise-Marie concludes operation Sophia deployment

Belgian Navy frigate BNS Louise Marie concluded her deployment to the EU-led migrant crisis operatio...

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Italy blocks extension of EU migrant mission in the Med

Following an EU Committee report into the operation Sophia which said the undertaking is not working...

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Spanish frigate ESPS Victoria deploys to operation Sophia

Spanish Navy frigate Victoria departed Rota Naval Base on June 18 setting sail for Italy where she w...

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Belgian Navy frigate deploys to operation Sophia

Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate BNS Louise Marie departed Belgian naval base Zeebrugge on...

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French Navy Atlantique 2 MPA on first ever op Sophia flight

A French Navy Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft conducted its first ever operational flight as p...

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German fleet tender intercepts Libyan weapons in the Med

A German Navy fleet tender with an embarked team of Lithuanian boarding specialists intercepted a Li...

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Italian aircraft carrier leaves Mediterranean Sea operation

Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi concluded its participation in the EU NAVFOR-le...

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German tender to return from Mediterranean Sea deployment

German Navy tender ‘Main’ is set to return to its homeport in Eckernförde on April 13, c...

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New fleet tender to join operation Sophia in the Med

Ships assigned to the EU-led operation Sophia will be welcoming a new fleet tender to their group on...

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French Navy ships switch places in Mediterranean Sea

French Navy’s D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso FS Commandant Birot replaced its sister ship FS C...

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