News from EUROMARFOR
May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

The Portuguese corvette João Roby left the naval base and is sailing to meet other ships from France, Italy and Spain that are going to participate in the Multicooperative Exercise (MCE) with Tunisia, organized by EUROMARFOR.

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May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

The Portuguese Navy, tracing back to the 12th century, is the oldest continuously serving navy in the world. The first known battle of the Portuguese Navy was in 1180, during the reign of Portugal's first king, Afonso I of Portugal, but the date chosen for the anniversary was 20th of May to remember the greatest achievement of exploration voyages that were attained by Portuguese explorers, namely Vasco da Gama, who in 20th of May of 1498 arrived to India, becoming the European discoverer of the sea route to India.

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May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

On 18 May 2016, the first of two 2016 EUROMARFOR technical Sub Working Group meeting was hosted by Italian Navy and chaired by Spanish Navy, as secretariat Nation.

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News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016
Royal Navy ship Enterprise worked with the German frigate FGS Karlsruhe on May 24 to save 294 migrants some 90 km northwest of Tripoli, Libya. Karlsruhe pulled a total of 289 persons from two rubber boats, 95 women and four children. The German ship additionally embarked five migrants from HMS Enterprise to provide them with […]  Read more
May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016
European Navy vessels rescue migrants on a daily basis in the Mediterranean Sea; Op Sophia mission alone has rescued over 13,000 people so far. However, pictures released by the Italian Navy on May 25 show just how out of the ordinary a rescue operation can become. In the morning hours of May 25, Italian Navy patrol ship […]  Read more
May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
French shipbuilder STX France has decided to sell its Lorient shipyard to Kership, a joint venture company set up by French companies DCNS and Piriou in 2013. STX France said the decision was based on strong commercial setbacks and that the take-over should take place in fall this year. While the arguably most prominent naval […]  Read more
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