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May 24, 2015
May 24, 2015

EUROMARFOR ships participating in SP MINEX 15 arrived in Alicante to prepare the following week.

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May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015

In the first week at sea the ships and crews had the opportunity to improve skills and work together. In this photo, aboard the corvette Baptista de Andrade, we can see the end of a great team work done by Portuguese and Spanish divers, marines and sailors.

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May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

The gallery of photos of the 20th anniversary of EUROMARFOR has been updated with new photos, take a look:

http://www.euromarfor.org/gallery.emf.php?id=15

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May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Congratulations to the Portuguese Navy that celebrates this day as Navy Day (20th of May refers to the discovery of the sea route to India by Vasco da Gama).

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May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

The Spanish exercise SP MINEX started on 15 May and will end on 28 May 2015. In this exercise there are ships from EUROMARFOR (France, Italy, Portugal and Spain) and also from Germany and Turkey.

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May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

EUROMARFOR celebrated the 20th Anniversary on 15 May 2015, in Cartegana. At the ocasion, one Task Group of EUROMARFOR was activated to participate in the exercise SPANISH MINEX 15. 

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News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
During a recent port visit to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, EU Naval Force Flag ship, ESPS Galicia, hosted a meeting organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The EU Naval Force Maritime Industry Liaison Officer, Mr Simon Church, together with other representatives from the Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Comorros, South Africa and […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
Whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, EU Naval Force flag ship, ESPS Galicia, took the opportunity to sail close to World Food Programme (WFP) Motor Vessel, (MV) Douro, as it sailed along the coast on its way to deliver food aid to the Somali people. MV Douro currently has an EU Naval Force […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Meteoro (P41) recently took part in an anti-drug operation in the Atlantic Ocean. The operation, which was conducted on the night of May 16 about 800 miles away from Canary Islands, resulted in the seizure of 1,800 kilos of cocaine aboard a recreational vessel. After conducting a search of the vessel, 85 bundles […]  Read more
May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
French Navy’s frigate FS Surcouf joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to take part in maritime security operations throughout the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Basin and Indian Ocean. FS Surcouf will be working with coalition forces from the Combined Maritime forces which consists of 30 member states. It is their mission to counter violent […]  Read more
May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015
French Navy’s FREMM frigate Aquitaine D650 conducted its first naval missile firings. The vessel conducted the test firing on May 12 and 19 off the coast of Île du Levant. MM-40 Exocet anti-ship missile and the Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) naval cruise missile were used in the tests. The FREMM (European multipurpose frigate) frigates,  designed by DCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for […]  Read more
May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015
The vessels of French Navy’s Battle Group returned home to Toulon naval base. The first to arrive was the nuclear attack submarine Améthyste (S605), followed by the Navy’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, frigate Chevalier Paul (D621), frigate Jean de Vienne (D643) and multi-product replenishment oiler Meuse (A607) a few days later on May 19. The […]  Read more

News from MARTIME WORLD
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
L-3 Communications’ electro-optics business, L-3 KEO, was awarded a $48.7 million, competitively bid contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to develop and build a new, slimmer version of its photonics mast for the Block 4 Low Profile Photonics Mast (LPPM) program for use on Virginia-class submarines. Under the terms of the contract, L-3 […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
Detonating historic ordnance in the waters around Estonia Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) vessels are currently engaged in OPEN SPIRIT 2015, an annual Historical Ordnance Disposal operation, which is led this year by the Estonian Navy. The group joined the operation on May 18. This multinational Partnership for Peace naval mine clearance and ordnance […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
Following the recent success of Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2015, Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth joined ships from across the Asia-Pacific at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia 2015. The international maritime defence show, combines defence industry exhibitions, strategic conferences and a warship display. Perth was on show alongside 20 other ships […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £12.1m contract to JFD for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The five-year contract includes options through to 2023 and encompasses all aspects of operation and through-life-support. The service will be managed by JFD’s Submarine Escape and Rescue team in parallel with existing similar […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) successfully demonstrated the Secretary of the Navy’s new initiative to pay husbanding service providers (HSP) using a new process, called procure-to-pay (P2P), in a proof-of-principle (PoP) test during a port visit in Singapore, May 17-21. The P2P process was developed to address mandated changes to the Navy’s […]  Read more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
Replenishment at sea is a complex endeavour, requiring close-quarters manoeuvring from ships in all manner of conditions. Limiting the time that ships are side-by-side is ideal for safety and operational effectiveness. For the team on HMAS Sirius, one of Australian Navy’s tankers, efficient and safe replenishment is their daily challenge. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Darren […]  Read more
EUROMARFOR @ 2015
by CDR Armando Dias Correia