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June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015

CTF443 (COMNAV) and COMEUROMARFOR (ALFLOT) were in the area of operations during the re-embarkation of the Landing Force.

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June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

During the TACTICAL PHASE (23 to 26 JUN15) took place the amphibious assault. EUROMARFOR units protected the amphibious force from conventional and unconventional attacks.

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June 24, 2015
June 24, 2015

The Exercise CONTEX-PHIBEX 15 is now in Phase 3. Tactical Phase (TACEX from 23-26JUN), it includes an Amphibious Raid.

This phase is focused on real time planning and execution of the full spectrum of operations in support of crisis management. In detail, this phase is governed by the deployment of an amphibious force to conduct an initial entry force operation, before the beginning of a peace enforcement operation. It also includes the enforcement of an embargo operation, with possible asymmetric threat opposition.

 

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June 21, 2015
June 21, 2015

EUROMARFOR units, integrated in the Task Force 443, have been conducting the CET-FIT phases according to the Schedule of Events.

On the 21th June 2015 new units joined the force, namelly ESPS Juan Carlos I and ESPS Castilla. This is a signal that the amphibious assault will take place in the next few days.

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June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015

New photos were added to the picture gallery of CONTEX-PHIBEX 15.

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June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015

During a pre-planed exercise ESPS Cristóbal Colón fires an exercise torpedo.

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News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
Operation Atalanta warship, ITS Libeccio, carried out counter-piracy training with the Royal Omani Navy during a port visit to Salalah. As part of the training, the Italian marines gave a demonstration on how to search a suspect vessel, including the bridge and cargo areas. On completion of the training, the Omani sailors thanked ITS Libeccio’s […]  Read more
July 02, 2015
July 02, 2015
The Spanish Navy minehunter ‘Tajo’ rescued the crewman of a sailboat who was about to sink in rough weather in the Ionian Sea between Italy and the Greek coast. The minehunter received a distress call from a 52-year old Israeli sailor, the only crewman of a sailboat, informing that he was about to sink and […]  Read more
July 02, 2015
July 02, 2015
Italian Navy placed an order for the construction and equipment of one multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD) with Fincantieri and Finmeccanica. The total value of the contract is over 1.1 billion euros, with Fincantieri’s share amounting to approx. 853 million euros and Finmeccanica’s to about 273 million euros. The delivery of the unit is scheduled in […]  Read more
June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015
On Friday 26 June 2015, Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, visited Japanese warship JDS Ikazuchi at sea. The EU Naval Force Commander was hosted by the Commander of the Japanese Escort Division 1, Captain Atsushi Nakasuji and the JDS Ikazuchi’s Commanding Officer, Commander Kazuharu Hokazono. The visit included a […]  Read more
June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrived in Valencia, Spain, for a scheduled port visit June 28. The port visit also serves to enhance U.S. – Spain relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. This is the first port visit for the Sailors and Marines […]  Read more
June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015
Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel ‘Arnomendi’ has just returned to her home port in Cartagena after deploying in the Mediterranean Sea monitoring the International Bluefin Tuna Campaign as part of the 2015 Fisheries Surveillance Plan. The ‘Arnomendi’ carried out maritime surveillance and inspection tasks, monitoring the seasonal fishing campaign of the Bluefin Tuna. To this end, four […]  Read more

News from MARTIME WORLD
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
Twenty-four Australian Defence Force personnel have arrived in Bougainville onboard United States Navy Ship Mercy for Pacific Partnership 2015. More than 650 military personnel, as well as host nation and non-government organisation civilians will support the mission. Conducted annually, Pacific Partnership is a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission aimed at strengthening international relationships […]  Read more
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
Two Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships have completed a six hour Replenishment at Sea to handover duties as the UK and coalition partner fleet tanker RFA Wave Ruler is handing over to RFA Fort Victoria and sent the Fort Victoria vital supplies for the deployment in exchange for fuel for the journey home. RFA Fort Victoria’s […]  Read more
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard located in the Arabian Gulf, has signed an agreement with the Bahrain Coast Guard to design and construct a new Landing Craft for the transport of vehicles, potable water, and fuel. The craft, potentially the first of two, will be delivered in 2016. The contract, worth approximately $2.8m, […]  Read more
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
The Royal Navy warship, HMS Severn has just completed Tradewinds 15, a 14 nation training exercise in the Caribbean. Ships and personnel participated from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, the USA and Severn from the UK. […]  Read more
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown departed her homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 2nd to conduct a port visit in her namesake city of Charlottetown, PEI, from July 3rd to 6th. Namesake city visits allow Royal Canadian Navy ships and their sailors to visit with Canadians and to deepen their relationship with their […]  Read more
July 03, 2015
July 03, 2015
The U.S. Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, July 2. Rear Adm. Dell Bull relieved Rear Adm. Roy Kelley as the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) at a ceremony held at the air station’s Catalina Club. Kelley, the outgoing Chief of […]  Read more
EUROMARFOR @ 2015
by CDR Armando Dias Correia