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July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015

On 29th July 2015 the ceremony onboard Juan Carlos I

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July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015

The Colombian Warship “7 de Agosto” will shortly join the Counter Piracy operation of the European Union off the coast of Somalia, the Operation Atalanta as associated support. The arrival of the American Warship is attended the next 9th August 2015 and will remain until the 11 September.

So as to get prepared for the Operation Atalanta, the Colombian Warship has made a week long stop on the Spanish Naval Base of Rota in the Southwest of Spain. The Spanish Navy will guide the Colombian Navy in general and the Warship “7 de Agosto” in this particular case for the Counter Piracy fight off the coast of Somalia.

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July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015

The best pictures of the fly operations of the day.

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July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015

The Spanish Warship "Galicia" has reached the half way point in her deployment with the European Union’s counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. Galicia took over from Dutch warship, HNLS “Johan De Witt”, as the Operation Atalanta flagship on 6 May 2015.

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July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015

Sailors looking for foreign object debris (FOD). FOD is any loose object which can be moved through the air during flight operations. Even small pebbles the size of peas can cause great damage.

"FOD is the responsibility of all hands," every sailor will say it. "FOD can be one of the most dangerous things on the flight deck or in the hangar bay."

A piece of FOD ingested into an engine can cause engine failure and possibly the loss of the helicopter or the aircrew. Additionally, propellers, rotors and engines can blow the FOD through the air, something which can injure Sailors.

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July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015

Picture of the day: All with the same objective, the shooter and the photographer: the end of piracy activity.

Author: Ursua Javier

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News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
On Saturday 25th of July 2015, EU Naval Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gomez Fernando de Cordoba, welcomed the Chief of the Djiboutian Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher, on board Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia. The visit included a guided tour of the Spanish warship, followed by lunch in the Admiral’s Cabin. During the visit, […]  Read more
July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015
Spanish warship, ESPS Galicia, recently reached the halfway point in her deployment as the flagship for Operation Atalanta. Since joining the Operation in May 2015, ESPS Galicia has sailed over 15,000 nautical miles, conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Somali basin, as well as assisting naval forces from the Seychelles and Tanzania […]  Read more
July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015
Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Conducted at the Spanish Navy Combat at Sea Centre in south western Spain, the sea training ensured that ARC 7 de Agosto was ready to deploy to the […]  Read more
July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015
OceanWorks International has completed system upgrades to the third Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT™ Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), designed and delivered by OceanWorks. The conclusion of the work on the third ADS marks the completion of a major survey and upgrade of the Italian Navy’s ADS fleet to the Quantum II. OceanWorks utilized improvements in the subsea […]  Read more
July 24, 2015
July 24, 2015
Whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, responded to a mayday call from an Italian merchant vessel, MV Altina. The merchant vessel had developed engine problems and was drifting at sea. ESPS Galicia sailed close to MV Altina to provide protection from any potential pirate attack, whilst […]  Read more
July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015
In mid-July, while patrolling off the coast of Oman, Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle and French Ship (FS) Var met at sea to lead several interactions. Both units were operating in the frame of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) missions, to fight against terrorism and related illicit activities inside the Indian Ocean. The ships […]  Read more

News from MARTIME WORLD
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
On 25 July 2015, staff from Operation Atalanta Force Headquarters visited the Japanese Detachment of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 in Djibouti. Led by the Force HQ Chief of Staff, Captain Jens Nykvist, the meeting was hosted by Captain Masahisa Motomura, Commanding Officer of the Deployment Air-Force for counter-piracy Enforcement of the Japanese Self-Defence Force. […]  Read more
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony on board Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 31. Capt. Kevin Bartoe, CEC, USN, relieved Capt. Michelle La Duca as NAVFAC Far East commanding officer and regional engineer for Commander, Navy Region Japan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea […]  Read more
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
The Royal Navy has named PSM as a primary supplier of tank level instrumentation to their surface warship and support vessel fleet. PSM has worked with the Navy for decades and in that time has delivered some inspired solutions based around the ICT 1000 level and Tankstar 260 pressure and level transmitters, to replace existing […]  Read more
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
This month, a Damen RoRo 5612 was launched at Halong Shipyard in Vietnam. The RoRo is one of nine Damen vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as part of its Sandy Bottom Project. The vessel’s multi-purpose capabilities will be put to use by the Defence Force in a range of situations including law […]  Read more
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
Commander of U.S. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 Rear Adm. Richard W. Butler visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) while the ship was underway for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (ARG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), July 28. During the course of his visit, crew members provided Butler a thorough tour […]  Read more
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
Sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) successfully demonstrated a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) system’s utility during mine countermeasures mission package (MCM MP) container testing conducted off the coast of Florida, in early July. The RFID project showed the technology’s ability to dramatically reduce the time Sailors spend conducting parts and […]  Read more
EUROMARFOR @ 2015
by CDR Armando Dias Correia