Looking for Submarines … at MAVI BALINA 18

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – It’s been a week since the frigate “Regele Ferdinand” left the Constanţa Military Port to take part in Mavi Balina’s multinational battalion, organized by the Turkish Naval Forces.

After the Bosphorus transit, the waves of the Marmara Sea have prepared us for a very angry Aegean that has shown us how capricious it may be. At the command of the commander and by the command of the second commander and the crew, all the materials on the ship were stunned so that there was no loss. After 36 less pleasant hours, we reached the port of Aksaz.

The first phase of the Mavi Balina exercise took place in the port of Aksaz, where planning sessions were held in a variety of areas, a closed press conference, and the refueling of the ship with fuel and food. Here again, we met the Dutch frigate “De Ruyter”, the commander of NATO’s permanent Mediterranean group, SNMG-2, with whom the King Ferdinand frigate carried out missions in July in the Black Sea.

In the port of Aksaz, the frigate was visited by Mrs. Mioara Ştefan, the general consul of Romania in Izmir. “For me, everything I saw here was impressive; the organization and nautical appearance of the ship are outstanding. I enjoyed the fact that the shortage of technology between the on-board technique and what is now in the naval field is supplemented by very good results from the intelligence of the people on board and I congratulate you for that. It was the first time I boarded a Romanian military ship and I had emotions. I thank the commander of the ship and crew for the honor they have done to me, inviting me aboard. You are true ambassadors of Romania where you arrive with the ship. I want you to do everything you can in the Mavi Balina exercise and honor Romania. I learned so much during this visit and thank you for everything. ”

Commander Ioan Marian, Commander of the frigate “Regele Ferdinand ” : “We enjoyed the visit of Romania’s General Consul to Izmir, which helped to build relations with the diplomatic corps of Romania in the countries where King Ferdinand frigates make stopovers and thus at a more representative good of Romania. I presented the ship and its capabilities and I then represented Romania at the reception offered by Pakistani Saif (F 253). ”

The second stage of the exercise began yesterday, with the exit from the port, and is taking place in the east of the Mediterranean Sea. The Regele Ferdinand frigate participates in the exercise together with 4 frigates, 2 corvettes, one fuel tank, 5 submarines, airplanes and helicopters in Turkey. The SNMG-2 group is also involved through the De Ruyter frigates in the Netherlands and Cristobal Colon in Spain, as well as the Saif frigate in Pakistan, while the US is involved with a research aircraft. Observers include Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Mavi Balina is a biannual exercise organized by Turkey, an antisubmarine exercise, where standard operating procedures are implemented and trained to ensure regional maritime security and combat underwater threats.

Commander Ioan Marian, the commander of the frigate Regele Ferdinand: “The return to the Mediterranean gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the level of training achieved by the frigate crew” King Ferdinand “this year of training. We are now participating in the Mavi Balina exercise. It is a complex anti-submarine exercise, with the participation of NATO and partner states, as well as with the participation of SNMG-2. Considering the scope of the exercise both as a deployment area and as a number of participating ships, submarines and aircraft, it has an important contribution to maintaining and developing the skills of crew members in antisubmarine exercises. Exercise also helps us to develop our capacities for action in the international environment, which will help us with SEA GUARDIAN. ”

And because yesterday was the first day of this new academic year, naval officers on board have not forgotten their future colleagues now on the banks of the Naval Academy “Mircea the Elder” to whom they have sent a message: ” [ … Like us years ago, you have come to the Naval Academy “Mircea cel Batran” with hopes, aspirations, ideals, and you will go after four years of well-trained studies able to cope with the difficulties of sailor’s life military, determined to become the future admirals of the Romanian Army. On the occasion of the opening of the 2018-2019 education year, under the auspices of the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Romanian unitary national state, we wish you a lot of success in preparation and we expect as many as possible that at the end of the studies you will be part of the crew the frigate “It’s been a week since the frigate “King Ferdinand” left the Constanţa Military Port to take part in Mavi Balina’s multinational battalion, organized by the Turkish Naval Forces.

After the Bosphorus transit, the waves of the Marmara Sea have prepared us for a very angry Aegean that has shown us how capricious it may be. At the command of the commander and by the command of the second commander and the crew, all the materials on the ship were stunned so that there was no loss. After 36 less pleasant hours, we reached the port of Aksaz.

The first phase of the Mavi Balina exercise took place in the port of Aksaz, where planning sessions were held in a variety of areas, a closed press conference, and the refueling of the ship with fuel and food. Here again, we met the Dutch frigate “De Ruyter”, the commander of NATO’s permanent Mediterranean group, SNMG-2, with whom the King Ferdinand frigate carried out missions in July in the Black Sea.

In the port of Aksaz, the frigate was visited by Mrs. Mioara Ştefan, the general consul of Romania in Izmir. “For me, everything I saw here was impressive; the organization and nautical appearance of the ship are outstanding. I enjoyed the fact that the shortage of technology between the on-board technique and what is now in the naval field is supplemented by very good results from the intelligence of the people on board and I congratulate you for that. It was the first time I boarded a Romanian military ship and I had emotions. I thank the commander of the ship and crew for the honor they have done to me, inviting me aboard. You are true ambassadors of Romania where you arrive with the ship. I want you to do everything you can in the Mavi Balina exercise and honor Romania. I learned so much during this visit and thank you for everything. ”

Commander Ioan Marian, Commander of the frigate “King Ferdinand ” : “We enjoyed the visit of Romania’s General Consul to Izmir, which helped to build relations with the diplomatic corps of Romania in the countries where King Ferdinand frigates make stopovers and thus at a more representative good of Romania. I presented the ship and its capabilities and I then represented Romania at the reception offered by Pakistani Saif (F 253). ”

The second stage of the exercise began yesterday, with the exit from the port, and is taking place in the east of the Mediterranean Sea. The King Ferdinand frigate participates in the exercise together with 4 frigates, 2 corvettes, one fuel tank, 5 submarines, airplanes and helicopters in Turkey. The SNMG-2 group is also involved through the De Ruyter frigates in the Netherlands and Cristobal Colon in Spain, as well as the Saif frigate in Pakistan, while the US is involved with a research aircraft. Observers include Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Mavi Balina is a biannual exercise organized by Turkey, an antisubmarine exercise, where standard operating procedures are implemented and trained to ensure regional maritime security and combat underwater threats.

Commander Ioan Marian, the commander of the frigate King Ferdinand: “The return to the Mediterranean gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the level of training achieved by the frigate crew” King Ferdinand “this year of training. We are now participating in the Mavi Balina exercise. It is a complex anti-submarine exercise, with the participation of NATO and partner states, as well as with the participation of SNMG-2. Considering the scope of the exercise both as a deployment area and as a number of participating ships, submarines and aircraft, it has an important contribution to maintaining and developing the skills of crew members in antisubmarine exercises. Exercise also helps us to develop our capacities for action in the international environment, which will help us with SEA GUARDIAN. ”

And because yesterday was the first day of this new academic year, naval officers on board have not forgotten their future colleagues now on the banks of the Naval Academy “Mircea the Elder” to whom they have sent a message: ” [ … Like us years ago, you have come to the Naval Academy “Mircea cel Batran” with hopes, aspirations, ideals, and you will go after four years of well-trained studies able to cope with the difficulties of sailor’s life military, determined to become the future admirals of the Romanian Army. On the occasion of the opening of the 2018-2019 education year, under the auspices of the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Romanian unitary national state, we wish you a lot of success in preparation and we expect as many as possible that at the end of the studies you will be part of the crew the frigate “Regele Ferdinand”. Good wind from the aft! and GOOD BABY BEFORE! ”

Aboard the ship, the exercise sessions are in full swing, the sound of the sonar being a constant onboard, especially as the search sequences of the submarine are complex and frequent.

By participating in this exercise, the frigate crew Regele Ferdinand demonstrates good training and thus contributes to the implementation of Romania’s security policy and the fulfillment of the objectives of the National Security Strategy.

But how this second stage of the Mavi Balina exercise took place in future correspondence. Ferdinand”. Good wind from the aft! and GOOD BABY BEFORE! ”

Aboard the ship, the exercise sessions are in full swing, the sound of the sonar being a constant onboard, especially as the search sequences of the submarine are complex and frequent.

By participating in this exercise, the frigate crew Regele Ferdinand demonstrates good training and thus contributes to the implementation of Romania’s security policy and the fulfillment of the objectives of the National Security Strategy.

But how this second stage of the Mavi Balina exercise took place in future correspondence.