Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 Begins

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018, Jan. 31. Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. “Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of…

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Destroyer Andrea Doria Completed Operation Sea Guardian

Google Translation With the entry into port in Aksaz, Turkey, on Monday 11 December, the commitment of the destroyer Andrea Doria has terminated, acting as Flagship of Task Group 440.03 of the NATO Operation Sea Guardian. In the almost two weeks of activity, ship Doria and the commanded naval group, composed of the Turkish frigate TCG Gediz and supported by two submarines, the Greek HS Pontos and the Turkish TCG Gur, patrolled the central Mediterranean in the framework of the protection of the interests of the Alliance against maritime security…

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Yavuz, the rebel frigate

Google Translation from https://envisitadecortesia.com/2017/11/12/yavuz-la-fragata-rebelde/ On September 8, 1994 came to Barcelona courtesy visit a naval grouping of NATO, these ships were moored between the pier San Beltran and pier Barcelona Sur, were the frigates HMS Brilliant F-90, HNLMS De Ruyter F-806, F-452 HS Hydra, ESPS Numancia F-83, F-HNLMS Piet Heyn 811, F-912 BNS Wandelaar TGC Yavuz and F-240. The protagonist boat of this article frigate TGC Yavuz F-240 was embroiled in a war of information and disinformation during the attempted coup in Turkey between 15 and 16 July 2016, which today…

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Bahrain Takes Over Command of CTF 151 From Turkey

The Turkish Navy handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) to the Royal Bahrain Navy after conducting a change of command ceremony on Thursday. Captain Yusuf Almannaei, Royal Bahrain Navy, assumed command of CTF 151 from Rear Adm. Emre Sezenler, Turkish Navy, at a ceremony at CMF headquarters at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Adm. John Aquilino, U.S. Navy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces . The assumption of command…

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Chinese ocean-going naval task group ends visits to 20 countries

A Chinese naval task group on an ocean-going visit mission came back to a naval port in Zhoushan City , Zhejiang Province of East China, on Oct 15, after completing its mission of visiting 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. The task group consisted of the guided-missile destroyer Changchun, the guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu. The 176-day-long mission, with a navigational distance of more than 31,000 nautical miles, covered two oceans and three continents. Since its departure on April 23, the Chinese naval task group…

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Nemo finds sunken subs in massive NATO rescue exercise

Submariners’ ‘emergency service’ received the ultimate work-out in the eastern Mediterranean as NATO navies came together to practice saving crew from stricken boats. Experts from nine allied nations committed submarines, submersibles, rescue vessels, specialist medics, helicopters and divers – the full panoply of services available to trapped crews – for a two-week test of Marmaris in Turkey. Every three years NATO gives its various methods of rescue and escape a full run-out – Exercise Dynamic Monarch – this year played out near Aksaz Naval Base on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast.…

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Navy Submarine Rescue Unit Participates in NATO Exercise

Undersea Rescue Command, in concert with nine NATO allies, wrapped up the Dynamic Monarch 2017 submarine search and rescue exercise off the coast of Marmaris, Turkey, Sept. 22. A component of Submarine Force Pacific, URC is the Navy’s only submarine rescue-capable command and is always on call and ready to deploy around the world in the event of a submarine emergency. International Exercise Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the U.S. took part in the NATO-sponsored exercise, which focused on submarine escape and rescue operations.…

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called on Armenia to set up a joint commission to study the events of 1915 A Response by the Zoryan Institute

February 3, 2017) – In response to the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu calling on Armenia to set up a joint commission to study the events of 1915, the Zoryan Institute has the following response: As they say, “This is déjà vu all over again.” Calls for Armenia to set up a joint commission to study the events of 1915 have become the modus operandi for the Turkish government for years. Mr. Çavuşoğlu’s recent statement merely echoes that of his predecessors, former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip…

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Exercise Cutlass Express to Begin

January 27, 2017 – Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations will begin the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 31. Cutlass Express 2017, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF), is designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promote national and regional security in East Africa, inform planning and operations. Cutlass Express 2017 (CE17) will test participating nations’ ability to…

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