Egyptian Navy Ships Arrive in Novorossiysk for Joint Exercise ‘Bridge of Friendship 2020

November 17, 2020 – A detachment of ships of the Naval Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt entered the port of Novorossiysk for the first time to participate in the Bridge of Friendship 2020 exercise, jointly with the Russian Navy. The detachment of ships of the Egyptian Navy includes the frigate Alexandria, the corvette El-Fateh and the missile boat…

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ITS Federico Martinengo Rescues Merchant Ship from Pirates

November 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, November 14, frigate Federico Martinengo, on patrol in the Gulf of Guinea, intervened to rescue the merchant Zhen Hua 7 (with crewmembers of Chinese nationality and flying the Liberian flag) which suffered an attack during the night of pirates. Close distances and established communications, ship Martinengo learned the confirmation of the escape of…

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CTF 151 Welcomes Japanese Destroyer Ariake

November 15, 2020 – Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 welcomed the Commanding Officer of JS Ariake, the Japanese Destroyer which has been assigned to work with the task force. Rear Admiral Nejat Inanir, Commander of CTF 151, welcomed the Japanese ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Ezawa Naritaka, at a meeting at the Bahrain-based headquarters. Japan has an enduring…

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Canberra Enters Captain Cook Graving Dock

November 12, 2020 – The flagship of the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, has entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney. The Amphibious Combat and Sealift Systems Program Office Asset Manager, Lieutenant Keshav Shrestha, said the extended maintenance period was being undertaken to enable necessary upkeep. “Canberra is conducting an important five-yearly docking and…

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