US & Japanese Coast Guards Train in the Philippine Sea

February 23, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard concluded a joint law-enforcement exercise Sunday with the Japan Coast Guard in the Philippine Sea, furthering interoperability in performing law-enforcement missions. This weekend, ships from the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard conducted exercises near the Ogasawara Islands of Japan. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japan Coast Guard Ship…

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ARA Canal Beagle Meets Almirante Irizar in Ushuaia

February 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Yesterday afternoon, the ARA “Canal Beagle” transport, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Ulises Gastón Hoyos, took port in the city of Ushuaia. The ship, dependent on the Naval Transport Command, had set sail on Monday 15 from the North Dock of the Buenos Naval Station in order to carry out logistical tasks, among which the…

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Charles De Gaulle Strike Group Deploys

February 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Formed around the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, the carrier strike group (GAN) taking the name of Task Force (TF) 473, set sail on February 21, 2021 from the Toulon naval base (BN) to lead the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission . A major pillar of the French naval force, the GAN is made up…

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ARC Bahia Solano Launches by COTECMAR

February 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 22, 2021, the launching ceremony of the Amphibious Landing Ship (BDA) ARC ‘Bahía Solano’ was held at the facilities of the Mamonal Complex of COTECMAR, chaired by Rear Admiral Juan Ricardo Rozo Obregón, Commander of the Naval Force of the Caribbean, in the company of Mr. Admiral (R) David René Moreno Moreno,…

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FS Entrecasteaux Discovers Avenger Aircraft During Survey

February 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of a hydrographic mission supported by the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC), divers from the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) of Entrecasteaux and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy ( SHOM) carried out dimensioning work on the wreckage of an American Avenger aircraft . These dimensioning works make…

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Navy to Remove Island on USS Bonhomme Richard

February 23, 2021 – As part of USS Bonhomme Richard’s (LHD 6) on-going inactivation availability, contractors will start the process of removing the ship’s island February 23. Removal of the island will improve the ship’s structural integrity and readiness for tow. The removal process will reduce the island’s height down to just above the ship’s flight deck. The salvage contractor,…

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Mine warfare: 60th Operation DAMIER

February 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – In the Brest harbor and its approaches, the 60th national mine warfare operation DAMIER was carried out despite demanding weather conditions. Under the command of CECLANT and the Mine Warfare Staff (FRMARFOR / MW), the mine hunters, the sonar towing vessels, the group of Atlantic mine clearance divers, the Preparation and Mine Warfare Operations…

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Importance of Air Resources in Operation Atalanta

February 22, 2021 – All means deployed in Operation ATALANTA bring added value for the execution of the mission depending on their characteristics. However, due to their versatility and flexibility, aerial assets are those who provide unique operational capabilities which cannot be achieved by other means. The most used aerial asset in EU NAVFOR Somalia are the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance…

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ESPS Castilla Rejoins Operation ATALANTA

February 20, 2021 – Galicia-class landing platform dock SPS Castilla , equipped with a AB212plus and a RPAS ScanEagle, joined Operation Atalanta this week. Over the next 4 months, she will be the EU NAVFOR flagship, hosting the Force Headquarters of the operation. Castilla kicks off her activities full-speed with a joint exercise with 🇯🇵JS Ariake of the Japan Maritime…

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