Royal Navy Shadows Project 1155 Vitse-Admiral Kulakov in English Channel

June 21, 2020 – Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster shadowed a Russian destroyer through the English Channel. Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster, along with patrol ship HMS Tyne, monitored the passage of the Russian warship Vitse-Admiral Kulakov as it passed south through the English Channel. Commander Will Paston, the Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, said: “The Royal Navy routinely monitors the passage…

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FS Cassiopée Relocates Second World War Bomb and Mine to Deep Water

April 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 20 and 21, 2020, the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Cassiopée discovered a 500-pound US bomb and a German BM 1000 mine off Le Havre using one of its self-propelled fish (PAP). PAPs are small guided submarines that identify and if necessary neutralize a mine by depositing explosive devices up to 150 meters…

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SNMCMG1 Conducts “Historical Ordnance Disposal” off Normandy

April 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – From March 23 to April 05, 2020, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1), one of the two NATO mine warfare forces, conducted an operation to process historic munitions along the Normandy coast. Called ” Historical Ordnance Disposal 20″, this operation took place in the Channel and more particularly in the Bay…

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Royal Navy Shadows Seven Russian Ships in English Channel & North Sea

March 26, 2020 – As the Royal Navy prepares to help the NHS and other government departments deal with the response to the coronavirus outbreak, nine British ships have been shadowing seven Russian vessels in waters around the UK. The Navy has completed a concentrated operation to shadow the Russian warships after unusually high levels of activity in the English…

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