QUAD rescue exercise in the eastern Mediterranean

April 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Castaway to the optics!” “. Despite a persistent mist, the watchmen of the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Auvergne , spotted a silhouette floating with difficulty above the waves. This identification was notably possible thanks to the coordination between French and Cypriot partners, given that the FREMM was alerted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC)…

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USN, IDF Conduct Combined Maritime Security Patrols in the Mediterranean

March 15, 2021 – USS Monterey (CG-61) joined forces with the Israeli Sa’ar 4.5 ships in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to conduct joint maritime security patrols March 15, 2021. The joint patrols enhanced interoperability between the maritime nations through communication and command and control scenarios between the two nations. “This is such a great opportunity because we always learn from…

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NATO maritime patrol underway in the Western Mediterranean

February 8, 2021 – Spanish offshore patrol vessel Meteoro, supported by maritime patrol aircrafts from Portugal and Spain, has deployed to the Western Mediterranean as part of NATO’s maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG). NATO Operation Sea Guardian is a year-round, proactive and forward-looking 360 commitment of up-keeping deterrence on terrorism and illegal activities. This operation is also a…

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Albion Returns from Mediterranean

December 4, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion today returned from her three-month experimental autumn deployment to the Mediterranean. The assault ship sailed back home to Devonport having led Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) (LRG(X)) on a series of exercises which will help shape the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of tomorrow. Working together with HMS Dragon and RFA Lyme Bay,…

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GABIAN 20.3 – The Toulon surface fleet in operational training

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From September 14 to 18, 2020, nearly 1,200 sailors participated in the Gabian 20.3 operational training conducted by the naval action force (ALFAN) off the Var coast, It is in the Mediterranean exercise area (ZONEX), that a dozen surface vessels, as well as aircraft from the naval aeronautics and the Air Force were jointly…

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HMS Albion Leads Small Mediterranean Deployment

September 14, 2020 – More than 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines have sailed on a three-month mission to the Mediterranean to forge the commando forces of tomorrow. UK flagship HMS Albion has left the UK, heading a force which will visit numerous partner nations across the Mediterranean and Black Sea as the UK’s Armed Forces nurtures new friendships and cements…

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MARAD Issues Warning for Eastern Mediterranean

Issues August 21, 2020 Description 1. Issues: Recent disputes among countries over maritime boundaries and offshore resources have increased regional tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Also, NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian has resumed focused NATO patrols in the Eastern Mediterranean with naval forces of multiple nations operating near each other. These developments could pose an indirect risk to commercial vessels…

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FS Loire Busy in the Mediterranean

August 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – Engaged since August 11, 2020 in a mission to monitor metropolitan maritime approaches on the Mediterranean coast, the Loire metropolitan support and assistance building (BSAM) led on August 17 and 18, in relation with the maritime prefecture of the Mediterranean and CROSS MED (*), several actions of assistance at sea to boaters in difficulty.…

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Second Unsafe Intercept by Russia in U.S. Sixth Fleet

April 20, 2020 – For the second time in four days, Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft in U.S. Sixth Fleet, 19 April, 2020. On April 19, 2020, a U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted twice by a…

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