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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