HMS Audacious on NATO Mediterranean Security Patrol

The Royal Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine carried out NATO security patrols in the Mediterranean on her maiden operational deployment. HMS Audacious is the fourth of seven new cutting-edge £1.3bn Astute-class submarines, which are the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated the Royal Navy. The submarine joined her sisters – HMS Astute, Ambush…

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Trent Pushes Boundaries to Expand Helicopter Operations

HMS Trent has been pushing aircrews to the limit as she helps write the rulebook for helicopter operations around the globe. The patrol ship has served as a testbed for two weeks of intensive trials with a Wildcat helicopter in the Mediterranean, testing the aircraft in different weather and sea conditions, with different weights and loads by day and night…

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RFS Vladimir Emelyanov and Sergey Balk Join Mediterranean Flotilla

The mine defense ship “Vladimir Yemelyanov” and the rescue tugboat “Sergey Balk” of the Black Sea Fleet are passing through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. During the planned passage from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea, the crews of the Vladimir Yemelyanov and Sergey Balk will work out tasks for their intended purpose, conduct shipboard exercises in damage control, air defense…

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Admiral Grigorovich Joins Russian Mediterranean Flotilla

The frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) began the passage of the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles in the direction of the Mediterranean Sea October 28th. The crew of the frigate makes a planned transition from the Black Sea to the far sea zone. Earlier, the crew of the “Admiral Grigorovich” during a…

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FGS Bonn Deploying for Operation Irini

On Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 2 p.m., the task force supplier (EGV) “Bonn” and its crew “cast off”. The EGV leaves its home port Wilhelmshaven to make its way off the coast of Libya. There he will join the Operation European Union Naval Forces Mediterranean (EUNAFVOR MED) “Irini” in the Mediterranean. “The crew did an incredible and great job…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Enters Mediterranean

August 18, 2021 – The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, performing the tasks of a long-range cruise, entered the Mediterranean Sea. He passed the Strait of Gibraltar tonight. The ship is heading east. In the near future, the North Sea residents will make a stop at the anchorage point in the Alboran Sea to replenish…

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RFS Moskva and Admiral Essen Enter the Mediterranean

June 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – Currently, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet), the guards missile cruiser Moskva and the frigate Admiral Essen, are crossing the Bosporus and Dardanelles. A detachment of ships makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea, where, in accordance with the previously approved plan, they will work out a…

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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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