NATO Begins Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

NATO is conducting vigilance activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22), which integrates high-end maritime expeditionary strike capabilities of Sea, Air and Land assets. The activities will take place in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, from 17-31 May. In support of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, NESH 22 is the execution phase of a long…

Read More

International Coalition Hosts Stakeholders Conference

International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) gathered in person at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain and virtually March 31 to discuss the latest regional threats and other issues that are critical to maritime commerce in and around the Middle East. The theme of the industry-focused biannual conference was “The Evolution of International Maritime Security Construct.” The event involved distinguished speakers and…

Read More

Combat Support Ship in Water for the First Time

The construction of the new Combat Support Ship Den Helder in the Romanian yard of Damen Schelde in Galaţi is progressing steadily. Today the two middle parts of the hull were launched. Although DMO project leader Captain of the Sea (TD) Glijn van Marion has already experienced similar projects before, the process remains impressive. “It is a big ship that…

Read More

Romania Joins International Maritime Security Coalition

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) announced March 26 that Romania has joined a multinational maritime coalition established in 2019 to deter attacks on commercial shipping in the Middle East. Romania joined the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) and its operational arm, Coalition Task Force Sentinel. Headquartered in Bahrain with U.S. 5th Fleet, IMSC previously included eight partner-nations. Romania becomes…

Read More

Romanian Built Norwegian Coast Guard Ship Arrives

On Thursday 10 March, the coastguard vessel KV Bjørnøya arrived at Vard Langsten in Tomrefjord. Since 16 February, the vessel has been towed from Vard Tulcea’s shipyard in Romania to Norway. The actual tow was expected to take about a month, but due to good weather conditions, the vessel arrived earlier than expected. KV Bjørnøya is the second vessel in…

Read More

Multinational Naval Exercise in the Black Sea

Seven military ships of the naval forces from Romania, USA, Turkey and Ukraine participated today in a naval exercise that took place in the international waters of the Black Sea off the Romanian coast. RS Marasesti (F-111), USS Porter destroyer (DDG-78), USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) Amphibian command ship USNS “John Lenthall” (T-AO-189), USS 6th Fleet destroyer, Yavuz (F-240) from Turkey,…

Read More

Commandant Birot Trains With Romanian Navy

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday May 18, after a stopover in the port city of Constanţa in Romania, which is also the base port of the Romanian fleet, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Birot set sail together with the anchor of mines Vice-Admiral Constantin Balescu . This day at sea was the opportunity to conduct several…

Read More

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 for Romanian Coastal Patrols

April 8, 2021 – The Romanian Border Police operates the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Bulgaria. Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general Coast Guard functions, conducting day-to-day monitoring and surveillance…

Read More

Regina Maria Returns from SNMG2 Duty

April 5, 2021 – The “Regina Maria” frigate docked in the Constanta military port, thus concluding its participation in the Permanent Naval Group of North-Atlantic Alliance SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), in the international waters of the Black Sea, according to a press release sent by the Naval Joint Chiefs of Staff (SMFN). The frigate, with a Puma Naval…

Read More