USS Mount Whitney Arrives in Lisbon

November 14, 2019 – USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 13, for a scheduled port visit. The arrival supports the disembarkation of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) who were aboard Mount Whitney to certify as a NATO Expanded Task Force Commander during exercise Trident Jupiter 2019. The exercise served to train and evaluate the…

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Portugal hosts maritime exercise in support of NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative

September 20, 2019 – Dozens of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles from NATO countries are gathering in Portugal from 11 to 27 September 2019 to test new technological advances in unmanned maritime systems networks. The exercise is being held in the Sesimbra and Troia Peninsula area in the south of Lisbon. Exercise REP (MUS) 19 is an opportunity to…

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EUROMARFOR Activated at Lisbon

June 17, 2019 – In the wonderful scenario of Lisbon took place today the ceremony for the 42nd activation of the European Maritime Forces (EUROMARFOR). In the same waters, 24 years ago France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, strongly committed their navies to cooperate for maritime security. The four countries maritime frontiers are de facto the southwestern maritime frontier of the…

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NRP D Francisco de Almeida Departs for FOST

May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate D. Francisco de Almeida left this morning from Lisbon Naval Base for England, where he will participate in Operational Sea Training (OST), from May 9 to June 13, 2019. FOST traditionally stands as an important milestone in the process of preparing the Portuguese naval units to prepare ships to operate in high-level…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Deploys From Cádiz on Instruction Cruise XCI

January 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, January 13, the “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” Ship-School sailed from the port of Cádiz to begin the XCI Instruction Cruise. The official departure was presided over by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy. The main civil and military authorities of the Bay of Cádiz also attended. The ship, commanded by the…

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USS Farragut Conducts Lisbon Port Visit

October 29, 2018 – USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 28, for a scheduled port visit. The visit offers the two NATO-founding countries an opportunity to strengthen relations as they work alongside one another to promote stability and security throughout the region. Aiming to make an impact on the community of Lisbon, 12 Farragut Sailors will be…

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Royal Navy hands over command of NATO Task Group in Portugal

Commodore Mike Utley OBE formally handed over command of the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) to his Dutch counterpart Commodore Boudewijn GFM Boots, in the port of Lisbon on Saturday 30 June. This marked the end of a year long UK commitment leading SNMG2. Rear Admiral James Morley assumed command of SNMG2 during a ceremony in Souda Bay, Crete…

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Somme integrated into the European Maritime Force

Google translation On 19 June 2018, Vice Admiral Gouveia e Melo, Portuguese Commander of the European Maritime Force, at the Naval Base in Lisbon, declared the EUROMARFOR Group, composed of the Portuguese frigate Corte Real , of the Spanish frigate Canarias , to be activated. the Italian frigate Scirocco and the Somme command and supply building (BCR) . First integrated…

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NRP Sagres to Visit North America, Caribbean and Colombia

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de…

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NRP Bérrio and Zaire Deploying to Africa January 3rd

On 3 January, the ceremony for the start of the patrol vessel “Zaire” and the refueling vessel “Bérrio” will be held at the Lisbon Naval Base, in Alfeite, for a maritime training mission of the Sao Tome and Principe Coast Guard. The ceremony will be chaired by the Minister of National Defense, Professor Doctor Azeredo Lopes. The two ships will…

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NRP Viana do Castelo Deploys for Azores Patrol

Google Translation NRP Viana do Castelo Ocean Patrol Ship (NPO) departs this afternoon towards the Autonomous Region of the Azores, where it will arrive on December 29, to carry out a mission in the region during the next 3 months. Viana do Castelo is one of several naval units that permanently assures the Navy’s search and rescue device in the…

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