Yaroslav Mudryy Replenishes in the Mediterranean

October 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Yaroslav Mudryy Baltic Fleet’s patrol ship, currently performing long-range missions, has replenished supplies from support vessels in the designated area of ​​the Mediterranean Sea. The functions of providing the hike are performed by the vessels supporting the auxiliary fleet of the Baltic Fleet: – tanker Yelnya and sea tug Victor Konetskiy. After replenishment of reserves to established standards, the sailors of the Baltic Fleet will continue to carry out combat training missions in the Mediterranean. On the warship and ships of the detachment…

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French Navy Pays Tribute to Missing Submarine Minerve

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Two emotional ceremonies were held on land and at sea on 14 and 15 September 2019 to pay tribute to the submariners who died in the sinking of La Minerve on 27 January 1968 off Toulon. In the presence of many elected officials, including Mr. Hubert Falco, Mayor of Toulon, a first ceremony took place at the submariners monument in Toulon on September 14th. In the presence of a large audience, Honorary Vice-Admiral Laurent Isnard, Commander of the Borough and the Mediterranean Sea Zone,…

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RFS Admiral Essen Deploys to Mediterranean

February 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the frigate “Admiral Essen” of the Black Sea Fleet left Sevastopol and headed for the Black Sea straits. After passing the straits, the ship will act as part of the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the long-range operational zone. In preparation for the march at the station of permanent deployment and at sea, the crew of the frigate conducted various exercises in accordance with the training courses of surface ships of the Navy. The frigate…

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Black Sea Fleet frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov involved in exercise in the Mediterranean Sea

November 20, 2018 – Battle stations of air defense units of the Black Sea Fleet frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov conducted joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea to detect unidentified air targets and repel simulated airstrikes. While working out the tasks, units of the warships detected and classified targets, and the air defense units engaged air targets of the adversary by the warships’ anti-aircraft weapons. The crews of Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen are conducting tasks in the Mediterranean Sea for the second time in this year. Earlier, the…

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USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Begins Operations in U.S. 6th Fleet

September 18, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has commenced operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to continue support to NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa. Harry S. Truman CSG initially deployed to the European theater April 11, 2018, and returned to its homeport Naval Station Norfolk July 21, 2018, for an extended working port visit. “We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group back in the…

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Ivan Bubnov returned to Sevastopol after completing tasks in the Mediterranean Sea

The large naval tanker of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Ivan Bubnov returned to Sevastopol after completing tasks in the Mediterranean. The crew of the tanker performed tasks for more than five months as part of the permanent formation of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. During this time, the ship conducted about 200 refueling ships and ships of the Navy, transferring more than 14 thousand tons of fuel and oils, about 6 thousand tons of water and other tangible assets. Upon termination of the hike, the specialists carried out…

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USNS Trenton Offloads Illegal Immigrants

USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) conducted a passenger transfer of 41 people with ships from the Italian Coast Guard off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, Italy, June 17. Trenton had encountered a vessel carrying 41 illegal immigrants in distress while operating in the Mediterranean Sea, June 12. During the operation, the Trenton crew initially observed approximately 12 bodies in the water that appeared to be unresponsive. The crew prioritized in recovering those who needed immediate help. Rigid-hull inflatable boats and a fast rescue boat conducted a follow-on search for…

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Operation Chammal: FS Chevalier Paul Deployed to Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation Air Defense frigate Chevalier Paul sailed from Toulon on April 18 to join the Eastern Mediterranean and become part of Operation Chammal. The quasi-permanence of a frigate in this zone for several years allows France to maintain a capacity of national appreciation of precious situation. The eastern Mediterranean is at the heart of geopolitical tensions linked to migratory flows, political and economic issues and the crisis that is shaking the Levant. The three-dimensional detection capabilities of the Chevalier Paul frigate allow him to collect tactical information essential for…

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Baltic Fleet Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea. In course of the mission, the crew will perform a great deal of hydrographic and scientific work. The route of the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky lies through two oceans, five seas and equator. There are some stopovers planned in Cyprus, India, Mauritius, and Italy for rest and replenishing of supplies. On December 15, the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky sailed from home station in Kronstadt for…

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Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky lays it course to Indian Ocean

Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky has left Kronstadt for the Indian Ocean. The route is laid through the Baltic and Northern Seas, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. The ship crew is to make complex oceanographic researches and check ship’s radio navigation systems.

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