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Frigate HYDRA intercepts two Houthis’ drones targeting merchant ship

Frigate HYDRA of the Greek Navy intercepted two drones launched by the Houthis against a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday. One of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) was destroyed and the other one driven away, the General Staff said in a statement. Frigate HYDRA was escorting …

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Greek frigate “Hydra” opens fire on two UAVs in the Gulf of Aden

Frigate “Hydra” of the Greek Navy opened fire on two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the Houthis in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday. The firing was in accordance with the rules of engagement, causing the UAVs to retreat. With a 188-member crew “Hydra” was providing protection to a merchant vessel …

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Military sources dismiss reports that Greece deployed warship to Israel border

Greek military sources dismissed on Friday BBC reports that a Greek warship has been dispatched to the Israeli-Lebanese border. Sources from the General Staff and the Navy stressed that while there is a vessel in the region, it is part of UNIFIL, the UN’s peacekeeping mission for Lebanon, state broadcaster …

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First FDI HN Belharra frigate for Greek Navy launched in France

The first of the three FDI HN “Belharra” frigates ordered for the Greek Navy was launched on Wednesday at the Naval Group’s site in Lorient, France. The launching of frigate “KIMON” took place in the presence of Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Dendias, his French counterpart Sébastien Lecornu, the chief …

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France flexes muscle, puts warship in eastern Mediterranean

France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship’s captain said was the importance that Paris attaches to ensuring security and stability in the region. Captain Paul Merveilleux de Vignaux said the Auvergne with its …

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Greek Navy deploys frigate to escort French aircraft carrier

The Greek Navy will deploy a frigate to escort French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on a part of its mission in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. President Emmanuel Macron said last week that the Charles de Gaulle will be escorted by forces from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Greece. …

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French frigate heading for Block 7 in Cyprus EEZ, Greek MoD says

Greek Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, said that a French frigate would arrive shortly in block 7 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) where French energy giant Total holds a concession with Italy’s Eni. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said on Thursday his company would not drill off Cyprus if it meant …

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Frigate “ELLI” runs aground in final stage of PARMENION military exercise

An unexpected incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, when the Greek Navy frigate “ELLI” ran aground in the sandy sea bottom off the island of Samothraki in the North-West Aegean Sea. The incident occurred with the multinational military exercise PARMENION 2019 to be in its final stage. …

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Norwegian frigate sinks after collision with Greek-owned tanker

There go 400 million euros under water and the captain’s career. The Norwegian frigate “KNM Helge Ingstad“ sank deeper in the water in the night from Monday to Tuesday, just days after its  crew ignored warning signals by a Greek-owned tanker that a collision was imminent. The pictures made public by the …

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Norwegian Frigate ignored multiple collision warnings by oil tanker

The crew on board of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad  have ignored multiple warnings sent not only by the Greek-owned tanker Sola but also by maritime traffic authorities based at nearby Fedje, local media report. The frigate responded at least once to the warnings, claiming they “had control.” They …

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Norwegian frigate at risk of sinking after collision with Greek-owned tanker (videos)

A race against time is underway in the North Sea with huge efforts to prevent a Norwegian frigate from sinking. A Greek-owned crude oil tanker collided with frigate KNM Helge Ingstad off Norway last night. Aerial footage of the KNM Helge Ingstad taken at various points today by #Norway Coastal …

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Turkey challenges Greek continental shelf, claims “frigate harassed Barbaros”

Turkey is challenging the Greek continental shelf  and claims that a Greek frigate harassed the Turkish vessel Barbaros conducting seismic activity research off Cyprus. Turkish research vessel Barbaros and the frigate of the Greek Navy Nikiforos came dangerously close in the broader sea area west of Pafos in Cyprus.  The …

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Greek Navy warship runs aground off the port of Piraeus

A warship of the Greek Navy run aground in the sea area where tanker Agia Zoni II sank beginning of September. In a statement, the Navy said that there have been no injuries neither fuel leakage into the sea. Hellenic Navy frigate “Kanaris” run aground at 6:15 Thursday morning as …

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