Landing craft & rhibs buzz around aft of TCD Siroco amphibious landing ship of French Marine Nationale, during exercise SKREO 2013,off the Britanny coast.
Landing craft from Marine National ship Siroco disgorges marine commandos, during Franco/German Excercise SPONTEX 13, May 2013.
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).
May 30,during search & inspection of a ship by a boarding team from HMCS Toronto seized approximately 6 tons of hashish.This is the Canadian ship's 5th time since March intercepting delivery of drugs shipments in the Arabian Sea.HMCS TORONTO about to get a raft of seized narcotics in the Indian Ocean, May 24, 2013,under Operation Artemis. Photo Cpl Malcolm Byers, HMCS TORONTO
160726-N-XT273-350 ODESSA, Ukraine (July 27, 2016) U.S. Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct an amphibious landing demonstration during Sea Breeze 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine July 27. Sea Breeze is an air, land and maritime exercise designed to improve maritime safety, security and stability in the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
23 October 2015, French Marine nationale surveillance frigate Vendémiaire and Japanese frigate Abukuma participated in a PASSEX, joint training in the East China Sea, which follows the naval review held October 18, 2015 by Japan. The deployment of the French frigate in the Pacific is part of the mission of the presence of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) in the Asia-Pacific region. photo Marine Nationale
First voyage for the new French Marine Nationale FREMM Frigate FS Normandie. FREMMs stand for European Multi Mission Frigate - a collaboration with Italian yards, to produce an economic frigate, that with modular construction can be theoretically easily converted to more specialist roles if needed, such as anti submarine or anti air for eg.
Russian Large Landing Ship "Nikolay Filchenkov"
USS Mount Whitney after a visit to Theoule-sur-Mer: the first French town liberated during the lesser known landings of Operation Dragoon on the Mediterranean coast of France, June 1944.
A view of HMAS Choules from the flight deck of HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013.The exercise is part of the Australian Defence Force's enhanced amphibious capability development as the transition to operations with the Canberra Class Landing Dock (LHD) continues.