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)
160726-N-FP878-138 BLACK SEA (July 26, 2016) USS Ross (DDG 71) conducts an emergency break away from the Romanian Frigate Marasesti (FF 111) while conducting a replenishment-at-sea during exercise Sea Breeze 2016 July 26. 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 Theron J. Godbold/Released)
Light landing craft returning to well deck of French Marine Nationale BPC Dixmunde, Jan 2014, at Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2016) -USS Carney (DDG 64) takes on supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 14, 2016. Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Weston Jones)
French Marine Nationale FREMM Normandie (frigate european multimission) Normandie during trials in the Med.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 7, 2016) Marines, from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), transport AGM-114 Hellfire missiles across flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Sept. 7, 2016. 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, conducting precision air strikes in support of Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (Mass Comm Spec 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes)
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
GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 2, 2010) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) approach the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) after amphibious training in Djibouti. Carter Hall is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristin L. Grover/Released)
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.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 20, 2016) An AV-8B Harrier, from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 20, 2016. 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, conducting precision air strikes in support of Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rawad Madanat)