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MARTINENGO MILESTONES: “Two months of counter-piracy operations”

Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperation have taken place, proving that EU assets in the area can make a substantial difference to the livelihoods and security of the countries around the Horn of Africa

EU NAVFOR’s Italian warship Federico Martinengo has been on counter-piracy operations for the last two months. Over this time, some significant milestones and world firsts have occurred building ground-breaking new relationships. Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperation have taken place, proving that EU assets in the area can make…

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EU NAVFOR’s military coordination with Japanese Partners

The combined maritime picture is essential in compiling detailed information for military organisations operating throughout the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the wider Western Indian Ocean

Working in conjunction with our key partners ensures we are a robust force with a variety of resources and key assets at our disposal. To that end, EU NAVFOR’s Deputy Commander and Force Commander have visited the Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft base in Djibouti. Here, important discussions were…

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EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta: ‘Mandate continues, Business as usual’

The mandate extension signals the EU’s commitment to continuing counter-piracy operations off the Somali coast

EU NAVFOR is pleased to confirm that following the decision from the Council of the European Union the mandate of Operation ATALANTA will continue until 31 December 2020. LINK TO EU COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT – (HERE) The mandate extension signals the EU’s commitment to continuing counter-piracy operations off the Somali coast.…

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Somalia: EU NAVFOR makes time for Fishermen

EU NAVFOR warships make time to visit local fishermen going about their daily business

Security and safety to the fishermen of Somalia who are supporting their own community is as important to EU NAVFOR as maritime security is to major international shipping cargo companies. This is why EU NAVFOR warships make time to visit local fishermen going about their daily business. The ESPS Meteoro…

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European Union Operation Atalanta (NAVFOR) patrol aircraft reaches 1000 Missions: “1 Mil Misiones!”

Collaborating with the Naval Units of European Union Operation Atalanta (NAVFOR) Somalia and other Djibouti based MPRA’s (operating with CTF151) provides stability and security to the ships that pass through the zone

Deterrence, repression and prevention of piracy begins with the identification of the threat. EU NAVFOR has been making use of Spanish Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) for nearly 10 years with 1000 missions and more than 10,000 hours flown to keep a watch from the skies. The Spanish MPRA Detachment…

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Somalia: Maritime Partners Discuss The Future

The delegation included the commander of Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Saw Shi Tat

Close relationships with key maritime partners are vital to the success of Operation Atalanta. By maintaining close links and sharing expertise, this eases the burden of covering such a large operational area and makes us work more effectively and be more than just ships. EU NAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral…