News Archive - May 2012
EU Naval Force Warship HNLMS Van Amstel Delivers Supplies to World Food Programme Protection TeamMay 29, 2012 - 10:43
EU NAVFOR Dutch frigate Van Amstel rendezvoused at sea with World Food Programme (WFP) chartered ship to re-supply the Dutch protection team onboard.
EU Naval Force French Frigate Nivôse Welcomes Djiboutian Coast GuardMay 25, 2012 - 10:07
EU Naval Force Warship FS Nivôse welcomed ten Djiboutian coast guards on 16 May for training and discussion on skiff interception, vessel protection teams and online communication. During a port visit in Djibouti, the crew of Nivôse and members of the Djiboutian coast guard shared their experiences in the fight against piracy, and more broadly on […]
EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Reina Sofia Leads Cooperation with MARSIC (Maritime Security and Safety)May 25, 2012 - 10:04
On May 20, MARSIC (Maritime Security and Safety) members visited ESPS Reina Sofia in Djibouti as part of the EU Naval Force’s regional maritime capacity building effort. ESPS REINA SOFIA had the opportunity to organise a visit and tour around the ship for a group of MARSIC members. The visit, which took place while the ship […]
EU Naval Force Operation Commander visits Flag Ship FS MarneMay 25, 2012 - 10:03
May 22, the EU Naval Force Operation Commander was welcomed on board Flag Ship FS Marne to visit the ‘in theatre’ Force Commander and his staff. In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Operation Commander Rear Admiral Duncan Potts visited FS Marne and met EUNAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and his staff. Admiral Potts exchanged views on […]
German Secretary of State Attends Handover Ceremony on board FGS BremenMay 23, 2012 - 16:50
Djibouti – On 21st May the German Secretary of State, Mr. Thomas Kossendey, visited the German detachment for Operation Atalanta in Djibouti where he witnessed the handover of German frigate FGS Berlin to FGS Bremen as an EU Naval Force frigate.
German Frigate FGS Bremen Joins EU Naval Force In The Horn Of AfricaMay 21, 2012 - 17:24
FGS Bremen has commenced her tour of duty patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa as the tenth ship of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). Having left her home port of Wilhelmshaven on 7 May Bremen arrives on station after a 14 day transit. Originally designed as a submarine […]
EU Naval Force Warship ITS Scirocco Enhances EU Cooperation With SeychellesMay 21, 2012 - 15:47
On 16 May 2012, Italian EU NAVFOR warship ITS SCIROCCO provided a one-day training session for the Seychelles Coast Guard and on 17 May 2012 welcomed the Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of Investments, Natural Resources and Industry of the Republic of Seychelles, and the Italian Consul to the Seychelles. These activities are part […]
EU Naval Force Welcomes Decision by Seychelles to Prosecute Suspect Somali Pirates (update)May 21, 2012 - 14:00
On Wednesday 16 May the Republic of the Seychelles agreed to accept for prosecution 11 suspect pirates who were captured by EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on 12 May 2012 (see article).
EU NAVAL FORCE Portuguese Frigate Corte-Real Conducts Training with Seychelles Coast-GuardMay 16, 2012 - 13:29
The EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) frigate Corte-Real recently visited Port Victoria in the Seychelles to perform boat-handling training with the local Coast-Guard.
EU Naval Force Delivers Blow Against Somali Pirates On ShorelineMay 15, 2012 - 02:01
15th May – Earlier today, following the decision taken on 23 March 2012 by the Council of the European Union to allow the EU Naval Force to take disruption action against known pirate supplies on the shore, EU forces conducted an operation to destroy pirate equipment on the Somali coastline. The operation was conducted in […]