News Archive - July 2012
Chinese Task Force Commander Welcomed On Board EU Naval Force FlagJuly 23, 2012 - 16:00
On July 17, the Commander of the Chinese task force operating in the Gulf of Aden met with EU Naval Force – Operation Atalanta Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis on board FS Marne. Additionally to the international Counter piracy forces, EU Naval Force Atalanta, NATO and Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) a considerable amount of […]
Counter-Piracy “Big Three” Meet At SeaJuly 23, 2012 - 12:00
On 18 July the Force Commanders of the three international Counter-Piracy task forces met on board the NATO flagship to exchange experience and coordinate the fight against piracy.
Surveillance Operation with the Djiboutian Navy and EU Naval Force Atalanta – UpdateJuly 22, 2012 - 16:38
On 17 and 18 July, the Djiboutian navy and the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French frigate Guépratte, participate in the joint surveillance operation “7 Brothers” in international waters near the Islands of Seven Brothers and the Bab El Mandeb strait.
Capsized Ferry off Zanzibar – EU Naval Force Assists Rescue Efforts with Luxembourg Patrol AircraftJuly 20, 2012 - 10:55
On 18 July the ferry MV Skagit was reported to be sinking off Chumbe island. Using the aircraft’s capabilities from EU Naval Force, rescue efforts were coordinated, life rafts spotted and their location tracked.
EU Naval Force German Frigate Bremen Liaises with Kenyan Piracy Information-Sharing CenterJuly 18, 2012 - 16:59
The Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Center is on of the three piracy information sharing center, commissioned by the International Maritime Organisation last year.
EU Naval Force German and French Frigates Escort an AMISOM VesselJuly 17, 2012 - 14:43
From July 4 to 13, EUNAVFOR provided protection to a ship chartered for AMISOM supplies. The German frigate Bremen and the French frigate Guépratte took turns to carry out this mission, from the south Red Sea to Mogadishu.
EU Naval Force ‘Sea’ Headquarters Maintain Constant Counter Piracy WatchJuly 14, 2012 - 12:00
Since 7th April 2012 Rear Admiral Dupuis (French Navy) has been at sea at the helm of the EU Naval Force warships conducting counter-piracy patrols off Somalia.
EU Naval Force Has New Deputy Operation CommanderJuly 13, 2012 - 08:00
On 13 July 2012, Rear Admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy) handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta to Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi (Italian Navy).
EU Naval Force Commander Welcomes Close Relationship with Seychelles President.July 12, 2012 - 18:05
EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French flagship FS Marne visited the Republic of the Seychelles for between 6 – 10 July 2012 and EU Force Commander Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis welcomed the opportunity to strengthen the cooperation and coordination in the fight against piracy between the Seychelles and EU NAVFOR.
EU Naval Force Frigate ITS SCIROCCO comes once again to the aid of a vessel in distressJuly 6, 2012 - 14:18
On the afternoon of 4 July, in the rough seas of the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Italian Frigate Scirocco rescued a Comoros flagged supply vessel which had been adrift and in total black out for more than 13 hours. The entire operation lasted in excess of 24 hours and was conducted […]