News Archive - August 2012
EU Naval Force Commander Visits Japanese Anti-Piracy Escort ShipAugust 30, 2012 - 11:49
The Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, visited Japanese warship IKAZUCHI
EU High Representative Visits French EU Naval Force Warship FS La Fayette Whilst in Kenya and SomaliaAugust 28, 2012 - 16:52
On 26 August, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, Catherine Ashton visited the French EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) warship La Fayette during her visit to Kenya and Somalia. She was welcomed on board by the Commanding Officer Captain Guillaume Merveilleux du Vignaux and the EU […]
EU Naval Force German Warship Sachsen Repairs Merchant Dhow Adrift in Gulf of AdenAugust 28, 2012 - 15:29
GULF OF ADEN, August the 28th – German EU Naval Force Frigate Sachsen came to the aid this morning of AL SACIID, a cargo dhow adrift due to a problem with the steerage gear. The Sachsen was advised of the dhow’s predicament by a Japanese MPRA (Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft) patrolling the area. Having […]
EU Naval Force Meets Somali Community RepresentativeAugust 24, 2012 - 17:00
On the 7 Aug 12 a number of influential Somali community representatives were invited to speak with the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) at Northwood Headquarters, UK.
Counter-Piracy ‘Big Three’ Meet At SeaAugust 24, 2012 - 11:58
On 24 August 2012 the Force Commanders from the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), NATO Operation Ocean Shield (TF-508) and Combined Task Force 151 (operated by the Combined Maritime Forces – CMF) met on board the EU NAVFOR flagship ITS San Guisto (Italian Navy) to further enhance the cooperation and coordination in the fight against piracy.
Force Commander Meets With Commanding Officer of Chinese WarshipAugust 24, 2012 - 11:49
During Italian warship ITS San Giusto’s port visit to Djibouti on 21 August 2012, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, had a busy agenda.
Maritime Patrol Aircraft – An Important Contribution To Counter PiracyAugust 24, 2012 - 11:23
The Force Commander of European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) visited Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachments.
4000 Flight Hours for LUXEMBOURG Maritime Patrol AircraftAugust 15, 2012 - 09:00
On 13 August the Luxembourg Maritime Patrol Aircraft Detachment deployed in support of the EU anti-piracy operation ATALANTA passed its 4.000th operational flight hour during its 707th operational sortie in theatre.
Two Pirated Dhows Freed in the Last Three DaysAugust 14, 2012 - 13:31
Counter piracy forces from the EU Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) Operation Atalanta and NATO disrupted two pirated dhows and freed the crew taken hostage in the Gulf of Aden. On 10 August, a suspicious dhow, reportedly pirated in Bosaso – Somalia, was located off the coast of Oman by the Spanish EU NAVFOR Maritime […]
Pirated Dhow Disrupted By Counter Piracy ForcesAugust 13, 2012 - 21:05
After a three day hunt by NATO and EU counter piracy forces, HNLMS Rotterdam in close cooperation with EU unit FGS Sachsen, has successfully disrupted a pirated dhow. This end game took place in the coastal waters of Somalia. The crew has been freed and is in good condition. The suspected pirates will be transported […]