News Archive - September 2012
European Union Naval Force and Seychelles Reinforce Counter-Piracy CommitmentSeptember 20, 2012 - 15:07
Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) met on 18 September 2012 with President James Michel during his visit to the Seychelles, confirming the importance of the Seychelles in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean. Rear Admiral Potts, together with the EU NAVFOR Force […]
EU NAVFOR Force Commander Visits French Frigate La FayetteSeptember 11, 2012 - 17:16
On 10 September EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, visited French frigate La Fayette. La Fayette has been part of the European Union Counter Piracy force – Operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa since 31 July 2012.
EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Relampago Rescues 68 People Adrift In Gulf of AdenSeptember 10, 2012 - 08:25
On Saturday 8 September, Spanish warship ESPS Relámpago, currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force – Operation ATALANTA, fighting piracy off the Somali Coast, rescued 68 people after finding them adrift in a small boat in the middle of the Gulf of Aden. The stricken vessel was first sighted from the air by […]
Swedish Minister of Defence HE Karin Enstrom Visits EU Naval ForceSeptember 6, 2012 - 17:28
The Northwood Headquarters of the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta welcomed the Swedish Minister of Defence HE Karin Enstrom for a visit on Thursday 06 September. Met by Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi, Deputy Commander Op Atalanta and Chief of Staff Captain Phil Haslam, HE Enstrom received an up to date briefing on […]
EU Naval Force Flagship Commander Welcomes Cooperation with Omani Authorities to Fight PiracySeptember 3, 2012 - 16:57
During a visit by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship to Salalah, Oman on 1 September 2012, the Force Commander – Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, met a number of important representatives from the local authorities.
Counter-Piracy Task Forces Urge Ship Owners To Keep Up Their GuardSeptember 3, 2012 - 12:00
European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta, NATO and Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) call upon the shipping industry to continue to take anti-piracy measures despite the current downward trend in piracy events. In a recent report published by the International Maritime Bureau it was announced that there was a 54% drop in […]
Specialised Spanish Counter Piracy Patrol Vessel to Join EU Naval Force in Gulf of AdenSeptember 1, 2012 - 08:00
As of 1st September 2012 the EU’s counter piracy task force (EUNAVFOR) will be augmented by the addition of the offshore patrol vessel RELAMPAGO of the Spanish Navy. The RELAMPAGO, a member of Spains newest BAM class of warships, is a high performance, modular vessel capable of being adapted to a number of roles including: […]