21 nations one force: EU NAVFOR Ships meet in Indian OceanOctober 2, 2018 - 14:18
Working as a force made up of a large variety of nations can present numerous challenges; however when correctly exploited this enables the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Nanclares to have a plethora of expertise and resources to hand in order to maintain the counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa.
On the 27th of September 2018 EU NAVFOR ships ITS Federico Martinengo and flagship ESPS Castilla met at sea in the Indian Ocean; here they carried out an exchange of crew members, a manoeuvring exercise, as well as a helicopter cross deck.
Admiral Nanclares (Spanish Navy) is the Force Commander of Operation Atlanta based on board ESPS Castilla. The Admiral cross-decked to ITS Martinengo where he addressed the ships company. He said, “It is a great honour to command such a formidable force at Sea off the coast of Somalia. Our success is dependent on working together 24 hours a day”.
Though the two ships are mainly made up of Italian and Spanish crews, EU NAVFOR as a force is currently contributed to by 21 nations.
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EU NAVFOR: waxaa loobahan yahay in laxoojiya foojignaanta bada sifiican, Sababtoo ah doon xamuul ah oo hindi ah laga,afduubay xeebt Somaliya