Deployed Assets

Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD)

One of EU NAVFOR’s main missions is to “PROTECT WFP and other vulnerable shipping”. MV SPIEKEROOG is one of the ships contracted by WFP to deliver food to different cities of Somalia.

A Montenegro AVPD is on board under FCDR Command and Control composed by 13 members. Montenegro is taking part in the Operation since 2017. This is 5 th time it deploys an AVPD Team.

The use of AVPDs to protect WFP shipping is paramount for EU NAVFOR, as it allows greater flexibility in the use of the warships in the fight against piracy, whilst guaranteeing the security of WFP shipments.