EU Naval Force Dutch Frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provincien Holds Memorial Service for Families Affected by Malaysia Airlines MH17July 30, 2014 - 08:50
On Sunday morning 27 July a memorial service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 was held on board HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën. The Dutch frigate is currently at sea off the coast of Somalia conducting counter-piracy patrols as part of the EU Naval Force.
The warship’s Chaplain, Thijs Oosterhuis, led the service, with poems and a reading in which he expressed that the thoughts of the Dutch Navy crew were with their people and families at home.
Crewmembers not on watch attended the service and lit a candle for those who had lost their lives and their bereaved relatives and friends.
Speaking about the memorial service, the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, stated “Personally, and on behalf of all the sailors in the EU Naval Force, I wish to express our deep condolences to the Dutch people and to the families directly affected by this tragic event. Our thoughts are with you all.”
EU NAVFOR Somalia CTF-465 conducts integration activities off the Coast of Somalia for the new 37th rotation to settle in
Operation ATALANTA receives reinforcements of the shipping industry ( AZAMARA CRUISE)
Security considerations if diverting around Africa
Force Commander EU NAVFOR Somalia meets with his CMF counterpart to coordinate and de-conflict after approval on new Operation Atalanta mandate
Operation ATALANTA´s new mandate enters into force on 1st of January 2021. New tasks will reinforce the EU NAVFOR’s counter-piracy core responsibilities.
EU NAVFOR ATALANTA PROVIDES SUPPORT TO UNODC YEMEN COAST GUARD REGENERATION STRATEGY