EU NAVFOR and Chinese PLA(N): ‘An ongoing partnership’December 3, 2018 - 15:15
The deterrence, repression and prevention of piracy remain vital to the maritime shipping industry in the conduct of international trade between East and West; and keeping the sea lanes open with key partners has encouraged over €500 billion* trade in 2017 between China and EU Member States alone.
Medical staff from the EU NAVFOR and the Chinese PLA(N) (Peoples Liberation Army) (Navy) have completed further medical exercises on board the EU NAVFOR flagship ESPS Castilla following detailed planning in Djibouti. Realistic simulations were staged, with the evacuation of casualties onto helicopters and then handling in a ship’s operating theatre. The demonstration, learning and understanding of medical capabilities in demanding situations like these are invaluable skills for life at sea. The shared experience in these exercises will allow EU NAVFOR and the Chinese PLA(N) to be able to work more closely in operational environments should the need arise.
Operation Atalanta is the European Union’s Operation to counter piracy, safeguard World Food Programme humanitarian assistance and protect vulnerable shipping off the coast of Somalia. It has been operating since December 2008 and has recently had the mandate extended to December 2020
Maritime Level Industry Strategy meeting at the OHQ in Rota
Celebrate the World Maritime Day
Operation ATALANTA flagship ESPS SANTA MARIA and JS OHNAMI met at sea to conduct a PASSEX in the Gulf of Aden.
EU NAVFOR SOMALIA REACTS ON POSSIBLE HIJACKING OF A SHIP AT THE HORN OF AFRICA
EU NAVFOR OPERATION ATALANTA AND HER SPANISH FRIGATE SANTA MARÍA RECEIVED A DISTRESS CALL FROM A DRIFTING TUG SHIP 200 NM AWAY. THE TUG HAD BEEN DRIFTING FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS WITH NO WATER OR FOOD.
Launch Event of the State of Maritime Piracy 2019 hosted by UNODC’s Global maritime Crime Programme and Stable Seas