EU NAVFOR thanks Swedish warship HSwMS CARLSKRONA after 7 months of operationsNovember 15, 2010 - 16:16
On 14 November 2010, HSwMS CARLSKRONA fulfilled her last day of operations as an EU NAVFOR warship after 7 months conducting counter-piracy activities in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin.
Rear-Admiral Philippe Coindreau, EU NAVFOR Force Commander, expressed his great satisfaction for everything that the crew has achieved. Among the various tasks that the HSwMS CARLSKRONA fulfilled whilst deployed was the escort of six vessels chartered by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and five vessels chartered by the World Food Program. During her time on the operation, the ship and crew helped deliver 17,859 tons of humanitarian aid to Somalia.
In his farewell speech, the Force Commander said: “I am convinced that your proactive role and your engagement in this operation have had a great impact on the counter-piracy mission led by the European Union.”
The Swedish HSwMS CARLSKRONA, with its 120 crewmembers, served as an EU NAVFOR warship from 14 August to 14 November 2010. Before that, she operated as EU NAVFOR Flagship from 14 April to 14 August 2010. She is now heading home to Sweden.
Please see a Vimeo video by the Swedish armed forces on the operations:
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