EU NAVFOR Warship ITS ETNA Successfully Completed MV ALPHA KIRAWIRA Escort.February 12, 2010 - 13:33
On the afternoon 11th February, EU NAVFOR Warship ITS ETNA successfully completed her first escort in ATALANTA Operation.
The AMISOM chartered vessel, M/V ALPHA KIRAWIRA, was escorted from Mombassa to Mogadishu for four days, guaranteeing the safe arrival of humanitarian aids to Somalia and material for AMISOM troops based in Mogadishu.
EU NAVFOR Warship ITS ETNA will wait in waters off Mogadishu for the unloading of M/V ALPHA KIRAWIRA, expected on the morning 12th February, and will provide further protection to the merchant vessel on the way back to Mombassa.
EU NAVFOR SOMALIA Operation ATALANTA main tasks are to escort merchant vessels carrying humanitarian aid of the ‘World Food Program’ (WFP), to protect vulnerable ships in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean and to deter and disrupt piracy.
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