EUNAVFOR protects one further WFP vesselDecember 6, 2010 - 15:23
The MV FATHIL RABI, chartered by the World Food Program (WFP), was safely escorted by the two EUNAVFOR warships HS ADRIAS and FGS HAMBURG over the last 2 weeks, helping in the delivery of 2,397 metric tons of food to Somalia.
The Greek ship HS ADRIAS first escorted the vessel from Mombasa (Kenya) to Berbera (Somalia), with the German ship FGS HAMBURG escorting it from Berbera to Bossasso (Somalia).
The Estonian Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD), operating from the FGS HAMBURG, was embarked onboard the MV FATHIL RABI during the return transit.
EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation ATALANTA’s main tasks are to escort merchant vessels carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program (WFP) and vessels of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). EUNAVFOR also protects vulnerable vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, deters and disrupts piracy. In addition, EUNAVFOR monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.
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