FGS Erfurt Conducts First Replenishment at Sea with USNS John Ericsson Since Deploying with Operation AtalantaSeptember 1, 2015 - 10:38
On Saturday 22 August FGS Erfurt carried out her first replenishment at sea (RAS) since deploying with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.
A RAS is a specialised manoeuvre that requires a high level of coordination between two vessels. After approaching USNS John Ericsson on her port side, fuel hoses and supply lines were passed between the ships to transfer fuel and stores.
Replenishing Operation Atalanta warships at sea enables them to maintain their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia.
FGS Erfurt’s tasks during her deployment with Operation Atalanta are to help protect World Food Programme vessels and to deter and disrupt piracy in the region.
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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