French Warship L’Adroit Joins EU Naval Force Operation AtalantaApril 16, 2015 - 08:22
On Wednesday 15 April, French Navy warship, FS L’Adroit, joined the EU Naval Force to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.
The L’Adroit is a Gowind class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), that can accommodate a helicopter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB).
Whilst en route to the Horn of Africa from her home port of Toulon in the South of France, the ship’s crew conducted extensive operational training at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Centre (NMIOTC) in Crete.
During her month long deployment she will contribute to the protection of vulnerable vessels and the deterrence of piracy in the waters off the Somali coast.
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