January 2014

On 29 January 2014, international collaboration in the fight against piracy resulted in the transfer of five men by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship, FS Siroco, to the Republic of Seychelles, with the aim of prosecuting them for acts
Jan 30, 2014
The Ukrainian frigate, Hetman Sagaidachniy, is continuing her counter piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and along the coast of Somalia as part of the EU Naval Force.
Jan 30, 2014
Last week, German EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta warship, FGS Hessen spotted three Iranian flagged dhows stopped in the water in close proximity to each other. FGS Hessen called the dhows on the ship’s radio to ask if any assistance was needed.
Jan 28, 2014
The 33rd Spanish Air Forces Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) crew joins the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The 32nd and 33rd crew rotations performed their hand over in Djibouti on 23 January 2014.
Jan 27, 2014
On Tuesday 21 January EU Naval Force warships, FS Siroco, FGS Hessen and ESPS Tornado rendezvoused at sea for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) with the logistics American ship, USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53.
Jan 24, 2014
EU Naval Force frigate Hetman Sagaidachniy and her crew began their second patrol in the Gulf of Aden after a short port visit and a media brief in Djibouti.
Jan 22, 2014
On Saturday 18 January 2014, the French EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship FS Siroco in cooperation with Japanese assets released the crew of a Dhow that was suspected to have been used as pirate mother-ship.
Jan 20, 2014
On 15 January in the port of Djibouti EUCAP Nestor and the EU Naval Force Warship FGS Hessen conducted firefighting training with members of the Djiboutian Navy and Coastguard.
Jan 17, 2014
On 17 January 2014, Rear Admiral Jean Martens (German Navy) handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta to Rear Admiral Bartolomé Bauzá (Spanish Navy).
Jan 17, 2014
On Saturday 11 January 2014, EU Naval Force French flagship, FS Siroco conducted a transfer operation of two armoured vehicles to Mombasa.  The armoured vehicles belong to EUCAP Nestor and are due to be transfered in EUCAP Nestor Mogadishu office later.
Jan 16, 2014
On Monday 13 January the Serbian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD), which is currently operating as part of the European Union Naval Force providing close protection to the World Food Programme (WFP) aid ship, MV Caroline Scan, carried out a firing exercise on board.   The exercise, whi
Jan 15, 2014
During a recent visit of the EU Naval Force Flagship to Tanzania, the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean, visited members of the Tanzanian military and the Dar Es Salaam Maritime Information Sharing Centre.
Jan 13, 2014
During their recent port visit to Dar Es Salaam, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Flagship FS Siroco, conducted training with a team from the Tanzanian Marines.
Jan 10, 2014
On Wednesday 1 January, the European Union Naval Force flagship, FS Siroco, conducted a port visit to Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.
Jan 08, 2014
On Friday 3 January 2014, Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sagaidachniy joined the European Union’s counter piracy Operation Atalanta. The warship will be part of the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia for two months.
Jan 06, 2014
Italian frigate ITS Libeccio, which is currently participating in the EU Naval Force, countering piracy off the coast of Somalia, has completed a fruitful port visit to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
Jan 06, 2014