January 2015

On Monday 26 January, the EU Naval Force Flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and the Japanese warship JS Harusame met at sea in the Gulf of Aden.
Jan 30, 2015
EU Naval Force German frigate, FGS Lubeck, has safely escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel from Mombasa to the port of Kismayo in southern Somalia.
Jan 27, 2015
Earlier today eleven journalists from Japan visited the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters in Northwood, UK.  During the visit the journalists were given a briefing on the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta and the successful cooperation at sea be
Jan 26, 2015
After five months, Brigadier General Dick Swijgman (Royal Netherlands Marine Corps) today handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta, to Rear Admiral Paolo Pezzutti (Italian Navy).
Jan 23, 2015
On 21 of January, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted on board his flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, the Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), Rear Admiral Wanich Pakorn.
Jan 22, 2015
On Sunday 11 January during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, sighted several fishing vessels.  In order to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and any concerns they may have
Jan 14, 2015
On Friday 9 January EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, successfully conducted a Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) with United States supply ship USNS Charles Drew in the Gulf of Aden.
Jan 13, 2015
During a recent port visit to The Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted a counter-piracy exercise called ‘Exchange 2015’ with members of the Seychelles Coast Guard and Maritime Police.
Jan 12, 2015
EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Rayo provided much-needed medical assistance during a ‘friendly approach’ to local Yemeni seafarers during counter-piracy operations in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).
Jan 08, 2015
During their recent port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed the Spanish Chief of Defence Staff, General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, on board.
Jan 06, 2015
During their recent port visit to Djibouti, the Operations Officer and three pilots from the EU Naval Force Spanish warship, ESPS Rayo, met with personnel from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERSQ), who are stationed at US base, Camp Lemonnier in Dj
Jan 05, 2015
A key role for the EU Naval Force is to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels carrying humanitarian aid to the Somali people from possible pirate attack.  On Monday 22 December the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, took on the important duty of escorting
Jan 02, 2015