July 2016

On Friday 29 July 2016 Rear Admiral Jonas Wikstrӧm (Swedish Navy) handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia to Rear Admiral Cristobal Gonzalez-Aller (Spanish Navy).
Jul 29, 2016
On Tuesday 27 July 2016 the Spanish Orion Air Contingent XXV, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Saiz Quevedo, completed a successful four month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.
Jul 28, 2016
Operation Atalanta’s warships are deployed off the coast of Somalia to ensure that the pirate attacks that terrorized seafarers in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for a number of years are not allowed to resurge.
Jul 27, 2016
In just a few hours time the men and woman of the 25th rotation of Spanish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Air (MPRA) “Orion” Detachment will return home after completing a successful counter-piracy aerial patrol mission with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Som
Jul 26, 2016
Spanish Warship ESPS Santa Maria recently enjoyed a break from her counter-piracy patrolling and had five days alongside in Port Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, on Mahe Island.
Jul 19, 2016
Ciidanka badda ee Midowga Yurub ee la dagaalanka burcad badeedka ayaa soo dhaweeyay xukunka lagu riday maanta galinkii hore 12 nin; ka dib markii maxkamad ku tallla dalka Mauritius ay ku heshay falal ah oo loo geystay markabka MSC Jasmine 5tii bishi Janayo 2013 ka.
Jul 18, 2016
On 16 July 2016, the Chief of Staff (COS) of the Djiboutian Air Force, Major Ismail Abdigani Mahamad visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) Detachment.
Jul 18, 2016
The European Union’s counter-piracy EU Naval Force has welcomed the conviction earlier today of twelve men after they were found guilty by the Mauritian Court of attempting to carry out an act of piracy against a merchant ship, MSC Jasmine, on 5 January 2013.
Jul 14, 2016
During FGS Bayern’s recent port visit to Djibouti, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack, welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia, Mohamed Omar Arte, on board.
Jul 08, 2016
Operation Atalanta’s Italian Warship, ITS Euro, recently conducted exercises with the Japanese Flagship of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, JS Yuudachi.
Jul 08, 2016
The Spanish Air Force’s P-3 Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) that is currently deployed to Djibouti as part of Operation Atalanta took the opportunity to fly in close formation over the Gulf of Aden with two Japanese P-3 aircraft which are deployed w
Jul 07, 2016
Sailors from Operation Atalanta’s flagship, FGS Bayern, trained with members of the Djiboutian Coastguard during a recent port visit to Djibouti.
Jul 06, 2016
Operation Atalanta’s new Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) has arrived in Djibouti to take over the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MSM Douro.
Jul 06, 2016
On 3 July 2016 Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander and his Chief of Staff paid a visit to the Spanish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) Detachment in Djibouti.
Jul 06, 2016