February 2021

"The continuous effort of Operation ATALANTA and the work done by the naval and air assets assigned to the FHQ have strongly contributed to the suppression of the dangerous phenomenon of piracy in the West Indian Ocean, which is nevertheless not yet eradicated.
Feb 24, 2021
All means deployed in Operation ATALANTA bring added value for the execution of the mission depending on their characteristics. However, due to their versatility and flexibility, aerial assets are those who provide unique operational capabilities which cannot be achieved by other means.
Feb 22, 2021
Galicia-class landing platform dock 🇪🇸ESPS Castilla , equipped with a AB212plus 🚁 and a RPAS ScanEagle, joined Operation Atalanta this week. Over the next 4 months, she will be the EU NAVFOR flagship, hosting the Force Headquarters of the operation.
Feb 20, 2021
Vice Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río Jáudenes relieves Major General Antonio Planells Palau as Operation Commander, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation ATALANTA Rota, February 19th, 2021 — during the change of command ceremony, Major General (Spanish Marine Corps) Antonio Planells Palau, Operation Command
Feb 19, 2021
Any asset integrating Operation ATALANTA has to meet a set of readiness standards to execute its inherent tasks, thus contributing to achieve the mission’s goals.
Feb 08, 2021
On the 2nd of February, EU NAVFOR ATALANTA Interagency and Shipping Advisor Lt CDR Diego CÁNOVAS-CÁNOVAS attended a panel discussion organized by SAFETY4SEA on the wake of the latest IMB Annual report pointing at the Gulf of Guinea as the hot spot for piracy incidents with 135 crew having been kidna
Feb 08, 2021
The Italian aircraft carrier CAVOUR stops in Rota on her maiden voyage to the United States
Feb 02, 2021