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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
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
First of all, I want to highlight the honour and pride that I feel while commanding these 293 women and men who, day and night, continuously ensure that the maritime domain in the Horn of Africa region is increasingly safer for merchant shipping and allows that international humanitarian aid reaches
Jan 11, 2021
On 01.01.2021, Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/2188 will enter into force, which will extend the mandate of the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta for another two years, until 31 December 2022.
Dec 30, 2020
On the 1st and 2nd of December, EU NAVFOR ATALANTA participated in a panel discussion organized by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) during which the Yemeni Coast Guard, and the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), launched the Yemen Coast Guard Reg
Dec 15, 2020
When EU Member States launched Operation ATALANTA in December 2008, it was at the height of the Somali piracy crisis.  Container ships plying east-west trade routes between Europe and Asia were under very real threat, as violent criminal groups operating from the Somali shore seized increasing numbe
Dec 07, 2020
Rota, 27th of November 2020 - Human Rights and Gender advisors of EU CSDP institutions, missions and operations met for the 12th annual Meeting of Human Rights and Gender Advisers and Focal Points in CSDP Missions and Operations via VTC.
Nov 30, 2020
World Food Programme is the UN leading humanitarian organization assisting 91.4 million people in 83 countries, each year saving and
Nov 25, 2020
During the period the 3rd Nov – 7th Nov, Operation Atalanta conducted Focused Counter-Piracy operation AARDVARK around the Somali Coast and across the
Nov 13, 2020
47th SHADE Conference: “SHADE is the shining example of the dialogue between civilian and military actors to keep the structural environment of Maritime Security viable, relevant and effective.”
Nov 04, 2020