Operation ATALANTA Deputy Operation Commander visits FNS PohjanmaaApril 14, 2011 - 13:44
On 14 April, the EU NAVFOR Deputy Operation Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando visited the EU NAVFOR Finnish warship FNS Pohjanmaa whilst she was alongside in Djibouti.
Admiral Rando was in the region to take part in the changeover ceremony of the ATALANTA Force Commander which occurred earlier in the day.
The Admiral thanked FNS Pohjanmaa and her crew for her outstanding service in the operation. The Finnish vessel joined Op ATALANTA in beginning of February and will end her duty at the end of April.
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