French Frigate FS NIVOSE Leaves EU NAVFOR


FS NIVOSE completed her deployment as an EU NAVFOR warship after thirty four days proudly flying the European Flag.

During this period she has conducted a variety of tasks in the force and has always been ready for any duties and demonstrated a proactive attitude to face all challenges in order to achieve the objectives of Operation ATALANTA Of note she was involved in the disruption of a pirated Yemeni dhow,  as well as the disruption of a pirated Iranian fishing dhow, which was pirated a year ago and has been used as a mother ship in the vicinity of the Arabian Sea.

In his farewell signal to the French frigate the EU NAVFOR Force Commander Alberto Correia said:” Your proactive role and your engagement in this operation have had a great impact on the counter-piracy mission led by the European Union.”
Source: EUNAVFOR, June 1, 2011;