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  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Five warships, currently deployed as part of Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia, recently met in the Gulf of Aden. Operation Atalanta’s flagship, ITS Carabiniere, was joined by Spanish warships, ESPS Victoria and ESPS Meteoro, Dutch warship HNLMS Groningen, and German warship, FGS Erfurt on Friday, October 23. The ships came together in a close-formation […]

  • 8 August 2016

    Operation Atalanta welcomed back Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp to the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia on August 6. Tromp’s crew departed their home port of Den Helder in the Netherlands on July 20 to join the mission for a second time as the frigate was part of Operation Atalanta back in 2010. It was during this deployment […]

  • 1 August 2011

    On July 28th, after sixty days proudly serving under the European Flag, the French Frigate FS COURBET completed her participation as an EU NAVFOR warship in Operation ATALANTA. During the period, FS Courbet has conducted a multiplicity of tasks in the force, primarily conducting the EU NAVFOR’s main mission of escorting World Food Programme and […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors from Operation Atalanta warship, ITS Libeccio, met local Somali fishermen during a counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden. Once permission to go on board the fishing vessels has been granted by their masters, ITS Libeccio’s boat crew approached them and, after providing the seafarers with food, water and medical assistance, they asked the […]

  • 24 February 2017

    Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas assumed the role of force commander of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. Rojas assumed command on board his flagship, ESPS Galicia, during a ceremony held in Djibouti on Friday. Djibouti is a key partner to the EU, with the busy port providing valuable […]

  • 29 March 2016

    Operation Atalanta’s new Force Commander who took command over the force six days ago used the opportunity to meet a Lithuanian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment as his ship, FGs Bayern, rendezvoused with World Food Programme ship MSM Douro. The Lithuanian team that comprises MSM Douro’s Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) met with the Commander in the Gulf of Aden, in the […]

  • 29 November 2016

    The European Council extended operation Atalanta’s mandate to deter, disrupt and repress acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia until 31 December 2018. Operation Atalanta’s two-year mandate extension comes amidst concerns within European Union member states that whilst pirate attacks on merchant ships transiting the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean are currently suppressed, […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian Navy anti-submarine frigate ITS Euro, deployed to operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa, trained with sailors and divers from the Tanzanian Navy during a recent port visit to Dar Es Salaam. Operation Atalanta sailors conducted different exercises with their Tanzanian counterparts, including how to board suspicious vessels, improvised explosive device (IED) classification and how to […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Training & Education

    During a recent port visit to Oman, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack, invited the Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Rear Admiral Cheong Kwok Chien, on board the EU Naval Force (Somalia) flagship, FGS Bayern. Rear Admiral Cheong was in Salalah visiting CTF 151’s Japanese units, JS Yuudachi and JS Yuugiri. […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Tanzanian Navy were welcomed on board FGS Bayern for a day of maritime training with Operation Atalanta sailors and marines, on May 16. The training focused on fast-roping drills and damage control skills, such as fire-fighting and flood control as sea. On completion of the training, Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jan Kaack, […]

  • 6 September 2016

    Operation Atalanta’s force commander Commodore René Luyckx recently visited fellow mission-warship ESPS Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden. The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Tromp is the current Flagship of counter-piracy Operation Atalanta. Whilst patrolling in the Gulf of Aden recently she was in close proximity with fellow Operation Atalanta warship, ESPS Santa Maria so the force […]

  • 21 October 2015

    On Tuesday 20 October 2015, Operation Atalanta’s new flagship, ITS Carabiniere, was visited by the Operation Commander, Major General Martin Smith MBE. Major General Smith, together with the officer in charge of the Support Element Atalanta (SEA) based in Djibouti, Commander Philippe Dezoteux, was hosted on board ITS Carabiniere by the Force Commander, Rear Admiral […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, German Navy Rear Admiral Jan Kaack, visited the Spanish warship, ESPS Tornado, in the Gulf of Aden on April 3. The visit was possible as the Operation Atalanta warships were both conducting counter-piracy maneuvers in the region. After a short flight in ESPS Tornado’s Seahawk helicopter from FGS Bayern, the Force Commander was […]

  • 25 November 2016

    Operation Atalanta’s force commander, Commodore Luyckx, welcomed the Japanese commander, Captain Minami, on board of Dutch flagship, HNLMS Tromp off the coast of Somalia on November 21.  The Japanese escort task group (CCD4) is part of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151). CTF151 focuses on the disruption of piracy and armed robbery at sea and […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Training & Education

    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. In order to ensure that the EU NAVFOR warships are able to maintain their counter-piracy patrols for longer […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Operation Atalanta ships, FGS Bayern and ITS Euro, recently trained with the Seychelles Marine Police Unit and the Djiboutian Coastguard, respectively. Sailors from Operation Atalanta’s German Flagship, FGS Bayern, spent a day working with the Seychelles Marine Police Unit (MPU) during their port visit to the Seychelles, The German sailors provided training covering a variety of skills. […]

  • 27 May 2016

    In a close cooperation with EU’s counter-piracy operational headquarters, Chinese Navy warship CNS Xiangtan escorted World Food Programme vessel, Evangelia L, to the port of Berbera, Somaliland. Evangelia L had been chartered by the WFP to carry humanitarian aid to the Somali port. After phone calls between the EU’s OHQ and Chinese naval authorities, it was agreed […]

  • 15 March 2016

    FGS Erfurt has welcomed Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri, who is preparing to hand over his command of the Atalanta Force HQ to Rear Admiral Kaack from the German Navy on March 23. Rear Admiral Kaack will command the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia from German frigate, FGS Bayern, which will become […]

  • 11 January 2016

    Last week in the Gulf of Aden, Operation Atalanta’s flagship ITS Carabiniere and Spanish warship ESPS Victoria met with USNS Laramie and carried out a combined replenishment at sea (RAS). The two warships positioned themselves at the same time on either side of the USNS oiler, in order to receive fuel to enable them to continue […]

  • 7 November 2016

    Operation Atalanta’s force commander, Commodore Luyckx, who is currently embarked in the EU naval force flagship, HNLMS Tromp, took an opportunity to visit Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago as it was conducting her counter-piracy patrols off Somalia. After being welcomed on board by ESPS Relampago’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Fransisco Garcia Flores, Commodore […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s ITS Carabiniere performed her first friendly approach (FA) with a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia on October 25. Operation Atalanta ships conduct FAs to help build relationships with the local Somali fishing communities and to understand their concerns. The meeting also gave members of ITS Carabiniere’s crew the opportunity to discuss Operation Atalanta’s […]

  • 11 February 2016

    German corvette FGS Erfurt which has been deployed to EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta at the Horn of Africa since August 2015 recently welcomed a new crew. The corvette sailed 22.000 sea miles under the command of the outgoing Corvette Captain Robert Schmidt. Now, the crew of another corvette, the FGS Oldenburg, will be taking over under the command of […]

  • 3 May 2011

      On 1 May, Finnish warship FNS POHJANMAA said farewell to Operation ATALANTA. The flagship of the Finnish Navy patrolled the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for three months after integrating into the European Union Task Force. POHJANMAA complied effectively and efficiently with all tasks she was given.  She spent most of her time […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri on February 10 welcomed Captain Khyber Zaman, the Commanding Officer of PNS Saif to ITS Carabiniere, the mission flagship. The Italian warship has been deployed with the European Union’s counter-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean since October 2015 and boasts 199 crew, as well as an embarked headquarters. […]

  • 16 February 2016

    Operation Atalanta flagship, ITS Carabiniere, and South Korean warship, ROKS Choi Young, met in the Indian Ocean on February 10, 2016. After being welcomed on board ROKS Choi Young, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Barbieri, was given a tour by the Task Group Commander, Captain An, Sang Min. At the same time, a South […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta warships are on patrol around the clock off the coast of Somalia to keep the seas safe from piracy attack. Ensuring the ships remain topped up with fuel is a logistical feat in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, with opportunities for replenishment at sea (RAS) taken wherever possible. […]

  • 5 October 2015

    Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Gómez de Cordoba visited Italian Warship, ITS Libeccio off the coast of Somalia on Friday, October 2. The Force Commander was welcomed on board ITS Libeccio by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Daniele Paolo Maria Martinuzzi, and afterwards he was given a briefing on the Italian warship’s capabilities and […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Choi Young will be joining operation Atalanta, an EU-led counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, in March this year. The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer will work with EU NAVFOR warships to prevent acts of piracy that plagued the waters off the coast of Somalia just a few years ago. The […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta warships met with their Chinese counterparts in the Indian Ocean to conduct joint training on February 27. Main focus of the training were air operations with the ships’ embarked helicopters. The Chinese ships, tanker CNS Taihu and frigate CNS Daquing, also conducted a joint replenishment at sea with Atalanta warships ESPS Tornado […]