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  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Combined Maritime Force and EU NAVFOR staged a counter-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden early June, honing interoperability and coordination to combat piracy. EU NAVFOR ships and aircraft from Italy, Spain and Germany operated alongside US, Korean and Japanese warships of CMF from June 6 to 8. They worked towards developing […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Interdepartmental and international Maritime Exercise OXIDE 2015 is currently underway in Richards Bay, South Africa, during the period from September 21 to October 2. The Exercise, held between the South Indian Ocean French Forces, stationed at La Reunion, and the South African National Defence Force every two years, is part of an effort of protecting trade routes in the […]

  • 25 October 2015
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    During a series of mutual cross-deck visits, staff members from Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 had a good opportunity to meet with their counterparts from Japan and CTF 465, the European Union Naval Task Force, in the Gulf of Aden. Commander CTF (CCTF) 151, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, said: We are operating in this part […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Authorities

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EU Naval Forces (EU NAVFOR) welcomed delegates to the 41st Shared Awareness and De-confliction (SHADE) conference on counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean in Bahrain on November 22. The diversification and proliferation of wider maritime security threats in the Gulf of Aden and the Southern Red Sea, which […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 21 of January, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted on board his flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, the Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), Rear Admiral Wanich Pakorn. Rear Admiral Pakorn was accompanied by his Public Affairs Officer, Commander Komol Kongboonrak, and the First Secretary […]

  • 11 December 2014
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    Representatives from international counter-piracy organisations, as well as nations deploying warships independently, have gathered in Bahrain to discuss how they can best work together to combat the threat posed to shipping by criminal gangs from Somalia. NATO chaired the 34th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) meeting in Bahrain on 3 December 2014. The meeting, hosted […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    It is planned to deploy Ukrainian frigate Getman Sagaidachny to East African coast in order to fight sea piracy, reports… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 3, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 29 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Spanish Navy Oceanic Patrol Vessel ESPS Rayo has completed a successful deployment with Operation Atalanta, having spent 85 days as part of the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia. The Spanish warship had departed her home port of Cartagena on 15 February and after transiting the Suez Canal and Red Sea, she commenced […]

  • 28 May 2015
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    NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) welcomed U.S. Naval Force Central Command/U.S. FIFTH FLEET/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Commander, Vice Admiral John Miller, and Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EUNAVFOR)/Commander United Kingdom Amphibious Forces Major General Martin Smith, for a meeting with MARCOM Deputy Commander, Vice Admiral Bruno Paulmier, to discuss maritime security issues, […]

  • 25 July 2014
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    Five months after departing from her home port of Las Palmas, in Spain, the EU Naval Force Spanish Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV), ESPS Relámpago, has completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.   As she departed for home waters, the Spanish Navy frigate, ESPS Navarra, re-joined the […]

  • 7 September 2015
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    Having departed her home port in the Netherlands weeks earlier, on Thursday 27 August 2015 Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Groningen, arrived in the Gulf of Aden to start her counter-piracy operations with the EU Naval Force. During the next three months HNLMS Groningen will conduct counter-piracy patrols to deter piracy and help protect World […]

  • 24 October 2014
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    On Saturday 18 October sailors from EU Naval Force Spanish frigate, ESPS Navarra, embarked on the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare. The Danish frigate is part of NATO’s counter-piracy operation, Ocean Shield. After closing each other’s sea position, the Commanding Officer of ESPS Navarra flew across to the Danish frigate in ESPS Navarra’s AB212 helicopter […]

  • 9 October 2017
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    An Indian Navy frigate has prevented a possible pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden on October 6. The crew of stealth frigate INS Trishul was escorting merchant vessel MV Jag Amar through the gulf when they noticed a boat carrying out suspicious manoeuvers in the vicinity of the merchant ship. When INS Trishul launched her integral […]

  • 25 March 2016
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    German Navy Rear Admiral Jan Kaack took over the role of the Force Commander of EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta from the Italian Navy Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri on March 23. Rear Admiral Kaack will command the EU Naval Force Somalia from his flaghsip, FGS Bayern for five months. Speaking about his new command, Rear Admiral Kaack stated: […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) met on 18 September 2012 with President James Michel during his visit to the Seychelles, confirming the importance of the Seychelles in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean. Rear Admiral Potts, together with the EU NAVFOR Force […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Training & Education

    After navigating the Suez Canal and Bab-el-Mandeb strait, ESPS Rayo joined EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta on Tuesday 26 February.  Having completed her first patrol in the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, the Spanish warship is currently alongside Djibouti, together with EU NAVFOR flagship, ESPS Méndez Núnez. With an […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Combined Maritime Task Force 151 (CTF151) recently took part in Counter Piracy training operations with the Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere in the Gulf of Aden. Pakistan Naval ship PNS Saif and Republic of Korea ship ROK Choi Young joined the Italian frigate to conduct counter piracy training operations in order to strengthen working relationships. The ships worked […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    During a recent port visit to The Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted a counter-piracy exercise called ‘Exchange 2015’ with members of the Seychelles Coast Guard and Maritime Police. The exercise was planned and coordinated with staff from EUCAP Nestor. One of the main aims of the exercise was to practice […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    On Monday 24th February, European Union counter-piracy operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor, the civilian-led Maritime Security Capacity building EU Mission, hosted two training sessions for Tanzanian Maritime Police and Navy in Dar es Salaam to share knowledge and experiences in fight against piracy in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean region.   The […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities

    On Tuesday 14 October a delegation of senior officers from the Indonesian Defence Forces visited the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood. The delegation led by Vice Admiral Ade Supandi, Chief of the General Staff of the Indonesian Defence Forces was welcomed by the Operation Commander of EU Naval Force, Major General Martin […]

  • 26 September 2014
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    NATO and Japan conducted a joint counter-piracy drill in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, 25 September 2014, to test communications and tactical skills. It was the first such joint naval exercise between the two maritime fleets.   “By synchronizing our activities and sharing information we stand a much better chance to secure the waters […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian and New Zealand Naviy personnel took part in a week long exercise recently honing their skills in responding to piracy activities on commercial shipping surrounding fictitious countries in the Tasman Sea. Exercise Goanna 18 drew on lessons learnt from RAN and RNZN deployments in domestic and international maritime military operations and exercise. The […]

  • 9 March 2017
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    European and Chinese counter-piracy task group commanders met in the Gulf of Aden during their regular patrols. The force commander of the European Union’s operation Atalanta, Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, welcomed Rear Admiral Zhao Jicheng, commander of the Chinese Escort Task Group. The two commanders met aboard the Spanish landing platform dock ESPS Galicia, […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra, has resumed her counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean after a short visit to the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.   The visit was an opportunity for the crew to resupply the ship and have some rest and recuperation after spending a number of weeks on […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 2 April, German Navy frigate, FGS Hessen departed the waters of the Gulf of Aden and headed for home after completing four months of counter piracy patrols with the EU Naval Force.   After a short port stop in Malaga, Spain, FGS Hessen will arrive in her home port in Wilhelmshaven on Thursday […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) participated in a counter piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden with elements of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)), Aug. 24-25. Mason joined Chinese destroyer Harbin (DDG 112) and Chinese auxiliary replenishment oiler Weishanhu (AO 887) to conduct a series of evolutions including combined visit, board, […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 25 March 2015 the XXI (21) Spanish Air Force team, which has been deployed as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia for the past four months, held a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony in Djibouti to hand over their duties to the new XXII (22) crew. The […]

  • 6 June 2014
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    NATO Defence Ministers on Tuesday (3 June) decided to extend NATO’s counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield until the end of 2016.   Since August 2009, NATO ships have patrolled the waters off the Horn of Africa as part of Operation Ocean Shield. Their mission is to contribute to international efforts to fight maritime piracy and to […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy tanker Spessart (A1442) is scheduled to return to Navy Base Kiel on August 26 after spending 88 days deployed to the EU-led counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. Once it enters the port, the tanker will have sailed a total of 24.830 nautical miles, equivalent to a sail around the world. Commanded by Captain Rolf-Heinrich […]