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  • 27 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On 14th November, the Force Commander of EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori visited General Mabeyo, Chief of Tanzania People’s Defence Force and Rear Admiral Makanzo, Commander of Naval Forces in Dar Es Salaam. During his visit the Force Commander took the opportunity to invite local dignitaries including the Italian Ambassador to Tanzania, […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On 17 and 18 July, the Djiboutian navy and the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French frigate Guépratte, will participate in the joint surveillance operation “7 Brothers” in international waters near the Islands of Seven Brothers and the Bab El Mandeb strait. With a new operational center and a network of semaphores, the Djiboutian navy […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Thursday 2 August 2012, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, visited the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) counter piracy operation headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood, UK. She was welcomed to the OHQ by Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, who is the Operation Commander to […]

  • 2 September 2016

    Operation Atalanta’s counter-piracy Force Commander, Commodore Luyckx, recently visited People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Ship Xiangtan in the Gulf of Aden. The visit enabled the Force Commander to meet Commander Escort Task Group 531, Senior Captain Wang Hongli. After being transferred by helicopter from HNLMS Tromp to PLA Navy Ship Xiangtan, Commodore Luyckx was given […]

  • 9 August 2011

    On the 5th of August, the German frigate FGS NIEDERSACHSEN ended her participation in Operation ATALANTA after almost five month as a part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force. On this occasion, the Force Commander, Commodore Alberto Correia expressed his great thanks for the contribution that FGS NIEDERSACHSEN gave to EU NAVFOR’s mission and for the […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Force Commander of the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, met Jacques Launay, Head of EUCAP Nestor, the European Union mission on Regional Maritime Capacity Building in the Horn of Africa. With this meeting, EUCAP Nestor and EU NAVFOR formally acknowledge the start of their active co-operation.  […]

  • 12 February 2014

    The EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta warships have saved about 880,000 tonnes of world food programme aid from pirate attacks, thus achieving the EU Navfor’s primary goal.   Operation Atalanta, also known as European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU-NAVFOR-ATALANTA), is a current military operation undertaken by the European Union Naval Force. EU Navfor is […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Training & Education

    One of EU NAVFOR’s key missions is to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels as they transit along the coastline of Somalia. It is essential that much-needed food and other humanitarian aid get safely delivered to the Somali people without any delay. EU NAVFOR has been protecting WFP vessels since December 2008 and since that […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Industry news

    On the 8thNovember 2012, the Commanding Officer of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) warship, ESPS Relampago, paid a visit to the Commander-in-Chief of the Seychelles Coastguard. The aim of the visit was to promote EU NAVFOR’s presence and support, in fighting piracy in close co-ordination with the Seychellois authorities. The Commanding Officer of ESPS […]

  • 5 April 2017

    Following the pirating of an Indian registered cargo dhow off the coast of Somalia on Saturday 1 April 2017, EU NAVFOR once again reiterates the need for vigilance to all ships transiting the piracy high risk area. Vessels are strongly recommended to adhere to self-protection measures laid down in the Best Management Practices 4 (BMP4) […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday, 26th of July 2016, the Spanish Orion Air Contingent XXV, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Saiz Quevedo, completed a successful four month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Detachment XXVI will be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Juan Ferrero. The handover ceremony was presided over by Colonel Manuel Ojeda from the […]

  • 12 June 2013

    Between 6th and 10th June, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship NRP Álvares Cabral visited Mombasa, Kenya. During the visit the EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Commodore Jorge Novo Palma, visited several Kenyan authorities to discuss co-operation and knowledge sharing in order to enhance maritime security in the region. The Force Commander took the opportunity […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    EUCAP Nestor, EU Naval Force, and the Seychelles Coast Guard carried out a joint counter-piracy exercise in the Seychelles on 26 April. The exercise involved a mock interception of a suspected pirate skiff in Seychelles waters by the combined efforts of EU NAVFOR and the Seychelles Coast Guard. The Coast Guard vessel, Topaz, and a […]

  • 9 August 2011

    On August the 5th and after 88 days, the Greek frigate HS NIKIFOROS FOKAS conducted her last day of operations as part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force. Throughout her deployment she was assigned to conduct several tasks, such as: patrolling the International Recommended Traffic Corridor, escorting World Food Programme (WFP) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) […]

  • 11 December 2018

    The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) celebrated ten years of maritime operations on December 8. Commanded from its military HQ in Northwood, London, the European Union Naval Force was officially launched on December 8, 2008. Codenamed Operation Atalanta, it is a naval force generated by EU Member States working collectively, in support of UN […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst alongside Port Victoria in the Seychelles, naval staff from EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Flagship NRP Álvares Cabral and the Seychellois Coast Guard came together on board the Portuguese ship to exchange maritime knowledge and experiences. The Seychellois Coast Guard team visited both the navigation and mechanical engineering departments and whilst there were given […]

  • 2 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand today joined the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) – Operation ATALANTA, combating piracy off Somalia.  In doing so she becomes the first Romanian warship to take part in the EU’s counter-piracy operation. Commissioned into the Romanian Navy in 2004, the 146 metres long warship has a displacement of 4166 […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During the morning of the 26 of December, after more than two weeks at sea on board his flagship, Force Commander of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes, had a meeting with both the Djiboutian Chief of the Navy and the Chief of the Coast […]

  • 22 February 2016

    A Lithuanian Navy Lieutenant was awarded an Operation Atalanta Medal for his service as part of the EU NAVFOR-Atalanta, European Union operation for countering piracy and armed robbery at sea. “Be proud of this medal, it is recognition of your outstanding commitment, professionalism and efforts,” the EU NAVFOR Somalia Commander Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri said when […]

  • 11 November 2011

    On 10 November FS SURCOUF finished her deployment as an EU NAVFOR warship after 94 days of valuable contribution under the stars of European Flag. During this period the French frigate guarded three ships of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on passage between Mombasa and Mogadishu and two vessels of the  World Food […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Counter piracy forces from the EU Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) Operation Atalanta and NATO disrupted two pirated dhows and freed the crew taken hostage in the Gulf of Aden. On 10 August, a suspicious dhow, reportedly pirated in Bosaso – Somalia, was located off the coast of Oman by the Spanish EU NAVFOR Maritime […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Industry news

    In Djibouti on 7 December, RAdm Christian Canova FRAN, Deputy Commander EU NAVFOR, transferred six powerful outboard motors which had been confiscated from Somali pirates to Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher, Chief of the Djiboutian Navy. The engines were taken from small skiffs which had been stopped by EU NAVFOR units conducting counter-piracy operations off the […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Training & Education

    This week the European Union is marking eight years since it launched its first ever maritime military operation, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta, in response to a surge in armed pirate attacks on merchant ships and other vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. Back in 2008, increasingly violent attacks by armed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 April 2017

    Late on Saturday night during a European Union counter-piracy patrol close to the east coast of Somalia, EU NAVFOR’s Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia, received a SOS distress call from the master of merchant ship, MT Costina, to say that his vessel was being attacked by a number of armed pirates in a fast-moving skiff. Upon […]

  • 7 December 2012

    In a ceremony held on board EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) warship ITS San Giusto in the port of Djibouti, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy) handed over force command of EU counter piracy Task Force 465 to Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes (Spanish Navy). The name of the new  EU NAVFOR Flagship is […]

  • 5 September 2011
    Industry news

      On September 5, the Spanish frigate SPS SANTA MARIA ended her participation in Operation ATALANTA after 131 days as a part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force. During the deployment, SANTA MARIA served under the command of two Force Commanders and two Operational Commanders and had the opportunity to perform most tasks within the […]

  • 27 March 2018

    A German P-3C Orion maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) and its crew have returned to Djibouti to rejoin the fight against piracy as part of the EU NAVFOR-led operation Atalanta. The P-3C, its crew and supporting staff deployed to the Horn of Africa area of operations on March 23 to work alongside the Spanish MPRA […]