Tuesday, 30 September 2014

EU NAVFOR Operation Atlanta - Latest Headlines

SDR wishes to introduce: European Union Naval Force Somalia.EU NAVFORE does much more than is commonly known.

Here a brief introduction to the source of the good work being
handled by EU´s united efforts to secure the waters
outside Somalia.





Belgium Frigate BNS LEOPOLD I Joins Operation Atalanta
After leaving her home port of Zeebrugge on Sunday 10 August, Belgian Navy warship BNS LEOPOLD I has arrived in the Gulf of Aden to commence counter-piracy operations with the EU Naval Force.


EU Naval Force flagship ITS Andrea Doria and HMAS Toowoomba from CTF 150 Meet at Sea in the Gulf of Aden
On Thursday 28 August EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and Combined Maritime Force frigate, HMAS Toowoomba, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. As both warships were in close proximity to each other, crewmembers from both warships took the opportunity to ‘cross-deck’ to the other to meet sailors and talk about their various roles on board.
On Thursday 28 August EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and Combined Maritime Force frigate, HMAS Toowoomba, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. As both warships were in close proximity to each other, crewmembers from both warships took the opportunity to ‘cross-deck’ to the other to meet sailo


EU Force Commander Hosts Commander of Japanese Escort Task Group On board EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria
On Tuesday 2 September the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed the Commander of the Japanese Escort Task Group, Captain Tsutomu Okawa, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria. Both ships are conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.


EU Naval Force Ship HNLMS Van Speijk Conducts Friendly Approach with Local Seafarers
EU Naval Force warship HNLMS Van Speijk has carried out her first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden. Following a routine logistical stop in Djibouti, HNLMS Van Speijk was assigned to patrol in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), monitoring merchant traffic and safeguarding shipping.


Belgium Navy Frigate Leopold I Conducts First Friendly Approach Since Joining EU Naval Force
On Saturday 30 August, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I  conducted their first friendly approach with two Yemeni fishing vessels. Having sighted the vessels at sea with approximately 15 men, women and children on board, the warship’s Boarding Party was dispatched to investigate the situation.


EU Force Commander Visits HNLMS Van Speijk and BNS Leopold I
Between 6 – 7 September, the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando took the opportunity to embark HNLMS Van Speijk and BNS Leopold I.  Both frigates recently joined the EU Naval Force to conduct EU counter-piracy operations and they will remain in the area of operations off the coast of Somalia until early December.


Italian Air Force Completes its First Remote Controlled Aircraft Sortie for Operation Atalanta
On Tuesday 4 September the 32nd wing of the Italian Air Force, which operates the remote controlled aircraft known as Predator, completed their first tasking with the EU Naval Force.


Replenishment at Sea Helps to Maintain High Level of Operational Capability for EU Naval Force Warship BNS Leopold I
On Monday 8 September EU Naval Force Belgian frigate, BNS Leopold I, conducted a replenishment at sea with the German support ship FGS Berlin in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).


EU Naval Force Frigate BNS Leopold I Conducts Friendly Approaches With Local Seafarers in the Horn of Africa
Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast.


EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria Refuels At Sea Off The Coast Of Somalia with FGS Berlin
A Replenishment at Sea (RAS) is a well-planned and carefully executed operation to supply warships at sea with a variety of goods, such as fuel, food, spare parts and ammunition.


EU Naval Force Frigate ESPS Navarra Assists Yacht in the Gulf of Aden
In the early morning of Friday 19 September, EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra, came to the assistance of a stricken yacht in the Gulf of Aden.


EU Operation Commander Visits EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria in the Gulf of Aden
During his visit to Djibouti this week, the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Martin Smith MBE, took the opportunity to visit the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, at sea in the Gulf of Aden.  He was accompanied during the visit by the European Union Ambassador in Djibouti, Joseph Silva.


EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy Ships Meet at Sea in the Gulf of Aden
On Monday 22 September the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, met the Chinese Navy ship, CNS Changbaishan, in the Gulf of Aden.
http://eunavfor.eu/eu-naval-force-and-chinese-navy-ships-meet-at-sea-in-the-gulf-of-aden-2/


EU Force Commander Hosts Commanding Officer of South Korean Destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great on board EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria
On Thursday 18 September the Force Commander of the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed Captain Kim Jeong-Hyun, who is the Commanding Officer of the South Korean Destroyer, ROKS Munmu the Great, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria.
EU NAVFOR ATALANTA
EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia - Operation Atalanta is part of the EU's comprehensive approach to tackle symptoms and root causes of piracy off the coast of Somalia and the EU Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa adopted in November 2011.

EU NAVFOR conducts anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and the Indian Ocean and is responsible for the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) shipping carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Somalia and Horn of Africa as well as the logistic shippings supporting the African Union troops conducting Peace Support Operations in Somalia (AMISOM). Additionally, Operation Atalanta contributes to the monitoring of fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.

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