Monday, 29 February 2016

EU NAVORE - Counter Piracy News February

Atalanta Warship, ESPS Victoria Hands Over Counter-Piracy Duties to ESPS Tornado
On 6th February 2016, Spanish frigate, ESPS Victoria, completed her deployment with EU Naval Force after four months of counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean

Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft Takes to the Air for First Flight with Operation Atalanta
On Friday 5th February, Spanish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) P-3 Orion completed its first counter-piracy reconnaissance mission with Operation Atalanta after launching from its base in Djibouti.

Operation Atalanta Warship ESPS Tornado Replenished at Sea by US Navy Ship Joshua Humphreys
In the early hours of 8 February 2016, Spanish warship, ESPS Tornado, drew up alongside US supply ship, USNS Joshua Humphreys, at sea to replenish fuel and essential supplies.

Atalanta Warship ITS Carabiniere and French Warship FS Floreal Conduct Joint Exercises
Beginning in the early hours of 5 February 2016, and in the waters beyond Seychelles’ main harbour, Operation Atalanta’s Italian flagship, ITS Carabiniere, conducted a joint exercise with French frigate FS Floreal.

Operation Atalanta Welcomes Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah to Headquarters in London
Earlier today the Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Wikstrӧm, welcomed the Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, to EU NAVFOR’s Operational Headquarters in London.

Crew Change For Atalanta Warship FGS Erfurt
German corvette, FGS Erfurt, part of EU Naval Force since August 2015, has changed her crew after six months of counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa.

Atalanta Force Commander and Pakistan Navy Commander from Warship PNS Saif Meet at Sea
On Wednesday 10 February 2016, the Force Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri, welcomed to ITS Carabiniere Captain Khyber Zaman, the Commanding Officer of PNS Saif.

Operation Atalanta Flagship Meets South Korean Warship at Sea in Indian Ocean
On 10 February 2016, Operation Atalanta flagship, ITS Carabiniere, and South Korean warship, ROKS Choi Young, met in the Indian Ocean.

Medal Parade Held on board ITS Carabiniere for Operation Atalanta Sailors
On Friday 12 February the EU NAVFOR Somalia Force Commander, Rear Admiral Barbieri, awarded the Operation Atalanta Medal to the multinational staff members embarked onboard the flagship, ITS Carabiniere.

Operation Atalanta’s Deputy Commander Visits Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft Detachment
Operation Atalanta’s Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Wikström, visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) Detachment in Djibouti last week.

Operation Atalanta’s Deputy Commander Visits Flagship ITS Carabiniere in Dar Es Salaam
On Saturday 20 February 2016 Operation Atalanta’s Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Wikström, was welcomed aboard the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Carabiniere, during her port visit to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Operation Atalanta’s Spanish Warship ESPS Tornado Hosts Visitors Alongside In Tanzania
Whilst Operation Atalanta warship ESPS Tornado was alongside on a port visit in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, she played host to two important visitors.
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.