Operation Irini inspects a vessel for suspected violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya

September 10, 2020 – Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini boarded and inspected the Merchant Vessel Royal Diamond 7 early in the morning for suspected violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya. The boarding team of an Irini ship boarded the vessel at 7 a.m. in international waters, 150 km north of the Libyan city of Derna (Cyrenaica). The vessel departed…

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FGS Hamburg Deploys for EU’s Operation IRINI

July 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Hamburg” will sail towards the Mediterranean for almost five months on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 10 a.m. There you will take over the second contingent of missions “Irini” from the European Union. So far, the German Navy had participated with a sea reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion”, which started from the naval…

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Spanish Frigate Escorts Fred Olsen Bajamar Express off Somalia

July 20, 2020 – The new trimaran Bajamar Expess of the Fred Olsen Express commercial ferry company traveling from Australia towards the Canary Islands requested support of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta for the transit through the International Recommended Transit Corridor. The European Union launched the European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) in December 2008 within the framework of the…

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Numancia Returns to Rota from Operation Atalanta

July 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, Thursday, July 2, the Numancia frigate has docked at the Rota Naval Base after staying away from home for more than 150 days. During this period the ship has been integrated into the European force that protects World Food Program (WFP) ships, and all those ships vulnerable to possible pirate attacks in the…

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ITS Carlo Bergamini Home From Operation Atalanta

May 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate Carlo Bergamini of the Navy returned to Italy on Sunday 24 May. The ship recently concluded its participation in the European anti-piracy operation EUNAVFOR – Atalanta , carrying out the presence and surveillance tasks along the maritime traffic lines in the area between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and part…

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New Force Commander appointed for EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA

March 12, 2020 – Today, Rear Admiral lgnacio Villanueva Serrano was appointed as new force commander for the EU naval operation ATALANTA. His mandate will start on 17 March. He will exercise command and control of all military forces in the Area of Operations during the 34th rotation, and will be responsible for the planning, orchestration and execution of tactical…

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