Germany Deploys P-3 to Operation Atalanta in Djibouti

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, a German P-3C “Orion” type maritime patrol aircraft will be relocating from the Nordholz naval air base to Djibouti again. Until shortly before Christmas around 50 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. On average, the “Orion”, nicknamed “Jester”, will…

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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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Việt Nam protests illegal Chinese military drill on Paracel Islands

July 2, 2020 – Việt Nam has issued a note to China to protest an illegal military drill conducted on islands that rightfully belong to Việt Nam. Foreign ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng informed the media of the action on Thursday during a press briefing held in Hà Nội. “Việt Nam has had exchanges with the Chinese side and…

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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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Presence of French Navy vessels in the northern Indian Ocean

May 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In May, four French Navy ships were concomitantly in the maritime area of ​​the Indian Ocean under the operational control of ALINDIEN. These four ships contribute to three multilateral operations, in close cooperation with European allies and navies present in the region: The Joan of Arc mission, made up of the helicopter carrier Mistral…

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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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Germany Deploying a P-3C for Operation Atalanta

March 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – A German maritime reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion” is heading towards Djibouti on the Horn of Africa on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. By mid-June around 70 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. German naval aviators have been making a significant contribution to combating piracy and…

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ESPS Victoria Home From Operation Atalanta

March 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Victoria” has returned this morning to the Naval Base of Rota from which it sailed on October 20, concluding a deployment of four and a half months in what has constituted its fourth participation in the Atalanta operation. Participation in this operation is part of Spain’s firm commitment to the EU Common…

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