Operation Irini: UN Security Council Renews Authorization for Inspections

June 4, 2021 – The UN Security Council renewed the authorization for inspections by Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI for one more year. With the vote on Thursday, the UN Security Council extended/prolonged the Resolution 2292 of 2016 which allows offshore inspections and port diversions of vessels suspected of breaches of the UN arms embargo on Libya. This is an important…

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QUAD rescue exercise in the eastern Mediterranean

April 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Castaway to the optics!” “. Despite a persistent mist, the watchmen of the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Auvergne , spotted a silhouette floating with difficulty above the waves. This identification was notably possible thanks to the coordination between French and Cypriot partners, given that the FREMM was alerted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC)…

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Premier Maître l’Her Joins Operation IRINI

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 17, 2021, the Patroller of the High Seas (PHM) Premier Maître l’Her set sail from the port of Augusta in Sicily (Italy) with the Italian corvette Comandante Borsini . This logistical stopover made it possible in particular to install the communication equipment essential for carrying out the mission, and to validate the…

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FS Latouche-Tréville Boards Turkish Transport Supplying Libya

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 20, 2020, as part of its engagement in direct support of Operation IRINI, the anti-submarine frigate Latouche-Tréville visited a cargo ship providing a link between Turkey and Libya. With favorable weather conditions, the ship’s marshal was able to carry out all the administrative checks concerning the crew, registration certificates or even the…

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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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