EU NAVFOR Somalia Conducts Joint Naval Exercises

Partnerships and cooperation are now more important than ever in maritime security operations. Working alongside our partners in the Indian Ocean increases capability and reach, as we continue to maintaining the rules-based international order, including through practical maritime cooperation on freedom of navigation and overflight, in order to secure the safety of maritime routes. On 16th October 2021, Japanese frigate…

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Communist China Deploys 39th Somalia Patrol

The 39th escort task force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) left a military port in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on September 26 for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to take over merchant ships escort mission from the 38th Chinese naval taskforce there. The 39th escort taskforce is comprised of the guided-missile destroyer Urumqi, guided-missile frigate Yantai…

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Operation Atalanta Leaders Resume In Person Meetings

Following a long period of COVID-19 imposed virtual meetings, the new representatives of the EU Delegation to Somalia got together with the commanders of EU NAVFOR Somalia, EUCAP Somalia and EUTM Somalia for introductions and to take stock of the current activities. On 10th September, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Somalia, Mr Oren Wolff chaired a meeting aboard Operation…

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JS Akizuke Deploys for Somalia Patrol

April 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 18, JS AKIZUKI as the 5th Deployment Surface Force for Information Gathering (DSIG) Activities, commanded by CAPT OSAMURA Hisamitsu, commanding officer of Escort Division 5, departed from SASEBO port for their mission in the Middle East. JS AKIZUKI, taking all possible measures for COVID-19, will head to the North Arabian Sea, replace…

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Carabiniere Becomes Operation Atalanta Flagship

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Navy, with the participation in the op. Atalanta continues its commitment to combat maritime piracy in defense of merchant traffic which is vital for the country’s economy Now Carabiniere ship is assigned to the mission of the European Union EUNAVFOR Somalia- Operation Atalanta, overseeing the area between the southern Red Sea, the Gulf…

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Alpino Relieved as Operation Atalanta Flagship

December 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – Wednesday 2 December, at the end of the ceremony of change of command of the European naval group, the Alpine frigate sold, the Spanish ship Reina Sofia the role of the Flagship EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation “Atalanta”, the European Union mission operating in the area between the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and…

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