Commandant Ducuing integrates Operation Sophia

Google Translation Since 6 September 2017, the Ducuing High Command Patrol Officer (PHM) is deployed off the coast of Libya in direct support of Operation EUNAVFOR MED Sophia . It is placed under the tactical command of Rear Admiral Javier Moreno, embarked aboard the Spanish tanker-tanker Cantabria . Committed to the European operation, Commander Ducuing ‘s mission is to ensure…

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ESPS Rayo Conducts Local Maritime Capacity Building During Port Visit to Djibouti

On Wednesday 30th August, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training in support of the Djiboutian Coast Guard. The training began with a briefing on board ESPS Rayo for the Djiboutian Coast Guard personnel. This was followed by comprehensive training in fire fighting techniques, as well as the…

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ITS Virginio Fasan Receives Royal Navy of Oman Representatives During Muscat Visit

On 28th August, Italian warship, ITS Virginio Fasan, welcomed representatives of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) during a port visit to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Senior Officers from the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) were received on board by Captain Michel Orini, Commanding Officer, of EU NAVFOR flagship ITS Virginio Fasan. They discussed Operation Atalanta’s on-going counter-piracy…

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ITS Espero Joins EUNAVOR

On Saturday 25th March the Italian Navy Maestrale class frigate, ITS Espero, joined the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia. Commanded by Commander Luigi Pirozzi, prior to departing their base port in Taranto, Italy, ITS Espero’s sailors and marines carried out intensive operational sea and counter-piracy training. This is the second time that ITS Espero has deployed with…

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