Tag: EU Naval Force

  • FS Courbet Escorts World Food Programme

    French warship FS Courbet, operating as part of Operation Atalanta, escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying food and aid for the Somali people. EU Naval Force French Warship […]

  • Nine Suspected Pirates Transferred

    On Monday 25 February Dutch EU Naval Force frigate HNLMS De Ruyter transferred nine suspected pirates, apprehended off Somalia, to the Seychelles authorities for prosecution. Nine Suspected Pirates Transferred To […]

  • France Hands Over Command of EUNAVFOR

    At Djibouti: In a ceremony held on Monday 6 August 2012, on board French warship FS Marne, French Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis handed over sea command of the EU Naval […]

  • Blending In

    June usually marks the arrival of the monsoon season. Characterized by rains, winds and rough seas, the navigation of skiffs and dhows becomes very difficult restricting access to fishing grounds. […]

  • Piracy on the Decline

    In 2011, the total number of attacks between January and May was 176, while in 2012 during the same period it came down to mere 30. Similarly in 2009, 163 […]

  • New Lead

    The EU’s Political and Security Committee has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Duncan Potts from the UK as Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force Atalanta Operation combating piracy […]