• Spanish Vessel to Join EUNAVFOR

    As of 1st September 2012 the EU’s counter piracy task force (EUNAVFOR) will be augmented by the addition of the offshore patrol vessel RELAMPAGO of the Spanish Navy. The RELAMPAGO, […]

  • EUNAVFOR repairs merchant dhow

    GULF OF ADEN, August the 28th – German EU Naval Force Frigate Sachsen came to the aid this morning of AL SACIID, a cargo dhow adrift due to a problem […]

  • 4000 Flight Hours

    On 13 August the Luxembourg Maritime Patrol Aircraft Detachment deployed in support of the EU anti-piracy operation ATALANTA passed its 4.000th operational flight hour during its 707th operational sortie in […]

  • Pirates Convicted

    EU Naval Force Welcomes Prosecution of 7 Somali Pirates Convicted of Attacking French Fishing Vessel. On Tuesday 7 August 2012 seven Somali men were found guilty by a Kenyan court […]

  • Sachsen Relieves Bremen

    The German frigate FGS Sachsen will shortly relieve FGS Bremen in patrolling the Gulf of Aden as part of the European Union Naval Force. GERMAN FRIGATE FGS SACHSEN RELIEVES FGS […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Piracy Equilibrium

    In the first of the MSR Viewpoint series, maritime security consultant Paul Gibbins examines the possible consequences of EUNAVFOR’s raid on Somali soil and comments on the need for longterm solutions to Somali piracy. […]

  • Counter-Piracy Big Three Meet At Sea

    On 18 July the Force Commanders of the three international Counter-Piracy task forces, the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), NATO Operation Ocean Shield (TF-508) and Combined […]

  • Close Relationship with Seychelles

    EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French flagship FS Marne visited the Republic of the Seychelles for between 6 – 10 July 2012 and EU Force Commander Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis […]

  • New Deputy Operation Commander for EUNAVFOR

    On 13 July 2012, Rear Admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy) handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation […]