• Citadel Saviour

    A hijack attempt on a Greek tanker has been thwarted after the crew hid in an onboard citadel and a Russian warship rushed to rescue the vessel. Gunmen from two […]

  • Safe Places

    BMP4 places great emphasis on the role of citadels…which is great, but far too few people know what they really are. The guidance states that professional input is necessary to […]

  • EU NAVFOR Visit

    Baroness Ashton, High Representative, accompanied by General Haken Syren, Chairman of the EU Military Committee, visited the EU NAVFOR Operational HQ in Northwood on 17 Aug 11 to receive an […]

  • Joining In

    On 9th of August the French frigate F711 FS ‘Surcouf’ joined the EU NAVFOR Task Force. She is commanded by Captain Marc-Antoine de Saint Germain, and after intense training her […]

  • Heading Home

    After a successful 88 days, the Greek frigate HS NIKIFOROS FOKAS has conducted her last day of operations as part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force. Throughout her deployment she […]

  • Bayern Goal

    The German Navy vessel, “FGS Bayern” has joined the EU NAVFOR taskforce in the Indian Ocean for a five month deployment to protect World Food Programme (WFP) shipments. The vessel […]

  • All Change

     On 1 August 2011, Major General Buster Howes OBE handed over the responsibility of Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Op ATALANTA to Rear Admiral Duncan Potts. […]

  • Split Force

    Fighting in Libya between rebels and national leader Muammar Qaddafi is diverting naval ships from anti-piracy patrols, according to the International Maritime Organization. “One has to be pragmatic and realistic […]

  • Tanker Taken

    EUNAVFOR has stated that Somali pirates have hijacked a small oil tanker. Cmdr. Harrie Harrisonreported the ship was hijacked Saturday. He says the vessel was en route from the United Arab […]

  • Critical Clarification

    Possibly prompted by criticisms of its catch and released approach, EUNAVFOR has clarified reports of a supposed attack on an LNG carrier. The supposed attack on the vessel “Ejnan” this […]