EUNAVFOR Commander Visits FS Marne

EUNAVFOR Commander Visits FS Marne

May 22, the EU Naval Force Operation Commander was welcomed on board Flag Ship FS MARNE to visit the ‘in theatre’ Force Commander and his staff.

In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Operation Commander Rear Admiral Duncan Potts visited FS MARNE and met EUNAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and his staff. Admiral Potts exchanged views on the current situation in the area with different members of the task force staff. The meeting was an ideal opportunity to enhance cohesion between the task force and the EU HQ.

The French officers and allies from the staff, drew up an initial review of operations since the handover from the previous Spanish Flag Ship PATIÑO on April 7, and emphasised the significant and encouraging decrease in pirate activity over recent months. Addressing the entire staff of the force, the Operation Commander congratulated them on their hard work and progress since the start of their tour.

Rear-Admiral Dupuis agreed that the improved situation is due to military action, coupled with the adoption by merchant vessels of security measures (Best Management Practices). The scourge of piracy is not eradicated and only the improvement of the situation in Somalia could allow a return to normality. In this sense, Operation Atalanta interacts with the navies of the region to help them further develop their own capabilities, as part of the comprehensive approach of the European Union in Somalia.

Naval Today Staff , May 25, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Feb 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 1 2 3 4 5 6

Defexpo India 2016

The eight edition of Defexpo India, held in February 2014, recorded an unprecedented growth in foreign as well as domestic companies…

read more >

MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE & SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY

MR&ST 2016 aims is to provide industry leaders, maritime surveillance and reconnaissance project managers and military and government representatives the knowledge and contacts they need to further develop their capabilities in Maritime Domain Awareness.

This will be achieved through panel discussions and briefings based on topics from acquisition projects to operational experiences and lessons learnt. 5 Flag Officers confirmed, making this the most senior Maritime ISR meeting in the region! Confirmed speakers 2016 include leading experts from Italian Coast Guard, The Swedish Coast Guard, Royal Navy (UK), Italian Air Force, EU Naval Force, US Navy, NATO, Spanish MoD, Irish Coast Guard and many more.

Contact e-mail: jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130

More Info

read more >

9th annual Border Security Conference

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the highly successful Border Security conference, now in its 9th year. The value of this event is recognized by the Italian Navy who will be sending a delegation to attend and provide a senior speaker to present on the current operations in relation to the migrant crisis.

The event will also focus on other aspects of border security, such as the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods at the border as well as counter terrorism. Sessions will focus on how this can be reduced, whether it be modern technologies, greater collaboration or a larger security presence at the border.

Confirmed speakers 2016 include leading experts from Italian Navy, EU Naval Force Mediterranean, Portuguese Navy, Finnish Customs, French National Police, EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, CEPOL and many more.

Contact e-mail: jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

More Info

 

read more >

WEST 2016

The premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, WEST is now in its 26th year of bringing military and industry leaders together…

read more >