EU’s Operation Atalanta Extended until 2016

EU’s Operation Atalanta Extended until 2016

The Council has extended the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until 12 December 2016. The Operation’s main focus is the protection of World Food Programme vessels delivering humanitarian aid to ...

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Exercise IBSAMAR IV Comes to an End

Exercise IBSAMAR IV Comes to an End

Indian Navy, Brazilian Navy and South African Navy concluded Exercise IBSAMAR IV on November 7, 2014 at Cape Town ...

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German Naval Staff Chief Visits EU NAVFOR HQ

German Naval Staff Chief Visits EU NAVFOR HQ

Earlier today the Chief of the German Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, visited the EU Naval Force ...

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Naval Forces Rescue 1,500 North African Migrants

Naval Forces Rescue 1,500 North African Migrants

Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to ...

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ESPS Navarra Hosts Spanish Ambassador to Oman

ESPS Navarra Hosts Spanish Ambassador to Oman

On Sunday 9 November the Spanish Ambassador to Oman, His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasun, paid a visit to ESPS ...

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EU Force Commander Visits Serbian Maritime Protection ...

EU Force Commander Visits Serbian Maritime Protection Team aboard WFP Vessel

On Saturday 15 November the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, visited the Serbian maritime protection ...

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Spanish Navy’s Rayo Deploys for Operation Atalanta

Spanish Navy's Rayo Deploys for Operation Atalanta

Spanish Navy’s Meteoro class Offshore patrol vessel Rayo P42 waved goodbye to its Las Palmas Naval Base ...

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INS Teg Docks in Nacala, Mozambique

INS Teg Docks in Nacala, Mozambique

Indian Naval Ship Teg, a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, made a port call at Nacala, Mozambique on November 17, ...

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ITS Andrea Doria Meets Fishermen in Gulf of Aden

ITS Andrea Doria’s Boarding Team took the opportunity to meet a number of fishermen close to the Somali coastline. On the background EU Navfor Flagship

One of Operation Atalanta’s objectives is to develop a greater understanding of the way of life of fishermen and ...

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USS James E. Williams Docks in Port Victoria, Seychelles

USS James E. Williams Docks in Port Victoria, Seychelles

The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Port Victoria, ...

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Most Read News, November 10 – 16, 2014

Most Read News

Virtual Technology Changes Design of UK Navy Warships BAE Systems’ Engineers are overhauling their approach to the ...

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BNS Leopold I Hits Halfway Mark of Its Deployment

BNS Leopold I Hits Halfway Mark of Its Deployment

EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I is now halfway through her deployment as part of EU Naval Force. Over the last ...

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Kenya, Seychelles Test New Software to Help Fight Piracy

Kenya, Seychelles Test New Software to Help Fight Piracy2

New software developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is being tested in two ...

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Most Read News, November 03 – 09, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

USS Jimmy Carter Propulsion Deal Goes to DRS Technologies DRS Power & Control Technologies is being awarded a ...

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RFA Argus Fights Ebola in Sierra Leone

RFA Argus Fights Ebola in Sierra Leone

The presence of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus is already being felt in Sierra Leone, one of the countries ...

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New Zealand Lends a Wing to Operation Atalanta

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Between 24 October and 6 November 2014 the Royal New Zealand Air Force contributed to the European Union’s ...

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BNS Leopold I Pays Visit to Kenyan Fishing Vessel

BNS Leopold I Pazs Visit to Kenyan Fishing Vessel

EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I carried out a friendly approach on a Kenyan fishing vessel in the Somali ...

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German MPRA Hits 4,000 Flying Hours Milestone

German MPRA Hits 4,000 Flying Hours Milestone

On Sunday 2 November the German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), which is currently operating as ...

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Brazilian Navy Pays Visit to South African Navy

Brazilian Navy Pays Visit to South African Navy

The Brazilian Navy contingent led by Rear Admiral Renato Melo arrived on Saturday, 25 October 2014, to visit the ...

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Indian, Brazilian, South African Navies Show Off Skills

Indian, Brazilian, South African Navies Show Off Skills

Indian, Brazilian and South African Naval forces put up naval demonstrations for IBSAMAR IV Media Day at South ...

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Gabonese Navy Orders Two OPVs from Kership

Gabonese Navy Orders Two OPVs from Kership

Kership, a jointly owned company between French firms Piriou and DCNS, recently received an order for two offshore ...

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HNLMS van Speijk Assists Seafarers Off Somalia

HNLMS van Speijk Assists Seafarers Off Somalia

On Sunday 2 November 2014, EU Naval Force warship, HNLMS van Speijk, came to the assistance of Somali seafarers, ...

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Top News of the Week Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce ...

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Spanish Navy’s ‘Navarra’ Trains with ...

Spanish Navy's  'Navarra' Trains with Tanzanian Navy

The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Navarra’ integrated into the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean has ...

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Namibian Navy Pays Visit to South African Navy

Namibian Navy Pays Visit to South African Navy

The Namibian Navy visited the South African Navy at Fleet Command Headquarters on 20 October 2014. The Namibian ...

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