Japanese ship Harusame, currently operating in direct support to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, welcomed a senior representative from the EU’s Capacity Building Mission Nestor (EUCAP Nestor) onboard when they came alongside in Djibouti recently.
Taking a short break from counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, the ship came alongside in the North African port earlier this month. Taking the opportunity to build on the already strong ties between the EU and CMF, EUCAP Nestor representative Mr Carlos Maldonado, Acting Head of Planning and Evaluation, and Commander Iain Baxter Royal Navy, the EU Naval Force representative in EUCAP Nestor, visited the ship to share best practice between the two teams.
Welcomed onboard by Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, commander of the 20th Deployment of the Surface Force for Piracy Enforcement, Mr Carlos provided a briefing about the mission and the successes the EU team have achieved to date.
After the meeting, the EU representatives were given a guided tour of the ship by Captain Kashihara, meeting sailors as they progressed around the destroyer.