On Saturday 18 January 2014, the EUROMARFOR flagship, French warship FS Siroco in cooperation with Japanese assets released the crew of a Dhow that was suspected to have been used as pirate mother-ship. The flagship apprehended 5 suspected pirates believed to be responsible for an attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden a day earlier.Read more
European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) was re-activated today, 6th December 2013, to contribute to Operation ATALANTA. During this deployment Rear Admiral Hervé BLJEAN, from French Navy, is the Commander of the EMF Task Group in addition to being the EUNAVFOR Force Commander(CTF 465). The French ship SIROCO is the command and control unit of the force. The other ships of the force are the Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS TORNADO and Italian frigate ITS LIBECCIO.
Political Military EUROMARFOR Working Group (POLMIL WG) Meeting in LisbonRead more
Speech of VA. Admiral Santiago BOLÍBAR PIÑEIRO (Spanish Navy) assuming Operational Command of EUROMARFOR.
Rota Naval Base, September 18TH 2013.Read more
The Spanish Fleet Commander, Admiral Santiago Bolibar has assumed command of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) relieving the French Vice-admiral Philippe Coindreau. The ceremony took place on board the LHD "Juan Carlos I" in Rota Naval Base and was presided over by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral General Jaime Munoz-Delgado.Read more
On 6th August 2013, with the end of FHQ Portuguese command, it ends a cycle of 20 following months of the EMF activation in Op Atalanta.Read more
The Flagship NRP Álvares Cabral hosted a meeting held between the members of the Somali Federal Government (SFG) and representatives of EU. On June 24th, the Flagship NRP Álvares Cabral hosted a meeting held between members of the Somali Federal Government (SFG) and representatives of EU at sea off Mogadishu Coast.Read more
On June 19th, EUROMARFOR Force Flagship NRP Álvares Cabral received Portuguese Minister of Defence during her visit to Mozambique.Read more
On Wednesday 20 May EUROMARFOR Force Flagship NRP Álvares Cabral celebrates the Portuguese Navy's Day.Read more
An European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) Task Group is involved in the "Spanish Minex-13", an advanced exercise Naval War Mine Action organized by the Spanish Navy off the coast of Cartagena and Alicante, from 16 to 26 April 2013.Read more
Since 6th April the Portuguese ship NRP ÁLVARES CABRAL is joining OP ATALANTA, as Flag Ship, with the mission to provide protection to World Food Program shipments to Somalia, as also to AMISOM, as well in deterring and disrupting acts of piracy and in contributing to the protection of vulnerable shipping within the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor and the High Risk Area of Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.Read more
In Djibouti: In a ceremony held on 6th April 2013, on board Spanish warship ESPS Mendez Nunez, Spanish Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes handed over the command of the EUROMARFOR Task Group to Portuguese Commodore Jorge Novo Palma, embarked on the new EUROMARFOR flagship NRP Álvares Cabral .Read more
In a ceremony held on board EUROMARFOR flagship ITS San Giusto in the port of Djibouti, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy) handed over the force command of EUROMARFOR to Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes (Spanish Navy). The name of the new EUROMARFOR Flagship is ESPS Méndez Núñez.
In Djibouti: In a ceremony held on Monday 6 August 2012, on board French warship FS Marne, French Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis handed over the command of the EUROMARFOR task group to Italian Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, embarked on the new EUROMARFOR flagship ITS San Giusto. The ceremony was presided over by the EU Naval Force Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi (Italian Navy), who is based at the Operation HQ in Northwood, London.Read more
In a ceremony held on April 7th, onboard Spanish warship ESPS Patino, and presided over by the EU Naval Force Deputy Commander Rear admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy), the French warship FS Marne became the new flagship of the EUROMARFOR, under the force command of Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis.