Historic milestones

Historic milestones

Date

Event

19 June 1992

Petersberg’s Declaration.

The concept for Forces answerable to the Western European Union (WEU) is established.

07 September 1992

Ministers meeting in Grosseto (Italy).

The wish to create a Multinational Maritime Force is stated.

15 May 1995

Lisbon Conference.

Official signing of the EMF Constitutive Document.

02 October 1995

Appointment in Rota of Admiral (ESP-N) ACEDO MANTEOLA (ALFLOT) as first Commander of the European Maritime Force (COMEUROMARFOR).

23 April 1996

1st Activation of the Force to participate in the Partners exercise “EOLO 96” and for a port visit in La Valletta (Malta).

18 April 2000 - 15 May 2000

Activation of the EUROMARFOR Task Group to participate, for the first time, in a NATO’s exercise, “LINKED SEAS 2000”. Before the exercise, in order to promote the Force, the EMF TG conducted port visits to some Northern European countries.

02 June 2001 - 05 June 2001

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group, which included for the first time, some activities with a Northern African partner, namely Tunisia.

01 October 2002 - 30 November 2002

1st Activation for a Real-World Operation (RWO): EMF’s Operation COHERENT BEHAVIOUR, in the Eastern Mediterranean, supporting NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOR.

14 January 2003 - 12 December 2005

2nd Activation for a Real-World Operation: EMF’s Operation RESOLUTE BEHAVIOUR, in the framework of International Coalition’s Counter Terrorism Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, in the Indian Ocean.

30 September 2004 - 04 October 2004

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group, for conducting a port visit to Algiers and a PASSEX with the Algerian Navy.

26 November 2007 - 30 November 2007

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group, in Oran harbor, to participate, for the first time, in the Multi-Cooperative Exercise "MCE 07" with the Algerian Navy, off the Oran/Algeria coast.

29 February 2008 - 28 February 2009

3rd Activation for a Real-World Operation: EMF held Maritime Task Force (MTF) command responsibilities in the UN’s Peacekeeping Operation UNIFIL, while conducting EMF’s Operation IMPARTIAL BEHAVIOR, in Lebanon. 12 months of EMF leadership, for the first time under UN aegis.

23 September 2010 - 27 September 2010

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the Multi-Cooperative Exercise “MCE 10” with Morocco.

6 December 2011 - 23 March 2016

4th to 7th Activation for Real-World Operation: EUROMARFOR participates in the EU's Counter Piracy Operation ATALANTA in the Indian Ocean, with 9 completed rotations as follows:

4th RWO Activation

1st rotation: 06 December 2011 - 07 April 2012 (FHQ ESP)

2nd rotation: 07 April 2012 - 06 August 2012 (FHQ FRA

3rd rotation: 06 August 2012 - 06 December 2012 (FHQ ITA)

4th rotation: 06 December 2012 - 06 April 2013 (FHQ ESP)

5th rotation: 06 April 2013 - 06 August 2013 (FHQ PRT)

5th RWO Activation

6th rotation: 06 December 2013 - 06 April 2014 (FHQ FRA)

6th RWO Activation

7th rotation: 06 August 2014 - 13 February 2015 (FHQ ITA)

7th RWO Activation

8th rotation: 06 May 2015 - 17 September 2015 (FHQ ESP)

9th rotation: 06 October 2015 - 23 March 2016 (FHQ ITA)

07 June 2014 - 13 June 2014

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the Multi-Cooperative Exercise "MCE 14" with Morocco.

31 May 2016 - 02 June 2016

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the Multi-Cooperative Exercise "MCE 16" with Tunisia.

01 May 2017 - 05 May 2017

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the Multi-Cooperative Exercise "MCE 17" with Morocco.

 23 January 2018

Activation of the force to conduct the Command Post Exercise “SEA BIT 18-1”, which for the first time joined the four EMF Navies’ Maritime Operations Centers in a Maritime Security / Maritime Situational Awareness (MS / MSA) exercise, also including the participation of EMF maritime assets at sea.

02 July 2018 - 07 July 2018

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group to participate in the Multi-Cooperative Exercises "MCE 18-1” and "MCE 18-2” with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Cabo Verde, respectively. This was the first time both countries operated with EUROMARFOR.

01 July 2019 - 07 July 2019

Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the Multi-Cooperative Exercise "MCE 19" with Morocco.

15 May 2020

25th Anniversary of the EUROMARFOR.

27 May 2020 - 16 June 2020

43rd EUROMARFOR Task Group activation for its 8th Real World Operation participation. The first time under COM MARCOM’s Operational Control, while supporting NATO’s Operation SEA GUARDIAN.



 Henrique Jones Alves   2020-09-04   7624 
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