Historic milestones

Historic milestones

DateEvent
19 June 1992Petersberg Declaration. The concept for Forces answerable to the WEU is established.
7 September 1992Ministers meeting in Grosseto (Italy). The wish to create a Multinational Maritime Force is stated.
15 May 1995Lisbon Conference, official signing of the EMF Constitutive Document.
2 October 1995Appointment in Rota of Admiral ACEDO MANTEOLA (ALFLOT) as first CEMF.
23 April 1996First Activation of the Force to participate in the Partners exercise EOLO and for a Port Visit in La Valletta (Malta).
1 October – 30 November 2002First activation for an Operation: COHERENT BEHAVIOUR, in the Eastern Mediterranean (Real World Operation).
14 January 2003 – 12 December 2005Second activation for an Operation: RESOLUTE BEHAVIOUR, in the framework of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, in the Indian Ocean (Real World Operation).
26–30 November 2007Activation for EMF onboard ITS ESPERO in Oran harbour, to participate in Multi-Cooperative Exercise "MCE 07" with the Algerian Navy, off the Oran/Algeria coast. Port visit to Oran.
29 February 2008 – 28 February 2009Third Activation for an Operation: EMF held UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF) command responsibilities in the UN Peacekeeping Operation “IMPARTIAL BEHAVIOR” in Lebanon. 12 months of EMF leadership, for the first time under UN aegis (Real World Operation).
23 September 2010 – 27 September 2010Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the Exercise MCE 10 with Morocco NW of Casablanca.
6 December 2011 – 23 March 2016 (in total: 41 months)

Forth activation of EUROMARFOR for participating in the EU's Operation ATALANTA (Real World Operation) in Indian Ocean with 9 completed rotations as follows:

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

2nd: 07 April 2012 - 06 August 2012 (FHQ FR) 

3rd: 06 August 2012 - 06 December 2012 (FHQ IT)

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

5th: 06 April 2013 - 06 August 2013 (FHQ PO)

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

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

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

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

07 June 2014 - 13 June 2014Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the MULTICOOPERATIVE EXERCISE "MCE 14" with Morocco.
12 June 2014 - 24 June 2014Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the ITALIAN MCM EXERCISE "ITALIAN MINEX 14" (ITA MINEX 14).
18 May 2015 - 28 May 2015Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the SPANISH MCM EXERCISE "SPANISH MINEX 15" (ESP MINEX 15).
15 June 2015 - 26 June 2015Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the PORTUGUESE EXERCISE "CONTEX - RHIBEX 15".
31 May 2016 - 02 June 2016Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the MULTICOOPERATIVE EXERCISE "MCE 16" with Tunisia.
06 June 2016 - 18 June 2016Activation of EUROMARFOR Task Group for participating in the ITALIAN MCM EXERCISE "ITALIAN MINEX 16" (ITA MINEX 16).

 



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