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.
Last 5th March, Spanish oiler PATIÑO (EUROMARFOR flagship) and Italian frigate GRECALE (NATO Group) conducted RAS operations.Read more
ESPS PATIO disrupts a possible piracy related skiff with four people onboard.Read more
ESPS PATIO links with EUROMARFOR, NATO and Russian Navy.
17.01.2012 Combat Supply Ship PATIO, member and Flag Ship of the EUROMARFOR Operation Atalanta, which fights against piracy in the Indian Ocean, helped this afternoon an Iranian flagged dhow who was adrift 150 miles from the Somali Coast.Read more
Early in the morning,12nd January the Spanish Combat Supply Ship PATIO, as an unit of the EUROMARFOR who is participating in Operation ATALANTA in Horn of Africa, has detained six pirates and disrupted the skiff they used to attack the EUROMARFOR Flagship.Read more
On the 6 December 2011, the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) -currently under the command of Vice Admiral (French Navy) XAVIER MAGNE- will be activated for a new Real World Operation (RWO). In this occasion, this force, composed of Spanish ship "PATINO" (flag ship), French ships "FLOREAL" and punctually "LAMOTTE PIQUET" will contribute to the European Union "Operation ATALANTA", concerning the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.Read more
Speech of Vice-Admiral Monteiro Montenegro at Euromarfor Task Group Activation Ceremony for CONTEX/PHIBEX.Read more