EUROMARFOR activated to participate in Italian mine warfare exercise, the Italian MINEX 14.Read more
On 16th March the EUROMARFOR Task Group Commander [and also the Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta], Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean visited the Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel, ESPS Relampago for the first time since the ship arrived in the piracy high risk area.Read more
On 13 March 2014, ESPS Tornado, EUROMARFOR Task Group warship within the EU Naval Force, departed Operation Atalanta’s patrol areas off the Somali coast after completing 105 days and is now heading for her home port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.Read more
El buque de acción marítima ”Tornado”, tras casi cuatro meses participando activamente en las fuerzas que la Unión Europea destina a la Misión Contra la Piratería en el Cuerno de África dentro de la misión ‘Atalanta’, ha sido relevado por su buque gemelo el “Relámpago” en aguas de Yibuti.Read more
The crew of Italian Frigate ITS Libeccio is heading for home after completing a four month deployment with the EU Naval Force, two of them under EUROMARFOR flag, off the coast of Somalia.Read more
On Friday, 31 January 2014, the EUROMARFOR warship ITS Libeccio, in Somalia Operation Atalanta, assisted a Yemeni dhow that was adrift 100 nautical miles from the shore.Read more
On 29 January 2014, international collaboration in the fight against piracy resulted in the transfer of five men by the EUROMARFOR flagship, FS Siroco, to the Republic of Seychelles, with the aim of prosecuting them for acts of piracy.Read more
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