On Thursday 29 January the EU Force Commander and COMGRUEUROMARFOR, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed the Commander of the Korean Escort Task Group 17 and Commanding Officer of ROKS Dae Jo Yeong, Captain Sun-Woo Hwang, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria.Read more
On Monday, 26 January, the EUROMARFOR Flaship (and also EU Naval Force Flagship), ITS Andrea Doria, and the Japanese warship JS Harusame met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. On board the Flagship, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted the Commander of Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, and a representative from his staff.Read more
On 21 of January, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force and Commander of EUROMARFOR Task Group (COMGRUEUROMARFOR), Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted on board his flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, the Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), Rear Admiral Wanich Pakorn.Read more
On Sunday 11 January, during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, ESPS Rayo sighted several fishing vessels. In order to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and any concerns they may have about piracy, the Spanish Navy warship’s Commanding Officer tasked his Boarding Team to carry out a ‘Friendly Approach’ visits in the Gulf of Aden.Read more
Warship ESPS Rayo provided much-needed medical assistance during a ‘friendly approach’ to local Yemeni seafarers during counter-piracy operations in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).Read more
During their recent port visit to Djibouti, the Operations Officer and three pilots from the EUROMARFOR warship, ESPS Rayo, met with personnel from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERSQ), who are stationed at US base, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.Read more
Spanish warship "Rayo" was off the coast of Djibouti on 2 January assigned to Combined Task Force 465, the European Union Naval Force (that includes EUROMARFOR task group), conducting anti-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa, and was replenished by HMAS Success.Read more
A key role for the EU Naval Force is to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels carrying humanitarian aid to the Somali people from possible pirate attack. On Monday 22 December the EUROMARFOR flagship ITS Andrea Doria took on the important duty of escorting WFP ship, MV Liberty, 500 nautical miles from Mombasa to Mogadishu.Read more
In this truly special time, we recall humanity and community, the true pillars of civilization, the only ones that can offer us a good present and an auspicious future.
In this time of renewal, reflection, opportunity, sharing, be higher. We warmly hope that this spirit transforms itself into such will that flood the future with the best colors and the biggest smiles. We will do our best and EUROMARFOR will remain at sea for peace.
We at EUROMARFOR wish you an astonishing Happy New Year!Read more
During their recent port visit to Djibouti, on 30 December 2014, ESPS Rayo (warship of EUROMARFOR task group integrated in EU Naval task force) welcomed the Spanish Chief of Defence Staff, General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, on board.
The Spanish Fleet Admiral, Admiral Santiago Bolíbar Piñeiro, actual EUROMARFOR Operational Commander (COMEUROMARFOR) was also on board, so did the Spanish Joint Operations Commander, Admiral Teodoro Lopez Calderon.Read more
During what is the festive season for many, ITS Andrea Doria, has remained at sea conducting counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. The Italian Navy destroyer has spent time escorting a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the East coast of Somalia to protect it from possible pirate attack.Read more
On Sunday 21 December whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols, Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, met local seafarers in the Gulf of Aden.
This is the third meeting that the crew from ESPS Rayo has carried out with local fishermen since her departure from Spain. ESPS Rayo belongs to EUROMARFOR Task Group, integrated in the EU Task Force, that is fighting against piracy in the Horn of Africa.Read more
During the morning of 19th December, EUROMARFOR warship ESPS Rayo (unit of EU Naval Force) and the South Korean destroyer ROKS Daejoyeong met at sea to to enhance the relationship between EU Naval Force warships and those of other task forces operating in the area.Read more
On 16 December, during her port visit to Antsiranana, the EUROMARFOR flagship (and EU Naval Force flagship), ITS Andrea Doria, conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training with personnel from the Madagascan Navy.Read more
On Monday 15 December, during her port visit to Djibouti, EUROMARFOR warship (within EU Naval Force) ESPS Rayo conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training in support of and in coordination with, the EU maritime capacity building mission, EU CAP Nestor.Read more
On 10 December 2014, Spanish Navy warship (ESPS) NAVARRA started her trip back home, after completing a deployment in Atalanta Operation. ESPS NAVARRA had been integrated in EUROMARFOR task group, which is the major contributor with assets to the EU Naval Force in the Indian Ocean.Read more
On Monday 8 December Spanish warship ESPS Rayo joined EUROMARFOR and then the EU Naval Force. The ship will be deployed at sea in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for the next 6 months.Read more
On Friday, 5th December, the EUROMARFOR task group ships meet at sea. The Spanish frigate Navarra rendezvoused off the coast of Somalia with the EUROMARFOR flagship Andrea Doria. These two EUROMARFOR ships are integrated in the EUNAVFOR task force and ITS Andrea Doria is the flagship.Read more