EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden)

first_imgFrom the 18th to 21st June 2012, EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) frigates Guépratte and Reina Sofia collaborated with USS Taylor, engaged in TF 508 (NATO) to escort World Food Programme chartered ship MV Tupi Maiden 3.The escort of WFP ship started in Salalah (Oman) and was performed by EUNAVFOR French frigate Guépratte up to the east point of entry into the IRTC (Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden).Once in the IRTC, US frigate USS Taylor, engaged in NATO operation Ocean Shield, took over the escort before she eventually handed it over again to EUNAVFOR, but this time under the protection of the Spanish frigate Reina Sofia. MV Tupi Maiden eventually arrived safely in Djibouti on 21st June.On the occasion of a visit on board the EUNAVFOR flag ship by the new Dutch Commander of Task Force 508, EUNAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis and his counterpart had discussed in particular the possibility of sharing escorts when the situation makes it possible and necessary.Protecting WFP ships is one of the priority tasks of EUNAVFOR. Since the beginning of the operation, nearly 1 million tons of food have been protected and provided to Somali people under the protection of EUNAVFOR ships.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 29, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: News by topic View post tag: WFP View post tag: Frigates Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Tupi View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: ESCORT View post tag: Maiden View post tag: M/V View post tag: Aden View post tag: Navy View post tag: ship EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden) View post tag: Gulf Back to overview,Home naval-today EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden) View post tag: 3 June 29, 2012last_img read more