May 2015

Spain takes over from Sweden the Command of EU Naval Force

Från vänster: Amiral Överlämningen av befälet för EU Naval Force tar plats på det nederländska flaggskeppet HNLMS JOHAN DE WITT som ligger för ankar i DJIBOUTI.Den svenske styrkechefen Jonas Haggren lämnar över befälet till sin spanske efterträdare Alfonso Gomez de Cordobá. Därmed är EU NAval Force 19:e rotation formellt avlöst.New Force Commander Rear Admiral Gomez (left) Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Pezzutti (centrer) and previous Force Commander Rear Admiral Haggren (right) May 6th 2015 ©European Union Naval Force

Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez from the Spanish Navy assumed the Command of the Operation Atalanta’s Force Headquarters.

During this period, the Operation Atalanta will be carry on from ESPS Galicia warship of the Spanish Navy. Currently there are 14 EU member States participating in the day to day Operation.

“I want to congratulate my predecessor and his crew.  Jonas, thank you and Bravo Zulu.  I am truly grateful to the EU Member States for appointing me as the Force Commander of Operation Atalanta and I realize that the appointment comes with high responsibility.” elaborated Rear Admiral Gomez during the official ceremony






















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