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Return from Djibouti, for the relief of EUNAVFOR Atalanta

(B2) Loyal readers of this blog have noticed this. After a few days of absence, during the trip, an increase in information on EUNAVFOR Atalanta. Logically, I was able to spend a few days there both with the men from the French base in Djibouti, from the logistics PC (FHQ Log) of the FHQ on board, and those from the frigates involved in the operation (French, Greek and Spanish). Not to mention the Japanese who were also at the dock. I was thus able to speak with several people responsible for the operation: the two successive commanders of the operation (Greek and Spanish), the deputy to the operation commander CA Labonne and the various OHQ advisors, as well as Djiboutian officials (navy, port, etc.).

A delegation of the charming crew of the Psara (Greece)

 during the change of command (© NGV)

I have already put some information on the site – from there: the resurgence of piracy, redeployment of resources towards the Indian Ocean, need for air assets, migrant boat pirate sanctuary... Others will follow: interview with Rear-Admiral Labonne, intervention statistics!


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).