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European frigates escort Amisom ship

(B2) The Spanish frigate, Navarre (F-85), then the French sloop, Commander Herminier (F-791), safely escorted a support vessel to the Amisom operation (the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia) from Mombasa (Kenya) to Mogadishu, announced Atalanta HQ. THE MV Alpha Kirawira, a ship flying the flag of Sierra Leone, provides cargo for Amisom (food, vehicles, gasoline, etc.). He was first picked up in the Kenyan port by the Spanish frigate Navarra (see photo) which was then relayed by the French sloop commanding the Herminier, who accompanied him until before entering the Somali port.

MV Alpha Kirawira escorted by the Spanish frigate Navarra (credit: Eunavfor)

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).