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The Adroit enters Atalanta

PatrolmanAdroit@Def1603(B2) The high seas patrol boat The right, and its 46 sailors, joined the EU anti-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean (EUNAVFOR Atalanta) at the end of March.

The vessel will patrol between the Horn of Africa and the Malagasy coast, indicates the army headquarters. The intermonsoon period which has just begun is “favorable to the resumption of piracy activity” believe the sailors.

Atalanta's resources are slightly reinforced, including 3 other ships - the German frigate FGS Bayern (F-217), the patrol ESPS Tornado (P 44) and the Italian frigate Euro ITS, of the Maestrale class (F-575) — as well as 2 planes — a Spanish Casa C-235 and a German P3 Orion.


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).