Marine Link
Friday, January 19, 2018

Piracy – EU Naval Force Protects WFP Shipments to Somalia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 27, 2012

NRP Corte-Real: Photo credit: EUNAVFOR

NRP Corte-Real: Photo credit: EUNAVFOR

Portugal sends warship for counter-piracy in Horn of Africa area & to protect World Food Program shipments to Somalia

One of Portugal's largest warships, the Vasco de Gama Class frigate NRP Corte Real added its name to the list of ships (EUNAVFOR) operating in the Horn of Africa sea area. The new addition to the fleet will mount counter-piracy operations, with a view to protecting WFP aid shipments to Somalia.

Commissioned into the Portuguese navy in 1990 the Corte Real is no stranger to the Horn of Africa, having previously worked to prevent piracy under the 'OCEAN SHIELD' NATO Operation. With the ability to embark two Lynx helicopters the Portuguese ship's contribution to scouting the seas for piracy will be greatly valued.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News