June 21, 2021

HNLMS Van Speijk Guards WFP Vessel along Somali Coast

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: WFP-Vessel View post tag: News by topic EU Naval Force Dutch frigate, HNLMS Van Speijk, has escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the Somali coast to keep it safe from a potential pirate attack.The WFP ship was carrying food such as soya, cooking oil and flour from Mombasa in Kenya to the Somali port of Kismayo. The food will now be distributed to displaced people in Somalia, who have suffered from drought and food shortages.The crew of the WFP Vessel was thankful for the protection by the Dutch frigate during their 280 nautical mile transit.The protection of WFP vessels delivering aid to displaced persons in Somalia is one of the key tasks of Operation Atalanta, the European Union’s counter-piracy mission.Since the EU Naval Force was launched in December 2008, it has ensured the safe delivery of over 920,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid.[mappress mapid=”14496″]Press release, Image: EU NAVFOR View post tag: Somali View post tag: africa View post tag: coast November 19, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS Van Speijk Guards WFP Vessel along Somali Coast center_img View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: HNLMS Van Speijk Authorities Share this article HNLMS Van Speijk Guards WFP Vessel along Somali Coast View post tag: Guardslast_img

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