SALAAM (EU NAVFOR) -- EU Naval
Force and Tanzania People’s Defence Force Reinforce
Importance of Cooperation and Vigilance to Deter Pirate
Attacks in Indian Ocean.
On Monday 10 April
2017 Operation Atalanta’s force commander, Rear Admiral
Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, visited the
Tanzania People’s Defence Force chief of staff,
Lieutenant General James Mwakibolwa, during a port visit
to Dar Es Salaam.
During his visit the force commander was introduced
to the generals who head up the intelligence, planning
and training departments.
The deputy naval commander, Captain Michael Mumanga
also participated in the meeting.
After being welcomed to the Defence Force’s Joint
Operational Command Centre, Rear Admiral Rafael
Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas provided an update on the
recent piracy incidents at sea off the coast of Somalia
and the EU Naval Force’s role to deter attacks against
ships, including the vessels of the World Food Programme
(WFP) that carry humanitarian aid to Somalia
The force commander expressed his thanks to
Lieutenant General Mwakibolwa for taking the time to
meet him and his staff and both commanders agreed the
need for continued vigilance and cooperation to help
ensure that vessels remain safe from attack as they
transit key shipping routes in the Indian Ocean.
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