Romanian Frigate Regele Ferdinand Departed To Join Atalanta

F-221 Regele Ferdinand leaving Romania. Photo: Resboiu.ro

The Romanian frigate F-221 Regele Ferdinand left Constanta to join the EU anti piracy task force Atalanta.

According to Romanian website Resboiu.ro this is the first participation of Romanian ships in anti-piracy operations.

Last year the ship participated under NATO command in the Mediterranean Sea in Operation Active Endeavour and in  Operation Unified Protector against Libya.

Also for the first time a frigate to participate in an international mission with Puma helicopter aboard Naval craft.
The ship passed through the Turkish Straits on 14th September 2012.

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