Tuesday, 04th May 2021: The new Operation Atalanta Commander visits the MICA Center

The aim of European Operation Atalanta is to combat maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. It is supported by the Maritime Security Center-Horn of Africa (MSCHoA).

This cell is located in the MICA Center and is the interface between the military command of the operation, based in Rota (Spain) and the merchant ships sailing in these waters. Its main missions are to record all the ships’ movements and to ensure the permanent reception and relay of alerts in case of an event.

Following his appointment on 21 April, the new commander of Operation Atalanta, Vice-Admiral José María Nuñez Torrente, visited Brest for a meeting with the MSCHoA staff.

On this occasion, all cells of the MICA Center were explained, with the roles and specificities of each one, their articulation within the centre, as well as the future challenges.

This fruitful morning of exchanges between the Operation Atalanta Command and the MICA Center, helped strengthen our relationship and promoted our mutual understanding.