Sweden contributes to EU Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia

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Sweden again contributes to Operation Atalanta, the EU Marine Initiative off the coast of Somalia. The EU Force protects ships against pirate attacks and allows emergency aid transport to the region.

Sweden and the Netherlands work integrated aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam ship. Sweden participates with 34 people mainly from the amphibilous battalion consisting of two Swedish combat ships with crews, a boarding force and stab. The force comes with equipment and spare parts in ten dozen containers also containing workplaces.