Tags: Atalanta, Combat Fleets, Piracy, Russian Navy
Welcome to our very first Across the Water post of the Naval Institute Blog!
As Editor of the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, I specialize in international navies. Thus starting today, and hopefully once a week from here on out, Iâ€™ll be posting a couple of international naval news items that I (and hopefully you) find interesting and noteworthy. The purpose of these posts is to inform, discuss and most importantly, whet your appetite to get the discussions started.
Not just news â€¦In this section of theÂ blog, we’ll also try andÂ maintain focus onÂ maritime photography, so each week Iâ€™ll select, highlight and link to one photo from the U.S. Navyâ€™s foreign photo gallery. The great thing about this gallery is that the photos are all considered, â€śpublic information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified.â€ť So feel free to click, save and use lawfully.
Have fun and be sure to write in.Â Thanks for reading and contributing!
From the United Kingdom:Â â€śRoyal Navy Admiral to lead EU anti piracy missionâ€ť
Â An interesting article describing the European Unionâ€™s â€śOperation ATALANTA,â€ť a major EU effort to counter piracy off the coast of Somalia. Letâ€™s hope it helps â€¦
And from Russia this week: â€śRussian naval task force heads for Indian Oceanâ€ť
You can expect to see lots of Russian naval news here during the coming months. As Russia seeks to regain its global sea legs, the news should prove quite interesting.
Â And finally, this weekâ€™s International Navy photo is â€¦The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine JS Mochishio (SS 600) underway in the Pacific Ocean at the culmination of ANNUALEX 2008. Taken last month by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brendan Morgan. Â