Maritime security: EU and Japan carry out joint naval exercise

18 Oct: Maritime security: EU and Japan carry out joint naval exercise

(Source: EEAS)

On 16 October 2021, the European Union (EU) and Japan conducted a joint naval exercise off the coast of the Gulf of Aden and of the Arabian Sea. The exercise involved assets of EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta and of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. Furthermore, the participating assets exchanged information with the Oman Maritime Security Centre. Based on the scenario of an anti-piracy operation, the joint naval exercise included boarding a vessel, cross-deck helicopter landings, complex tactical evolutions and a joint patrol in the high seas.

This exercise follows numerous other EU-Japan joint naval activities, …