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First NH-90 heads for duty off Somalia

First NH-90 heads for duty off Somalia

The Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder yesterday for counterpiracy operations in the waters around Somalia as part of the European Union’s “Operation Atalanta”. The ship is carrying an NH-90 helicopter, and the trip marks the first operational deployment of this type for the Netherlands. Jeremy Parkin –

Source:, 24-Jan-13

07-Nov-12 S-142 Westland Lynx off Somalia

Helicopter suffered engine failure and made a controlled emergency landing on Royal Danish Navy ship Iver Huitfeldt – pennant number F361.  Both engines have been replaced

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11-Nov-11 Kismayo, Somalia (9F)

Nine people are believed to have died after a French helicopter crashed near Somalia’s Southern port city of Kismayo


24-Oct-10 Labad, Somalia

Somali pirates opened fire at an anti-piracy helicopter