first_img View post tag: Witt July 17, 2013 View post tag: africa View post tag: Horn Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS Johan de Witt Sets Sail for the Horn of Africa View post tag: HNLMS View post tag: Counter-Piracy View post tag: Defence View post tag: ship View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Transport View post tag: de View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Johan HNLMS Johan de Witt Sets Sail for the Horn of Africa View post tag: sets View post tag: sail View post tag: News by topic HNLMS Johan de Witt, the amphibious transport ship, left Den Helder on July 14th  for the Horn of Africa in order to take part in counter-piracy operations being conducted in the area.Johan de Witt will take part in the EU mission Atalanta as a staff ship for 4 months. During this time, it will accommodate an international staff led by Commodore Peter Lenselink.In addition to disrupting pirate activities, the naval ships acting under the EU flag in the area escort vulnerable vessels and ships sailing for the United Nation’s World Food Programme.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: Dutch MoD Share this articlelast_img read more