22-jun-15    to    01-apr-20

Operation Sophia

22-jun-15    to    01-apr-20

libya Mediterranean waters

Originally known as EUFORNAV, this is the EU multinational, anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea.
After an initial investigative period, Operation Sophia moved to its next phase, where suspicious vessels could be boarded, searched, seized and diverted on the high seas on 7 Oct 2015.
Officially ceased April 01, 2020 and succeeded by Operation IRINI (peace in greek language)


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Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

helicopter   Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Agusta AB212 ASW MM81090     MM81091    
NH Industries NH90 NFH MM81586    
AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1 ZH857    
AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.110 MM81484     MM81726    
AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.112 MM81489    


Aircraft Carrier V STOL   Garibaldi class Italian Navy C 551 Giuseppe Garibaldi,
Aircraft Carrier V STOL   Cavour class Italian Navy 550 Conte di Cavour,
Guided-Missile Frigate   Santa Maria class Spanish Navy F-84 Reina Sofia, Spanish Navy F-86 Canarias,
Guided-Missile Frigate   Bergamini (2013) class Italian Navy F 595 Luigi Rizzo,
Frigate   F 122 Bremen class German Navy F213 Augsburg,
Frigate   F 123 Brandenburg class German Navy F216 Schleswig-Holstein,
Frigate   Type 23 Duke class Royal Navy F239 HMS Richmond,
Corvette   d'Estienne d'Orves class French Navy F794 Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet, French Navy F796 Commandant Birot,
Landing Ship/Platform Dock   San Giorgio class Italian Navy L 9893 San Marco, Italian Navy L 9894 San Giusto,
Support Ship   702 Class German Navy A1411 Berlin,
Support Ship   404 Elbe class German Navy A514 Werra,

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