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European Union Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta (EU)
Begin: 12/08

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Piracy grew off East Africa in 2017 (29.05.2018)

Pirate activity off East Africa doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report, indicating that Somali criminal networks are still capable of sophisticated attacks.

After piracy, is sailing the Western Indian Ocean safe again? (28.02.2018)

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the international campaign against Somali piracy. Launched in 2008 following a severe escalation of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, international navies have operated in the region with a counter-piracy mandate for 10 years. Significant...

EU Naval Force marks 9 years fighting pirates off Somalia (11.12.2017)

The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on Friday marked the ninth anniversary of its Operation Atalanta, the successful counter-piracy operation … .

UN Security Council urges ‘comprehensive response’ to piracy off Somali coast (07.11.2017)

Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes. In a resolution adopted Tuesday, the 15-member Council also urged...

EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta: new Operation Commander appointed (26.10.2017)

Today, the EU's Political and Security Committee has appointed Major General Charlie Stickland, a high-ranking military official in the Royal Marines, as new Operation Commander of the Operation Atalanta. He will take up his duties on 7 November 2017.

The Somali pirates are back - IRIN (19.07.2017)

An IRIN investigation reveals the extent to which Somalia’s pirates are back in business and this time it’s as much about smuggling people and weapons

EU force maintains pirate watch off Somalia (04.05.2017)

For the first time in years, piracy has returned to the coast of Somalia, with as many as six incidents reported in the last two months. But the European Union naval force patrolling the region, EU NAVFOR, says it continues to be successful in escorting ships carrying food aid to drought-stricken...

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