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

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Pentagon warns ships as pirates again prowl waters off Somalia (23.04.2017)

Commercial ships must once again shore up their defenses against forced boardings at sea, United States Defense Department officials said on Sunday, warning that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm.

Why Somali piracy is staging a comeback (18.04.2017)

After a five-year hiatus, hijackers have taken five vessels in the past month.

Recent attacks show pirates off Somalia’s coast still a potent threat – UN agency (05.04.2017)

[…] „After three attacks, following a lull of five years, it is clear that Somali pirates are resurgent and intent on continuing attacks on commercial shipping,” said UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, in a news release today.

Somalia piracy: India ship hijacked in new attack (03.04.2017)

Somali pirates have hijacked an Indian cargo vessel off the coast of the Puntland region, officials say. It was believed to have been travelling between Dubai and Bosasso, in Puntland, when it was seized. It is the second such attack recently. Last month, pirates seized a tanker bound for Mogadishu...

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more (20.03.2017)

Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack.

Global piracy down in 2016, but kidnappings at sea up - IMB report (25.01.2017)

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, according to the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB’s) annual piracy report. Its report for last year also makes note of the Gulf of Guinea as “a kidnap...

EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta: mandate extended (28.11.2016)

On 25 November 2016, the Council extended the mandate of the operation EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2018. The Council also allocated to the operation a budget of EUR 11.064 million from the so-called common costs.

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