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European Union Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta (EU)
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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...

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.

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