Somalia - Gulf of Aden

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European Union Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta (EU)
Authorization date: 11/08

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EU NAVFOR marks ten years off Horn of Africa (06.12.2018)

[…] Reflecting on the last 10 years, the Deputy Commander of EU NAVFOR, Rear Admiral Giuseppe Rapese, highlighted that although pirate attacks still occur, commercial shipping can transit the region in relative safety, knowing that naval forces are present and able to assist if necessary. He went...

Conference warns against complacency over Somali piracy (29.11.2018)

Delegates at the recent Shared Awareness and De-confliction (SHADE) conference have warned that complacency will see a rapid resurgence in the scourge of piracy, especially off the Horn of Africa. … Co-chaired by EU Naval Forces (EU NAVFOR) and the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the main aim of...

Ten years on, is Somali piracy still a threat? (06.11.2018)

On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorisation for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures off Somalia’s coast. It is now 10 years since the first resolution was passed in 2008 to respond to piracy and robbery against humanitarian and...

EU NAVFOR destroys pirate action group whaler (30.10.2018)

EU NAVFOR military personnel last weekend seized an active pirate action group (PAG) whaler and destroyed it. … The attack against the KSL Sydney took place on October 16, 340 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia.

EU NAVFOR conducts first exercise with Chinese Navy in Djibouti (17.10.2018)

EU Naval Force relations with the Chinese PLA(N) (Peoples Liberation Army) Navy are going from strength to strength following the first combined exercise at their new military base in Djibouti, EU Navfor has said.

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