Friday, December 8, 2017
somali piracy
News

European Union Naval Force Marks 9 Years Fighting Pirates Off Somalia

The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on Friday marked the ninth anniversary of its Operation Atalanta, the successful counter-piracy operation that has greatly contributed to curbing Somali-based piracy off...

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Maritime News

Shipowners Welcome EU Extension of Counter-Piracy Naval Patrols

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of the counter-piracy naval operation EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta through 2018, calling threat of piracy off the Horn of Africa and...

December 6, 2016
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
News

EU Naval Commander: No Room for Complacency Despite Dip in Somali Piracy

  EU Naval Force Operation Commander warned a room full of shipping executives that while Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden is down, there is no...

September 9, 2015
Total Views: 8

Friday, November 21, 2014
News

EU Extends Somali Counter-Piracy Operation Through 2016

The European Union’s counter-piracy EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta, has been extended by two more years as the threat of Somali piracy remains even as the number and...

November 21, 2014
Total Views: 2

Thursday, November 6, 2014
News

Suspected Pirates Found Not Guilty in Mauritius

Twelve Somali nationals have been acquitted of piracy charges in the Republic of Mauritius in the small island nation's first-ever maritime piracy trial.

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 7

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Maritime News

UN Orders Ship Searches Off Somalia to Find Weapons, Charcoal

The United Nations Security Council authorized naval inspections of ships off Somalia’s coast and beyond suspected of carrying illegal weapons and charcoal, a commodity that generates millions of dollars a month in revenue for militants linked to al-Qaeda.

October 25, 2014
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
News

Somali Pirates Ditch Dhow Under Naval Pressure

On Saturday April 26, the master of a dhow gave a sigh of relief after 6 armed pirates, who had taken his vessel and crew hostage, fled the scene after sightings of an EU Naval Force Spanish maritime patrol and reconnaissance (MPRA) aircraft.

April 29, 2014
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
News

Photos: Counter-Piracy Replenishment Hat Trick

Three EU Naval Force warships working counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden recently met up with the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command ship, USNS Pecos, for a joint replenishment at sea.

March 26, 2014
Total Views: 8

Thursday, January 30, 2014
News

Suspected Pirates Arrive in Seychelles

Five suspected pirates arrived in Seychelles on Wednesday to be prosecuted following an unsuccessful attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this month.

January 30, 2014
Total Views: 5

Monday, January 20, 2014
Interesting

Somali Pirates’ First Hijacking Attempt of 2014 Ends with Arrests

Somali pirates on Friday unsuccessfully launched their first attack of 2014 on a tanker in the Gulf of Aden resulting with the apprehension of five suspected pirates by naval counter-piracy forces a day later.

January 20, 2014
Total Views: 80

Thursday, October 3, 2013
piracy, seychelles
News

Eleven Convicted of Piracy by Seychelles Supreme Court

European Union Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) reports today that eleven people of Somali origin have been convicted today of piracy by the Seychelles Supreme Court.  Sentences ranged from 18 months to...

October 3, 2013
Total Views: 12

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Piracy

EUNAVFOR: MV Albedo Crew Whereabouts Still Unknown

Overflight shows pirates still hold the FV Naham 3 but still no signs of missing MV Albedo crew.

July 18, 2013
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Piracy

MV Albedo Lifeboats Spotted on Beach, No Signs of Missing Crew

Two lifeboats from the pirated MV Albedo have been found washed up on a Somali beach just north of where the ship sank, but there are still no signs of the 15 missing crew members, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) reported Wednesday.

July 10, 2013
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Interesting

Hijacked MV Albedo Sinks in Hands of Somali Pirates, 15 Crew Missing [UPDATE]

The Malaysian-flagged MV Albedo, hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010 and held at an anchorage close to the Somali Coast, has sunk in rough seas, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) confirmed Monday.

July 9, 2013
Total Views: 103

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Piracy

The Spread (and Retreat) of Somali Piracy 2009-2013 [VISUALIZED]

These images from EU NAVFOR do a good job of illustrating the spread of piracy from 2009 to 2011, then its retreat in 2012 and 2013.

May 22, 2013
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Piracy

EU Navy Commander Warns: Somali Pirates Still a Threat

The EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) has reiterated its warnings that Somali pirates are still determined to get out to sea and, if presented with an easy target, will attack.

May 15, 2013
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Blog

EU NAVFOR to Suspected Pirates: We’re Watching You

The crew from Swedish Ocean Patrol Vessel HSwMS Carlskrona has been busy conducting counter piracy patrols along the coast of Somalia.

April 16, 2013
Total Views: 0

Friday, April 12, 2013
Piracy

Yemeni Dhow Master: We Haven’t Seen Pirates in Two Years

The master of a Yemeni dhow operating along the coast of Somalia and Yemen in the Gulf of Aden told an EUNAVFOR team that he had not seen any pirate...

April 12, 2013
Total Views: 19

Monday, March 11, 2013
mv royal grace eunavfor piracy
News

Ransom Paid…Somali Pirates Release MV Royal Grace and MT Smyrni [UPDATE 2]

Update (March 11, 2013): European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) reports today the 26 crewmembers of M/T Smyrni have been released as of Sunday 10 March at 2053 (CET) with assistance from the Indian...

March 11, 2013
Total Views: 94

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Piracy

EU Naval Force Captures Nine Suspected Pirates Off Somalia

As piracy off the coast of Nigeria and in the Gulf of Guinea continues to dominate headlines in 2013, this latest update from the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia...

February 19, 2013
Total Views: 1