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Friday, May 24, 2024
Operation ATALANTA confirms the liberation of the Liberian-flagged Merchant Vessel BASILISK. EUNAVFOR Photo
Piracy

EU’s Operation ATALANTA Frees Ship From Suspected Somali Pirates

Operation ATALANTA, the European Union’s counter-piracy naval force, successfully freed the Liberian-flagged M/V BASILISK from suspected pirates. The ship,

May 24, 2024
Total Views: 1474

Thursday, May 23, 2024
EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta warships escort the MV Abdullah after it was freed by Somali pirates. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

Suspected Pirate Attack on Cargo Ship off Somali Coast

A Liberian-flagged cargo ship, M/V Basilisk, is suspected of being attacked pirates while sailing approximately 380 nautical miles east of Mogadishu, Somalia.

May 23, 2024
Total Views: 889

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Suspected Somali Pirates to Stand Trial in Seychelles
Piracy

Suspected Somali Pirates to Stand Trial in Seychelles

The European Union’s counter-piracy naval force, Operation ATALANTA, has transferred six suspected Somali pirates to Seychelles, where they will stand

May 16, 2024
Total Views: 1318

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
FILE PHOTO: FSG Hessen. Credit: tm/CC BY 2.0
Defense

German Frigate Shoots Down Houthi Drones

BERLIN/LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – A German warship shot down two drones in the Red Sea on Tuesday amid escalating attacks by Yemen’s Houthis and

February 28, 2024
Total Views: 7325

Monday, February 26, 2024
The Greek frigate 'Hydra' sails to take part in the EU naval mission in the Red Sea, at Salamina naval base, Greece, February 26, 2024. Greek Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
Defense

Greece Sends Frigate to Join EU Naval Operation in Red Sea

ATHENS, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Greece’s frigate Hydra departed for the Red Sea on Monday to participate in a mission to protect merchant

February 26, 2024
Total Views: 1231

Monday, February 19, 2024
FILE PHOTO: An EUNAVFOR warship escorts a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: EUNAVFOR
Shipping

European Union Launches Red Sea Naval Operation

The European Council has launched a new maritime security naval operation focussing on protecting freedom of navigation in the Red Sea. High Representative for

February 19, 2024
Total Views: 6159

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
FILE PHOTO: An EUNAVFOR warship escorts a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: EUNAVFOR
Shipping

EU Aiming for Mid-February Launch of Red Sea Naval Mission

By Andrew Gray BRUSSELS, Jan 31 (Reuters) – EU member states want to launch a Red Sea naval mission by mid-February to protect ships from attacks by

January 31, 2024
Total Views: 1156

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
FILE PHOTO: An EUNAVFOR warship escorts a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: EUNAVFOR
Defense

EU Member States Back New Naval Mission in Red Sea

By Andrew Gray, John Irish and Sabine Siebold BRUSSELS/PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) – European Union member states have given initial backing to a naval

January 16, 2024
Total Views: 10822

Friday, December 1, 2023
Iranian-flagged fishing boat AL-MERAJ 1 off the coast of Somalia. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

EUNAVFOR Reveals Details of Alleged Piracy Incident Off Somalia

EU Naval Force Operation (EUNAVFOR) ATALANTA intervened in an alleged piracy-related incident involving the Iranian-flagged fishing boat AL-MERAJ 1 off the

December 1, 2023
Total Views: 3075

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

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 93

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
FILE PHOTO: An EUNAVFOR warship escorts a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: EUNAVFOR
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

December 6, 2016
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
FILE PHOTO: An EUNAVFOR warship escorts a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: EUNAVFOR
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,

September 9, 2015
Total Views: 30

Friday, November 21, 2014
EU Extends Somali Counter-Piracy Operation Through 2016
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

November 21, 2014
Total Views: 16

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Suspected Pirates Found Not Guilty in Mauritius
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

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 37

Saturday, October 25, 2014
UN Orders Ship Searches Off Somalia to Find Weapons, Charcoal
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,

October 25, 2014
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Somali Pirates Ditch Dhow Under Naval Pressure
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

April 29, 2014
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Photos: Counter-Piracy Replenishment Hat Trick
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

March 26, 2014
Total Views: 22

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Suspected Pirates Arrive in Seychelles
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

January 30, 2014
Total Views: 23

Monday, January 20, 2014
Somali Pirates’ First Hijacking Attempt of 2014 Ends with Arrests
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

January 20, 2014
Total Views: 184

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.

October 3, 2013
Total Views: 36
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