Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Piracy

Pirates Nabbed After Attack Off Somalia

Twelve suspected pirates operating off the coast of Somalia were picked up by a naval warship after reportedly launching an attack on a merchant vessel. The EU Naval Force, aka EUNAVFOR,...

January 8, 2013
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Monday, December 31, 2012
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News

Belgian Warship BNS Louise Marie Intercepts Pirate Skiff off Somalia

Less than two weeks after the frigate BNS Louise Marie apprehended five suspect pirates at sea off the Somali coast, the crew of the Belgian warship was tasked to intercept...

December 31, 2012
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Blog

Injured Mariner Rescued by Counter-Piracy Forces

It’s not “all pirates, all the time” for the counter-piracy naval forces in the Indian Ocean. On Sunday, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship, ITS San Giusto, provided some...

October 9, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
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Incidents

Spanish Warship Rescues 68 Off Somalia

On Saturday 8 September, Spanish warship ESPS Relámpago, currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force – Operation ATALANTA, fighting piracy off the Somali Coast, rescued 68 people after...

September 10, 2012
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Piracy

EU Forces Free Two Pirated Dhow’s in Three Days

EU Naval Force Somalia’s Operation Atalanta, or EUNAVFOR, said this week that it’s anti-piracy forces launched a coordinated effort that ended with freeing of two pirated dhow’s in just three...

August 15, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Maritime News

Somali Pirates Sentenced to 20 Years in Kenyan Prison

On Tuesday 7 August 2012 seven Somali men were found guilty by a Kenyan court of attempting to commit an act of piracy against a French fishing vessel, MV Captain...

August 9, 2012
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Piracy

EU to Launch New Anti-Piracy Mission

The European Union on Monday approved plans to launch a fresh civilian-led mission in the Horn of Africa to help fight piracy and instability in the region. The EUCAP Nester...

July 16, 2012
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Blog

Somali Eyewitnesses Describe Air Strikes Against Pirate Bases – Somalia Report

As we saw yesterday, the European Union’s Naval force, known as EUNAVFOR, has conducted its first airstrikes on pirate targets along the beaches in Somalia since declaring in March that...

May 16, 2012
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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News

EUNAVFOR Conducts Air Assault Against Somali Pirates, No Casualties Reported

EUNAVFOR – Earlier today, following the decision taken on 23 March 2012by the Council of the European Union to allow the EU Naval Force to take disruption action against known...

May 15, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012
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News

After 4 Months in Pirate Captivity, Sri Lankan Crew Rescued by Spanish Warship

On Wednesday 18 April, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Elena rescued 6 Sri Lankan fishermen and their fishing vessel from 7 suspected pirates. The fishing vessel...

April 23, 2012
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Piracy

Unidentified Fighter Jets Strike Somali Pirate Base [REPORT]

Unidentified military fighter jets launched an airstrike earlier this week in northern Somalia in a suspected attack on a pirate base, AFP has reported citing a coastguard official and several...

April 18, 2012
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
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News

European Naval Forces Intercept High Seas Pirate Action Group

(EUNAVFOR) EU Counter Piracy Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) have tracked down and stopped a group of suspected pirates who were believed to have tried to attack a Hong-Kong flagged tanker approximately...

March 29, 2012
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Friday, March 23, 2012
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News

European Naval Forces May Strike Somali Beaches, Operation ATALANTA Extended

The Council of the European Union today confirmed its intention to extend its EU Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) counter-piracy mission, Operation ATALANTA, off the Somali coast until at least December 2014....

March 23, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
Piracy

Somali Pirates Release 15 Indian Hostages Ending Dramatic Three Day Scene

A rather dramatic scene unfolded over the past three days in the Indian Ocean involving a EUNAVFOR warship, a group of pirates, 15 hostages, and an attack on a Dutch-registered...

January 20, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Defense

Learning the Hard Way…Pirates Try to Board Spanish Warship

At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Program ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port...

January 12, 2012
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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Piracy

Somali Pirates Release Tanker – MV OLIB G

Somali pirates have released the Maltese-flagged tanker M/V OLIB G and her crew of 18, according to a report by the Somalia Report. The vessel and her crew, consisting of...

January 8, 2012
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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News

EU Plans to Expand Anti-Piracy Operations, Pirates Threaten to Kill Hostages

By JD , Somalia Report Officials in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have welcomed EU plans to expand their anti-piracy operation to include the coast of Somalia. German Foreign Ministry spokesman, Andreas...

January 3, 2012
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Sunday, November 6, 2011
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Multimedia

German Warship Strikes Again – Pirate Boats Destroyed

(EUNAVFOR) On 4 November 2011, following a coordinated search and detection by a French Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft, the German warship FGS KOELN, operating as part of the EU NAVFOR, disrupted...

November 6, 2011
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Friday, September 30, 2011
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Incidents

German Navy anti-piracy gunship takes care of business off Somalia… get some!!

It’s not quite Robert Duvall’s air cavalry as seen in the film Apocolypse Now, but it’s still awesome to see a helicopter blasting away with it’s machine gun at a modern...

September 30, 2011
Total Views: 30

Monday, September 12, 2011
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Incidents

French sailor killed, wife rescued from pirates by Spanish warship off Yemen

EUNAVFOR assets stopped and boarded a skiff thought to have been involved in an incident with the French Sailing Yacht (SY) TRIBAL KAT. One member of the crew from the...

September 12, 2011
Total Views: 4