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Thursday, January 12, 2012
pirates surrender
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

January 12, 2012
Total Views: 40

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Somali Pirates Release Tanker – MV OLIB G
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,

January 8, 2012
Total Views: 95

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
pirates somali pirate piracy boat
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

January 3, 2012
Total Views: 40

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Pirates jettison RPG warhead Skiff
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

November 6, 2011
Total Views: 24

Friday, September 30, 2011
destroyed whaler pirate skiff destroyed FGS KOELN EUNAVFOR piracy
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

September 30, 2011
Total Views: 81

Monday, September 12, 2011
Tribal Kat french sailors killed
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

September 12, 2011
Total Views: 57

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Luis-Carlos-Amaral-Laranjeria operation ATALANTA piracy
Multimedia

EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA Photography Competition

FIRST PLACE IMAGE: (c) Luis Carlos Amaral Laranjeria (EUNAVFOR) To record the work of Operation ATALANTA and to increase the library of related photographs,

July 20, 2011
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
German warship “disrupts” suspected pirates
Piracy

German warship “disrupts” suspected pirates

On the morning of June 10, the EU NAVFOR German warship FGS Niedersachsen detected a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) while conducting a routine patrol in

June 14, 2011
Total Views: 8

Monday, June 13, 2011
Pirates release M/V ZIRKU
Piracy

Pirates release M/V ZIRKU

EU NAVFOR says that on June 10, the MV ZIRKU was released from pirate control after 73 days in captivity. The vessel was pirated on the March 28, approximately

June 13, 2011
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Incident Photos – French Navy Disrupts Suspected Pirate Mothership
Navy

Incident Photos – French Navy Disrupts Suspected Pirate Mothership

On April 22nd, the EU NAVFOR French warship FS GUÉPRATTE was tasked to patrol the East coast of Somalia as part of her counter-piracy duties on Operation

May 10, 2011
Total Views: 16

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Pirates release bulker, crew safe
News

Pirates release bulker, crew safe

EU NAVFOR has reported that on the April 23 the bulk carrier M/V Renuar was released from pirate control after 133 days in captivity. The Liberian owned,

April 28, 2011
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Pirated cargo ship M/V Asphalt Venture released
News

Pirated cargo ship M/V Asphalt Venture released

M/V Asphalt Venture courtesy EU NAVFOR EU NAVFOR has reported that the general cargo ship M/V Asphalt Venture has been released from pirate control.  The

April 26, 2011
Total Views: 16

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Suspected pirates released after attempts to prosecute failed
News

Suspected pirates released after attempts to prosecute failed

The FNS POHJANMAA boarding team detaining the suspected pirates Thursday, the EU NAVFOR was forced to release 18 suspected pirates after requests to a number

April 21, 2011
Total Views: 46

Bulk Carrier Hijacked in Indian Ocean, Containership Missing
News

Bulk Carrier Hijacked in Indian Ocean, Containership Missing

MV ROSALIA D’AMATO (Source: Robert Smera/PBase) The European Union Naval Force Somalia, or EU NAVFOR, has reported that the bulk carrier M/V Rosalia

April 21, 2011
Total Views: 24

Monday, April 11, 2011
Incident Photo of The Week – Destroying a pirate dhow
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – Destroying a pirate dhow

On April 9, the EUNAVFOR Finnish warship FNS Pohjanmaa obliterated a dhow used by a suspected pirate group.  18 suspected pirates have been detained. Below,

April 11, 2011
Total Views: 6

Friday, April 8, 2011
Cargo ship pirated off Omani coastline with crew of 10
News

Cargo ship pirated off Omani coastline with crew of 10

EUNAVFOR has reported that the general cargo ship M/V Susan K was pirated early this morning approximately 200 nautical miles North-East of Salalah, Oman; a

April 8, 2011
Total Views: 9

Thursday, April 7, 2011
New guidance issued for AIS operation in pirate infested water
News

New guidance issued for AIS operation in pirate infested water

Below is a statement issued by EUNAVFOR and NATO regarding the use of AIS while transiting high-risk areas known for piracy. Regulation V/19 of the SOLAS

April 7, 2011
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
EU NAVFOR nabs 18 suspected pirates
News

EU NAVFOR nabs 18 suspected pirates

During the early morning of 6 April, the EU NAVFOR Finnish warship FNS Pohjanmaa identified a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) consisting of a dhow and 2

April 6, 2011
Total Views: 2

Monday, March 28, 2011
Crude oil tanker attacked in northwest Arabian Sea
Maritime Security Incidents

Crude oil tanker attacked in northwest Arabian Sea

Just in from European Naval Forces Somalia (EUNAVFOR), an update from this morning’s ONI Advisory: At approximately 0900Z on 28 March, the Crude

March 28, 2011
Total Views: 7

Thursday, March 10, 2011
EU NAVFOR assists sinking vessel after release from pirate control
Incidents

EU NAVFOR assists sinking vessel after release from pirate control

On the morning of 9 March, marine authorities received a distress call from the MV ARAK AFRIKANA stating that they were taking on large amounts of water due to

March 10, 2011
Total Views: 8
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