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

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
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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
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Monday, June 13, 2011

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
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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
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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
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Monday, April 11, 2011

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
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Friday, April 8, 2011

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
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

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
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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
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Monday, March 28, 2011
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
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

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
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

EMS RIVER released from pirate control

The MV EMS RIVER, which was pirated on 27 December 2010, was released from pirate control on 1 March 2011. The Antigua/Barbuda flagged and German owned vessel

March 3, 2011
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Friday, February 25, 2011

EUNAVFOR warship evacuates casualty from merchant vessel in Indian Ocean

Late on the evening of 23 February, EUNAVFOR warships in the Arabian Sea were alerted that an incident had occurred on board a German owned container vessel,

February 25, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pirates hijack second tanker in two days

EU NAVFOR has reported that at approximately 1000Z on 9 February, the VLCC M/V Irene SL was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of Muscat in

February 9, 2011
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