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Maritime Security

EU and UN carry out maritime training with Somaliland Coastguard

EU Navfor warships.On Saturday 3 December European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) sailors, supported by staff from EUCAP Nestor, carried out radar training on board the Spanish offshore patrol vessel, ESPS Relampago, in Berbera Bay, as a precursor to an engagement the following day on board EU NAVFOR flagship, HNLMS Tromp.
   

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

NATO hosts counter-piracy conferenceLast week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean as well as the importance of co-operation between naval units in the region, industry and other concerned organisations.

   

Arabian Sea raids on arms smugglers show Iran-Yemen link

Weapons seized off the Horn of Africa.When Western navies raided three dhows in the Arabian Sea this year, some of the weapons they found matched arms taken from Houthi rebels in Yemen, a report said, suggesting links between Iranian suppliers and the Yemeni war.
   

EU will patrol for Somali pirates until end of 2018

Operation Atalanta to continue until 2017The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of attacks, the bloc said.
   

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