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Maritime Security

Indian Ocean piracy under control but Yemeni conflict a danger to shipping

The HSV 2 was attacked off Yemen.There were no instances of piracy in the Indian Ocean in 2016, but the civil war in Yemen poses a danger to shipping in the area, with several attacks against ships last year.

Belgian Alsation dog is essential crew member of French warship

French sniffer dog in the MediterraneanA highly trained four-year-old Malinois dog is a specialist crew member of the French light frigate FS Commandant Ducuing currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea as part of EUNavFor Sophia.

Eight sailors kidnapped by Nigerian pirates

A Nigerian militant.Eight sailors, seven from Russia and one from Ukraine, have been kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria.

Operation Atalanta Warship ESPS Relampago trains with AMISOM’s Marine Unit

A Seahawk helicopter from ESPS Relampago. EU Navfor photo.During their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, Spanish marines and sailors from Operation Atalanta’s warship, ESPS Relampago, took the opportunity to train with AMISOM’s marine unit close to the port of Mogadishu.

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