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Maritime Security

Global piracy down in 2016, but kidnappings at sea up - IMB report

Piracy down, increase in kidnappings at seaMore crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, according to the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB’s) annual piracy report.


Op Atalanta has ensured safe passage for WFP vessels for eight years

Eight years of WFP protection by EUNavForDecember marked the end of the eighth year of EU naval operations off the coast of Somalia with the primary task of protecting World Food Programme (WFP) vessels from pirate attacks successful with not a single attack recorded.

Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (RMAC) programme rolling out across Africa

An RMAC system.Nearly a dozen African countries are installing maritime domain awareness systems as part of the continent-wide Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (RMAC) programme.

EU marks eight years of counter-piracy patrols off Somalia but warns of complacency

Apprehended pirates in the Gulf of Aden.This week the European Union is marking eight years since it launched its first ever maritime military operation, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta, in response to a surge in armed pirate attacks on merchant ships and other vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

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