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Maritime Security

EU hosts Somali Prime Minister to discuss piracy off Somalia

ESPS Galicia.On 8 May 2017 the European Union’s Ambassador to Somalia, Veronique Lorenzo, hosted the Somali Prime Minister, HE Hasan Ali Khaire and State Minister, Abdullahi Hamud, on board EU NAVFOR’s Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia, off the coast of Mogadishu, to discuss counter-piracy efforts.


Libya Coastguard NGO vessel in altercation

Libyan coastguard in NGO altercationLibya's coastguard intercepted nearly 500 migrants on a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli after warning off a ship preparing to pick them up for passage to Europe.

Ship attacks up internationally in first quarter of 2017

Ship attacks up in first quarterPirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of this year, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report, while Yemen’s worsening conflict is contributing to a spike in regional piracy.

UNavFor Med seizes arms from Libyan registered vessel

EU NavFor Med in weapons seizure from Libyan vesselThis month has seen what is believed to be the first arms seizure from a vessel in international waters of the Mediterranean by a vessel deployed as part of the EU Naval Force Mediterranean Operation Sophia.

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