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Maritime Security

South Korea's anti-piracy unit searches for Mongolian ship off Somalia

altSouth Korea has dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit to waters off Somalia after communication with a Mongolian fishing vessel was cut when it requested help, fearing it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel.


Danish Challenger maritime surveillance aircraft begins Horn of Africa deployment

A Danish Air Force Challenger.The Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) has deployed a Challenger 604 maritime surveillance aircraft to support the French-led Combined Maritime Force (CMF), which was set up to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean waters off the coast of Somalia and the broader Horn of Africa region.


Libya receives refurbished patrol boats from Italy

Four Libyan fast patrol boats.The Libyan Coast Guard has taken delivery of four refurbished patrol boats from Italy to beef up its efforts to stop people smuggling, with another six boats due in the coming weeks.


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.


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