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Indo-Pacific maritime security under the microscope

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Representatives from the European Union (EU) East African naval force attended a second meeting on strengthening maritime security in the Indo-Pacific. One outcome of the...

Op Atalanta halts first piracy attempt in seven months off Somalia

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The capture of a Yemeni dhow off the Somalian coast was all that initially went right for a suspected pirate gang. Four days later...

Atalanta airborne ops

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The continued success of the EU naval operation off the Horn of Africa to ensure safe passage for vessels carrying much-needed food and stop...

Nine years of counter-piracy ops off the Horn of Africa

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This month (December) marks the ninth anniversary of EU Naval Force Somalia's Operation Atalanta, the specialist counter- piracy operation in the Gulf...

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

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During their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, Spanish marines and sailors from Operation Atalanta's warship, ESPS Relampago, took the opportunity...

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

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This week the European Union is marking eight years since it launched its first ever maritime military operation, EU NAVFOR Somalia –...

EU will patrol for Somali pirates until end of 2018

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The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against...

German P-3s clock 5000 hours for Operation Atalanta

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The German Air Force has been flying their Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) with the European Union's anti-piracy Operation Atalanta for...

Spanish Air Force continues supporting Operation Atalanta

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The Spanish Air Force continues to support the European Union's Operation Atalanta anti-piracy operation off the Horn of Africa, using CN235 and...

Collective effort keep pirates at bay – EU Navfor

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At a breakfast meeting on Wednesday with senior shipping industry representatives, the EU Naval Force Operation Commander, Major General Martin Smith MBE,...

Spanish Scan Eagles used to search for pirates

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The Spanish Navy is deploying Boeing Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) off the Somali coast as part of its Operation Atalanta...

Colombian warship conducts sea trials prior to Atalanta anti-piracy deployment

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Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with the anti-piracy...

Spanish aircraft accumulate 7 000 flight hours with Operation Atalanta

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The Spanish air force's anti-piracy detachment deployed in Djibouti as part of Operation Atalanta has accumulated 7 000 flight hours. The Spanish ministry...

Chile to contribute ship to anti-piracy Operation Atalanta

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The Chilean Navy will contribute a ship to the European Union's Operation Atalanta anti-piracy task force in the Gulf of Aden region. This...

First EU Navfor anti-piracy UAV deployment concludes

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The first ever Predator deployment with the European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) has concluded after more than 300 hours of anti-piracy...

Italian Air Force Predators supporting Somali anti-piracy ops

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Italian Air Force Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been flying anti-piracy patrols from Djibouti for the last two weeks after a...

New Force Commander for EU Navfor’s Operation Atalanta

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Overall command of the EU Naval Force (EU Navfor) anti-piracy Operation Atalanta now rests in the capable hands of Rear Admiral Jurgen...

One German naval vessel departs Atalanta, another arrives

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With one German naval vessel having just departed the EU Navfor anti-piracy fleet, another is on its way and will take over...

EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy warships joint forces in Gulf...

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Ahead of Chinese President Xi's visit to the European Union in Brussels, a significant naval exercise has took place in the Gulf...

Luxembourg anti-piracy aircraft fly thousandth mission

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The Luxembourg maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) detachment deployed in support of the European Union's anti-piracy Operation Atalanta flew its 1 000th operational...

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