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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...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...