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Operation Atalanta now headquartered in Spain

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Just over a month since a piracy attempt was thwarted off the Horn of Africa by EU NavFor, the need for a strong maritime...

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...

New force commander as EU NavFor marks 31st rotation

The European Union (EU) naval task force off the Horn of Africa this month marked its 31st rotation since counter-piracy operations started in December...

Anti-piracy training in the Seychelles

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For over 10 years, piracy has been successfully combated by an international "˜coalition of the willing', achieving great success in the Indian Ocean. Ships...

EU Navfor marks ten years off Horn of Africa

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On Tuesday 4th December in Djibouti, EU NAVFOR's Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares handed back command of Operation Atalanta...

Ship’s diver course for Libyan Navy and Coastguard underway in Croatia

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A new training module managed by Operation Sophia and focused on ship's divers basic is underway at the Croatian Navy Training Centre...

ISS: Ten years on, is Somali piracy still a threat?

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On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorisation for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures off...

EU NavFor destroys pirate action group whaler

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EU NavFor military personnel last weekend seized an active pirate action group (PAG) whaler and destroyed it. The destruction came on the heels...

EU Navfor’s Operation Atalanta mission extended

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The European Union has extended the mandate of the maritime security Operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa until 31 December 2020. The...

Protecting Somali waters – a joint EUNavFor/AMISOM effort

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Crew members from ITS Margottini continue the regional co-operation EU NavFor has established with the AMISOM Marine unit off the coast of...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...