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EU NavFor Atalanta on HRA reduction

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As of the beginning of September, the high risk area (HRA) for piracy off the Horn of Africa was reduced with the European Union’s...

Pirates repelled after firefight off Somalia

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Days ahead of a reduced Indian Ocean high risk piracy area (HRA) announcement, the motor vessel (MV) Anatolia was attacked by pirates off Somalia. The...

A month on, Atalanta commander reflects on new mandate

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A command insight into Operation Atalanta, the EU naval tasking off the Horn of Africa, comes from Commodore Diogo Arroteia. The senior Portuguese Navy officer...

Atalanta mandate expanded

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Twelve years on and the rationale for the EU NavFor Operation Atalanta Somalia has changed and the mission has a new mandate and a...

2020 good for Op Irini

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Formed just ahead of the coronavirus pandemic making itself felt across the world, the EU naval operation in the Mediterranean to enforce a UN...

EU Somalia naval op marks 12 successful years

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December marked the 12th anniversary of the European Union’s commitment to halting piracy off the Horn of Africa through Operation Atalanta. The operation was launched...

Full steam ahead for Op Irini

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Hundreds of vessels and dozens of flights were investigated by Operation EUNavFor Med Irini in four months monitoring sea, air and land possible illicit...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...