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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 –...

EUCAP Nestor holds Puntland Police-Judiciary workshop in Garowe, Somalia

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From 4-6 December, the European Union's capacity building entity EUCAP Nestor organized a workshop attended by thirty-three police officers (crime investigators), prosecutors...

EU and UN carry out maritime training with Somaliland Coastguard

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On Saturday 3 December European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) sailors, supported by staff from EUCAP Nestor, carried out radar training on...

Op Sophia extended for another year

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The European Union Naval Force's Mediterranean Sea operation to disrupt human smugglers and traffickers has been extended by a year to July...

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...

German P-3 Orions deploy to Somalia for anti-piracy duties

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On 11 March, the maritime patrol capability of the European Union's anti-piracy Operation Atalanta was doubled with the arrival of German P-3C...

More than nine thousand boat migrants rescued to date in Op...

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In the seven months it has been operational, the EU's Mediterranean Sea tasking to rescue boat migrants and apprehend traffickers has seen...

Seychelles Air Force trains with Operation Atalanta Spanish warship

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On 7 November the Spanish warship, ESPS Victoria, carried out counter-piracy training with the Seychelles Air Force. The first training exercise saw ESPS...

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,...

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...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...