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Pirates that attacked EU Navfor flagship Patino to be tried in...

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Spain will prosecute the six pirates who attacked the European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) flagship SPS Patino last week. The pirates...

EU Navfor transfers pirates’ outboard engines to the Djiboutian Navy

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The European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor), which conducts counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean, has transferred six powerful outboard motors to...

EU NAVFOR trains 24 Ugandan troops in vessel protection

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A team of 24 troops from Uganda, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), received vessel protection training from French and...

Analysis – EU NAVFOR figures confirm the value of armed security...

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Figures released this month by the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) list just 12 attacks for November in their area of...

19 captured pirates returned to Somalia

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19 pirates have been returned to Somalia after being captured aboard their hijacked dhow in the Somali Basin. The European Union Naval...

FGS Köln captures pirates, sinks skiffs

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The German frigate FGS Köln, operating as part of the anti-piracy European Union Naval Force, has disrupted a pirate action group off...

German Navy P-3 Orion takes part in anti-piracy patrols

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A German Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft is being stationed in Djibouti, where it is carrying out anti-piracy patrols as...

Seychelles to launch UN-backed courts to combat piracy

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The remoteness of the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles has made it a prime target for pirates, and the country is fighting...

Somali pirates take 3 Thai ships

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Somali pirates hijacked three Thai fishing vessels with 77 crew members over the weekend in one of their most daring raids so...

Legal limbo makes Somalia piracy worse: Russia

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Piracy off the coast of Somalia is getting worse, partly due to the legal limbo that has led some countries to release...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...