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Op Irini extended for a further year

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The EU maritime intervention to stop arms illegally reaching strife-torn Libya will continue for another year thanks to a UN Security Council authorisation. The vote...

Aerial assets impact positively on Op Atalanta

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The European Union naval tasking off the Horn of Africa, which started life as protection for World Food Programme (WFP) vessels delivering food aid...

Op Irini boards Syrian flagged vessel

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The last week of October saw another vessel boarding and inspection done by the EUNavFor Operation Irini in the Mediterranean to prevent violations of...

Six suspected pirates nabbed off east African coast

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The European Union Naval Force Somalia's current flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginia Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their...

UN Security Council on Somali piracy

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While acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia have subsided substantially, the United Nations Security Council...

Two ships fired on off east Africa coast

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More proof of increasing pirate activity off the east coast of Africa comes with an EUNavFor announcement of small arms being fired...

UNavFor Med seizes arms from Libyan registered vessel

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This month has seen what is believed to be the first arms seizure from a vessel in international waters of the Mediterranean...

Op Atalanta has ensured safe passage for WFP vessels for eight...

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December marked the end of the eighth year of EU naval operations off the coast of Somalia with the primary task of...

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

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Last week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of...

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...

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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...