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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...

Ships more at risk after first Somali pirate attack in years...

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Merchant vessels using busy shipping lanes between Somalia and Yemen may be underestimating the risk of piracy and terrorism following two attempted...

Shift to training regional forces as Somali piracy decreases

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The three task forces of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), together with allied forces, are helping Somali and neighbouring countries patrol their...

Australian Navy replenishes allied ships fighting pirates off African east coast

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The Royal Australian Navy oiler, HMAS Success, is now in its fourth month of deployment in the Gulf of Aden/Indian Ocean and...

Outboard motors for Somali port police and a new addition to...

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The EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, this month delivered four board motors to the Bosasso port police. The delivery was...

EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy ships meet in the Gulf...

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Last week the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and the Chinese Flagship CNS Changbaishan met at sea in the Gulf...

RNZAF completes Operation Atalanta tour

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) this week completed its first contribution to the European Union's counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta off...

German Orion clocks up 4 000 Op Atalanta flying hours

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A German maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA), currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force, has reached an impressive 4...

UAVs now part of EUNavFor anti-piracy ops

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The latest addition to the arsenal keeping pirates at bay off the Horn of Africa is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Last week...

EUNavFor flagship leads Operation Atalanta by example

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FGS Brandenburg is the second German naval vessel to be assigned flagship duties of Operation Atalanta, the European Union naval force tasked...

Oil spill exercise in Seychelles

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During her recent port visit to the Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg conducted an oil spill exercise with units...

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