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New flagship for Op Irini

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Italian Navy warship San Giorgio completed her operational tour as flagship for Operation EUNavFor Med Irini and returned to her homeport Brindisi after more...

Migrant deaths rise on both Africa/Europe routes

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Migrant deaths on dangerous sea routes to Europe, in particular across the Mediterranean, soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1...

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...

Irini Mediterranean inspections top the two thousand mark

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Operation Irini, the EU tasking enforcing a UN arms embargo on Libya, investigated over 2 000 vessels in its first 11 months on the Mediterranean...

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...

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...

Suspected Libya arms embargo buster boarded by Op Irini

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The EU Naval Force (EU NavFor) tasking in the Mediterranean, Operation Irini, conducted what is believed to be its first inspection of a vessel...

Call for more Mediterranean search and rescue capability

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UN agencies want search and rescue stepped up in the central Mediterranean in the wake of a shipwreck that claimed the lives of 45...

Erdogan says Turkey ‘will not back down’ in east Med standoff

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey will not back down to threats of sanctions nor to incursions on its claimed territory in the...

Pushbacks of Mediterranean migrant boats ring alarm bells

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Restrictions against humanitarians rescuing migrant boats in the central Mediterranean put lives at risk and must be lifted immediately the UN human rights office...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...