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New flagship for Op Irini

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

Op Irini extended for a further year

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 assets continue to enforce Libyan arms embargo

“Significant progress” en route to a political solution in Libya is, according to the UN and its international partners, welcome but has not seen...

Irini Mediterranean inspections top the two thousand mark

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

Formed just ahead of the coronavirus pandemic making itself felt across the world, the EU naval operation in the Mediterranean to enforce a UN...

Op Irini friendly approaches

An integral component of the EUNavFor Med tasking Irini to enforce an arms embargo on Libya is friendly approaches to merchant vessels in the...

Full steam ahead for Op Irini

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

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


SANDF missing the communication target

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...