EUNAVFOR renews until 2018

Comforting news for the Merchant Marine.

EU to keep patrolling for Somali pirates until end of 2018

The European Union’s naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of attacks, the bloc said on Monday.

The number of raids and kidnappings has fallen – though maritime officials have warned that the risk is still, underlined by two attempted attacks last month.

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