EUNAVFOR still a presence

Pirates still deterred by naval vessels.

EU Force Maintains Pirate Watch Off Somalia

By Ismail Mohamed & Salem Solomon

For the first time in years, piracy has returned to the coast of Somalia, with as many as six incidents reported in the last two months. But the European Union naval force patrolling the region, EU NAVFOR, says it continues to be successful in escorting ships carrying food aid to drought-stricken Somalia.

A spokesperson for the EU force, Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Sherriff, told VOA’s Somali Service that the force has not experienced a single attack on aid ships since it began protecting World Food Program (WFP) vessels in 2008.

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