• Somalia’s illegal charcoal trade

    Charcoal trade has raised huge sums for Somalia’s terror group, al Shabaab. Somalia to Involve EU Naval Forces, Interpol and Amisom to Curb Illegal Charcoal Trade Somalia government on Saturday […]

  • EUNAVFOR, Kenya drills

    Helping Kenya’s blue economy. European Union Operation Atalanta and Kenyan maritime authorities conducting joint exercises Senior Kenyan and European officials are today meeting in Mombasa where the flagship of the […]

  • Throwing SHADE

    Changing nature of threats discussed. CMF and EU NAVFOR welcome international delegates to 42nd SHADE conference On 17-18 April 2018, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) co-chaired the 42ndShared Awareness and […]

  • Piracy prosecution training

    Exercises hone skills. Piracy prosecution training in Seychelles While pirate attacks have all but become a forgotten issue off the African east coast, the follow-up as far as successful prosecution of […]

  • Red Sea concerns

    Conflict spillover now vexing merchant marine. Yemen Conflict Forces New Security Recommendations Posted by Joseph Keefe In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and […]

  • Somali suspects charged

    Suspected Pirate (out of) Action Group members charged. Somali Pirates Detained by EU NAVFOR charged in the Seychelles The Seychellois Attorney General announced on 18 December that six Somali nationals apprehended […]

  • CMF & EUNAVFOR ops

    Increase in piracy reports in 2017 means more visible presence. CTF 150 and EUNAVFOR Collaborate in Gulf of Aden Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EU NAVFOR Task Forces have conducted […]

  • Suspected pirates transferred

    Men captured after series of incidents. 6 suspected Somali pirates transferred to Seychelles for possible trial By: Daniel Laurence Edited by: Betymie Bonnelame (Seychelles News Agency) – Six suspected Somali pirates […]

  • Somali pirates arrested

    Recent series of incidents sees arrests. EUNAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan Chases and Captures Suspected Pirates EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates […]

  • USN assists pirate attack crew

    Three crew injured during incident. Coalition Forces Render Aid to an Iranian Fishing Vessel Posted by Aiswarya Lakshmi In coordination with the European Union Naval Force and the Turkish-led Combined […]