• Flagship Attackers to be Tried in Spain

    It has been confirmed that the Spanish judicial authorities will prosecute the six Somali suspected pirates, who attacked the EU NAVFOR Flagship, the SPS PATINO on 12 January. Following receipt […]

  • New EU NAVFOR Deputy Operation Commander

    Rear Admiral Christian Canova (French Navy) hands over the responsibility of Deputy Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Operation ATALANTA to Rear Admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy) […]

  • Pirate attack on the EU NAVFOR Flagship

    At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port […]

  • Mission Continues

    Operation Atalanta, the EU operation against piracy in the Indian Ocean, has been heralded the most successful EU mission to date and is likely to be extended. Since 1 December, […]

  • Vessel Shortage

    EUNAVOR has announced there will be a shortage of navy vessels at the start of 2012. Operation Atalanta has a normal minimum requirement of four to six warships, but it […]

  • PAG Destroyed

    Following a coordinated search and detection by a French Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft, the German warship “FGS KOLN”, operating as part of the EUNAVFOR, disrupted a pirate action group […]

  • Ransoms Drop

    Ransom payments paid by shipping companies to Somali pirates have reached nearly $110 million this year — a 37 per cent jump in two years — despite the increasing success […]

  • Skiff Justice

    On September 29 the EU NAVFOR warship FGS KÖLN located and destroyed a suspicious whaler close to a beach off Somalia, 100 nautical miles SW of Mogadishu. A helicopter was […]

  • Hitting Ashore

    The one issue which unites the maritime industry is the belief that pirates will be defeated not at sea, but ashore. According to a report from Lloyd’s List, Keith Blount, […]

  • Military Movements

    The latest contingent of South Korean troops began anti-piracy operations in waters off Somalia, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said Tuesday. The 300-strong contingent aboard the 4,400-ton destroyer “Munmu” […]