• NATO Home

    UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox has secured the future of Northwood; a key NATO command headquarters. The headquarters is a major maritime control centre tasked with directing a range […]

  • Mothership Warning

    The NATO Counter Piracy Operation, “Ocean Shield”  has issued an urgent warning concerning a notorious mothership, which has been supporting piracy operations. At 0912 UTC on 09 MAY a fishing […]

  • Gloves Off

    NATO’s Ocean Shield command in Northwood, U.K. has confirmed that the Alliance’s anti-piracy operation is going tough on the pirates. Instead of patrolling the sea lanes and waiting attacks and […]

  • Turned Off

    New AIS advice from EUNAVFOR and NATO [citing IMO Resolution A.917(22)] states “the Master has the discretion to switch off the AIS if he believes its use increases the ship’s […]

  • NATO Attack Map

    NATO has mapped out known Somali pirate operating areas as part of the NATO Shipping Centre Counter Piracy Operation Ocean Shield. As one might expect, the pirates hug the contours […]

  • Smart Defence

    NATO nations deepen cooperation on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance In the spirit of “smart defence”, nine Nations have launched at the end of February a five-year project that will significantly […]

  • Boarders Ahoy!

    NATO has developed a boarding party simulator. An multiplayer online game ion game will be used to train sailors charged with boarding ships and searching for contraband. “Boarders Ahoy!” uses […]

  • Somalis Snared

    NATO has announced the succesful capture of 16 suspected Somali pirates who were sailing a hijacked vessel. The operation was launched from a Danish ship patrolling the Gulf of Aden […]

  • NATO and North Africa: Piracy Prevention and Prediction Conference

    Whilst piracy and armed robbery at sea is hardly a distinct problem for the Mediterranean (the IMB’s last recorded attack was off Corsica in 2008), the Mediterranean can be considered […]