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Tanker repels pirates after being attacked off Somalia

EUNAVFOR informed that on 23rd February, the Motor Tanker Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs 160 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. The Singapore flagged chemical tanker was heading from Sohar, to Cape Town, South Africa when the incident happened.

Seychelles charges pirates after attack in Somali Basin

The Seychellois Attorney General informed on 18 December, that the six Somali nationals apprehended by the crew of EU NAVFOR flagship ‘ITS Virginio Fasan’ have been charged with ‘committing an act of piracy’ and ‘attempting an act of piracy’ in the Indian Ocean.

Suspected pirates detained after piracy attacks in Somali Basin

Six suspected pirates on a motor whaler, acting as mother ship, and a skiff have been detained following attacks on a 52,000 tonne container ship and a fishing vessel, during a a 24 hour operation by EUNAVFOR, on 17-18 November, in the Southern Somali Basin.

IMO meeting addresses unsafe mixed migration by sea

The complexities of migration, as a humanitarian challenge, were discussed on Monday, 30 October, at a meeting hosted by the IMO, bringing together representatives of UN agencies, the maritime industry and European Union naval forces.  

OBP explains role of Vessel Protection Detachment

In a recent white paper, OBP explores the model of Vessel Protection Detachments, uniformed military personnel embarked on a vessel with explicit approval of the Flag State. Unlike private security actors, VPD operators are trained to follow strict and defined rules of engagement through traditional military chain of command.

EU hosts Somali Prime Minister to discuss piracy off Somalia

On Monday 8 May 2017, the EU’s Ambassador to Somalia hosted the Somali Prime Minister and State Minister, on board EU NAVFOR’s Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia, in order to discuss development in Somalia and EU’s efforts to combat piracy.

Pirates attack tanker and merchant ship off Somalia

On April 22, six armed persons in a skiff chased and fired upon a tanker underway, around 5.7 nautical miles East of Somali Coast, Somalia, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre announced. A merchant ship was attacked by armed pirates in a fast-moving skiff, at the same day, according to EU NAVFOR.

Pirates hijack Indian vessel off Somalia

An Indian cargo ship, with 11 crew onboard, was boarded and hijacked by pirates, off the coast of Somalia, on April 1st. According to ICC, the vessel is currently inside Somali coastal waters, between Hobyo and El Hur.

EUNAVFOR drones help to track pirates

EUNAVFOR announced that a crew from Spain’s 11th Squadron, which is usually based in Cadiz, is currently deployed with Operation Atalanta, together with their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Scan Eagle. The drone can be operated during day and night and provides images and video of maritime events in real-time.

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