Counter-Piracy Partners, EU Naval Force and Combined Maritime Forces, Meet in MuscatSeptember 29, 2016 - 12:48
During a port visit to Muscat, Oman, Operation Atalanta naval officers welcomed staff from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) on board the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Tromp. The meeting was an opportunity for the two naval task forces to come together to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against piracy and discuss current counter-piracy […]
Refueling on the Move for Operation Atalanta’s Spanish WarshipSeptember 28, 2016 - 16:59
Operation Atalanta’s Spanish Warship, ESPS Santa Maria, has completed a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with the American tanker, USNS Laramie, whilst conducting counter-piracy work in the waters off Somalia. Pit-stops on the move are important to ensure Operation Atalanta’s counter-piracy warships are able to maximise the time spent at sea deterring and disrupting would-be pirates […]
Operation Atalanta’s Dutch Flagship HNLMS Tromp Welcomes Chinese Captain as Naval Task Forces Work Together to Help Ensure Somali Piracy Remains SuppressedSeptember 28, 2016 - 11:53
Whilst on a recent port visit to Salalah, HNLMS Tromp’s commanding officer, Commander Schipper, welcomed Captain Sun Jing Dong from Chinese warship, PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy Ship Handan, on board. After a tour of the Dutch warship, Commander Schipper and Captain Sun Jing Dong discussed the strong cooperation that exists between counter-piracy naval task […]
Counter-Piracy Task Forces Meet at Sea in the Gulf of AdenSeptember 22, 2016 - 11:46
Operation Atalanta’s counter-piracy Force Commander, Dutch Commodore Luyckx, recently visited the Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Rear Admiral Nam Dong Woo, aboard Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy warship, Munmu the Great. The visit provided an opportunity to strengthen the close cooperation that exists between counter-piracy naval forces in the Gulf of Aden, with […]
ABOUT USThe European Union Naval Force (Op Atalanta) Somalia - Operation Atalanta was launched on 8 December 2008 and is conducted in accordance with United Nations Security Council's resolutions. The Operation has been extended by the European Council until December 2016 and has the following objectives:
- Protects vessels of the World Food Programme (WFP) and other vulnerable shipping.
- Deters and disrupts piracy and armed robbery at sea.
- Monitors fishing activities off the coast of Somalia.
- Supports other EU missions and international organisations working to strengthen maritime security and capacity in the region.
So far in 2016 there have been no piracy incidents.
currently held by pirates
|Vessels Held1||Hostages Held2|
|wfp vessels protected||382|
|amisom vessels protected||130|
|tonnes of food/aid delivered by WFP||1,162,4963|
|pirates transfered to competent authorities with a view to their prosecution||total
|of which pirated4||14||46||47||25||4||0||0||0|
- Plus an unknown number of unreported/unconfirmed dhows and smaller vessels.
- Reported metric tonnes of food/aid delivered to Somali ports by World Food Programme shipping protected by EU NAVFOR.
- TOTAL ATTACK is the combined number of all attacks mounted by suspect pirates; those repelled/aborted and those leading to ships being in pirate hands and crews taken hostage.
- An action that renders a pirate group incapable of further pirate operation.