Op Atalanta’s Italian Sailors Join in the Games with Schoolchildren in TanzaniaApril 28, 2016 - 14:20
During a recent port visit to Dar es Salaam, sailors from Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, took the opportunity to visit local children. The crew members arrived at the Kindergarten in Kawe and the Vinvunguti Orphanage with supplies of food, medicine and learning materials. The children showed off their musical skills and taught the […]
Italian Sailors Deployed with Operation Atalanta Train with Tanzanian NavyApril 27, 2016 - 08:35
During a recent port visit to Dar Es Salaam, Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, conducted a series of naval exercises with men and women from the Tanzanian Navy. Over the course of three days, the Italian sailors trained alongside their Tanzanian counterparts, practising a range of skills, including the classification and defusing of maritime-borne […]
Counter-Piracy Navy Commanders from Operation Atalanta and Combined Task Force 151 Meet in Salalah, OmanApril 27, 2016 - 08:19
During a recent port visit to Oman, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack, invited the Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Rear Admiral Cheong Kwok Chien, on board the EU Naval Force (Somalia) flagship, FGS Bayern. Rear Admiral Cheong was in Salalah visiting CTF 151’s Japanese units, JS Yuudachi and JS Yuugiri. […]
Operation Atalanta Sailors Share Expertise with Djiboutian CoastguardApril 19, 2016 - 16:19
On 19 April 2016, members of the Djiboutian Coastguard were invited on board Operation Atalanta Flagship, FGS Bayern, to take part in a busy day of maritime skills training. The 17 members of the Coastguard spent the day training with FGS Bayern’s German sailors. They learned various valuable skills including how to give medical treatment […]
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||373|
|amisom vessels protected||128|
|tonnes of food/aid delivered by WFP||1,098,0043|
|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.