Operation Headquarters EU Naval Force Somalia welcomes two Colombia officers to the OperationJuly 13, 2021 - 12:28
On 22nd June 2021, Operation Atalanta welcomed the first Colombian officers to the Operation during an official flag ceremony. One of them will be serving in the Operation Headquarters in Rota (Spain) for a period of 6 months. The second officer will be deployed to the Force Headquarters on board the EU Naval Force flagship […]
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME PROTECTION REMAINS ONE OF EUNAVFOR SOMALIA’S CORE TASKSJuly 6, 2021 - 12:14
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), being the largest humanitarian organization in the world, provides aid to people in emergencies in more than eighty countries globally. Although its name may imply otherwise, in many cases the WFP meritorious action goes well beyond just addressing basic food needs, with a wide range of activities and […]
EU NAVFOR SOMALIA OPERATION ATALANTA CONDUCTS EXERCISE WITH INDIAN NAVY IN THE GULF OF ADENJune 22, 2021 - 14:42
The value of cooperation, the value of a common platform like IORIS, developed by CRIMARIO EU NAVFOR Op. ATALANTA and the Indian Navy have held a long-time honored spirit of cooperation to assure freedom of navigation in the Horn of Africa and to keep piracy suppressed in the region. Last 18th and 19th of June […]
EU NAVAL FORCE Somalia Operation ATALANTA remains responsive and fully operational despite challenging conditions in the Area of OperationsJune 17, 2021 - 14:59
The Spanish Medical Officer, Major Cristina Sánchez Alonso is the Medical Planner at the Operations Headquarters of the European Union Naval Force for Somalia. She provides the Operation Command for all operational medical issues and acts as liaison officer between the deployed Forces Headquarters, the Operations Headquarters in Rota and the EU Military Staff in […]
The European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) - Operation ATALANTA was launched on 8th December 2008 in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions to deter, prevent and repress piracy and to protect vulnerable vessels and humanitarian shipments off the coast of Somalia. Since its inception in 2008, the mandate of Operation ATALANTA has constantly been adapted to reflect the situation at sea and support the EU Integrated Approach to Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
The Operational Headquarters of EU NAVFOR Somalia is located in Rota (Spain). Through its organic Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa – MSCHOA, located in Brest (France), the operation maintains a close relationship with the shipping industry, provides advice and assistance to seafarers and monitors vessels operating in the Indian Ocean, thus enabling a military response in concert with UKMTO and international military actors to piracy events.Read more
currently held by pirates
|Vessels Held1||Hostages Held2|
|wfp vessels protected||1,598|
|amisom vessels protected||704|
|tonnes of food/aid delivered by WFP||2,276,6373|
|pirates transfered to competent authorities with a view to their prosecution||total
|of which pirated4||14||46||47||25||4||0||0||0||0||2||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.