EU Naval Force Somalia Operation ATALANTA and the Japanese Navy have been developing further their cooperation in the Indian Ocean in order to strengthen maritime security in the regionOctober 26, 2020 - 15:08
Operation ATALANTA has been cooperating closely with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) and has conducted a number of joint exercises in an effort to strengthen the efficiency of tactical procedures between both navies. These activities between European and Japanese ships, off the Horn of Africa, in the Somali Basin or in the Gulf of […]
Maritime Level Industry Strategy meeting at the OHQ in RotaOctober 14, 2020 - 15:11
On 13 October, the EU NAVFOR Operational Commander, Major General Antonio Planells Palau, hosted the 9th High-Level Industry Strategy meeting at the Operation Headquarters in Rota. It was attended by the leadership of relevant Shipping Industry Associations. EU NAVFOR’s strategic relationship with the International Shipping Industry is the cornerstone of its success in deterring, preventing […]
Celebrate the World Maritime DaySeptember 24, 2020 - 12:16
On IMO World Maritime Day, EU NAVFOR Somalia would like to recognise and offer its continued support to all seafarers on board merchant vessels by contributing and maintaining a safe and secure maritime environment, as they uphold the movement of trade around the world. In particular, we recognise the increasing challenges that they have been […]
Operation ATALANTA flagship ESPS SANTA MARIA and JS OHNAMI met at sea to conduct a PASSEX in the Gulf of Aden.September 21, 2020 - 15:36
On Sunday morning of June, 21st, , the two warships came together to practise various joint exercises and trainings, including a Crossdeck exercise with Vertical Replenishment conducted by the JS OHNAMI helicopter, a Replenishments at sea, as well we Communication and Firing exercises. All these manoeuvrers are extremely demanding and required excellent skills of the […]
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 2020 and has the following objectives:
- Protects vessels of the World Food Programme (WFP) and other vulnerable shipping.
- Deters, prevents and represses 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.
currently held by pirates
|Vessels Held1||Hostages Held2|
|wfp vessels protected||1,501|
|amisom vessels protected||704|
|tonnes of food/aid delivered by WFP||2,178,0053|
|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|
- 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.