EU NAVFOR meets members of Somali community in AmsterdamOctober 11, 2021 - 08:37
After the meeting, initially scheduled for 2020, had to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the EU Naval Forces Somalia, travelled to Amsterdam to meet with representatives of the Somali community coming from different parts of the Netherlands to join the meeting. On Saturday 2nd October 2021, members of the EU NAVFOR’s […]
EU NAVFOR SOMALIA OPERATION COMMANDER VISITS THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY OF SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS (ECSA)September 23, 2021 - 08:35
In order to keep fluent communications with the most relevant EU Shipping Industry representatives, EU NAVFOR Operation Commander visited the European Community Shipowners’ Associations Headquarters in Brussels and was received by its Secretary General, Mr. Martin Dorsman. During the meeting, in a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, Vice Admiral Núnez Torrente provided an update on the […]
CRIMARIO II TEAM VISIT AND WORKING SESSION AT EU NAVFOR OHQSeptember 17, 2021 - 13:29
On 13th September, CRIMARIO II team led by Mr. Martin Cauchi-Inglott visited EU NAVFOR OHQ and held a working session with EU NAVFOR Staff members. CRIMARIO II builds on CRIMARIO’s fruitful experience by expanding the geographical scope of the project towards South and Southeast Asia with in order to contribute to a safer and more […]
EU ACTORS IN THE HORN OF AFRICA COMMITTED TO FURTHER ENHANCE THEIR COOPERATIONSeptember 15, 2021 - 10:09
Following a long period of COVID-19 imposed virtual meetings, the new representatives of the EU Delegation to Somalia got together with the commanders of EU NAVFOR Somalia, EUCAP Somalia and EUTM Somalia for introductions and to take stock of the current activities. On 10th September, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Somalia, Mr Oren Wolff […]
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.