European Union Naval Force Operation ATALANTA – EUNAVFOR ATALANTA

The EU operation to contribute to the maritime security in the North Western Indian Ocean

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EUNAVFOR ATALANTA plays a vital role in the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and EU’s Naval Diplomacy for the Indo-Pacific. Since 2008 supporting the Coastal States in the combined effort for peace, stability and Maritime security:

  • Permanent protection of WFP and other vulnerable vessels within the Area of Operations;
  • Piracy and armed robbery at sea, prevention, deterrence and repression;
  • Illicit maritime flows disruption and deterrence, including illicit trade financing criminal and terrorist networks;
  • EU Integrated Approach to Somalia together with EUCAP Somalia, EUTM Somalia, EU DEL Somalia and EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa;
  • Deconfliction, cooperation with and support to International organizations: naval forces (CMF and EMASOH), independent deployers and commercial shipping;
  • Robust rule-based framework to transfer pirates to regional states for their prosecution.


Key Facts and Figures

WFP Vessels Protected
Tonnes of Food/Aid Delivered
Pirates Transferred to Competent Authorities
Kilos of Narcotics impounded

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European Union Naval Force - Operation Atalanta

European Union Operation HQ


Rota Naval Base, 11530,

Rota, Cadiz, SPAIN

European Union Naval Force – Maritime Operation Center

Tel: +34 956470534 (24/7)

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Tel: +34 956470570 (ES office hours)