#OpATALANTA’s ESPS Victoria Conducts Exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces on board the Japanese Ship HarusameJanuary 21, 2020 - 14:48
Salalah, 21 January, 2020—This week, personnel on board EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA’s ESPS Victoria carried out two days of exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) on board the Japanese Ship (JS) Harusame. The exercises follow recent meetings in Salalah, Oman between Operation ATALANTA Force Commander Commodore Vizinha Mirones and JS Harusame Commanding […]
Q & A with New Operation ATALANTA Deputy Commander Rear Admiral (L.H.) Wilhelm Tobias AbryJanuary 21, 2020 - 09:56
“ATALANTA shows that Europe can deliver strategic effects in the Horn of Africa region, and the operation is very successful in tackling maritime dimension security risks.” Rear Admiral (L.H.) Abry Operation ATALANTA Deputy Commander 20 January 2019—EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA welcomed a new Deputy Commander this week, upon the departure of former Deputy Commander, […]
Operation ATALANTA Bids Farewell to Deputy Commander R. Adm. Giovanni Battista PiegajaJanuary 17, 2020 - 10:23
“It has been a privilege to finish my military career working for Operation ATALANTA. My 7 months with this operation will not be easily forgotten.” R. Adm. Giovanni Battista Piegaja Former Deputy Commander of Operation ATALANTA Rota, 17 January 2020—In a ceremony at the Operation ATALANTA Operation Headquarters (OHQ) on Thursday, Italian Deputy Commander (DCOM) […]
Statement by Operation ATALANTA on the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of OmanJanuary 13, 2020 - 15:26
Rota, 13 January 2019—EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA has sadly learned of the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of the Sultanate of Oman. On behalf of European Union Naval Force Somalia, we would like to express our utmost condolences to His Majesty’s family and to the people and the Government […]
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||485|
|amisom vessels protected||140|
|tonnes of food/aid delivered by WFP||1,890,6123|
|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.