EUNAVFOR

EU Naval Force - Somalia
Operation ATALANTA

Speaking about the assistance given to the yacht, Rear Admiral Rando stated “The two crewmembers have been very fortunate. They were in a perilous situation, not only had they suffered engine failure and ran out of fuel, they were also in a sea area where pirates have previously attacked small vessels such as this. Whilst the threat from piracy has reduced, vessels should be in no doubt that the threat still remains. If we become complacent to the threat of piracy, there is a real chance that it will return”.

August 18, 2014 - 12:00


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