EUNAVFOR

EU Naval Force - Somalia
Operation ATALANTA

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statistics updated 11/09/2020

currently held by pirates

Vessels Held1 Hostages Held2
0 0

since 2009

wfp vessels protected 1,480
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
171
remanded
5
convicted
145
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
suspicious events 8 59 99 166 74 20 5 1 2 6 4 5
total attacks 24 163 174 176 34 7 2 0 1 7 2 1
of which pirated4 14 46 47 25 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
disruptions5 0 14 65 28 16 10 1 0 0 2 0 1
  1. Plus an unknown number of unreported/unconfirmed dhows and smaller vessels.
  2. Estimated.
  3. Reported metric tonnes of food/aid delivered to Somali ports by World Food Programme shipping protected by EU NAVFOR.
  4. 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.
  5. An action that renders a pirate group incapable of further pirate operation.

Latest piracy incidents


Date type of vessel approximate position of incident attack or suspicious event bmp pasc unknown pirated / safe
2019/05/13 Cargo Vessel Suspicious event safe
2019/04/23 Cargo Vessel Attack safe
2019/02/26 Cargo Vessel Suspicious event safe
2019/02/26 Cargo Vessel Suspicious event safe
2019/02/20 Cargo Vessel Suspicious event safe
1 2 3 4 5 ... 208

  • BMP: Best Management Practises
  • PASC: Private (armed) Security Company

Incident location of currently pirated vessels & hostages

number on map vessel flag pirated crew

Hostages without a vessel1

crew from vessel
total hostages held = 0 total no. of vessels = 0
  1. Vessel believed to be aground/abandoned

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