On 01.01.2021, Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/2188 will enter into force, which will extend the mandate of the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta for another two years, until 31 December 2022.
Operation ATALANTA´s new mandate enters into force on 1st of January 2021. New tasks will reinforce the EU NAVFOR’s counter-piracy core responsibilities.
Dec 30, 2020
On the 1st and 2nd of December, EU NAVFOR ATALANTA participated in a panel discussion organized by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) during which the Yemeni Coast Guard, and the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), launched the Yemen Coast Guard Reg
Dec 15, 2020
When EU Member States launched Operation ATALANTA in December 2008, it was at the height of the Somali piracy crisis. Container ships plying east-west trade routes between Europe and Asia were under very real threat, as violent criminal groups operating from the Somali shore seized increasing numbe
Dec 07, 2020
EU NAVFOR Somalia participates in the Annual Meeting of the EU CSDP Human Rights and Gender Advisors to discuss future strategies and the launch of the New Gender Action Plan III and the New EU Human Rights and Democracy Action Plan.
Rota, 27th of November 2020 - Human Rights and Gender advisors of EU CSDP institutions, missions and operations met for the 12th annual Meeting of Human Rights and Gender Advisers and Focal Points in CSDP Missions and Operations via VTC.
Nov 30, 2020
EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Commander visits to Mogadishu to foster political dialogue between EU and Somali Authorities
Mogadishu, 9th – 13th November 2020
Nov 30, 2020
World Food Programme is the UN leading humanitarian organization assisting 91.4 million people in 83 countries, each year saving and
Nov 25, 2020
Operation Atalanta conducted Focused Counter-Piracy operation AARDVARK around the Somali Coast and across the Gulf Of Aden.
During the period the 3rd Nov – 7th Nov, Operation Atalanta conducted Focused Counter-Piracy operation AARDVARK around the Somali Coast and across the
Nov 13, 2020
47th SHADE Conference: “SHADE is the shining example of the dialogue between civilian and military actors to keep the structural environment of Maritime Security viable, relevant and effective.”
Nov 04, 2020
On IMO World Maritime Day, EU NAVFOR Somalia would like to recognise and offer its continued support to all seafarers on board merchant vessels by contributing and maintaining a safe and secure maritime environment, as they uphold the movement of trade around the world.
Sep 24, 2020
Operation ATALANTA flagship ESPS SANTA MARIA and JS OHNAMI met at sea to conduct a PASSEX in the Gulf of Aden.
On Sunday morning of June, 21st, , the two warships came together to practise various joint exercises and trainings, including a Crossdeck exercise with Vertical Replenishment conducted by the JS OHNAMI helicopter, a Replenishments at sea, as well we Communication and Firing exercises.
Sep 21, 2020
Rota, August 21st, 2020
Aug 22, 2020
EU NAVFOR OPERATION ATALANTA AND HER SPANISH FRIGATE SANTA MARÍA RECEIVED A DISTRESS CALL FROM A DRIFTING TUG SHIP 200 NM AWAY. THE TUG HAD BEEN DRIFTING FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS WITH NO WATER OR FOOD.
“European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta continues fighting piracy, but we are also relevant in providing safety and security in these waters, to the international community and to the Somalian people”
Jul 28, 2020