Operation Atalanta Updates Red Sea Transit Recommendation

On May 19th, the Hong-Kong-flagged sailing boat SV LAKOTA, which was sailing inside the Yemeni territorial waters south-east of Hodeidah, reportedly due to GPS failure, encountered armed unidentified individuals on-board at least two boats, according to the evidence provided by the trimaran. With warning shots reportedly fired, the crew of SV LAKOTA estimated to be under direct threat and performed…

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Seychelles President Applauds EU-NAVFOR For Drug Seizure

Seychelles’ President Wavel Ramkalawan has applauded the recent seizures of 27.6 kg of illicit drugs by the French vessel Le Floréal, State House said Thursday. According to a press statement from the EU Naval Forces (EU-NAVFOR) Somalia, the French surveillance frigate, under Operation Atalanta’s command, carried out four consecutive drugs seizures in the international waters during a counter-piracy patrol between…

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Operation ATALANTA Welcomes South Korea & Oman to Exercise

On 18th October 2021, EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta flagship, frigate ESPS Victoria, the Republic of Korea’s destroyer Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin and the Maritime Security Centre of Oman conducted their first joint naval exercise in the International Recommended Transit Corridor of the Gulf of Aden in the framework of the Joint Sea exercise ‘Mare Liberum’. The Korean frigate…

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Operation Atalanta Leaders Resume In Person Meetings

Following a long period of COVID-19 imposed virtual meetings, the new representatives of the EU Delegation to Somalia got together with the commanders of EU NAVFOR Somalia, EUCAP Somalia and EUTM Somalia for introductions and to take stock of the current activities. On 10th September, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Somalia, Mr Oren Wolff chaired a meeting aboard Operation…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins Operation Atalanta for Five Days

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – From June 15 to 19, 2021, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette type frigate (FLF) Surcouf were integrated into Task force (TF) 465. Led by the Italian frigate Carabiniere and accompanied by the frigate Spanish Navarra, the two French vessels sailed off the Somali coast in order to monitor the…

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Two Colombian Officers Taking Part in Operation Atalanta

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – Two Colombian Navy Officers arrived at the Rota Naval Base located in the province of Cádiz in Spain to join the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Atalanta European Union Naval Force in Somalia, off the Horn of Africa and in the Western Indian Ocean, within the framework of their operations to help eradicate piracy off…

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Op Atalanta: Carabiniere Conducts Force Demonstration Activities

May 3, 2021 (Google Translation) – From 25 to 28 April, Carabiniere ship , Flagship of the Operation Atalanta, carried out a Focused Operation activity. During this period the Unit, in addition to carrying out the usual activities of information collection and patrolling provided for by the mission, also carried out force demonstration activities in the vicinity of different Somali…

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