HDMS Esbern Snare to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Note: photo from Wikipedia shows Esbern Snare with old hull number. May 25, 2021 – Denmark will deploy the frigate Esbern Snare to the Gulf of Guinea for five months, from around November, to patrol waters and thus increase maritime security. According to the Danish government and the Parliament, navy assets are needed to increase security for merchant shipping in…

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Carabiniere Becomes Operation Atalanta Flagship

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Navy, with the participation in the op. Atalanta continues its commitment to combat maritime piracy in defense of merchant traffic which is vital for the country’s economy Now Carabiniere ship is assigned to the mission of the European Union EUNAVFOR Somalia- Operation Atalanta, overseeing the area between the southern Red Sea, the Gulf…

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Sea Shepherd’s MV Bob Barker Repels Piracy Attempt

November 11, 2020 – On the 9th of November at 7:30am local time, the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker, presently campaigning against illegal fishing in the Gulf of Guinea (West Africa) in cooperation with the government of Benin, was approached by a skiff carrying approximately seven to eight persons, some who were armed. The crew implemented anti-piracy measures and mustered…

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Pirate Attack off Sao Tome Fails

February 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 14, 2020, the container ship Maersk Tema detects the suspicious approach of a boat while sailing 100 nautical miles (185 km) northwest of Sao Tome. The Maersk Tema flies the flag of the Marshall Islands and transits between Pointe-Noire (Congo) and Lagos (Nigeria). Immediately, 17 of the 21 crew members retreat to…

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