Somali Pirates Detained by EU NAVFOR charged in the Seychelles.

The Seychellois Attorney General announced on 18 December that six Somali nationals apprehended by the crew of EU NAVFOR flagship ITS Virginio Fasan have been charged with ‘committing an act of piracy’ and ‘attempting an act of piracy’ in the Indian Ocean. They will now face legal prosecution before the court and if convicted, the suspected pirates could face up to 30 years’ imprisonment in a Seychelles detention facility. This case follows other successful piracy convictions such as the Tribal Kat case in 2016, when a French court sentenced six…

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ITS Virginio Fasan Returns to La Spezia December 18

Google Translation On December 18, the Fasan ship crew arrives in La Spezia after five months of anti-piracy activities carried out in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and part of the Indian Ocean On Monday 18 December, the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Virginio Fasan returned to La Spezia, after five intense months of participation in the “EUNAVFOR Atalanta” operation, a European Union mission operating in an area between the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and part of the Indian Ocean, to ensure the presence, surveillance and police on the…

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ITS Virginio Fasan Receives Royal Navy of Oman Representatives During Muscat Visit

On 28th August, Italian warship, ITS Virginio Fasan, welcomed representatives of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) during a port visit to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Senior Officers from the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) were received on board by Captain Michel Orini, Commanding Officer, of EU NAVFOR flagship ITS Virginio Fasan. They discussed Operation Atalanta’s on-going counter-piracy mission and the flagship’s capabilities. Before departing the EU NAVFOR warship, the RNO representatives had a tour of the ITS Fasan’s control rooms and flight deck talking to the crew…

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