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  • 7 September 2015

    While conducting counter-piracy patrols north of the Seychelles, ESPS Galicia provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered serious injuries to his hand on Sunday, September 6. After receiving a distress call from the fishing vessel’s owners, ESPS Galicia sailed towards its location and as soon as it was in range, the […]

  • 5 October 2015

    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, performed friendly approaches with local seafarers in the Somali Basin on Wednesday, September 30. After sighting the seafarers in the early morning, ESPS Meteoro’s crew delivered food and drink, as well as giving minor medical assistance to the master of one of the dhows. In the afternoon ESPS Meteoro performed a […]

  • 25 March 2014

    On Friday, 21 March 2014, HNLMS EVERTSEN delivered a badly injured civilian mariner to a Seychelles hospital after two days’ medical treatment at sea.   The incident began Wednesday afternoon, when EVERTSEN received information that a crew member of the French fishing vessel BELOUVE was badly injured and unconscious after having been accidentally struck on […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Training & Education

    To deter and disrupt piracy off the Horn of Africa is one of the main tasks of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. To help strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers, as well as obtain first hand information about possible piracy incidents in the area, […]

  • 19 August 2015

    Sailors from Italian Navy warship, ITS Libeccio, which is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta, have provided much-needed food and water to twenty four stranded seafarers. With help from the local community, the seafarers had taken refuge on a small island west of Socotra a few […]

  • 5 October 2015

    Dutch warship, HNLMS Groningen, which is currently deployed with Operation Atalanta as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia, gave medical treatment to a seafarer who had suffered a minor injury at sea on Saturday 26, 2015. After the Dutch marines were welcomed on board by the master and crew, […]

  • 11 February 2015

    On Sunday 7 February 2015, the EU Naval Force counter-piracy flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered a serious burns injury whilst at sea in his cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden. The cargo ship, which was transiting through the Internationally Recommended Traffic Corridor (IRTC) in […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the afternoon of 9 March, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, carried out her first meeting, or ‘friendly approach’ with local seafarers in the Gulf of Aden since she joined the European Union’s counter-piracy operation, Atalanta a few days earlier. ESPS Infanta Cristina is currently patrolling the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) to […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Research & Development

    Operation Atalanta’s flagship, ITS Carabiniere, provided food, water and medical assistance to local fishermen off the Somali Coast on Wednesday, November 4. The Italian warship visited several vessels to build on the relationships with local fisherman and explain why EU Naval Force warships are in the area. During the visit to one of the fishing […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During her 4 month deployment with Operation Atalanta, Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, performed more than 70 friendly approaches along the coast of Somalia and the Indian Ocean. Spanish sailors and marines met local seafarers and spoke about the role of the EU Naval Force to protect vessels and their crews from pirates. The sailors […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Last Monday 9 December, EU Naval Force flagship FS Siroco came to the assistance of seafarers who had been adrift at sea for more than two days after their boat suffered engine failure. The seafarers, who were very tired and hungry attracted the attention of the French warship, which was conducting European Union counter piracy […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Libeccio carried out a ‘Friendly Approach’ on Sunday 20 October. During the approach, the warship’s crew received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the area of operations is key to EU Naval Forces ability to […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    On Sunday 11 January during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, sighted several fishing vessels. In order to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and any concerns they may have about piracy, the Spanish Navy warship’s Commanding Officer tasked […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Industry news

    Publication of the UK’s first ever National Strategy for Maritime Security, launched on May 13th at the UK Chamber of Shipping by the Shipping and Armed Forces Ministers, is a major step forward for the shipping industry, according to the UK Chamber of Shipping it demonstrates the UK’s commitment to seafarer safety and securing world […]

  • 8 January 2015

    EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Rayo provided much-needed medical assistance during a ‘friendly approach’ to local Yemeni seafarers during counter-piracy operations in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). This was the sixth friendly approach that ESPS Rayo has achieved since joining Operation Atalanta. Thanks to favourable weather conditions, the ship’s radar systems were able to […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst patrolling the seas off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta warships often visit regional cargo and fishing dhows operating in these waters. These ‘friendly approaches’, as they are known, are a chance for the EU Naval Force to reassure local seafarers that […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian warship, ITS Libeccio, took time to meet local seafarers while patrolling in the waters off Somalia, September 25. The team from ITS Libeccio was also joined by a Somali linguist from the Djibouti Coast Guard. During the meeting ITS Libeccio’s team provided the seafarers with food and water, and discussed the issues of piracy in […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Wednesday 6 May 2015 Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Since joining the Mission in December 2014, she has sailed more than 28,000 nautical miles in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, conducting patrols and meeting local seafarers. During her deployment, […]

  • 31 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Maritime Training specialist, Seagull, has secured Liberia’s approval for its unique Security training package. Liberian approval comes little more than a month after Seagull announced that it had been awarded Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) approval for the new security training package, which is to be made available in October. Seagull has sent application for approval […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy problems with personnel shortages have led to the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth spending almost two years in dry dock as the navy was unable to crew it. The frigate returned from its last mission in November 2016 and finished its deep maintenance cycle in October 2017. Despite having been fitted with several […]

  • 18 February 2015

    On Monday 16th February, during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Somali Basin, EU Naval Force Warship, ESPS Rayo, met local fishermen at sea. Meetings such as this help to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and strengthen mutual trust and cooperation. After ESPS Rayo’s Boarding Team approached […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    After spending almost five months operating with the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off Somalia, German frigate FGS Niedersachsen is heading home. During its time with Operation Atalanta, FGS Niedersachsen sailed a total of 26,000 nautical miles and conducted daily counter piracy patrols to help keep the waters off the Somali coast safer for seafarers. The […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Seafarers International Union (SIU) contracted Ocean Ships, Inc. has won the operating contract for three new mobile landing platform (MLP) vessels, signaling new jobs for Seafarers. The vessels are being built at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego; they are the USNS Montford Point, USNS John Glenn, and USNS Lewis B. Puller. According to the government’s […]

  • 4 September 2014

    EU Naval Force warship HNLMS Van Speijk has carried out her first friendly approach in the Gulf of Aden. Following a routine logistical stop in Djibouti, HNLMS Van Speijk was assigned to patrol in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC), monitoring merchant traffic and safeguarding shipping.   Whilst patrolling the IRTC, the Dutch frigate’s boarding […]

  • 24 February 2014

    On Monday 17 February, during a ‘friendly approach’ with local seafarers, the medical team from German Navy frigate FGS Hessen, was able to provide eight local Somalia fishermen with medical examinations and some dental treatment.   The offer of medical help to the local fishing community was initiated a day earlier, after FGS Hessen’s Boarding […]

  • 25 June 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) joined with the maritime community on Wednesday 25 June to mark the International Maritime Organisation’s Day of the Seafarer.   The Day of the Seafarer recognises the unique contribution made by mariners, by increasing awareness among the general public of the indispensable services they render to international trade, the world […]

  • 4 November 2014

    On Sunday 2 November 2014, EU Naval Force warship, HNLMS van Speijk, came to the assistance of Somali seafarers, after their boat suffered severe engine problems out to sea. The Royal Netherlands Navy warship had been carrying out a friendly approach with local fishermen when the warship’s Boarding Team sighted the stricken vessel. The men on […]

  • 13 August 2015

    On Friday 7 August 2015, maritime forces in Puntland carried out a successful operation to rescue crew members from a stricken Yemeni fishing vessel, FV Al Amal, which had run aground on to a Somali beach after it suffered engine problems. Since the Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, was in the vicinity conducting counter-piracy patrols, […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Proud Naval Reservists from HMS King Alfred, Portsmouth’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit represented the Senior Service on 13 June by leading the Colour Party bearing the White Ensign into Winchester’s Shipping Festival. Chief Petty Officer Ken Turley, Petty Officer Ian Lane and Leading Hand Miranda Cracknell-Burt led an impressive, colourful array of Ensigns and Standards […]