Operation ATALANTA Welcomes ESPS CANARIAS

Operation ATALANTA Welcomes ESPS CANARIAS

Today, EU NAVFOR Somalia officially welcomed the ESPS CANARIAS as she began her most recent deployment with Operation ATALANTA. The ESPS CANARIAS will sail with Operation ATALANTA alongside the ITS MARCEGLIA from the end …
Jul 18, 2019 /  Piracy
ITS Margottini re-joining EU NAVFOR counter-piracy mission

ITS Margottini re-joining EU NAVFOR counter-piracy mission

ITS Margottini is re-joining EU NAVFOR for its second six-month tour participating in Op Atalanta, the European Union’s first naval operation, launched in 2008 to prevent piracy at sea off the Horn of Africa and in …
Mar 11, 2019 /  Piracy
Maersk Line to start serving to key Somali port

Maersk Line to start serving to key Somali port

Maersk Line, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, is expected to start serving to Somalia’s Mogadishu Port, according to the port's authority on Saturday. In a statement, the Mogadishu Port …
Jan 7, 2019 /  Curious
EU NAVFOR confirms MT Leopard Sun attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia

EU NAVFOR confirms MT Leopard Sun attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia

On 23rd February at 0030 local time, the Motor Tanker Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs 160 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. Singapore-flagged 50,000 metric tonne chemical tanker was en route from Sohar, …
Feb 28, 2018 /  Piracy
Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Rising piracy on Indian Ocean spells high insurance charges

Cases of piracy in the Indian Ocean off Somalia coast increased in 2017, raising fears that sustained attacks could raise insurance and freight costs for Kenya importers. Nine piracy attacks were recorded off Somalia in …
Jan 24, 2018 /  Piracy
Spotted: EU NAVFOR Countering Piracy off the coast of Somalia

Spotted: EU NAVFOR Countering Piracy off the coast of Somalia

As the beginning of November comes, the European Union Naval Force continues to repress piracy off the coast of Somalia. The Italian, Spanish and Dutch warships have been present, throughout the area of operations, …
Nov 2, 2017 /  Piracy
MSC ship released after detention for internet outage

MSC ship released after detention for internet outage

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has reached an agreement with the Somali government over the accidental internet cable outage, that created a large disruption of web connectivity in the …
Jul 20, 2017 /  Curious
Ship detained after cutting internet cable in Somalia

Ship detained after cutting internet cable in Somalia

An MSC-operated container ship was detained in Somalia, after she accidentally cut an undersea fibre optic cable in Somali waters, resulting in a severe internet disruption in the region. In particular, the …
Jul 17, 2017 /  Accidents
IMB Reports 87 Piracy Incidents in H1 2017

IMB Reports 87 Piracy Incidents in H1 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2017. The report highlights continuing decline in the number of incidents of …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Piracy
Somali pirate kings are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

Somali pirate kings are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

In the vital transport corridors of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas -- pirates. But they may not be acting alone. Four years since piracy attacks reached their peak, …
Jul 12, 2017 /  Curious