EU extends Mediterranean migrant mission to 2018

The European Union migrant-rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea has been extended and will now run until ...

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BNS Louise-Marie concludes operation Sophia deployment

Belgian Navy frigate BNS Louise Marie concluded her deployment to the EU-led migrant crisis operation in the ...

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Italy blocks extension of EU migrant mission in the Med

Following an EU Committee report into the operation Sophia which said the undertaking is not working, EU members ...

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ITS Espero concludes operation Atalanta deployment

Italian Navy frigate ITS Espero is en route to her homeport after over two months of counter-piracy patrols off the ...

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German P-3C Orion crew conclude operation Atlanta stint

German soldiers and personnel assigned to the P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachment ...

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Belgian Navy frigate deploys to operation Sophia

Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate BNS Louise Marie departed Belgian naval base Zeebrugge on Monday to ...

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French Navy Atlantique 2 MPA on first ever op Sophia flight

A French Navy Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft conducted its first ever operational flight as part of ...

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Another tanker attacked by pirates in Arabian Sea

In the second attack on commercial vessels in just two days, pirates attempted to hijack oil tanker MT NAVIG8 ...

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Italian Navy frigate trains with Djiboutian Navy

Sailors from the Italian Navy’s Maestrale-class frigate ITS Espero carried out maritime training with a team ...

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German fleet tender intercepts Libyan weapons in the Med

A German Navy fleet tender with an embarked team of Lithuanian boarding specialists intercepted a Libyan ...

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Italian aircraft carrier leaves Mediterranean Sea operation

Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi concluded its participation in the EU NAVFOR-led operation ...

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Gallery: ESPS Galicia's Scan Eagle UAV helps track pirates

Photos: EUNAVFOR Spanish Navy’s counter-piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa are enhanced by the presence of ...

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ESPS Galicia trains for medical emergencies off Somalia

The medical team on board the Spanish Navy landing platform dock ESPS Galicia, Operation Atalanta’s current ...

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Somali pirates release hijacked tanker without ransom

Somali pirates on Thursday released the fuel tanker Aris 13 and its crew, the EU Naval Force (Somalia) confirmed. ...

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Pirates demand ransom in first Somali hijacking since 2012

For the first time since 2012, Somali pirates hijacked a tanker on March 13 off the coast of Somalia, the EU Naval ...

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Chinese, EU counter-piracy commanders meet in Gulf of Aden

European and Chinese counter-piracy task group commanders met in the Gulf of Aden during their regular patrols. The ...

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Slovak military police train for Op Sophia deployment

Members of the Slovak military police have traveled to Germany to prepare for their deployment to the EUNAVFOR-led ...

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Lithuania deploys vessel boarding team to operation Sophia

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense has deployed a 12-man strong vessel boarding team to the European Union-led ...

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ROKS Choi Young joins counter-piracy operation Atalanta

Republic of Korea Navy destroyer Choi Young officially joined operation Atalanta welcoming aboard the ...

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Spain takes helm of counter-piracy mission off Africa

Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas assumed the role of force commander of the European ...

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South Korean destroyer to join EU counter-piracy mission

Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Choi Young will be joining operation Atalanta, an EU-led counter-piracy ...

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