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Combined Counter-Piracy Exercise
April 2013 The Seychelles Coast Guard was recently joined by forces from EUCAP Nestor and the European Naval Force for a joint training exercise on April 26th. Taking place in the Seychelles, the exercise simulated an interdiction of a pirate skiff by joint efforts from the Seychelles Coast Guard and assets from EU NAVFOR. The […]
Commitment to Work Together
The European Union Naval Force and NATO have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate in the international fight against piracy. On February 24th, 2013, the commander of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Operation Atalanta and the commander of NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield met together on the Indian Ocean. Rear Admiral Pedro Garcia, a commander of EU NAVOR, […]
Somali Pirates Expand Operations
November 2012 According to a senior United States official, Somali pirates have recently expanded their sphere of operation to include the west coast of India. Piracy remains an issue at the forefront of the diplomatic relations between world powers and nations in the Indian Ocean region. There is now a seemingly permanent detachment of naval vessels […]