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Tag: EUNAVFOR

OBP explains role of Vessel Protection Detachment

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In a recent white paper, OBP explores the model of Vessel Protection Detachments, uniformed military personnel embarked on a vessel with explicit approval of the Flag State. Unlike private security actors, VPD operators are trained to follow strict and defined rules of engagement through traditional military chain of command.

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EUNAVFOR drones help to track pirates

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EUNAVFOR announced that a crew from Spain’s 11th Squadron, which is usually based in Cadiz, is currently deployed with Operation Atalanta, together with their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Scan Eagle. The drone can be operated during day and night and provides images and video of maritime events in real-time.

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Pirates hijack first ship since 2012 off Somalia

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The EU Naval Force has received positive confirmation from the master of the Comoros-flagged tanker, Aris 13, that his ship and crew are currently being held captive by a number of suspected armed pirates in an anchorage off the north coast of Puntland, close to Alula. Now the pirates are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel and its crew.

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ICS welcomes the extension of EUNAVFOR mandate

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, following a decision by the EU Council, which will continue to see military forces deployed for counter piracy operations in the Western Indian Ocean until December 2018

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