EU Naval Force Key Roles within Somali Waters


EU Naval Force Somalia operation Atalanta

Somalilandsun- see below information regarding the EU Naval Force’s key roles:

EU Naval Force ships protect World Food Programme vessels that are carrying humanitarian aid/food to ports in Somalia for the people of Somalia

We deter and disrupt piracy to help keep seafarers safe from pirate attacks

Importantly we monitor fishing activity of the coast of Somalia and report any sightings of vessels activity engaged in fishing to our EU partners in Brussels – they will work with authorities to assess the vessel to see if legal action/prosecution is required.

An example of a vessel (Greko 1) being prosecuted is at the links below. An EU NAVFOR warship provided evidence on the location and fishing activity of the vessel.

We also work with our EU partners to help train local Somali maritime forces to enable them to better protect their own coastline.

Please see at the links below some press releases and Tweets highlighting our role.

Commander Jacqueline Sherriff MBE Royal Navy
European Union Naval Force
Operation Atalanta
Media and Public Information Department
European Union Operation HQ
Northwood Headquarters,
Sandy Lane, Northwood
Middlesex, HA6 3HP
England (UK)

Tel: +44 (0) 1923 958693