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Operation Irini: Exclusive Interview With Rear Adm. De Muizon

The Operation Irini started two years ago with the goal of contributing to re establish stability in Libya. This exclusive interview of the French Rear Admiral Jean de Muizon, Deputy Operation Commander since December 2021, allows us to understand all the aspects and insights of the European Union Naval mission. Rear Admiral De Muizon, Deputy … Continue reading Operation Irini: Exclusive Interview With Rear Adm. De Muizon

French ATL 2 maritime patrol aircraft is operating in Mediterranean Sea

IRINI: Peace Guarantor in the Mediterranean Sea

As of May 2022, Operation IRINI (or EUNAVFOR MED IRINI) has been in effect in the Mediterranean Sea for just over two years, having been initiated on March 31st, 2020. The operation has attracted international criticism, and nations around the Mediterranean Sea are divided over whether it should continue. But what is Operation IRINI? What … Continue reading IRINI: Peace Guarantor in the Mediterranean Sea

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Maritime Security in Mediterranean, the European Union Strategy

EU Flag The Mediterranean Sea has always been a strategic maritime trade and transportation region. However, the numerous islands and peninsulas in the area have made it convenient for smugglers to operate. But, the rise of terrorist groups in North Africa has only compounded the problem. The European Union has developed a maritime security strategy … Continue reading Maritime Security in Mediterranean, the European Union Strategy

Gulf of Guinea: A Pirate Hunting Area

MDAT-GoGVoluntary Reporting Area (VRA) While the world's attention was diverted by COVID-19, piracy and armed attacks against ship crews remain a serious problem, requiring a concerted response from the international community at the highest level. According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), 135 maritime kidnappings were recorded in 2020 - and 130 of them took … Continue reading Gulf of Guinea: A Pirate Hunting Area

Denmark to deploy a Danish Frigate to the Gulf of Guinea

Gulf of Guinea: Denmark to Deploy a Frigate to Combat Piracy.

The Danish government announced the future deployment, from November 2021 until March 2022, of a Danish frigate in the Gulf of Guinea. The frigate’s mission is to combat maritime piracy in the area where pirates extend their actions, from Ghana to Equatorial Guinea. Considered as the most dangerous region in the world, the area continues … Continue reading Gulf of Guinea: Denmark to Deploy a Frigate to Combat Piracy.