updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

EU Naval Force ships protect World Food Programme vessels carrying humanitarian aid to Somalia

  information regarding the EU Naval Force’s key roles:

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

EU NAVFOR Warships 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.




EU NAVFOR also work with 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.   











Cdr Sherriff

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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)


Commander Jacqueline Sherriff MBE Royal Navy