NATO Flagship Frees Dhow From Pirates

Ramstein-Miesenbach, (PresseBox) - Early this morning after a two day search in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea, HNLMS Evertsen, part of NATO’s counter-piracy mission Ocean Shield, intercepted a dhow, suspected of being pirated. The crew of the dhow have been brought to safety. Several suspected pirates have been apprehended.
More information will be released later today.

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NATO has contributed to the international counter piracy effort off the Horn of Africa since December 2008. The mission has expanded from escorting UN and World Food Programme Shipping under Operation Allied Provider and protecting merchant traffic in the Gulf of Aden under Operation Allied Protector. In addition to these activities and as part of the latest mission, Operation Ocean Shield, NATO is working with other international bodies to help develop capacity of countries in the region to tackle piracy on their own.

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 is permanently assigned to NATO. It is a multi-national Naval Group that provides the NATO Alliance with the ability to quickly respond to crisis situations anywhere in the world. A capable, stand-alone task group and one of four standing maritime elements that form a flexible core around which NATO can build a larger force to meet a wide range of missions that will include non-combatant evacuations, consequence management, counter terrorism, crisis response, embargo operations, etc.

NATO Allies agreed on 19 March 2012 to extend Operation Ocean Shield for a further two years until the end of 2014.

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