16 May 2012
EU Naval Force extends operations to Somali costline
Following the decision taken on 23 March 2012 by the Council of the European Union to allow the EU Naval Force to take disruptive action against known pirate supplies on the shore, EU forces destroyed pirate equipment on the Somali coastline. The EU’s ATALANTA mission at the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines regarding trials against captured Somali pirates in several domestic courts across Europe.
Source: EU NAVFOR | EU Naval Force Delivers Blow Against Somali Pirates On Shoreline