Operation King Crab عملية “كِينْك كراب” – (يعني “سلطعون الملك”)

Operation ‘King Crab’ led by CTF 151 has successfully ended using assets from 9 nations. It involved a concentrated effort over four days, with increased counter-piracy patrols, air reconnaissance and visits to merchant vessels and local dhows. Information sharing and boarding exercises also took place. Rear Admiral Yu said: “Ultimately we all have the same goal of promoting security and stability in the region to legitimate seafarers by defeating piracy. Operations such as ‘King Crab’, greatly increase our ability to do this.”

Source: combinedmaritimeforces.com

CTF151 Boat Crews approaching friendly Somali fishermen

Kenya elected to chair Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

By Patrick Vidija

Kenya has been elected the chair of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) for a period of two years beginning January 2020.

The chairmanship will afford  Kenya the opportunity to coordinate regional and international efforts to deal with the challenge of piracy which remains a threat to the Maritime sector, despite being suppressed in recent times.

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Source: the-star.co.ke

Famous Somali pirate killed in Mudug region

SOMALIA-A famous Somali pirate was killed in Golfula district, Mudug region.

The pirate named, Ahmed Mohamud used to be a high profile leader in piracy. Sources reveal that the pirate was killed two days ago. Mohamud left Hubyo division for Galkaayo before he was assassinated in Gofula district.

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Source: somaliaffairs.com