The search for the suspected pirates started five days ago, when Bossaaso port authorities reported a possible hijacking of a dhow. Two days later, the EU Naval Force unit Lafayette located the dhow. A visit showed that the suspected pirates had transferred to another vessel, the Bourhan Nour. That dhow was located another day later by another EU Naval Force unit, FGS Sachsen.
|Landing vessel of HNLMS Rotterdam between Somali coast |
and hijacked dhow
|Hijacked dhow and EU-flagship FGS Sachsen|
|Dutch marines arrest suspected pirates|
NATO is working alongside EUNAVFOR, Combined Maritime Forces and individual nations to fight piracy. By joining forces, counter piracy efforts are more effective and can achieve more than any one ship, navy, organisation or country working alone.
(NATO Maritime Command Northwood, 14 August 2012)