Warships from Spain and France arrived off Somalia to join counter piracy patrols

Warships from Spain and France arrived off Somalia to join counter piracy patrols. [Photo: EUNAVFOR]
Warships from Spain and France arrived off Somalia to join counter piracy patrols. [Photo: EUNAVFOR]
Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) During the past few weeks, warships from European Union particularly, Spain and France have arrived off the Somalia coast, according to sources.

The Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia, and French frigate, FS Courbet, arrived off the coast of Somalia to conduct operations against Somali pirates, according to the EUNAVFOR in the water of Somalia.

The warships with helicopters will carry out coordinated patrols along the Somali coast.

Meanwhile, Puntland sent divisions of maritime forces to the coastal areas of Puntland to thwart acts of piracy, as an officer within Puntland maritime police forces (PMPF) confirmed to Puntland Mirror.

After the Somali pirates hijacked fuel tanker Aris 13 earlier this month, it is apparent that Somali pirates still talented to carry out attacks against merchant ships transit the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean

The number of attacks by Somali pirates has dropped significantly in the past five years.

In recent, speaking to the local media some of the local fishermen in the coastal areas of Puntland have threatened to take up guns another time and return piracy to battle what they called “the foreign trawlers.”

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