Tag Archives | Operation Sophia

EU training Libyan Coastguard and Navy Officers

EU Naval Force fully involved in training Libyan Coastguard and Navy Officers In the framework of Libyan Coastguard and Navy training carried out by SOPHIA operation, the Italian Navy Training Centres in La Maddalena and Taranto host training courses to 78 Libyan Officers. The training modules on “Deck Officer Course”, “Mechanical Engineer Officer Course” and […]

EUNAVFOR MED distances itself from Libyan Coast Guard

EUNAVFOR MED clarification: “We do not actively participate to any action performed at sea by the Libyan Coast Guard” Following the inferences appeared on some social media and newspapers related to the employment of European Air assets in the Central Mediterranean Region, partially attributable to Sophia, we deem necessary to grant some clarification. EUNAVFOR MED […]

Training Module for Libyan Coast Guard and Navy

New EU-funded training module for the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy in Croatia On August 26, the Advance Ship’s Diver course organised by EUNAVFOR MED for the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy started in Split, Croatia. 12 candidates were selected by the competent Libyan authorities and subjected to a thorough verification process carried out in […]

EU trains Libyan Navy on Diving

A training module on “Basic Ship’s Divers Course” for three Libyan trainees has been completed in the Navy Training Centre of Split (Croatia) on 19 July 2019. Managed by EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia and hosted by the Croatian Navy, the training module lasted five weeks and focused on diving procedures and techniques in order to […]

Operation Sophia trains Libyan Coastguards

The “Visit, Board, Search and Seizure” training module for 41 Libyan trainees ended on 19 July with the closing ceremony in the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, Crete (Greece). The three-week module consisted of both theoretical and practical lectures, including topics as International Human Rights, Basic First Aid and Gender […]

Amnesty says EU Abandoning Migrants in Libya

From Amnesty International: EU: Diminished “Operation Sophia” abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with air surveillance, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Researcher Director said: “This is an […]

NOC Chairman receives EU Ambassador to Libya

The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, has received Her Excellency Mrs Bettina Muscheidt, EU Ambassador to Libya, and a EU delegation on 28 May, 2018, at NOC’s Tripoli headquarters. Salah Ben Ali, Manager of the International Cooperation Office also attended the meeting. The two parties discussed several issues related to NOC, […]

Better Information Sharing on Crime in the Mediterranean

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: operation to contribute to better information sharing on crime in the Mediterranean The European Council today adopted a decision allowing for the creation of a crime information cell within EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia. The information cell will be composed of up to 10 staff members from relevant law enforcement authorities of […]