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UN envoy visits Irini HQ

Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, visited Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini OHQ, hosted in the Joint Operation Headquarters in Centocelle, Rome, on 14 September. She was welcomed by the Operation Commander, Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, with whom she exchanged views on the ongoing situation in Libya and the recent results of […]

EU considers training Libyan Coast Guard and Navy

EUNAVFORMED Irini explores possibility to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy During his visit in Puglia, Admiral Agostini, EUNAVFORMED Operation Commander, explored the possibility offered by the Italian Navy to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy. This task of the Operation Irini is pending the political decision from the Libyan counterpart about a dedicated agreement. […]

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 […]