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EUNAVFOR reaches out to Somali fishermen

(B2) The Spanish vessel Relámpago made a friendly approach to a Somali fishing boat.

Approaching a Somali dhow (credit: EUNAVFOR Atalanta)

The Spanish vessel Relampago made a "friendly approach" to a Somali dhow. After boarding, EUNAVFOR sailors took an interest in the activities of Somali fishermen, and offered them water, food and medical equipment. This tactic (better known by its English term of friendly approach) allows the mission to educate Somali fishermen on the fight against piracy, and to inform them about EUNAVFOR's mandate.