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    “There are no silver medals in this game. When facing the enemy, the only option is to be the best and to win,” said Admiral Christophe Prazuck, French Navy chief of staff, at a press conference in Cherbourg on 12 July. He was respondin... […]
  • Tradition et solidarité : un livre sur le commando de Penfentenyo
    A l’occasion de son soixante-dixième anniversaire, le commando de Penfentenyo, unité de forces spéciales de la Marine, a initié le projet baptisé "Tradition & Solidarité".En partenariat avec l’Ecole européenne supérieure d’art de Br... […]
  • Piriou met à l’eau le chalutier Télémaque
    Le Télémaque, c’est le nom du chalutier/coquillier construit par Piriou naval services, à Lorient. Le bateau de 16 m a été baptisé dans le port de Concarneau, vendredi 8 août. Lire la suite de Piriou met à l'eau le chalutier Télémaque […]

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Oceans Beyond Piracy: freeing the hostages and intensifying the dialog

At the end of October 2016, the 26 sailors of Naham 3, held hostage in Somalia for more than four years were released. Behind this outcome was the work of several people, both locally and remotely, and several organizations.

One of the active participants is Oceans Beyond Piracy, a program of the U.S.-based NGO One Earth Future. Jérôme Michelet, a former French naval officer, and associate director of Oceans Beyond Piracy, discusses the actions and objectives of OBP.