Operation Themis Started
On 1 February 2018, Frontex launched a new operation in the Central Mediterranean to assist Italy in border control activity.
The new Operation Themis replaces Operation Triton. Next to search and rescue as crucial components of the operation, Operation Themis features an enhanced law enforcement focus in order to trace criminal activities. The collection of intelligence and other steps aimed at detecting foreign fighters and terrorist threats at the external borders will be additional elements of the operation.