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Maritime safety breakthrough at IMT

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Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first...

Royal Australian Navy seizes more illegal drugs in the Middle East

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations...

UN hears SA doing its best to curb maritime crime

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South Africa is committed to its international obligations regarding lawlessness at sea and actively combatting organised transnational maritime crime the UN Security Council was...

Piracy and crime on the high seas growing and becoming more sophisticated

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International maritime crime is becoming “increasingly sophisticated” as criminal groups exploit jurisdiction and enforcement challenges on the high seas and pose “immediate danger to...

Crewmembers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea released

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Six Russian crewmembers kidnapped from a vessel off Guinea last month have been released. The Russian Embassy in Nigeria said on 30 January that all...

Makhanda on maritime resource protection tasking

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SAS Makhanda (P1569), one of the South African Navy’s three serving offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), is currently deployed on a maritime fisheries protection tasking...

International action needed to stop piracy – shipping association

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BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, has said that only international action will stop an increase in piracy. The comments come amid increasing...

Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea increase

Piracy on the world's seas increased last year with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber...

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that...

Atalanta airborne ops

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The continued success of the EU naval operation off the Horn of Africa to ensure safe passage for vessels carrying much-needed food and stop...

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Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...