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Maritime Security

Egypt extends for six months military mandate in Gulf, Red Sea

An Egyptian Navy ambassador class vessel.The Egyptian government extended by six months the deployment of "some elements of the armed forces" outside Egypt's borders to defend national and Arab security in the Gulf, Red Sea and the Strait of Mandeb, state news agency MENA said on Saturday.

Zambia launches special forces marine unit

Zambian president Edgar Lungu on lake Mweru Wantipa.Zambian president Edgar Lungu on 26 July launched a new marine special forces unit to improve maritime security particularly regarding border control and illegal fishing.

Colombian warship conducts sea trials prior to Atalanta anti-piracy deployment

A Colombian RHIB aboard ARC 7 de Agusto.Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with the anti-piracy Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.

Mauritius unveils plan to upgrade maritime surveillance capabilities in 2016

MCGS Vigilant.The government of Mauritius says it will in 2016 provide the National Coast Guard (NCG) with a new Dornier DO 228 maritime surveillance aircraft and 12 new fast attack craft from India.

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