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Maritime Security

Operation Atalanta Commander designate visits NATO Allied Maritime Command

Op Atalanta Commander designate visits NATO maritime comandThe future Task Force Commander for the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (Swedish Navy), visited the NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) this week to meet with MARCOM Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio for discussions concerning counter-piracy operations and other maritime security issues.

Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

A private maritime security guard.Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber security, as a steep decline in Somali pirate attacks and hotter competition erode fast-thinning margins.

Chinese warships on their way to patrol for Somali pirates

A Chinese navy warship.The nineteenth Chinese naval anti-piracy task group has departed China for the Gulf of Aden as China continues with maritime patrols in the region.

More counter-piracy duty for Navy OPVs

SA Navy using OPVs ahead of frigates in counter-piracy operationSAS Makhanda (P1569) will complete her tour of counter-piracy duty in the Mozambique channel on December 12 and one of her sister craft, SAS Isaac Dyobha (P1565), will take up station for the next six weeks.

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