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Maritime Security

SA trials satellite-based marine vessel tracking

altThe South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has completed a small vessel tracking trial using Advanced Class B Satellite-Enabled AIS (ABSEA) technology.
   

Impounded foreign fishing trawlers still in East London harbour

Impounded foreign fishing trawlers still in East London harbourThe owners of four foreign registered fishing trawlers impounded by a joint task force that included SA Navy platforms have paid fines totalling over R700 000, but the vessels are still in East London harbour pending release by SAMSA (SA Maritime Safety Authority).
   

“Bureaucratic drag” contributing to lack of new maritime patrol assets

Lack of maritime protection assets in South AfricaThe shortage of modern equipment and platforms to satisfactorily patrol South Africa’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has been put down to “bureaucratic drag” by a senior officer from the SA Navy’s warfare directorate.
   

Phoenix Express 2016 concludes

altMaritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded exercise Phoenix Express 2016 with closing ceremonies in Souda Bay, Greece, on 27 May.
   

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