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Maritime Security

Close call after Navy apparently fires on fishing boat during Ex Good Hope

The 76 mm gun of the SAS Amatola.The crew of a southern Cape fishing boat had a close call when a warship taking part in Exercise Good Hope VI accidently fired on them in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Nigeria’s Joint Task Force receives 30 patrol boats

NIgerian Navy boats.Nigeria’s Joint Task Force (JTF), which is tasked with combating oil theft and other maritime crime in the Niger Delta, has taken delivery of 30 boats to bolster its forces.

EU Naval Force has protected 300 World Food Programme vessels

A warship escorting a WFP vessel.The EU Naval Force achieved a major milestone this week by successfully completing its 300th close protection of a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the Somali coastline.

Indian Ocean Rim Association to host blue economy workshop in Durban

IORA blue economy workshop to be held in DurbanIn six weeks’ time the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), of which South Africa is a member, will, along with the Human Sciences Research Council, host a blue economy workshop in Durban, to which the South African Navy will be paying close attention.

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