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Maritime Security

SAAF not in a good place to help with maritime evacuation and rescue

SAF short of maritime rescue capacityParliament’s Transport Portfolio Committee has been told South Africa is lacking when it comes to rescue at sea with apparently only one SA Air Force (SAAF) pilot qualified to land on a vessel at sea.

Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

Freed MV Iceberg I hostages. Photo by R van Heerden.An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped.

Chinese warships visiting Sudan

altThe People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) 20th escort group is on a goodwill visit to Sudan after concluding its anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, marking the first such friendly visit to the East African country.

Malaysia, Indonesia to deploy rapid response team to fight soaring piracy

Asian pirates.Malaysia and Indonesia are deploying rapid reaction teams to combat a soaring number of piracy attacks on merchant vessels in one of the world's busiest shipping chokepoints, a Malaysian admiral said.

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