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Maritime Security

Germany donates patrol boats to Nigeria

An Epenal patrol boat.Germany has donated five patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy, which will use them to patrol Lake Chad.


Kenya proposes establishing a coast guard

The MV Doria.The Kenyan government has asked parliament to pass a bill proposing the establishment of the Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS), a maritime security force that will operate on the high seas to prevent maritime crimes such as robbery, piracy, drug, arms and people trafficking as well as terrorism.


Eight tons of drugs seized in Arabian sea

Seized drugs.The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has intercepted two vessels and seized approximately eight tonnes of hashish valued at approximately $400 million during operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea.


DAFF working on illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing as part of Phakisa

DAFF and Operation PhakisaThe Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is a major player in government’s blue economy initiative under the Operation Phakisa umbrella and this week said it would “galvanise” itself and law enforcement agencies to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.

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