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Maritime Security

Pirate attacks escalate in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates attack rise in the Gulf of GuineaA surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warns.

New Tunisian offshore patrol vessel arrives

An MSOPV 1400.The Tunisian Navy has received the first of its four new Multi Service Offshore Patrol Vessels (MSOPVs) from Damen Shipyards in Romania.


Saudi Arabia expects no oil supply impact from Houthi tanker attack

altAn attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen’s Houthis will not hit oil supplies, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group said it had targeted a warship in response to an air strike that killed civilians.

South Korea deploys anti-piracy warship after hijack of fishing boat off Ghana

A South Korean naval vessel.South Korea has deployed a naval vessel from its regional anti-piracy effort to help in the search after a fishing boat was hijacked by pirates off Ghana, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.


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