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Maritime Security

Armscor misses the boat on Project Hotel

New Navy hydrographic vessel still no contract announcementIn its latest annual report, for the financial year ending 31 March 2017, Armscor states it aimed at arriving at a contracting position for Project Hotel by the end of May 2017.

Pirates still active off Nigeria

Pirates still active off Nigeria - IMBOne hundred and twenty-one incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of the year, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said in its latest report.

UK provides regional training in the protection of marine resources

The UK has held an EEZ protection course in South Africa.The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has just completed a week long regional training course in Cape Town focused on the theme of ‘Protecting the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).’


A Nautic Sentinel patrol vessel survives a pirate attack off Nigeria

A Nautic Sentinel hit by bullets.A 35 metre Sentinel patrol vessel designed and built by Cape Town-based Nautic Africa withstood a pirate attack off the coast of Nigeria at the end of September that involved taking fire from AK-47 assault rifles.


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