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Maritime Security

Chinese, Indian navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack

Chinese and India navies combine to stop pirate attackA Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack on a Tuvalu-flagged merchant ship by suspected Somali pirates, India's defence ministry said.


ISS: US and West Africa join forces on maritime security

A maritime exercise off West Africa.This year’s US-led Obangame Express, a military exercise designed to help countries along the western coast of Africa counter illicit sea-based activity, ended last week with a symposium in Abidjan. Ivorian Navy captain Yeman Sran Achille said the annual training event, which dates back to 2011, showed the United States (US) Navy’s commitment in the Gulf of Guinea.

Libya coastguard clashes with suspected smugglers

Libyan coastguard, smuggler clashFour suspected migrant smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with coastguards off Libya's western coast, coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qasem said.

West Africa seeks to bring order to troubled, lawless waters

Exercise ObangameThe outline of a ship slowly emerged from the haze, and the crew of the Ivory Coast's naval patroller Le Bouclier said it was a Colombian vessel suspected of smuggling drugs they had been hunting for several hours.

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