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Maritime Security

Cautious optimism as latest analysis shows reduction of maritime crime across traditional hot spots

Cautious optimism regarding piracy from DryadThe Gulf of Guinea, south-east Asia and the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) have all seen a significant reduction of reported maritime crime throughout July, August and September of this year according to the latest Q3 analysis released by Dryad Maritime.


Navy OPV to take up Op Copper duties later this month

Offshore patrol vessel to take up Op Copper dutiesThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) anti-piracy tasking in the Mozambique Channel has been totally reliant on intelligence for more than a month now but a SA Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) is scheduled to take up Operation Copper duties later this month.


Merchant ships off Yemen brace for danger after attacks on navy craft

Merchant ships in danger off YemenMissile attacks from Yemen on Western military craft risk spilling over into nearby busy sea lanes which could disrupt oil supplies and also other vital goods passing through the tense area, shipping and insurance sources say.

AU Commission Chair to attend summit on Maritime Security

altAfrican Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to arrive in Lomé, Togo, where she would be attending the African Union’s Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Africa.

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