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Maritime Security

ISS: Fighting Somali piracy: don’t get the next steps wrong

The Aris 13.On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and 2011 is unlikely.

Ivory Coast port security measures rescinded

Abidjan port securityIvory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Somali pirates take Somali vessel to use as mothership

Somali pirate mothershipSomali pirates have taken over a small Somali boat to use as a base to attack larger ships, Somali police said.

Exercise Obangame Express 2017 begins

Cameroon rapid response brigade during Obangame Express 2017.Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, North and South America, as well as several regional and international organizations officially began the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express 2017 with a main official ceremony taking place in Accra, Ghana, March 23.


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