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Maritime Security

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

Indian commercial vessel hijacked by Somali piratesPirates hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday.

Paramount pushing for collaboration to combat West African maritime crime

Computer generated image of a Paramount 85 m OPV.Paramount Group, attending a maritime conference in Ghana, has called for stronger collaboration between West African governments and the private sector to create defence solutions in response to illegal fishing and terrorism faced by navies in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Ivory Coast port security measures rescinded

Abidjan port securityIvory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document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

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