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Maritime Security

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.

Seized Indian dhow now in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia

Seized indian dhow off SomaliaAn Indian registered cargo dhow hijacked by suspected Somali pirates on April 1 is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, a major meeting point of pirates when they were most active in 2011, the EU Naval Force said, giving a location for the vessel for the first time.

Presidential edict extends South Africa’s anti-piracy commitment

Op Copper extended for another 12 monthsSouth Africa’s contribution to continental counter-piracy – Operation Copper – along the east coast has been extended for another 12 months.

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.

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