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Maritime Security

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.
   

Piracy on the decrease but threat still there - report

altIncidences of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and Horn of Africa have been decreasing but waters off West Africa remain dangerous and criminal gangs in East Africa are still a lingering threat, according to a new report.
   

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