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Maritime Security

Ship attacks up internationally in first quarter of 2017

Ship attacks up in first quarterPirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of this year, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report, while Yemen’s worsening conflict is contributing to a spike in regional piracy.

UNavFor Med seizes arms from Libyan registered vessel

EU NavFor Med in weapons seizure from Libyan vesselThis month has seen what is believed to be the first arms seizure from a vessel in international waters of the Mediterranean by a vessel deployed as part of the EU Naval Force Mediterranean Operation Sophia.

Nigeria approves $186 million for anti-piracy operations

Nigerian Navy personnel with captured pirates.The Nigerian government has approved a 186 million emergency budget to fund the acquisition of new military aircraft, patrol boats and armoured personnel carriers that will be deployed on anti-piracy operations.


Three thousand migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Many migrant rescues in MediterraneanAround 3,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend as they tried to reach Europe, Italy's coast guard said.

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