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Maritime Security

Eight sailors kidnapped by Nigerian pirates

A Nigerian militant.Eight sailors, seven from Russia and one from Ukraine, have been kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria.

Operation Atalanta Warship ESPS Relampago trains with AMISOM’s Marine Unit

A Seahawk helicopter from ESPS Relampago. EU Navfor photo.During their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, Spanish marines and sailors from Operation Atalanta’s warship, ESPS Relampago, took the opportunity to train with AMISOM’s marine unit close to the port of Mogadishu.

Exercise Cutlass Express 2017 begins

Cutlass Express 2017 has begun.Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations, began the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express on 30 January in Mauritius.

Global piracy down in 2016, but kidnappings at sea up - IMB report

Piracy down, increase in kidnappings at seaMore crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, according to the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB’s) annual piracy report.


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