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Maritime Security

Exercise Obangame Express 2017 begins

Cameroon rapid response brigade during Obangame Express 2017.Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, North and South America, as well as several regional and international organizations officially began the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express 2017 with a main official ceremony taking place in Accra, Ghana, March 23.

   

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more

A Somali maritime policeman.Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack.
   

EU Navfor urges vigilance after Somali hijacking

The Aris 13. EU Navfor photo.The Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Rob Magowan CBE, has called for vigilance in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean after the Comoros-flagged fuel tanker, Aris 13, was pirated and its crew held hostage for four days off the north coast of Somalia.
   

Somali pirates release hijacked ship and crew without ransom

Somali pirates release tanker and crewSomali pirates released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew on Thursday, a Somali security official and the pirates said, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to a swift conclusion without payment of a ransom.
   

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