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Maritime Security

Somali security forces capture 10 pirates

Somali security forces arrest piratesSomali forces surrounded pirates holding hostages taken from an Indian ship and secured the surrender of 10 members of the gang. They then enlisted the parents of the other three to persuade them to give up, officials said.
   

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking crew

Somali pirates.Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took the 11-member crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said.

   

Chinese, Indian navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack

Chinese and India navies combine to stop pirate attackA Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack on a Tuvalu-flagged merchant ship by suspected Somali pirates, India's defence ministry said.

   

ISS: US and West Africa join forces on maritime security

A maritime exercise off West Africa.This year’s US-led Obangame Express, a military exercise designed to help countries along the western coast of Africa counter illicit sea-based activity, ended last week with a symposium in Abidjan. Ivorian Navy captain Yeman Sran Achille said the annual training event, which dates back to 2011, showed the United States (US) Navy’s commitment in the Gulf of Guinea.
   

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