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Maritime Security

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.

Chinese navy hands pirates to Somali authorities

Pirates handed to Somali authorities by Chinese navyA Chinese navy ship handed three suspected pirates to Somali authorities, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year.

Armed attacks on ships in West African water rise – report

West African ship attacksArmed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on kidnapping crew for ransom off Nigeria's coast, a report said.

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