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Maritime Security

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.


Op Atalanta has ensured safe passage for WFP vessels for eight years

Eight years of WFP protection by EUNavForDecember marked the end of the eighth year of EU naval operations off the coast of Somalia with the primary task of protecting World Food Programme (WFP) vessels from pirate attacks successful with not a single attack recorded.

Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (RMAC) programme rolling out across Africa

An RMAC system.Nearly a dozen African countries are installing maritime domain awareness systems as part of the continent-wide Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (RMAC) programme.

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