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Maritime Security

Belgium should take frigate out of migration mission off Libya

The Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie.Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because the presence of such vessels encouraged migrants to make the perilous journey across the central Mediterranean, the migration minister said.


European observatory on migrant smuggling and human trafficking launched

EU migrant and human trafficking observatoryOn Tuesday (July 4) this week the European Union’s EUNavFor Med launched the first European observatory on migrant smuggling and human trafficking in Rome.

Somali pirates still have skills to attack merchant ships – IMB

Somali pirates still have attack skillsThe hijacking of an Indian dhow in early April was one of five incidents off Somalia reported in the second quarter of 2017, the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says in its latest report.

Gulf of Guinea working together to fight maritime crime

Ghanaian sailors.Nineteen coastal countries stretching from Senegal to Angola have started working together in a joint effort at fighting crime at sea.


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