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Maritime Security

Britain, Argentina clash over "nuclear sub" comment

altA spat broke out between Britain and Argentina at a nuclear security summit in Seoul yesterday when Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman accused an "extra-regional power" of sending a submarine capable of carrying nuclear weapons to the South Atlantic.

South Africa has sufficient local capability to provide maritime security resources - experts

altSouth Africa has sufficient local resources to supply the Navy with ships, weapons, sensors and other equipment it may require, according to experts briefing defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu on the industry’s capabilities.

Iran-bound Brazilian sugar ship hijacked off India

altAn Iranian bulk carrier of Brazilian sugar was hijacked in the eastern Indian Ocean early with 23 crew on board, international shipping monitors said.

Plans for Salisbury Island elaborated

The South African Navy has shared more details of how it plans to enlarge its presence at Salisbury Island in Durban. Salisbury Island, situated inside Durban Harbour (long a peninsula) was the location for the Durban Naval Base.

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