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Maritime Security

Escalation in ship attacks pushes Yemen towards starvation

A WFP ship.Cruise missiles, floating mines and a remote-controlled boat have been deployed to attack ships in Yemen in recent months, changing the dynamic of the two-year-old war and pushing the country closer to famine, shipping and aid officials say.
   

Maritime legal seminar held in Mogadishu

A maritime workshop in Somalia.On 1 March Somali Prosecutors and Maritime Police Officers concluded a three-day Maritime Legal Seminar in Mogadishu organized by EUCAP Somalia in cooperation with EU NAVFOR Atalanta.
   

ISS: Fighting rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

An anti-piracy exercise in the Seychelles.‘The Gulf of Guinea, which has been Africa’s main maritime piracy hotspot since 2011, could become the world's most piracy-affected area.’ This was a key observation made by American and African experts at a workshop organised by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Abidjan from 14 to 17 February.
   

Maritime crime up in the Gulf of Guinea

A Ghanaian sailor.There was a significant increase in maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea during 2016 compared to 2015, according to a new report, which notes there were 49 attacks at sea last year compared to 20 the year before.
   

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