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Tunisia receives donated US patrol boats

Tunisian patrol boats donated by the US.The United States has donated two 13.5 metre patrol boats to the Tunisian Navy and will provide seven additional 7.6 metre patrol boats to the country in the next six months to enhance maritime security in the face of terrorism concerns in the region.

Mediterranean boat deaths this year near the 2 000 mark

Close to 2 000 die attempting to cross the Mediterranean this yearThe past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies.

Tunisia receiving patrol boats

A P350 patrol boat.The Tunisian National Guard and Navy have almost finished taking delivery of 12 patrol boats donated by the Italian government in its attempt to curb the flow of immigrants from North Africa.

South African shipbuilding now a strategic industry

SA shipbuilding sector now a strategic industryThe status of South Africa’s currently modest shipbuilding industry is set to change with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) this week confirming it as one that has been earmarked for local procurement.

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