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Attack against yacht off Yemen highlights need for continued maritime security

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Armed men attacked and attempted to board the sailing yacht Lakota off the coast of Yemen on 19 May but the vessel has been...

Planning on track for Exercise Oxide 2022

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SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town next week welcomes a three officer French Armed Forces delegation for an Exercise Oxide mid-term planning...

First Multi-Mission patrol vessel handed over to the SA Navy

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The first of three new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) built under Project Biro was handed over to the South African Navy (SAN) on...

Senior academic reflects on history of the SA Navy

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Senior Professor (Emeritus) and Research Fellow at the University of Free State (UFS) Andre Wessels compiled a brief history of the SA Navy (SAN)...

More huge drug busts in the Gulf of Oman

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United States and Royal Navy vessels have seized two large drug shipments in the Gulf of Oman as part of Combined Task Force (CTF)...

Navy adds first MMIPV to fleet inventory on Wednesday

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Come Wednesday, the maritime component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), will take the first of three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) into...

Feature: Nigerian Navy makes giant strides in Gulf of Guinea operations

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The Nigerian Navy has made great strides over the past few years in its efforts to address maritime insecurity in West Africa and the...

Indian Ocean Commission helps Africa’s island states fight sea crime

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The Baba Ali, a Seychellois fishing vessel, was passing through the Seychelles exclusive economic zone (EEZ) when authorities intercepted it in May 2021. Through an...

South African Navy officers welcomed at Indian maritime information centre

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Two Liaison Officers from the South African Navy (SAN) were recently welcomed at India’s strategic Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR), located...

Major decline in West African piracy, but Gulf of Guinea remains world hotspot

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Piracy off West African in 2021 declined dramatically – almost by half compared to the previous year – but the region still remains the...

Dorado boats integral to MRS patrols off Mozambique

An integral part of the maritime component of SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) is shallow water island patrols conducted by elements...

Royal Navy joins new task force protecting Red Sea shipping

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Royal Navy ships and personnel have joined a new international task force to safeguard ships passing through one of the world’s most dangerous ‘choke...

Madagascar signs up for SADC charter to stop IUU fishing

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Indian Ocean island country Madagascar is on the verge of committing to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional fisheries control and surveillance initiative. The...

Cote d’Ivoire getting P400 patrol vessel

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Cote d’Ivoire will be receiving a single P400 patrol vessel and two OPV-45 offshore patrol vessels as it overhauls and expands its navy. This was...

Nigerian Navy tank landing ship visiting Cape Town

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The Nigerian Nayv’s new tank landing ship (LST) NNS Kada has arrived in Cape Town while on its delivery voyage in what is a...

Op Atalanta strikes on “Hash Highway” and “Smack Track”

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Drug trafficking, identified by  South Africa Navy Chief Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane as one of ten major threats to African maritime security, at present...

Nautic Africa launches another Sentinel vessel for West Africa

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Nautic Africa, a subsidiary of Paramount Maritime, has launched another 35 metre long Sentinel vessel, the MV Tuguemi, which will be deployed in the...

Royal Canadian Navy ships return from Africa

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Canadian naval vessels Goose Bay and Moncton have returned to their homeport of Halifax after a four-month deployment to western Africa on Operation Projection,...

Port call of the French Mission Jeanne d’Arc in Cape Town

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French task force ‘Jeanne d'Arc’ 2022, a five-month operational deployment of a two-vessel Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), arrived in Cape Town on the morning...

Ibsamar recce team in Gqeberha

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Another step forward for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), particularly its naval component as hosts of Exercise Ibsamar 2022, came this month (April)...

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