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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)...

Six more Swiftships patrol craft for Egypt

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The Egyptian Navy will be getting another six 28 metre long Coastal Patrol Craft from Swiftships along with other equipment under a $22 million...

South Africa signs Jeddah Amendment to combat illicit maritime activity

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South Africa has become the 17th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC), which covers measures for suppressing a...

Maritime security threats in Africa fall under the spotlight

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Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Mosiwa Samuel Hlongwane, unpacked Africa as the last maritime security frontier, and explored future threats and...

Twiga demos boat range in Simons Town

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Twiga Services and Logistics took part in the recent Maritime Security Conference by showcasing its military patrol boats to local and international delegates in...

Egypt joins Combined Maritime Forces

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Egypt has become the 34th member of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) coalition, aimed at upholding law and order at sea. CMF is an...

ISS: Is Somali piracy finally under control?

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Piracy off the coast of Somalia has long captivated the attention of the media and governments. But the expiry of the United Nations Security...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams completes Gulf of Guinea maritime security patrol

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) has arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, following a successful maritime security...

Mozambique duty for SAS Spioenkop

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A South African Navy (SAN) Valour Class frigate with a Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) element aboard is doing duty in Mozambican waters as the...

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