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Navy chiefs calls for serious look at sea

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African naval chiefs attending the 3rd Sea Power for Africa Symposium that wrapped up in Cape Town last night say the continent's...

3rd Sea Power Sumposium: Closing remarks by V Adm Mudimu

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..."we, as Heads of Navies and Coast Guards of the coastal and inland Navies of Africa, must speak with one voice to...

3rd Sea Power Symposium: Resolutions

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Africa's naval chiefs say there is a need for structured continental and regional co-operation to address matters of maritime security and governance, whether...

Paper: Hydrography as stepping stone

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The oceans and the atmosphere don't have boundaries and thus international cooperation plays a key role, as data and products exchange, capacity building and...

Paper: Collaborating towards training success

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There is the need to identify these maritime training services that are available on the continent and see how best countries can...

Paper: To patrol is to control

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At present, little is being done by African governments to protect their maritime interests and resources in the areas of adequate investment...

Paper: Enhancing regional maritime cooperation

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Maritime affairs involve co-operation to a degree that does not easily sit with staunchly defended sovereignty and jurisdictional concepts. Issues of maritime...

defenceWeb all at sea

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defenceWeb spent yesterday at sea with the Chiefof the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu and other delegates as well as observers...

Africa yet to consider maritime security

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The African Union has ignored the resolutions of the two previous Sea Power for Africa symposia, held in 2005 and 2006, and...

Work with Yemen govt on Somali piracy: US admiral

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The international community should work with Yemen to stop its people supplying Somali pirates who are disrupting lucrative international shipping routes, a...

China to rotate ships on Africa station

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China's navy will renew an anti-piracy mission to the Gulf of Aden when the current commitment expires in the coming months, a...

Cabinet questions delay piracy decision

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Defence minister Charles Nqakula says a set of unanswered questions is preventing Cabinet from deciding the question of South Africa's participation in...

Maritime security key to African agenda

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South African defence minister Charles Nqakula says maritime security is key to building the African Agenda.Speaking at the opening of the 3rd...

Navy tells politicians to listen

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Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu, the Chief of the South African Navy, has made "clarion call" on Africa's politicians to take note of...

V Adm Mudimu’s address

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The welcoming address by the Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu to delegates attending the Third Sea Power...

SA Minister of Defence’s address

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South African Minister of Defence Charles Nqakula's keynote address to the 3rd Sea Power Symposium in Cape Town  •           Honourable Deputy President of...

defenceWeb at 3rd Sea Power for Africa Symposium

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defenceWeb is this week attending the South African Navy's 3rd Sea Power for Africa symposium.We will be endeavouring to bring you live...

DoT wants Maritime Security Bill comment

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The Department of Transport is requesting public comment on the Maritime Transport Security Draft Bill. The memorandum attached to the proposed law explains the Bill...

The Deutsche Marine dusts pirates

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The German Navy, the Deutsche Marine, says the one of its frigates has captured nine suspected pirates who were attacking a freighter...

Navy appreciating piracy

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A South African Navy appreciation on the role it can play in combating piracy off the northeast coast of Africa is receiving...

SAN hosts 3rd Sea Power for Africa Symposium

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The South African Navy (SAN) is hosting a symposium to highlight the role the that newly-instituted "Seapower for Africa" Symposia are playing...

Symposium opportunity to build maritime security

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South African Navy says next week's 3rd Sea Power for Africa Symposium is an opportunity for African and partner navies to build...

Pirate attack thwarted in the Gulf of Aden

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The Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L16) yesterday successfully deterred a midday attempted pirate attack on the Chinese M/V Yandanghai.US Naval...

Frigate deployed on anticrime drive

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The South African Navy assisted the police with their Christmas-time anticrime drive by deploying a Valour-class frigate with a SuperLynx maritime helicopter...

Project Xena on track

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Captain Nic Marais, the project officer for the Navy's Xena programme says the drive to equip the Maritime Reaction Squadron with suitable...

SA govt still mulling antipiracy operations

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The Department of Defence (DoD) as well as the South African Navy are still awaiting word from government on the country's participation...

Opinion: America builds partnerships to tackle piracy

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The United States and other international partners are helping African governments confront piracy and improve maritime security on two coasts of Africa.While...

Maltese armed forces order Australian patrol craft

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Malta, the island state wedged between Europe and Africa has selected Australian shipyard Austal to build it four 21.2 metre inshore patrol...

US Navy funds rail guns

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The US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded BAE Systems a US$21 million contract to develop an advanced Electromagnetic (EM)...

US reviews VBSS techniques with Mozambican marines

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Mozambican marines last week joined sailors with the USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) to practice Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS)...

US, Russia grab pirates

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The US and Russian Navies arrested 26 pirates yesterday and Wednesday as the sea robbers surged attacks off the Horn of Africa....

US Navy trains in Mozambique

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The US Navy has for the first time provided training to Mozambique. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Robert G. Bradley last...

Faina finally released

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The MV Faina, a Belize flagged but Ukrainian-operated roll-on, roll-off (RO-RO) vessel carrying ammunition as well as 33 T72 main battle tanks...

Navy to hold sea power symposium

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The South African Navy (SAN) is next month hosting the 3rd Sea Power for Africa symposium at the Cape Town International Convention...

US Horn task force gets new admiral

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United States Navy Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta (picture, right) has assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa...

Nqakula commends Navy recruits

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Defence minister Charles Nqakula says his department is in talks with other government departments to utilise Military Skills Development Programme (MSDS) recruits...

Africom cruises

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The US Navy's landing platform dock USS Nashville is on its way from Rota, Spain to Dakar, Senegal, for a first stop...

UN readies anti-piracy treaty as Japan prepares its own Somali patrol

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Regional states, countries patrolling the pirate-infested waters off Somalia, and United Nations agencies will shortly adopt an agreement to reinforce the fight...

Analysis: An enduring legacy of Somali piracy could be new navies on the high...

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Months or years from now, when Somali piracy is a distant memory, its most enduring legacy will not be the spike it...

Namibian Navy receives new ship

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The Brazilian media reports that the country has delivered a new patrol vessel to the Namibian Navy, the lead ship of a...

French see British, Germans muzzle in on Algerian deal

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Britain and Germany are reportedly muscling in on what France considered a sure sale of up to four "FREMM" multi-mission frigates to...

US ups ante in counter piracy fight

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The US Navy and Coast Guard are this week adopting more aggressive rules of engagement in fighting piracy off the Horn of...

Piracy Contact Group adopts plan of action

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The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is to is to establish a counter-piracy coordination centre among a...

Pyotr Velikiy off to fight pirates

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The visit by the first Russian ship to call on South Africa in 200 years is over. The massive 26 000mt, 250m-long...

Pirate contact group to meet today

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A Contact Group on Somali Piracy (CGSP) created by the United Nations Security Council last month will hold its inaugural meeting at...

Russia harbours SA great goodwill

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The Russian nuclear powered battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great) has dropped anchor in Table Bay harbour to pay South Africa a...

Russian battlecruiser to visit Cape

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The Russian nuclear powered battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great) will this afternoon dock in Table Bay harbour on its way from...

Pirates release ship taken off Nigeria

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Pirates have released a French merchant ship and its nine crew members seized off the Nigerian coast over the weekend. CNN quotes...

Insight: Is there a case for a South African coastguard?

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The question is often asked whether South Africa should establish and maintain a coastguard, either as part of the SA Navy or...

Chinese fleet approaching Somali waters as French act against pirates

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A Chinese surface group consisting of two modern destroyers and a replenishment vessel is fast approaching Somali territorial waters where it will...