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Senegal orders three patrol vessels from France

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Senegal has ordered three OPV 58S offshore patrol vessels from France’s Piriou, which will start construction in early 2020. The vessels will be used...

Exercise Cutlass Express underway

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U.S. Army General Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited the Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Lewis B. Puller to observe evolutions and meet...

Pirates strike off Benin

A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin and nine crew...

India to deploy maritime patrol aircraft to Reunion in 2020

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In early 2020, the Indian military will deploy a naval aircraft to France’s Reunion island as part of a joint surveillance mission with France. Indian...

Operation Junction Rain 2019 held in West Indian Ocean

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For the first in the West Indian Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Seychelles Coast Guard conducted a combined maritime law enforcement subject...

Visible policing sees a drop in abalone poaching

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Inshore and ashore operations against abalone poaching in the Overberg region of the Western Cape this month yielded good results in line with one...

Royal Navy makes large drug seizure in Arabian Sea

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The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has, with the assistance of the French frigate FS Jean Bart, seized a large haul of...

Exercise Mosi will see Chinese, Russian and South African navies work together

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Ahead of the first joint naval exercise between China, Russia and South Africa the main planning conference was held at SA Navy fleet headquarters...

Japan donates patrol boats to Kenya

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Japan has donated 17 patrol boats to Kenya to help the East African country improve maritime security. The boats were handed over to the Maritime...

Gulf of Guinea still a piracy high risk area

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]The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report for 2019’s third quarter shows fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...