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Exercise Imvubu underway in Richards Bay

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The SA Navy’s Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) has set up camp in the northern KwaZulu-Natal harbour city of Richards Bay for a month-long exercise. A...

Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed-Bulgaria

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The Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last...

Pirates strike off Nigeria

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Pirates this week attacked a tanker carrying automotive gas oil (AGO) close to shore off Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in what has been a busy...

After US warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Gulf

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The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned...

Nigerian Navy action nets 10 pirates

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Quick reaction by the Nigerian Navy saw a hijacked fishing vessel recovered within hours of being hijacked at the weekend. Praesidium International reports the Chinese...

Secret Chinese criminal societies make millions poaching abalone

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A net full of abalone isn’t much to behold. Their gray shells are covered with algae, and when cracked open they reveal a sea...

More ships attacked in Gulf of Guinea and crew kidnapped

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Three vessels have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the latest incidences of piracy and maritime crime off West Africa, with six...

ISS: Nigeria’s anti-piracy law misses the mark

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Nigeria’s June 2019 law on piracy and other maritime offences is an important step in securing the country’s coastline and seas. But the legislation...

Operation Copper extension to cost R154 million

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The extension of the Operation Copper maritime patrol mission in the Mozambique Channel for another year will cost the South African National Defence Force...

ISS: COVID-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

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The long-term consequences of COVID-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A well-managed maritime sector is key...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...