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ISS: Safety in the Red Sea corridor can’t be taken for granted

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The Red Sea and the adjacent Gulf of Aden face many potential threats to free movement, ranging from the presence of non-state armed groups...

Green Scorpions making a difference in maritime law enforcement

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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), though its Green Scorpions law enforcement division, is a major contributor to the marine protection services...

Defence budget sinks Navy

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Chief of the South African Navy (SAN), Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane, has told Parliament that if the Navy does not get a budget that...

Some Stena Impero crew released

Iran released seven of 23 crew of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero seized earlier in July, Sweden’s foreign minister said. The Swedish-owned Stena Impero was...

Malawi commissions naval vessels

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika on 21 August presided over the commissioning of patrol vessels that he said would help boost the operations of the...

SADC successfully drafts Integrated Maritime Security Strategy

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  The SA Navy recently hosted the South African Development Community (SADC) Joint Technical Working Group on the Review of its Maritime Security Strategy (MSS).   The...

Kidnapping off Cameroon

A number of seamen were kidnapped after an attack on their vessel off Cameroon in the piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea, a source in the...

Gulf escort duty for British warship

British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf to join a US-led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels amid heightened political tension between the...

Sea Shepherd helps fight fisheries crime in Namibia

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International conservation group Sea Shepherd has teamed up with the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to carry out surveillance activities in...

ISS: Gulf of Guinea must look east to solve its pirate problem

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A few years ago piracy off the east coast of Africa, focusing on Somalia, was a major crisis, attracting extensive international attention. Now it...

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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...