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UN Security Council adopts resolution to keep Somali pirates at bay

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The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as shipping and protection...

West African customer getting Blighter radars to protect coastal oil facilities

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The UK’s Blighter Surveillance Systems has been awarded a contract to provide its C400 series onshore and offshore installation security radars to protect a...

NIMASA, Korean Coast Guard sign MoU on maritime security and safety

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Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Republic of Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation...

Danish frigate kills four pirates in Gulf of Guinea

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A Danish frigate has killed four pirates in waters south of Nigeria in an operation to protect shipping in the Gulf of Guinea, the...

ISS: Illegal fishing: another target in West Africa’s maritime battleground

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In a region already facing rampant piracy, the pillaging of fish stocks by industrial operators must be stopped. The United Nations Climate Change Conference’s (COP26)...

Maritime exercise Grand African Nemo underway in Gulf of Guinea

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The French led exercise Grand African Nemo 2021 has kicked off in the Gulf of Guinea, with participation by 19 local and ten international...

COVID-19 restrictions eased sees maritime training restart in Somalia

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An important component of the EU NavFor mission in Somalia – person-to-person training – is back following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Operation Atalanta reports...

Iran thwarts pirate attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden – TV

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The Iranian navy thwarted a pirate attack against an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, Iranian state TV said. "Before crossing...

ISS: Africa must get on board as world attention turns to maritime security

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The African Union should up its engagements as the UN Security Council takes the lead on maritime security debates. Coastal states and the shipping industry...

Russian Navy fends off pirates in the Gulf of Guinea

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A Russian Navy destroyer has fended off a pirate attack on a container ship near the western coast of Africa, Russia’s Defence Ministry said...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...