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2020 good for Op Irini

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Formed just ahead of the coronavirus pandemic making itself felt across the world, the EU naval operation in the Mediterranean to enforce a UN...

South Korea delegation heads to Iran to seek release of seized tanker -Yonhap

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A South Korean delegation is heading to Iran on Wednesday to seek the release of a chemicals tanker and its 20-member crew seized in...

Iraq evacuates oil tanker after mine found attached to hull

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An Iraqi oil tanker was evacuated after a mine was discovered attached to its hull, and explosives experts were working to make it safe,...

EU Somalia naval op marks 12 successful years

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December marked the 12th anniversary of the European Union’s commitment to halting piracy off the Horn of Africa through Operation Atalanta. The operation was launched...

Gulf of Guinea attacks continue

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Pirate attacks continue unabated in the Gulf of Guinea with bulk carrier Stevia the latest to report an attack with eight crew kidnapped, but...

US boosts Nigeria’s maritime security with new surveillance equipment

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The United States on 11 December donated a shipment of maritime security equipment worth $180 000 to the Nigerian Navy, to upgrade the anti-piracy...

Fuel transport vessel hit by bomb boat in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia said a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist...

Gulf of Guinea pirates strike again

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The Maltese-flagged chemical tanker Sea Ranger was the second in a week to be on the unwanted receiving end of attention from pirates in...

Maritime security and the Cabo Delgado insurgency

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When Mozambican insurgents known as Al-Sunna captured the port of Mocimboa da Praia in early September this year it meant the ISIS-inspired group added...

Gulf of Guinea attacks continue

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A pair of tankers, one Greek-flagged and the other Maltese-flagged, was unsuccessfully approached by pirate action groups (PAGs) in the Gulf of Guinea over...

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Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

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Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...
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