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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...

Greater collaboration in maritime security, trade could be key to Africa’s economic future.

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Maritime security and trade may be the key to Africa’s economic future, according to Eric Ichikowitz, senior vice president of Paramount Group. Despite the seismic...

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

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Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after...

US Navy strengthening bonds with Ghana’s navy

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Ghana is an important partner for the United States and this partnership is critical to maintaining maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, according...

Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran’s ‘piracy’

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Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged...

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

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Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the...

Seeking to avoid escalation, ships deploy unarmed guards to navigate Gulf

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Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in...

Ten Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast in latest pirate attack

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Nigerian pirates have taken hostage ten Turkish sailors after attacking their cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria in the latest attack to hit...

Iran attempted to block British oil tanker – claim

Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British...

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks

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The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report shows. Of 75 seafarers taken hostage...

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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...