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Crew kidnapped from cargo ship off Cameroon

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Four crewmembers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Cameroon in the latest piracy incident in the region. The vessel Contship...

Somalia returns to regional training

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When military forces from Africa, Europe and the United States conducted the seventh Cutlass Express maritime exercise in 2018, they were joined by the...

Adding depth to maritime defense

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There was a time when a country’s maritime strategy consisted of its navy or coast guard protecting its waters, defending citizens from enemies and...

Another USS Cole damages claim turned down

The US Supreme Court turned down a bid by family members of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy...

US Navy highlights successes of Ex Obangame Express

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Commander of US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Admiral James G Foggo III, has praised Exercise Obangame Express 2019 for building maritime security in West Africa....

Hijacked tanker seized by Maltese military

A small tanker hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta’s Valletta port after Maltese Special Forces took control of the vessel, Reuters witnesses...

Myriad problems see SAS Amatola’s Op Copper mission scuppered

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The SA Navy’s planned deployment to the Mozambique Channel under Operation Copper in February did not take place as scheduled due to technical and...

Top US court backs Sudan in USS Cole bombing

The US Supreme Court stopped American sailors injured in the deadly 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole from collecting $314.7...

Naval Forces Africa, Nigeria celebrate end of Ex Obangame Express 2019

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Two weeks of successful multinational training during exercise Obangame Express 2019 (OE19) concluded with a closing ceremony and press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, on...

French naval task force on extended mission

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A French naval task force is currently steaming down Africa’s east coast as part of an extended five month mission that will include South...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...