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Nigerian Navy action nets 10 pirates

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Quick reaction by the Nigerian Navy saw a hijacked fishing vessel recovered within hours of being hijacked at the weekend. Praesidium International reports the Chinese...

Secret Chinese criminal societies make millions poaching abalone

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A net full of abalone isn’t much to behold. Their gray shells are covered with algae, and when cracked open they reveal a sea...

More ships attacked in Gulf of Guinea and crew kidnapped

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Three vessels have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the latest incidences of piracy and maritime crime off West Africa, with six...

ISS: Nigeria’s anti-piracy law misses the mark

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Nigeria’s June 2019 law on piracy and other maritime offences is an important step in securing the country’s coastline and seas. But the legislation...

Operation Copper extension to cost R154 million

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The extension of the Operation Copper maritime patrol mission in the Mozambique Channel for another year will cost the South African National Defence Force...

ISS: COVID-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

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The long-term consequences of COVID-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A well-managed maritime sector is key...

More pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea

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Ten crew have been kidnapped from a tanker off Nigeria and two fishing trawlers have been boarded in the latest incidents of maritime crime...

Chinese trawlers fined for being in SA waters illegally

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The maritime security component of the Department of Environment Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) notched up a major protection success earlier this month when...

Nigerian Navy praised for response to attack of merchant vessel off Benin

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The Nigerian Navy has been praised for its role in the rescue of 11 crewmembers aboard the cargo vessel Tommi Ritscher after it was...

Ship seized off Benin

Pirates attacked a Portuguese-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off Benin, Bulgaria’s foreign ministry said. A ministry statement said the pirates...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...