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Piracy surges in the Gulf of Guinea with spate of deadly attacks

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Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have kidnapped three seafarers and killed four security personnel in the latest incident in the region, which has...

Royal Navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Hormuz

Britain’s navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the US killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani...

Crew kidnapped off Benin freed after 35 days in captivity

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Pirates who kidnapped nine crew members from the cargo vessel MV Bonita in the Gulf of Guinea last month have released those held after...

Seven crew kidnapped from vessel off West Africa

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Seven crewmembers from the offshore supply tug Pacific Warden have been kidnapped off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), which operates the...

Strengthening regional co-operation to up maritime security

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States in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden area adopted a plan of action to ensure better co-ordination of regional efforts...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019.2 concludes

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Maritime forces from 17 East African, European, North American, and West Indian Ocean nations joined several international organizations in celebrating the successful conclusion of...

Senegal orders three patrol vessels from France

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Senegal has ordered three OPV 58S offshore patrol vessels from France’s Piriou, which will start construction in early 2020. The vessels will be used...

Exercise Cutlass Express underway

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U.S. Army General Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited the Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Lewis B. Puller to observe evolutions and meet...

Pirates strike off Benin

A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin and nine crew...

India to deploy maritime patrol aircraft to Reunion in 2020

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In early 2020, the Indian military will deploy a naval aircraft to France’s Reunion island as part of a joint surveillance mission with France. Indian...

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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...