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Indian Ocean Commission helps Africa’s island states fight sea crime

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The Baba Ali, a Seychellois fishing vessel, was passing through the Seychelles exclusive economic zone (EEZ) when authorities intercepted it in May 2021. Through an...

Seychelles, India conducting joint exercise

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India and the Seychelles are carrying out a joint military exercise with the aim of building and promoting bilateral military relations and exchanging skills,...

UK provides drones to Seychelles for maritime surveillance

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The United Kingdom has provided Parrot ANAFI unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to the Seychelles, which will use them for coast guard duties. The...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in the Seychelles

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit on 29 October....

India hands over Zoroaster patrol vessel to the Seychelles

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India has formally transferred a 50 metre patrol vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard during a virtual summit between Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan and...

India’s GRSE to deliver a fast patrol vessel to the Seychelles

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India’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has announced it will deliver a 50 metre long fast patrol vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard. On...

ISS: Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

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African leaders seeking re-election often exploit access to government resources to boost their campaigns, creating an uneven electoral playing field that gives them an advantage over...

PAL Aerospace ISR aircraft spotted in Mozambique

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A Bombardier Dash 8 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft operated by Canada’s PAL Aerospace has been spotted in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. According to...

Operation Junction Rain 2019 held in West Indian Ocean

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For the first in the West Indian Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Seychelles Coast Guard conducted a combined maritime law enforcement subject...

Africa’s first A320neo arrives at Air Seychelles

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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has become the first airline in the Indian Ocean and African region to take...

Maritime security the Seychelles way

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Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe, sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation and proactive measures to protect...

Seychelles receives patrol boats from Sri Lanka

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The Seychelles Coast Guard has taken delivery of two Wave Rider inshore patrol boats from Sri Lanka, and will use them for maritime surveillance. The...

Anti-piracy training in the Seychelles

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For over 10 years, piracy has been successfully combated by an international "˜coalition of the willing', achieving great success in the Indian Ocean. Ships...

India donates Do 228 to the Seychelles

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The Indian government has donated a Dornier 228 aircraft to the Seychelles Coast Guard for use in maritime surveillance and patrol operations. The...

Seychelles parliament blocks planned Indian naval base

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Seychelles parliament will not ratify a pact allowing India to build naval facilities on one of the archipelago's islands, a top foreign...

Seychelles cancels agreement for the establishment of Indian naval base

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Seychelles President Danny Faure says his government has cancelled the security cooperation agreement signed early this year for the establishment of an...

Seychelles and France enhance military cooperation

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On 29 May Seychelles President Danny Faure received Brigadier General Éric Vidaud, Superior Commander of the French Armed Forces in the southern...

Piracy prosecution training in Seychelles

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While pirate attacks have all but become a forgotten issue off the African east coast, the follow-up as far as successful prosecution...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 closes

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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations, concluded the...

India boosts maritime reach with Seychelles pact to build naval facilities

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India has signed a 20-year pact with the Seychelles to build an airstrip and a jetty for its navy in the island...

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