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India hands over Zoroaster patrol vessel to the Seychelles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...