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Nigeria launches Deep Blue maritime security project

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President Muhammadu Buhari has officially launched Nigeria’s Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure programme, also known as the Deep Blue Project, which aims...

Crew kidnapped from Ghanaian fishing vessel as West African piracy continues

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Five crew are reported kidnapped off the Ghanaian fishing vessel Iris S in the Gulf of Guinea in the latest incident of piracy in...

World maritime body wants action on Gulf of Guinea piracy

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The Gulf of Guinea is repeatedly the worst body of water in the world for mariners with high rates of piracy which a top...

Tuna fishing vessel crew kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea

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Five crew members of the fishing vessel Atlantic Princess were kidnapped after pirates boarded her south of the Ghanaian port Tema. According to Dryad Global...

The Past Week in Defence #49 (12 April – 18 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea retains its world piracy hotspot status, The Nigerian Navy receives its new survey...

Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

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Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

French Navy seizes six ton of cocaine in the Gulf of...

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The French Navy’s amphibious helicopter carrier Dixmude has seized six tons of cocaine at sea in what the French defence ministry said is a...

Fifteen crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

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The Gulf of Guinea remains one of the most dangerous bodies of water worldwide for seafarers with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) urging ships...

Piracy off West Africa at “breaking point”

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The seas off West Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, are synonymous with piracy and other maritime crime. Respected maritime risk and security analysts...

International Maritime Organisation urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of...

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The United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has expressed deep concern about the escalation in the number and severity of attacks on ships and...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...