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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...

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...

International Day of the Seafarer

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Seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, essential in maintaining the flow of vital goods, including food, medicines and medical supplies. The worldwide...

World Maritime Day in SA

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South Africa will host the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Durban next year. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula received the official...

IMO maritime security workshop in Ghana

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Maritime security depends on the capacity of national authorities to develop effective port security plans and procedures and the ability to self-audit...

IMO working on African maritime security

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The international Maritime Organisation (IMO) has this month worked with Liberia to enhance maritime security and assisted Mauritania with port security training. Personnel...

“Worrying trend” of cancelling or deferring African maritime conferences

Institute for Security Studies (ISS) conflict management and peacebuilding researcher Timothy Walker maintains the recent and sudden cancellation of the Maritime and...

EU Naval Force, IMO warn of continued, although diminished, piracy threat

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Somali-based piracy remains a threat to international shipping and there is no room for complacency where pirates are concerned, according to the...

Mozambique adopts Djibouti Code of Conduct

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Mozambique has approved the adoption of the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO's) Djibouti Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy and armed...

South Africa signs Djibouti Code of Conduct anti-piracy agreement

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South Africa has become a signatory to the International Maritime Organisation's Djibouti Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy and armed...

UN-mandated measures to significantly reduce carbon emissions from shipping

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The implementation of United Nations-mandated energy-efficiency measures will lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions from ships and an increase in...

SAMSA to fight pirates

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The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) says it is supporting efforts by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to combat piracy. SAMSA...

Parliamentary Question: DoT: 106th Session of Council of The International Maritime...

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Address by Minister of Transport Mr Sibusiso Ndebele, MP, on the occasion of the dinner hosted by the South African delegation during...

Experienced Japanese official to lead UN maritime agency

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A Japanese official with extensive maritime industry experience will be the next head of the United Nations agency responsible for the security...

UN extends mandate for action against piracy

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The Security Council renewed for another 12 months the authorization for States and regional organizations fighting piracy off the Somali coast to...

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