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French frigate seizes five tonnes of drugs in the Indian Ocean

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The French frigate Courbet has seized five tonnes of drugs in the Indian Ocean in the last three weeks. On Friday 13 December, La Fayette-class...

Canadians seize 2.5 tonnes of hashish in the Indian Ocean

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On 6 April, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2 569 kilograms of hashish while deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of...

Cautious optimism as latest analysis shows reduction of maritime crime across...

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The Gulf of Guinea, south-east Asia and the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) have all seen a significant reduction of reported...

Exercise Oxide ticked all the right boxes

The just completed Exercise Oxide off South Africa's east coast in the Richards Bay area saw in excess of 230 activities successfully...

Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor

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A deep-sea drone completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a...

Importance of Indian Ocean not appreciated: Australian defence minister

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Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith says the critical and growing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean continues to be under-appreciated. Smith...

India signs anti-piracy pacts with the Seychelles

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India has signed several pacts with the Seychelles to counter piracy in the Indian Ocean. India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and...

Naval leaders to meet in Cape Town

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Naval leaders from countries bordering the Indian Ocean will be meeting in Cape Town in April this year to discuss matters of...

Mauritius sees FDI falling 42.6 pct in 2011 -finmin

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Mauritius sees foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Indian Ocean island falling by 42.6 percent in 2011, from record levels last year...

Governments have ceded control of the Indian Ocean to pirates

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Governments have ceded control of the Indian Ocean to pirates and the small deployment of naval forces to the region is like...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...