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ISS: Gulf of Guinea must look east to solve its pirate...

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A few years ago piracy off the east coast of Africa, focusing on Somalia, was a major crisis, attracting extensive international attention. Now it...

India hands over interceptor boats to Mozambique

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India has handed over two fast interceptor boats to Mozambique as part of an agreement to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. The boats...

Seeking to avoid escalation, ships deploy unarmed guards to navigate Gulf

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Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in...

U.S. wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen

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The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran...

US working to enhance African maritime security – Foggo

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The United States Navy is working with partners in Africa to help them enhance maritime security, with exercises, training and aid being delivered, according...

Piracy, smuggling and trafficking to come under the spotlight at IMDEC...

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The Ghana Navy will host over fifteen Chiefs of Navies from across Africa along with 250 international senior officials from Navies, Coast Guards and...

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S....

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If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month,...

Maritime trials and tribulations

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The guilty verdict handed down in a Sao Tome and Principe courtroom echoed across the globe. A Chilean captain and two Spanish crew members of...

Gabon gets new maritime operations centre

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Gabon’s navy has accepted a new maritime operations centre (MOC), which was built by the United States Navy’s Seabees. It will support Gabon in...

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...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...