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Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a multinational coalition committed to countering illicit non-state actors on the high...

Nanosatellites to boost SA maritime security

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is investing R18.9 million in the development of nanosatellites to increase maritime domain awareness – a first...

US boosts Nigeria’s maritime security with new surveillance equipment

The United States on 11 December donated a shipment of maritime security equipment worth $180 000 to the Nigerian Navy, to upgrade the anti-piracy...

Sat-Com takes part in Secure Waters Africa conference

Namibian military radio specialist Sat-Com was one of the participants in the Secure Waters Africa digital conference held last week, and examined the importance...

ISS: Tech innovations key to South African maritime security

South Africa is building and using sophisticated technology to combat maritime crimes and make its notoriously treacherous oceans safer for seafarers. A new Institute...

Two South Koreans reportedly kidnapped from fishing vessel off Ghana

Unidentified gunmen have apparently kidnapped two South Korean nationals from a fishing vessel south of Lome, Ghana. The vessel appears to be hijacked, according to...

Yaounde Code of Conduct taking shape in the Gulf of Guinea

Security professionals in the Gulf of Guinea know that if they want to spot criminals in the open water, the best place to look...

ISS: COVID-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

The long-term consequences of COVID-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A well-managed maritime sector is key...

COVID-19 impacting maritime security

The COVID-19 coronavirus will have a profound impact on commercial and security trends within shipping this year, and efforts to mitigate maritime crime in...

COVID-19 travel restrictions to impact on armed guards on ships

As the situation with COVID-19 novel coronavirus continues to evolve, states are increasingly taking measures to restrict the movements of personnel into and within...


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...