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ISS: Illegal fishing: another target in West Africa’s maritime battleground

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In a region already facing rampant piracy, the pillaging of fish stocks by industrial operators must be stopped. The United Nations Climate Change Conference’s (COP26)...

ISS: Africa can learn maritime lessons from its small island states

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The African Union and African states should recognise the achievements of organisations like the Indian Ocean Commission. On 24 January, the French frigate Nivôse seized 444 kg of...

CSIS: A Transatlantic Approach to Address Growing Maritime Insecurity in the...

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The recent news headline said it all: “Pirates kidnap 15 Turkish sailors in attack on container ship” off the Nigerian coast in the Gulf of Guinea....

Paramount Maritime launches first Survey Motor Boat (SMB) for South African...

25 August 2020, Cape Town - Paramount Maritime, a Paramount Group company, has successfully launched the first of three next-generation Survey Motor Boats (SMBs)...

The Past Week in Defence #26 (19-25 October)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, insurance costs increase in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises, Combined Maritime Forces seizes over 450kg...

ISS: Africa can’t risk a major maritime cyber attack

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Cyber attacks against African maritime infrastructure threaten the continent’s recovery from COVID-19 and its long-term development and security aspirations. According to maritime cyber defence...

Four more airports to operate under level two

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In addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations, says Transport...

ISS: Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

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Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it...

ISS: Security vs efficiency: smart ports in a post-COVID-19 era

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Around 90% of Africa’s trade is seaborne. The World Trade Organization has predicted a decline in consumer spending due to COVID-19 that will decrease international trade...

After US warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in...

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The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned...

SA Navy highlights achievements, upcoming events during portfolio visit

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The South Africa Navy has highlighted recent achievements and upcoming events, including a naval exercise with Russia and China, during an oversight visit by...

SA Navy visited by Sri Lanka Defence Service Command and Staff...

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The Sri Lanka Defence Service Command and Staff College (DSCSC) led by Air Commodore Camillus Bertram Labrooy along with his delegation consisting of 16...

SAAMDEC aiming for positive growth of SA defence exports

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The South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has released its business plan for the financial year 2019/20, which predicts positive growth...

SADC successfully drafts Integrated Maritime Security Strategy

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  The SA Navy recently hosted the South African Development Community (SADC) Joint Technical Working Group on the Review of its Maritime Security Strategy (MSS).   The...

Greater collaboration in maritime security, trade could be key to Africa’s...

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Maritime security and trade may be the key to Africa’s economic future, according to Eric Ichikowitz, senior vice president of Paramount Group. Despite the seismic...

UN hears SA doing its best to curb maritime crime

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South Africa is committed to its international obligations regarding lawlessness at sea and actively combatting organised transnational maritime crime the UN Security Council was...

First ever South African conviction for maritime pollution

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The Department of Environmental Affairs notched up its first ever conviction for maritime pollution as part of a recent global Interpol operation...

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...

SANDF helping to stop marine resource poaching in southern Cape

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In just on three weeks, airmen, sailors and soldiers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) seized over R90 000 worth of...

“Critical maintenance events” impact on SAAF maritime patrol capabilities

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Aircraft used by the SA Air Force (SAAF) for the maritime patrol tasking are not only in short supply - they are...

Use of drones in the Shipping sector set to take-off

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Unmanned systems are finding a growing number of applications in the maritime sector, and have the potential to make a significant contribution...

Ghana marine police receive two patrol boats

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The Ghana Police Service Marine Unit has taken delivery of two Ally-Gator boats sponsored by the Japanese embassy and the United...

Maritime defence in the same boat as air and land –...

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The maritime defence component of the Department of Defence's (DoD) performance plan for the current year is – again – symptomatic of...

New director: maritime strategy for SA Navy

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The man overseeing South Africa's maritime strategy following the retirement of Rear Admiral Sagaren Pillay is Read Admiral David Mkhonto. He officially takes...

Ghana and Ivory Coast act om maritime border dispute

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Ghana and Ivory Coast have set up a body to implement an international tribunal ruling on their dispute over a border running...

Gambia turns to private sector for maritime protection patrols

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Gambia is negotiating deals with three private companies to crack down on rampant illegal fishing in its territorial waters, a senior official...

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...

Airborne maritime surveillance will cost even if aircraft come for free...

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Last month members of the SA Air Force's (SAAF) lone maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadron – 35 based at AFB Ysterplaat –...

Southern African Shipyards upbeat about 2016 after a tough 2015

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Southern African Shipyards CEO Prasheen Maharaj believes there is a lot to be positive about regarding South Africa's maritime industry, which experienced...

Comprehensive, multi-national approach needed for African maritime security

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A senior advisor with US Africa Command (Africom) recommends African security sector leaders increase inter-agency, multi-national, and industry co-ordination to improve African...

Major NATO exercise underway in the Mediterranean

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A large fleet of warships from NATO's Response Force (NRF) is currently taking part in the maritime exercise Brilliant Mariner 2013 in...

ISSI announces formal launch

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Formal Launch of International Surveillance Solutions EagleEye 350 and 550 Airborne Maritime Surveillance, Offshore Security and Oil Spill Monitoring Platforms. FLIR Systems' Star...

ISSI unveils EagleEye 350, 550 Airborne Maritime Surveillance

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Formal Launch of International Surveillance Solutions EagleEye 350 and 550 Airborne Maritime Surveillance, Offshore Security and Oil Spill Monitoring Platforms.FLIR Systems' Star SAFIRE 380HD...

2012 marks important milestone for Thales’s CSR and anticorruption policies

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Thales, global leader in aerospace, defence and security, has seen its efforts to foster a strong ethical corporate culture, rewarded across 2012,...

Piracy: Changing the symptoms of an epidemic

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The recent 34th annual celebration of World Maritime Day, held on 29 September 2011, was themed "Piracy: Orchestrating the response." The International...

US Welcomes UN Assessment of maritime piracy in West Africa

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for countries and regional organizations in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea to develop a comprehensive strategy...

Nigeria-Benin anti-piracy patrols ‘successful’

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The joint anti-piracy patrols undertaken by Benin and Nigeria are bearing fruit, as attacks have dropped significantly over the last month, according...

China defends carrier plans, neighbours worry about buildup

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China's neighbours are worried its aircraft carrier programme may in time intimidate regional rivals but its military defended the plan as vital...

SA needs maritime investment: SAMSA

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Lack of investment in the maritime sector could undermine the benefits of South Africa's recent joining of the Brazil, Russia, India and...

Pirates abandon Turkish-flagged ship off Kenya

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Pirates have abandoned a Turkish-flagged bulk carrier they hijacked while it was en route to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, leaving its...

Somali pirates seize Turkish ship

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Somali pirates have hijacked a Turkish bulk carrier on its way to Mombasa and abandoned three Indian boats seized off the coast...

Somali pirates release three Indian dhows: groups

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Somali pirates have abandoned three Indian boats seized off the coast of Somalia due to fuel shortages, maritime advocacy groups said. One group...

Pirates seize Indian dhow off Somalia: group

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Pirates have seized an Indian dhow off the coast of Somalia in the third such incident in a week, a regional maritime...

Maritime pirates threaten everyone, especially Africa’s hungry: US

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Maritime pirates are a threat to everyone, especially those who are starving in Somalia and East Africa and rely on ships to...