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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...