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China defends carrier plans, neighbours worry about buildup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...