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

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

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

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’

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

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...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...