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Close call as Iranian and US naval forces near each other

Eleven vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came dangerously close to US Navy and Coastguard ships in the Gulf, the US...

Chinese, Indian navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack

A Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack on a Tuvalu-flagged merchant ship by suspected Somali pirates,...

India, China navies square off in nearby seas

A little over a fortnight before China conducted sea trials for its first aircraft carrier, an Indian naval ship slipped into the...

Hi-tech navies take on Somalia’s pirates

How do you tell the difference between a Somali pirate in a small boat and a largely identical but innocent fisherman? It...

NATO, EU reacting to rising Somali pirate numbers

More Somali pirates have taken to the water this year than ever before, NATO and EU forces say, but navies are combating...


Communicate don’t abrogate!

The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...