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Tackling maritime threats and challenges in the Gulf of Guinea: Contributions...

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The strategic value attached to the sea and resources therein usually heightens the exposure of littoral nations to maritime security breaches. Contiguous states are...

Gabon gets new maritime operations centre

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Gabon’s navy has accepted a new maritime operations centre (MOC), which was built by the United States Navy’s Seabees. It will support Gabon in...

Pirate attacks continue in West Africa

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The Gulf of Guinea has recorded its third ship hijacking this month, with a chemical tanker captured off Togo, as the region continues to...

Spanish, Equatorial Guinea navies rescue vessel from pirates

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The Spanish Navy has rescued a Maltese-flagged vessel from pirates off the coast of Equatorial Guinea in conjunction with a Guinean frigate. The Spanish defence...

Security from coast to coast

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With more than 30 000 kilometres of coastline, the fortunes of the African continent are inextricably bound to safety and security at sea. From Senegal...

Op Atalanta halts first piracy attempt in seven months off Somalia

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The capture of a Yemeni dhow off the Somalian coast was all that initially went right for a suspected pirate gang. Four days later...

Nigeria arrests maritime security personnel for firearms possession

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The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine people that were part of a maritime security team for the possession of firearms. The Nigerian Navy said the...

Spanish Navy rescues Nigerian vessel from pirates

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The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Serviola has rescued the crew of a Nigerian-flagged vessel in the Gulf of Guinea from pirates, who had...

Piracy down in first quarter of 2019

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Incidents of piracy and armed robbery of ships in the first quarter of this year are down when compared to the same period last...

Crew kidnapped from cargo ship off Cameroon

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Four crewmembers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Cameroon in the latest piracy incident in the region. The vessel Contship...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...