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UK-flagged tanker repulses pirate attack in Gulf of Aden, ship manager...

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Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed, the ship’s manager Stolt Tankers said. The pirates...

EU NavFor destroys pirate action group whaler

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EU NavFor military personnel last weekend seized an active pirate action group (PAG) whaler and destroyed it. The destruction came on the heels...

Pirate attacks escalate in Gulf of Guinea

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A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea,...

Two ships fired on off east Africa coast

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More proof of increasing pirate activity off the east coast of Africa comes with an EUNavFor announcement of small arms being fired...

Armed attacks on ships in West African water rise – report

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Armed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on kidnapping crew for ransom off...

Chinese, Indian navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack

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

SANDF projects

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Given the overall lack of budget, there is little money available for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for capital acquisition....

Pirates active again off the Somali coast

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Only weeks after the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force (EU Navfor), Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, issued another warning about on-going...

Two suspected pirate attacks in four days off the Somali coast

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An attack on a British-managed merchant vessel in the Somali Basin has prompted a call for renewed vigilance against pirates. "Just one successful...

Belgium detains suspected Somali pirate kingpin: media

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Belgium has arrested a suspected Somali pirate leader believed to have earned millions of dollars in ransom payments over years of operating...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...