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EU-Seychelles accord could slow Indian Ocean drug trade

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In October 2023, Seychelles and the European Union (EU) agreed to allow the EU Naval Force to transfer suspected drugs and weapons traffickers in...

EU Naval Force completes Ex Aldabra II in Seychelles

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Operation Atalanta, the European Union (EU)-led naval deployment in September completed Aldabra II, an advanced training exercise promoting co-operation between the EU force and...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams honors its namesake while in Seychelles

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The US Navy’s Lewis B Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) at the beginning of July arrived in the Seychelles...

Indian Ocean Commission helps Africa’s island states fight sea crime

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The Baba Ali, a Seychellois fishing vessel, was passing through the Seychelles exclusive economic zone (EEZ) when authorities intercepted it in May 2021. Through an...

Seychelles, India conducting joint exercise

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India and the Seychelles are carrying out a joint military exercise with the aim of building and promoting bilateral military relations and exchanging skills,...

UK provides drones to Seychelles for maritime surveillance

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The United Kingdom has provided Parrot ANAFI unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to the Seychelles, which will use them for coast guard duties. The...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in the Seychelles

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit on 29 October....

India hands over Zoroaster patrol vessel to the Seychelles

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India has formally transferred a 50 metre patrol vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard during a virtual summit between Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan and...

India’s GRSE to deliver a fast patrol vessel to the Seychelles

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India’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has announced it will deliver a 50 metre long fast patrol vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard. On...

ISS: Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

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African leaders seeking re-election often exploit access to government resources to boost their campaigns, creating an uneven electoral playing field that gives them an advantage over...

PAL Aerospace ISR aircraft spotted in Mozambique

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A Bombardier Dash 8 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft operated by Canada’s PAL Aerospace has been spotted in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. According to...

Operation Junction Rain 2019 held in West Indian Ocean

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For the first in the West Indian Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Seychelles Coast Guard conducted a combined maritime law enforcement subject...

Africa’s first A320neo arrives at Air Seychelles

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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has become the first airline in the Indian Ocean and African region to take...

Maritime security the Seychelles way

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Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe, sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation and proactive measures to protect...

Seychelles receives patrol boats from Sri Lanka

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The Seychelles Coast Guard has taken delivery of two Wave Rider inshore patrol boats from Sri Lanka, and will use them for maritime surveillance. The...

Anti-piracy training in the Seychelles

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For over 10 years, piracy has been successfully combated by an international "˜coalition of the willing', achieving great success in the Indian Ocean. Ships...

India donates Do 228 to the Seychelles

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The Indian government has donated a Dornier 228 aircraft to the Seychelles Coast Guard for use in maritime surveillance and patrol operations. The...

Seychelles parliament blocks planned Indian naval base

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Seychelles parliament will not ratify a pact allowing India to build naval facilities on one of the archipelago's islands, a top foreign...

Seychelles cancels agreement for the establishment of Indian naval base

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Seychelles President Danny Faure says his government has cancelled the security cooperation agreement signed early this year for the establishment of an...

Seychelles and France enhance military cooperation

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On 29 May Seychelles President Danny Faure received Brigadier General Éric Vidaud, Superior Commander of the French Armed Forces in the southern...

Piracy prosecution training in Seychelles

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While pirate attacks have all but become a forgotten issue off the African east coast, the follow-up as far as successful prosecution...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 closes

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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations, concluded the...

India boosts maritime reach with Seychelles pact to build naval facilities

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India has signed a 20-year pact with the Seychelles to build an airstrip and a jetty for its navy in the island...

Seychelles debris not from MH370

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Pieces of debris found in Seychelles are not from missing flight MH370, which vanished in March 2014 on its way from Kuala...

Possible plane debris found off Seychelles, Malaysia told

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Seychelles on Thursday reported the discovery of two pieces of debris that seemed to be from an aircraft and said it had...

Indian Navy completes refit of Seychelles Coast Guard patrol boat

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The Seychelles Coast Guard fast-attack patrol boat 'Topaz' is on its way home after under-going a re-fit by the Indian Navy at...

Final Ocean Shield flight undertaken by Royal Danish Air Force

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Last week saw a detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members fly their Challenger CL-604 from the...

New Seychelles president sworn in

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Danny Faure was sworn in as the new president of Seychelles on Sunday, after thousands marched through the capital of the East...

Atalanta flagship works with Seychelles marine police unit

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On a recent port visit to the Seychelles, sailors from Operation Atalanta's German flagship, FGS Bayern, spent a day working with the...

Maldives on the way to receiving another Dhruv helicopter from India

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The Indian Navy has deployed a Dhruv light helicopter to the Maldives in order to assist the island nation with maritime surveillance....

Seychelles Coast Guard commissions new coastal radar

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The Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) has completed installation of a new Indian-made coastal radar system which the government said will be used...

Seychelles Air Force trains with Operation Atalanta Spanish warship

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On 7 November the Spanish warship, ESPS Victoria, carried out counter-piracy training with the Seychelles Air Force. The first training exercise saw ESPS...

Indian to donate Dornier aircraft, interceptor boat to Seychelles

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The Indian government says it will donate one more Dornier Do-228 maritime surveillance aircraft and an interceptor boat to the Seychelles Coast...

India activates maritime surveillance radar in the Seychelles

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has activated a donated maritime surveillance radar system in the Seychelles and promised to donate another Do...

Seychelles and EU Navfor carry out anti-piracy exercise

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The Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force and Police together with the EU Naval Force Somalia and the EU's civilian maritime security capacity...

India donates patrol boat to Seychelles

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India has donated a second SDB Mk 5 patrol boat to the Seychelles, the PS Constant, nine years after donating the PS...

EUCAP Nestor launches second Seychelles Coast Guard training course

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The capacity building mission EUCAP Nestor has started training 21 new Seychelles Coast Guard personnel. The first batch of personnel graduated on August...

EUCAP Nestor begins training Seychelles Air Force, Coast Guard

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The capacity training mission EUCAP Nestor on Monday began two new training courses for the Seychelles Air Force and Seychelles Coast Guard,...

Danish maritime patrol aircraft joins Operation Ocean Shield

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A Challenger (CL-604) maritime patrol aircraft from the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) is currently supporting NATO's counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield...

European training of Seychelles Coast Guard, Police and Air Force concludes

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The training missions carried out by EUCAP Nestor in the Seychelles have come to a close. On Friday Head of Mission Etienne...

Seychelles Coast Guard vessel heads to Sri Lanka for refurbishment

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The Seychelles Coast Guard has dispatched one of its main offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka where it will undergo a month...

Seychelles Coast Guard Seamanship and criminal investigation training concludes

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The EU's maritime capacity building mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean, EUCAP Nestor, has completed the first Basic...

EUCAP Nestor starts training with Seychelles Air Force

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On Monday the first basic training course for the Seychelles Air Force (SAF) started at the SAF facility at Mahe's Airport. The four...

EUCAP Nestor strengthening Seychelles’ maritime security

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The EUCAP Nestor capacity building programme has been operating in the Seychelles since January last year and has strengthened the country's ability...

Seychelles Coast Guard commissions new patrol boat

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The Seychelles Coast Guard has formally received and commissioned into service its new Type 62 patrol boat Etoile. The vessel was donated by...

EUCAP Nestor provides training for the Seychelles’ new Marine Police Investigation...

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A four week seamanship training course developed by EUCAP Nestor for the newly created Marine Police Investigation Unit (MPIU) kicked off on...

Oil spill exercise in Seychelles

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During her recent port visit to the Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg conducted an oil spill exercise with units...

European Union donates speedboat to Seychelles Coast Guard

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The European Union's capacity building mission EUCAP Nestor has donated a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to the Seychelles Coast Guard at its...

Seychelles Coast Guard receives new Chinese patrol boat

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The Seychelles Coast Guard has taken delivery of a new Type 62 Class gunboat donated by the Chinese government to help boost...

European Union enhances maritime awareness of Seychelles Air Force

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On 2 April, a ceremony was held at the Seychelles Air Force base to mark the donation by EUCAP Nestor of flight...