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Explainer: Why are pirates attacking ships in the Gulf of Guinea?

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Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped 15 sailors...

Ships in Cape Town cleared after suspected coronavirus case

The South Africa ports authority said tests proved negative for those aboard a cruise liner and cargo vessel held under quarantine off Cape Town...

Italy demands recall of migrant rescue ships

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Italy demanded the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organisations operating them called Rome's interior minister...

Italian ships going into Libyan waters by end-August

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Italy intends to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August to fight human trafficking and stem a flood...

Libya asks EU for ships and radar to stop migrants

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Libya has asked the European Union to provide it with ships and radar to help its forces stop smuggling of migrants across...

SA trials satellite-based marine vessel tracking

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The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has completed a small vessel tracking trial using Advanced Class B Satellite-Enabled AIS (ABSEA) technology. The...

DAFF ships set to leave Navy

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With six weeks to go before a decision on the future management of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) fleet...

Yemen bans armed guards on ships

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Yemen has banned ships carrying armed guards from entering Yemeni ports in an attempt to limit the number of weapons and ammunition...

Fact file: SAN readiness

The SA Navy (SAN) rotates its vessels throughout their service lives to allow or both operational and maintenance periods. This allows the...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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