ASG frees hostage

Hostage release welcomed. Indonesia denies ransom paid to release Abu Sayyaf hostage The Philippines-based armed group, Abu Sayyaf (ASG), recently released an Indonesian hostage who Continue Reading »

January 17, 2019
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Legal hiccup for Nigeria

President urged the Senate to focus on passing the Suppression of Piracy Bill. Buhari rejects Maritime Security Bill, 4 others  By Patience Danjuma President Muhammadu Continue Reading »

January 17, 2019
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Charcoal funds terrorism

Illegal activity rakes in millions. Charcoal Smuggling Finances Somali Terrorist Groups Terrorists are making over $7 million a year by smuggling charcoal illegally out of Continue Reading »

January 17, 2019
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Hostage hunt continues

Negotiating team being set up. Piracy: Russian, Nigerian authorities search for abducted seamen Anna Okon The Russian Embassy in Nigeria is collaborating with the government Continue Reading »

January 15, 2019
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France, Japan plan drills

France and Japan are looking to hold bilateral military exercises in the Indo-Pacific. France, Japan Look to Increase Indo-Pacific Maritime Cooperation By Ankit Panda In recent Continue Reading »

January 15, 2019
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Fateh sub to debut

New headache for region. Fateh Submarine to join Iran’s navy fleet late January Rear Admiral Khanzadi said the construction of the vessel has been completed and Continue Reading »

January 14, 2019
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Fire at Aden refinery

Violence has escalated in the area in recent weeks. Violent explosion shakes Yemen’s Aden refinery By Ali Mahmood A fire has ripped through a storage Continue Reading »

January 14, 2019
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CMF first haul of 2019

More drugs removed from criminals. Combined Maritime Force conducts first seizure of illegal drugs in 2019 MORE success for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate Continue Reading »

January 14, 2019
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Lagos robberies

Incident in Secure Anchorage Area again. Robbers attack two tanker vessels off Lagos By Sulaimon Salau Anxiety continues to trail the safety of the crew on Continue Reading »

January 11, 2019
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Somaliand naval bases?

Self-declared republic sees military presence by world powers as way to affirm its status as independent state Somaliland seeks recognition by hosting naval bases By Continue Reading »

January 11, 2019
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