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Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockageArticle

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

SA fisherman's working conditions commended
SA fisherman's working conditions commendedArticle

South Africa has been recognised by the International Labour Organization and the International Maritime Organisation for its work on promoting the working conditions of fishermen on board fishing vessels...

27 Aug 2019

The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa
The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of AfricaArticle

The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe...

3 Jan 2019

Kenya eyes blue economy to net more from fishing
Kenya eyes blue economy to net more from fishingArticle

"The vast coastal and marine water resources Kenya is endowed with is geared towards the sustainable use of the oceans for societal benefits."

Winnie Atieno 4 May 2017

Gulf of Guinea. Image by 123RF
African nations hail maritime dealArticle

African leaders signed a deal to boost security off the continent's economically crucial coasts, hoping to shore up development by tackling maritime crimes like piracy and smuggling...

17 Oct 2016

Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs
Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needsArticle

Africa's only research chair in the law of the sea will compare and harmonise legislation on the continent's marine environment, which will have far-reaching implications for...

Nicky Willemse 27 Sep 2016

HMS Portland's visit to Cape Town inspires local community kids
HMS Portland's visit to Cape Town inspires local community kidsArticle

The HMS Portland visited Cape Town between 4 to 7 April, three months into her seven-month deployment as the Royal Navy's Atlantic Patrol Ship, one of the most advanced frigates at sea today.

11 Apr 2014

Piracy in West Africa: a bumpy road to maritime security
Piracy in West Africa: a bumpy road to maritime securityArticle

In Africa, while piracy in Somalia's Gulf of Aden is currently on the decline, it has spread to West Africa.

17 Dec 2013

Maritime security: Pirates still holding African high seas ransomArticle

In Cape Town last week, experts from the sector of African maritime security met to discuss what can be done to keep Africa's coasts piracy-free. Why should you care?

Rebecca Davis 2 Dec 2013

Denel flexes muscle at maritime exhibit
Denel flexes muscle at maritime exhibitArticle

Denel is expanding its presence in the maritime environment with a growing number of products and services that can be used to support naval operations.

2 Dec 2013

MCSA 2013 to discuss maritime security in Africa
MCSA 2013 to discuss maritime security in AfricaArticle

Some 600 maritime and naval experts are expected to meet in Cape Town from 25-27 November 2013 to discuss the price of piracy in Africa and the institutional and technical solutions available during the annual Maritime & Coastal Security Africa conference and exhibition.

12 Nov 2013

Denel's capabilities under the spotlight
Denel's capabilities under the spotlightArticle

More than 300 delegates from the defence industry and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are expected to attend the SA Joint Air Defence Symposium (SAJADS 2013) which will be held at the CSIR in Tshwane next week.

6 Sep 2013

Defence symposium spotlight falls on Denel
Defence symposium spotlight falls on DenelArticle

Denel's contribution to South Africa's air defence capabilities will come under the spotlight at the eighth SA Joint Air Defence Symposium (SAJADS 2013) which will be held at the CSIR in Tshwane next week.

4 Sep 2013

EU to boost anti-piracy efforts in West Africa
EU to boost anti-piracy efforts in West AfricaArticle

LAGOS: The European Union said on Wednesday (28 August) that it was increasing security efforts in the Gulf of Guinea, the West African maritime region that has become a global piracy hotspot.

30 Aug 2013

West African countries urged to fight against piracyArticle

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro has called for co-operation among Western African countries to effectively clamp down on threats posed by pirates along the Gulf of Guinea.

Mohammede Awal 5 Aug 2013

Cape conferences highlight importance of sea freightArticle

Two conferences held in Cape Town this week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

Helmo Preuss 26 Apr 2013

Shipping vital for international trade
Shipping vital for international tradeArticle

Two conferences held in Cape Town last week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

SA Navy looking at new offshore patrol vesselsArticle

A Spanish ship-building company is actively promoting a new offshore vessel to the South African Navy according to DefenceWeb. ,

28 Dec 2012

W.African coastal states responsible for maritime 'armed robberies'Article

According to the UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), in July last year President Boni Yayi of Benin sent a worried letter to the UN secretary-general. Pirate activities were scaring shipping away from the ports on which Benin's revenues depend.

12 Dec 2012

Maritime Security guide supports human-centered security systemArticle

The Nautical Institute has launched Maritime Security - a practical guide to making vessels more secure and creating a security culture that can be applied both onboard and ashore, Ports and Ships website reports. While security has become part of life on board ships, the number and sophistication of the threats to security have also increased.

3 Dec 2012

Piracy decline due to various participating armed forcesArticle

According to Jason Marriott-Watson of the maritime security company ISPS Group, there are significant risks for shipping operators and owners who use armed Maritime Security companies for anti-piracy tasks, defenceWeb reports.

16 Nov 2012

Expansion of systems engineering a priority at Denel
Expansion of systems engineering a priority at DenelArticle

Denel intends to expand its proven expertise in systems engineering and command-and-control across the defence environment, with products and services that can be used in both the defence and civilian security sectors.

12 Nov 2012

Pioneering KZNSB launches Maritime Centre of Excellence
Pioneering KZNSB launches Maritime Centre of ExcellenceArticle

According to Ports & Ships website, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (KZNSB) has unveiled a Maritime Centre of Excellence, which it says, is "the first-of-its-kind in the SADC region".

2 Oct 2012

Sturrock Shipping opens more port offices in Africa
Sturrock Shipping opens more port offices in AfricaArticle

Sturrock Shipping has announced the opening of new port offices in Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana, as part of an ongoing strategy to take advantage of the economic growth taking place on the African continent.

10 Sep 2012

India, China to resume joint military exercises
India, China to resume joint military exercisesArticle

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Joint military exercises between India and China will be resumed after a four-year gap, Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony announced on Tuesday after talks in New Delhi with his Beijing counterpart.

6 Sep 2012

US maritime cooperation in AfricaArticle

According to DefenceWeb, HSV-2 Swift, a non-commissioned, high-speed hybrid catamaran chartered to the United States Navy Military Sealift Command, is visiting a number of South African ports as part of her Africa Partnership Station (APS) mission. It is visiting Cape Town's Simon's Town, East London and Durban before going to Mozambique and thereafter continuing up the east African coast.

6 Jun 2012

Maritime security economic spin-offs are 'amazing' - Sisulu
Maritime security economic spin-offs are 'amazing' - SisuluArticle

Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that the South African National Defence Force's maritime security strategy will remain a priority for some years to come, Independent Online reports.

18 May 2012

Piracy costs east African economiesArticle

DURBAN: Piracy and maritime-related crime on the east coast of Africa is said to be costing the region around R100 billion.

Kemantha Govender 27 Feb 2012

Maritime piracy under the spotlight
Maritime piracy under the spotlightArticle

South Africa will host 32 member states of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and various international parties with interests in these waters when the third such event takes place in Cape Town in April 2012.

Emily van Rijswijck 17 Feb 2012

Time for SADC member states to confront maritime piracyArticle

Allafrica.com reports that Southern Africa countries have strengthened security in their coastal areas as the tide of maritime piracy treks south and threatens trade along the Mozambique Channel.

26 Jan 2012

US salutes SA, Mozambique and Tanzania piracy dealArticle

The United States ambassador to Mozambique has saluted an anti-piracy agreement signed between South Africa and Mozambique last week which presages an accord with Tanzania.

21 Nov 2011

SA, Moz clamp down on piracyArticle

PRETORIA: South Africa and Mozambique have partnered to ensure the safety of the region's seas by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will step up efforts to put pirates out of business.

15 Nov 2011

Africa must pool resources to fight piracyArticle

African nations have been urged to pool their resources to fight maritime security threats and to prevent pirates from attacking or hijacking ships, according to an article published by News24.

28 Oct 2011

Piracy around Africa is costing the continent millionsArticle

Piracy and other maritime threats around Africa are now costing most international users of sea routes millions in increased fuel prices, insurance, security and ransom payments as well as costing Africa its integrity, security and position as a leading player in sea trade.

28 Oct 2011

SA celebrates World Maritime Day
SA celebrates World Maritime DayArticle

PRETORIA: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) recently joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Maritime Day. World Maritime Day is observed every year in September to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and clean seas.

23 Sep 2011

Piracy expected to enter Mozambique ChannelArticle

Piracy involving a number of ships moving through the Mozambique Channel, poses a real threat to shipping as pirates would be able to board a ship, kill its crew members before looting and sinking it, according to defence analyst Helmoed-Romer Heitman.

21 Sep 2011

SADC to host anti-piracy summit
SADC to host anti-piracy summitArticle

PRETORIA: In a bid to deal more effectively with pirates, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to hold a summit at the end of October.

14 Sep 2011

International Maritime Organisation
International Maritime OrganisationArticle

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is an agency specialising in the responsibility of the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships based in the United Nations.

29 Jul 2011

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