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Incident Update Sun Birdie (29 Jan 15)

Hijacked ship rescued

Southeast Asia pirates caught on board hijacked tanker. Hijacked ship rescued.  ReCAAP reports that the MT Sun Birdie, presumed hijacked when its owners lost contact

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Egyptian Instability and Suez Canal Security

Unrest tempers Egypt’s Suez dreams

Ongoing militancy in Sinai and terror threats against canal. Egypt’s Suez Canal Dreams Tempered by Continued Unrest Heather Murdock Seen as a potential driver of

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New Nigerian Navy ship en route

New ship travelling from China to Nigeria. Nigeria’s Newest Naval Vessel Breaks Maiden Voyage In Cape Town The Nigerian Navy’s newest ship, the large offshore

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China to deploy range of ships in IOR

China irritated by media reports. China to deploy range of naval ships in Indian Ocean BEIJING: Riled by reports of the US sharing intelligence with

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Upstream WAF, CSO Alliance partner

Upstream West Africa, CSO Alliance partner Press Release Vale Media Group, the Sub Saharan Africa focused Oil, Gas & Mining Business to Business (B2B) events

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Indo, Singapore pledge more cooperation

Maritime security a key area of focus. More collaboration, interaction between defence forces of Singapore, Indonesia Both countries’ defence ministers reaffirmed long-standing cooperation and friendship

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U.S. talks with Yemen’s Houthis

Uncertain future for country in wake of president’s resignation. Pentagon confirms U.S. talks with Yemen’s Houthis U.S. officials are holding discussions with representatives of the

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German Combat Divers

Germany’s elite unit in action. German Combat Divers Are Busy on Land and Underwater by THOMAS NEWDICK It’s one of the toughest commando units you’ve

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HMS Dauntless arrives East of Suez

Destroyer due to join Combined Maritime Forces in region. HMS Dauntless arrives East of Suez Type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless has arrived in the Middle

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CMF and EUNAVFOR COs meet

Chance to discuss operations.  Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy Task Force meets his EU Naval Force counterpart in Muscat The Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces

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EUCAP Nestor to deploy in Puntland

Capacity building in former pirate region. EUCAP Nestor to deploy in Puntland The European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and

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Fighting Asian piracy

Increase in incidents prompts regional security debate. The threat of piracy in the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca increase By Martin Sieff

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US, Italy and Indo cooperation

New patrol ships to boost security. Spain, Italy to strengthen maritime cooperation with RI Spain and Italy have pledged to boost cooperation with Indonesia in

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Bastion announces new platform

Platform to simplify PMSC selection process. PRESS RELEASE Bastion announces new platform Malta-based maritime security brokerage Bastion International has created an online platform where shipping

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