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Thailand take on CTF-151

New Zealand passes command of CTF-151 to Thailand Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces

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China denies bases report

Chinese dismiss claims as groundless. China denies reports to set up 18 naval bases in Indian Ocean BEIJING: Defending its submarine’s docking at Colombo port

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Tackling Insecurity in West Africa's Waters

Ivory Coast warship in action

Emergence makes its first arrests. Ivory Coast warship in action As piracy and illegal fishing continue to cause significant issues in the region, the Ivory Coast Navy's latest ship, Emergence, has already ...
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Maritime security needs more attention

More focus on port and terminal security required. Maritime security needs more attention By MARC PEARL When most Americans think of threats to the homeland, they often think of the transportation sector. After ...
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EU votes to protect Somali aid

Extension ensures protection for World Food Programme. EU votes to keep protecting aid to Somalia from pirates European council extends counter-piracy patrols for two years to secure humanitarian aid shipments to Somalia ...
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Indian coastal security stronger

Improvements in wake of Mumbai attack, India says.  Six years after 26/11 attacks, coastal security 'much stronger,' says government New Delhi: On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, ...
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US Navy in cocaine seizure

Navy seizes 875 pounds of cocaine. Illegal Cocaine Concealed in Fishing Vessel Uncovered The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) ...
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Sri Lanka tilts to Beijing

A sea change is occurring in Sri Lanka’s strategic orientation. Sri Lanka tilts to Beijing Author: David Brewster, ANU A sea change is occurring in Sri Lanka’s strategic orientation. Recent developments suggest that ...
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Moving Targets

The opportunist nature of maritime crime and piracy.  Moving Targets Fighting piracy these days is like playing Whack-a-Mole. When you contain it in one place it pops up in another. Kayla Turner Pirates have ...
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NIMASA canvasses legal powers

New legislation and more active prosecution sought. NIMASA canvasses legal powers to prosecute pirates, sea robbers Uzoamaka Anagor Worried by the menace of piracy and other illegalities on Nigerian waters, the Maritime Administration ...

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